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2018 unemployment rate drops across the state, locally

Annual unemployment rates decreased in 117 Kentucky counties in 2018 compared to 2017, rose in Monroe and Owen counties and stayed the same in Metcalfe, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019

$80 million Arq plant in Corbin unveiled at chamber luncheon

A patented process that allows coal waste to be recovered and turned into and relatively clean, high-value energy source is the impetus behind the construction of an $80 million facility in Corbin that will employ about 70 workers in the very near future. C.K. Lane, Head of US...

ARQ official to speak to chamber of commerce about big energy facility in Corbin

The head of U.S. operations for a company that turns coal waste into energy will be speaking at the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce monthly membership luncheon next Tuesday about a project in Corbin that will provide numerous good-paying jobs. C.K. Lane, with Arq will be...

Forcht Broadcasting President Mike Tarter selected to serve on NAB Board of Directors

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) recently announced Forcht Broadcasting President/CEO Mike Tarter is the newest member of the NAB Board of Directors. Tarter joins the 19 member board as an official board member on June 1, 2019 and will serve a two year term. The NAB...
Posted On 03 Apr 2019
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Unemployment rates drop in Whitley, Laurel, Knox counties

Unemployment rates fell in 108 Kentucky counties between February 2018 and February 2019, including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties, rose in seven counties, and stayed the same in five counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the...
Posted On 03 Apr 2019

W’burg Firestone plant celebrates 4 million work-hours without accident

Last year while they were celebrating having worked three-million work-hours without having a lost time accident, Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison challenged local Firestone employees to go for four million work-hours without a lost time accident. On Tuesday, Firestone workers...
Posted On 27 Mar 2019

Unemployment rate rises slightly in Whitley; dips in Knox, Laurel counties

Unemployment rates fell in 37 Kentucky counties between January 2018 and January 2019, including Knox and Laurel counties; rose in 72, including Whitley County; and stayed the same in 11 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019

The GaRAGE Karaoke and arcade coming to Corbin

If you are looking for a family-friendly entertainment option, downtown Corbin will soon have it with The GaRAGE Karaoke and Arcade. Jamie Brown and her boyfriend, Chase Gabbard, are working to renovate the former A-1 Car Care building at the corner of North Main and Gordon...

In the Circle Family Restaurant closes its doors, but maybe not for good

Just over two months after opening for business, a downtown Corbin restaurant is closing its doors, but, hopefully, not permanently. In the Circle Family Restaurant, located in the former Dixie Café building on South Main Street, announced Friday that it would cease operations at...

Tri-county unemployment rate falls

Unemployment rates fell in 69 Kentucky counties between December 2017 and December 2018, including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties, rose in 38, and stayed the same in 13 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019