KY Needs Teachers

KY Needs Teachers A new report from the Kentucky Department of Education shows the shortage of teachers continues to grow across the Commonwealth.The data, reported Thursday by “Kentucky Teacher”, a publication of KDE, shows thousands of openings with the start of the new school year only weeks away.Officials say this shortage didn’t just start…

KY Employment Report For June

KY Employment Report For June Kentucky seasonally adjusted statistics show more counties have lower unemployment rates, compared to last year than those that have higher.Jobless rates fell in 55 counties, but they increased in 51. They stayed consistent in 14 counties.Magoffin County has the highest unemployment rate, at 12.4%.Woodford County had the lowest, at…

Soldiers Leave For Qatar

Soldiers Leave For Qatar This week, more than 150 Kentucky soldiers will leave from Owensboro to the Middle East.The National Guard says the 206th Engineer Battalion will be stationed at the US Central Command in Qatar. On Thursday, there was a special deployment ceremony at the Owensboro Convention Center.“I’m grateful for the opportunity that…

Pension Bill Signed Into Law

Pension Bill Signed Into Law On Wednesday, the full Senate, convened in a special session, voted to pass House Bill 1.The legislation hopes to address rising pension costs, and offer something of an escape clause, for regional universities and certain other agencies known as “quasi-governmental” bodies. Some critics, however, questioned the bill’s legality. Just…

Pain Pill Study Released In The Bluegrass State

Pain Pill Study Released In The Bluegrass State A recent study from the Washington Post shows pharmacies in Johnson County received nearly 25-million pain pills between 2006 and 2012.According to the findings from the Automation of Reports and Consolidated Orders System (ARCOS) released by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Value-Med Inc. led the Bluegrass…

Checking Infant Car Seats

Checking Infant Car Seats London Fire Department and London Police Department teamed up to offer free car seat checks to anyone who may be unsure if their seat is installed properly.Highway safety officials were also giving away new car seats to anyone whose car seat was not appropriate for their child. If you didn’t…

Miners Want More Health Coverage

Miners Want More Health Coverage Appalachian miners are calling for a tax hike on coal. They argue it’s essential step to protect their physical and financial health – without burdening taxpayers. More than 100 miners told Congress to raise the tax on coal production, argue its critical for their physical and financial well-being. The…

State Senate To Vote On Pension Bill

State Senate To Vote On Pension Bill The full KY Senate, convened in a special session, is expected to vote today on House Bill 1.The legislation hopes to address rising pension costs, and offer something of an escape clause, for regional universities and certain other agencies known as “quasi-governmental” bodies. Some critics, however, have…

Job Fair Coming For Miners

Job Fair Coming For Miners In Fiscal Court on Tuesday, Judge-Executive Dan Mosley announced a company is coming to Harlan on August 1st on for a job fair, hoping to employ Blackjewel miners.Miners say they would be open to what the company bringing the job opportunities to the miners, has to offer.Mosley says those…