Fall Schedule for Job Club

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The Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky (UK) Alumni Association and UK Human Resources Staff Career Development are pleased to announce the fall 2017 Central Kentucky Job Club schedule.

The purpose of the Job Club is to provide a positive environment for motivated job seekers to meet, connect, share and learn. The free group is open to the public and meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 9:00–10:15 a.m. at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way (formerly Red Mile Place), Lexington, KY. Business attire is encouraged. Convenient, free parking is Continue reading Fall Schedule for Job Club

KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On August 17, 2017, at approximately 9:07 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested William K. Robinette, 52, on charges related to possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

Mr. Robinette was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online. Continue reading KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Educating Families About Domestic Violence

Social Isolation

Social Isolation Among Seniors: What Can Be Done?

According to the Madison County Health Department, social isolation is a growing problem among older people. However, this was only identified as a major cause for concern in 2016 and is still not listed as a priority. Seniors are most at risk of social isolation due to increasing immobility and an ever decreasing Continue reading Educating Families About Domestic Violence

KYEM TO ACTIVATE FOR 2017 KENTUCKY ECLIPSE

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Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) will activate the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) in Frankfort and a Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) in Hopkinsville, KY in support of the upcoming 2017 Solar Eclipse which will occur on Monday, August 21, 2007.

The SEOC, in conjunction with the RRCC, will activate on Saturday, August 19, at 8:00 am, to coordinate local, state, federal and private sector partner operations during the much-anticipated global event.  The Eclipse is scheduled to cross 14 states in the US, with ground zero Continue reading KYEM TO ACTIVATE FOR 2017 KENTUCKY ECLIPSE

Gov. Bevin Announces $150,000 in Refunds to Coal Counties

Matt Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin announced today fiscal courts in 29 counties will receive refunds totaling $149,425 from mining permit and acreage fees. The amounts of refunds are based on acreage fees paid by coal companies.

The Kentucky Department for Natural Resources collects mine permit and acreage fees and returns a portion of those fees to coal-producing counties for projects to be determined by the local fiscal courts. Continue reading Gov. Bevin Announces $150,000 in Refunds to Coal Counties

KY Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases July 2017 unemployment report

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary July unemployment rate was 5.3 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for July 2017 was up 0.2 percentage points from the 5.1 percent reported in June 2017. Continue reading KY Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases July 2017 unemployment report

Gov. Bevin and CHFS Launch Duffel Bag Drive for Children in Kentucky’s Foster Care System

Matt Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin invites Kentucky State Fair visitors to help children in the Commonwealth’s foster care system by donating new or gently used duffel bags during the fair at the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) exhibit, located in the Health Horizons area of South Wing B at the Kentucky Exposition Center. 

“We have 8,500 children in our foster care system and often, with very little notice, these children are moved from one home to another with nothing more than a black garbage bag full of belongings,” said Gov. Bevin. “We can do better than that by our children. If you are going to the state fair this year, could you bring with you a duffel bag to donate? The donated bags will give our children actual pieces of luggage for their belongings, and we will make sure they are placed in the hands of children who need it. We say often ‘We are Continue reading Gov. Bevin and CHFS Launch Duffel Bag Drive for Children in Kentucky’s Foster Care System