Private Company Processing Unemployment Claims

Private Company Processing Unemployment Claims Gov. Andy Beshear says the state has hired an outside company to help end a backlog of unemployment claims filed this spring.Beshear said Tuesday the company will shore up staffing to process the requests for benefits. The contract is with Ernst & Young.Beshear says the goal is to process…

Keeping Food On The Table

Keeping Food On The Table New state-by-state numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau reveal 86 percent of people in the Commonwealth receiving or expecting a stimulus check said they spent at least a portion of that check just keeping food on the table.As part of the bureau’s Household Pulse Survey conducted in mid-June, numbers…

In-Person Unemployment Help

In-Person Unemployment Help Kentucky has begun offering in-person unemployment insurance services. Appointments are available in Frankfort, at the Mayo-Underwood Building, according to a news release from the state Labor Cabinet. The appointments will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., except for state holidays, and will continue until further notice.…

Highway Signs Honor Heroes

Highway Signs Honor Heroes Highway signs showing honorary road names designated by Kentucky lawmakers have been installed in Knox County.The signs are on U.S. 25E and Kentucky 217.Home of Byron Woolum Professional Checkers Player is displayed on U.S. 25E, and Reverend Ray Bays Memorial Bridge is on Kentucky 217 to recognize their accomplishments, the…

Amy McGrath Wins

Amy McGrath Wins Former Marine pilot Amy McGrath overcame a bumpier-than-expected Kentucky primary to win the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination Tuesday, fending off progressive Charles Booker to set up a bruising, big-spending showdown with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.Voting ended June 23, but it took a week until McGrath could be declared the…