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Unemployment rate drops in Whitley, Laurel and Knox counties

Unemployment rates decreased in Whitley, Laurel, Knox, McCreary and Bell counties between July 2021 and August 2021, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County Whitley County’s...
Posted On 02 Oct 2021

Firestone expansion may qualify for $150k in state economic incentives

If the Williamsburg Firestone Industrial Products plant delivers on its promise to create 250 additional jobs as part of its $51 million expansion, then it will be getting a little bit of economic incentive from the state. During a special called meeting on Sept. 15, the...
Posted On 24 Sep 2021

Unemployment rates drop in Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties

Unemployment rates decreased in Whitley, Laurel, Knox, McCreary and Bell counties between June 2021 and July 2021, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County Whitley County’s...
Posted On 04 Sep 2021

Hunter Johns joins Kentucky National Insurance

Hunter Johns of Lancaster, KY, has joined Kentucky National Insurance Company (KNIC) as Assistant Vice President for Business Development. He joins a growing team of accomplished insurance professionals at KNIC led by President John Miner. Johns has nearly 20 years of...
Posted On 29 Aug 2021

Tractor Supply honors W’burg veteran farmer with small business grant

Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, recently donated $100,000 to the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC), including awarding $1,000 gift cards to 50 military veterans nationwide to support their agriculture businesses and $50,000 from the...
Posted On 15 Aug 2021

UC online programs recognized by online college ranking service

A pair of University of the Cumberlands (UC) online programs were recently recognized by an online college ranking service. College Values Online has identified UC as having one of the top online Ph.D in criminal justice degree programs. The ranking considered tuition and ROI...
Posted On 15 Aug 2021

Forcht Bank thanks customers for Forbes best bank ranking with free food

So how do you thank customers and your communities for naming you the best bank in Kentucky in a recent national magazine survey? Free food is always a good choice. At least this was the answer that Forcht Bank came up to thank its customers. Forcht Bank was recently been named...
Posted On 14 Aug 2021

Ground broken for $51 million Firestone expansion

  Local, state and national dignitaries were in attendance at the groundbreaking for Firestone Industrial Products’ 68,000 square-feet expansion on Monday. “Firestone Industrial Products has been a part of the Whitley County Community and a key team Kentucky player since it...

Kentucky Agriculture Development Board approves $32,726 for Whitley County

The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $2,339,883 for agricultural diversification and rural development projects across the commonwealth at its monthly board meeting, including $32,726 for Whitley County. The Whitley County funding will be part of the County...
Posted On 02 Aug 2021

Unemployment rates increase in Whitley, Laurel and Knox counties

Unemployment rates increased in Whitley, Laurel, Knox, McCreary and Bell counties between May 2021 and June 2021, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County Whitley County’s...
Posted On 31 Jul 2021