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All KY counties report single-digit unemployment rate

For the first time since the year 2000, all 120 counties in Kentucky had single-digit unemployment in the most recent reporting period.

Deadlines looming in pivotal, rancorous Florida recounts

Florida’s bumpy election recount reaches a pivotal point Thursday as most counties across the state complete reviews that could determine the next senator and governor in one of America’s top political battlegrounds.

More counties need volunteers for foster care review

Six additional counties need volunteers to review cases of children in foster care.

Kentucky sees statewide shortage of election officers

Wednesday was the last day to register to become a precinct officer for next week's Kentucky primary.

Senate committee moves alcohol-licensing bill

A Senate committee passed a measure today to preserve the status quo in determining how many liquor licenses are issued in individual cities and counties.

Grimes encourages cities, counties to endorse medical marijuana legislation

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is encouraging cities and counties to join the push to legalize medical cannabis in the state.

Unemployment rates fall in 102 Kentucky counties

Kentucky officials say unemployment rates fell in 102 of the state's 120 counties between September 2016 and September 2017.

Kentucky receives nearly $3 million in Homeland Security grants

Seventy-seven Kentucky counties will receive grant money to buy police, fire and emergency services equipment.

Unemployment rates up in 96 Kentucky counties

The state Office of Employment and Training says the unemployment rate fell in 20 counties during that period and stayed the same in four counties.

Unemployment Rates Down in 119 Kentucky Counties in December 2016

Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between December 2015 and December 2016, but rose in Lyon County (6.3 percent in December 2015 to 6.6 percent in December 2016), according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

Jobless rates down in 82 Kentucky counties

State officials say unemployment rates fell in 82 Kentucky counties between October 2015 and October 2016.

Community colleges in coal counties get grants

Eight Kentucky Community and Technical College System sites are receiving coal county grants from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

3 more Kentucky counties certified as work ready

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner said in a statement that Bullitt, Montgomery and Trigg counties have been added to the official list of Kentucky Work Ready Communities.

Annual jobless rates fall in 115 Kentucky counties

Kentucky officials say annual unemployment rates fell in 115 of the state's counties in 2015 compared to 2014.

Appalachia counties hit by coal layoffs take population hits

U.S. Census figures show Appalachian coal-producing counties saw steep population declines last year amid a storm of layoffs in the mining industry.

Reward offered in KSP fire investigations

State police are offering a reward for information leading to an arrest in their investigation of six fires in Owsley, Lee, and Jackson counties.

Road work set for Boone, Kenton, Campbell & Harrison Counties

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 would like the public to be aware of the following conditions and/or operations that are being reported for highways in District Six.

Jobless rates up in 109 Kentucky counties

Kentucky officials say jobless rates rose in 109 counties between December 2014 and December 2015.

Beshear: More than half of Ky. counties are ‘work ready’

Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear says half of Kentucky's 120 counties have been certified as work ready communities.

Counties added for assistance after July storms in Kentucky

The U.S. Small Business Administration says additional counties have been added to those eligible for assistance following severe weather in July.

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