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August unemployment rate rises in Whitley, Knox counties

Unemployment rates rose in 75 Kentucky counties between August 2018 and August 2019, including Whitley and Knox counties, fell in 36, including Laurel County, and stayed the same in nine counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the...
Posted On 04 Oct 2019

Baptist Health Corbin laying off 15 medical coding workers

Fifteen medical coding employees at Baptist Health Corbin are among 37 Baptist Health employees being laid off by the network of eight hospitals across Kentucky and southern Indiana. The positions are being eliminated as the hospital has reached an agreement with AGS Health, who...

Workplace training facility to open in old nursing home in Barbourville

New life is coming to the old Barbourville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center facility on Shelby Street in Barbourville. Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will begin offering fast-track education opportunities in “industrial technology, computerized manufacturing...

University of the Cumberlands staff participate in BRIGHT initiative

Two staff members at University of the Cumberlands were recently nominated to participate in BRIGHT Kentucky, a leadership initiative in Appalachia. Brandy Martin, Associate Director of Admissions – Recruitment, and Ryan Osborne, Development Officer, were among thousands of young...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019
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St. Joseph London names new President

John C. Yanes, FACHE, CPPS, has been named the new president for Saint Joseph London and Saint Joseph Berea. Yanes will join CHI Saint Joseph Health in this role leading the two hospitals September 9. “John has a wealth of experience as a health care executive in facilities...

Baptist Health announces opening of Wound Care center

Baptist Health Corbin has announced that it will open a new comprehensive center for specialized treatment of wounds. The Wound Care Center at Baptist Health Corbin will provide specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing sores or wounds that have not significantly improved...

State Economic Development Secretary speaks about job creation at Corbin forum

Business “is a contact sport,” said Vivek Sarin, Interim Secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, during a speech to a gathering of local business and community leaders Monday in Corbin. “You do not sit behind your desk and send out an email … and expect sales...

Corbin AT&T workers join strike

A group of 20 linemen, repairmen and splicemen in Corbin are among more than 20,000 AT&T employees who have been on strike across nine states since Saturday. The members of Communications Workers of America Local 3372 held signs on the shoulder of U.S. 25 near the AT&T...

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park gets ‘Best in Kentucky’ awards

Kentucky Living Magazine announced its “Best in Kentucky” Awards Thursday at the 2019 Kentucky State Fair, and seven Kentucky state parks were recognized, including Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. “We’re proud of all of our Kentucky State Parks and the people who work there,”...
Posted On 28 Aug 2019

Unemployment rate climbs locally in Whitley, Knox, Laurel counties

Unemployment rates rose in 99 Kentucky counties between July 2018 and July 2019, including Whitley, Laurel and Knox counties, fell in 15 and stayed the same in six counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 28 Aug 2019