Frankfort, KY – New data released yesterday shows jobless rate in Kentucky reached 10.4 percent in September, up from 6.5 percent one year ago. However, Calloway County has the state's second lowest unemployment rate, at eight percent. Nationwide, the jobless rate is now 9.5 percent.
Richmond, KY – A mass mailing campaign labeled by the Republican National Committee as a "census" is under attack by Kentucky Democrats. The envelope makes no reference to the G-O-P. Instead, the official-looking document refers to itself as a "census document." Democratic party spokeswoman Liz Fossett says it's really a fundraising letter.
Frankfort, KY – A national magazine has named Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen a 2009 Public Official of the Year. Governing magazine recognizes state and Washington D. C. officials for outstanding accomplishments. Luallen gained the award for her success in rooting out corruption in state government. She joins seven other honorees on this years' list.
Calloway Co. KY – A former Calloway County High School Student Teacher accused of having sex with a 17-year-old student pled guilty in Calloway Circuit Court today. 24-year-old John "Drew" Millwood was charged with sexual abuse and the cultivation of Marijuana. Millwood had also faced evidence tampering charges, but Circuit Judge Dennis Foust amended those to sexual misconduct. Millwood will return to court for sentencing December fourteenth.