State Tourism Figures Are Up

State Tourism Figures Are Up Kentucky tourism officials say more people visited the state in 2018 and spent more money.Officials say visitor trips to and within the state topped 71.6 million last year and visitor spending rose to nearly $7.6 billion, up nearly 4% over the prior year and a 21% increase since 2013.The…

State Unemployment Numbers Are Posted

State Unemployment Numbers Are Posted Kentucky officials say the state’s unemployment figure rose slightly in July but remained lower than the rate a year ago.The Kentucky Center for Statistics says the state’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 4.3% last month. The preliminary figure is up from the 4.1% rate in June. But it’s below…

Murray State University Opens Autism Center

Murray State University Opens Autism Center Murray State University says its Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders is set to formally open next week.A statement from the school says there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by a reception on Aug. 22.Officials say the center was designed to providing timely, comprehensive and affordable evaluation…

Lawnmower Engine Company Closing In KY

Lawnmower Engine Company Closing In KY Briggs & Stratton will expand its manufacturing plant in the southeast Missouri town of Poplar Bluff and add 130 new jobs over the next year, while at the same time closing a plant in Kentucky.The company, which makes small gasoline engines used in lawnmowers, announced Thursday that it…

More Visitors In Kentucky

More Visitors In Kentucky Kentucky tourism officials say more people visited the state in 2018 and spent more money.Officials say visitor trips to and within the state topped 71.6 million last year and visitor spending rose to nearly $7.6 billion, up nearly 4% over the prior year and a 21% increase since 2013.The figures…

Filling A Vacancy

Filling A Vacancy Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has set a special election to fill a House of Representatives vacancy for a seat in parts of two Kentucky counties.Republican Rep. Diane Murray St. Onge (AHNJ’) resigned effective Monday to move to California. She has represented parts of Kenton and Boone counties since 2013.The special election…

Beshear Pushing Kitchen Table Agenda

Beshear Pushing Kitchen Table Agenda Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear has released a plan aimed at producing more Kentucky jobs tied to farm technology and advanced manufacturing.The proposals released Wednesday are part of what Beshear calls his “kitchen table agenda.” Beshear’s plan includes starting “business accelerators” and expanding access to credit to recruit agritech…

Loosely Displaying In God We Trust

Loosely Displaying In God We Trust A new state law requires Kentucky public schools to display the motto “In God We Trust,” and one school district has responded with framed copies of a $1 bill.Fayette Superintendent Manny Caulk told the Lexington Herald-Leader on Wednesday that all schools in the district have been provided the…