Kentucky Tourism Numbers Increase

Kentucky Tourism Numbers Increase Kentucky tourism is on the rise.That is according to the state’s Department of Tourism.Kentucky tourism officials say more people visited the state in 2018 and spent more money.”Tourism is great because it’s money from outside of our region, coming into our region,” said Jay Shepherd.Shepherd is the Pike County Tourism…

Senator McConnell Recovering From Surgery

Senator McConnell Recovering From Surgery Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell underwent surgery to repair a fracture in his shoulder.McConnell spokesman David Popp said in a statement Friday that the Senate Republican leader had successful surgery Thursday in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.Popp says the surgery was done “without incident” and that the senator is…

Remembering Paige Hays

Remembering Paige Hays Saturday afternoon friends and family of Paige Hays celebrated her life with a memorial walk in Leslie County.Since her death in 2017, her family and friends make sure to celebrate her life and continue to share her memory. More than one hundred people gathered at Hyden City Park for the walk.…

McConnell Undergoes Successful Shoulder Surgery

McConnell Undergoes Successful Shoulder Surgery Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell underwent successful surgery to repair a fracture in his shoulder — an injury he suffered when he fell at his Kentucky home earlier this month. The surgery occurred Thursday in his hometown of Louisville. A McConnell spokesperson said the surgery was performed without incident.…

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…