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2:56 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Jobless Rate Drops in Most Counties but Rises Statewide

Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 2:11 pm

Jobless rates have improved in 107 Kentucky counties, but not Jefferson. 

The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training released the latest unemployment numbers today. They show Jefferson County's jobless rate jumping from 8.1 percent in April to 8.6 percent in May. Most counties in the Louisville area saw similar increases.

Last May, the Jefferson County unemployment rate was 9.9 percent. 

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Business
1:32 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

City of Madisonville aids library renovation

The City of Madisonville is giving $10,000 for renovations to the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library. 

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Business
4:39 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Fulton Job Fair

 The County with Kentucky's highest unemployment rate is hosting a job fair to lower its 20% jobless rate.   

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Business
4:26 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Energy Electric Inc. to lay off 44

Joppa Illinois' coal-fired power plant will shed nearly four dozen jobs in the next two months. Energy Electric Inc. President Bill Sheppard says 19 of the 44 job cuts will be management personnel. 

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Business
5:00 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Gas price fluctuatio​n

Motorists across Kentucky are keen to the fact that when it comes to predicting gasoline prices, it is far from an exact science.  It’s not unusual to find pump prices in one town 20 to 30 cents lower than in a community less than a half hour away.  

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Business
3:28 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Honeywell sets reopening date

Honeywell’s Metropolis facility will resume operations at the start of July after a Uranium Hexaflouride leak closed the plant in mid-May.  

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Jobs
8:17 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Kentucky Recognized for Job Creation

areadevelopment.com

Kentucky is being recognized for job creation and investment projects by an award from a magazine that covers corporate site selection and relocation. 

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Tourism
3:24 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

State Approves Tax Breaks for Bluegrass Boardwalk

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 2:38 pm

The Kentucky Tourism Cabinet has approved tax incentives for the re-opening of the Kentucky Kingdom theme park.

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Business
3:19 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Dairy Farms Declining in Kentucky

Andy Wright

The decline in the number of dairy farms continues in Kentucky.  A decade ago, State Dairy Marketing Specialist Eunice Schlappi says the Commonwealth had about two thousand dairy farms.  Schlappi says that number is down to about 850 today.

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Business
11:32 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Kentucky Medicaid Settles with Johnson & Johnson for $7 Million

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway recovered $7 million on behalf of Kentucky’s Medicaid program following a settlement with 47 companies in the Johnson & Johnson family. 

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