Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between November 2015 and November 2016, and stayed the same in Carlisle County, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. In addition, for the first time since December 2007, only one county, Magoffin (12.2 percent), had a double-digit unemployment rate in November 2016. Continue reading Unemployment rates down in 119 KY counties in November 2016→
Customers who purchase prepaid cell phones or calling cards in 2017 will see a new, small service charge on their receipt, but it is a tax that helps save lives. The charge is comparable to fees that currently appear on customer billings for communications services from traditional wireless providers.
The Office of the State Climatologist and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, in coordination with the Kentucky Drought Mitigation Team, are removing the Level One Drought Declaration that was issued for much of the state on Nov. 10.
Motorists traveling on Interstate 75 in Scott County now have a new option to access a major connection point between the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK) facility and Georgetown. The result also will alleviate congestion, spur economic development and improve access for the tens of thousands of travelers in the area daily.
As temperatures drop and the risk for carbon monoxide poisoning increases, Kentuckians are urged to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning due to improper use of heating or cooking devices.
Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced nearly 3,500 former students of Daymar College’s Kentucky campuses and online programs will this week begin receiving restitution checks totaling $1.2 million.
One of the unfortunate legacies of the Obama Administration has been its zeal for overregulation, which has played a major role in closing coal mines and killing coal jobs across the nation. The impact on Kentucky coal country has been particularly devastating. To make matters worse, President Obama’s “War on Coal” has enjoyed the overwhelming support of Continue reading Protecting Health Care Benefits for Kentucky’s Miner Retirees→
Kenneth W. Warden, of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, has been appointed Executive Director of the newly created Kentucky Real Estate Authority. The appointment was announced by the Secretary of the Public Protection Cabinet, David Dickerson, and will be effective immediately.
Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced nearly 350 Kentuckians and three state organizations have received a combined $18 million from the 2014 Bank of America Settlement involving the company’s mortgage loan practices during the 2008 national financial crisis.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell secured several priorities benefiting Kentucky in the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, which passed the Senate today. The legislation now goes to the President for his signature.
“The expansion and success of Kentucky’s Rocket Docket as outlined in the newly released PAC report shows how important the program is in helping us find workable solutions to our drug epidemic. Many non-violent offenders need treatment not incarceration, and Rocket Docket expedites the process so they can get the help they so desperately need. I was proud my office could secure $2 million in drug settlement funds for the Rocket Docket program. This investment into Kentuckians struggling with addiction Continue reading Beshear’s Statement on Kentucky’s Rocket Docket Success→
While the Kentucky Department of Revenue concludes “National Tax Security Awareness Week”, the fight against tax fraud and identity theft will continue.
“Kentucky is proud to have taken part in this collaborative effort to bring awareness to the problem of tax fraud and identity theft,” said Daniel Bork, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Revenue. “It is our hope that all taxpayers in the Commonwealth will utilize the knowledge and resources shared this week to assist us in better safeguarding their Continue reading KY Department of Revenue Works to Protect Taxpayer Security→
State Budget Director John Chilton reported today that General Fund receipts rose 1.4 percent in November compared to last year. Total revenues for the month were $882.5 million, compared to $870.5 million during November 2015, an increase of $12.0 million. Receipts have now risen 3.5 percent for the first five months of the fiscal year, and must increase 2.2 percent over the final seven months of FY17 to achieve the official revenue estimate Continue reading GENERAL FUND AND ROAD FUND RECEIPTS FOR NOVEMBER 2016→