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Whitley County getting extra $253k in coal severance funds

Gov. Matt Bevin announced Monday that more than $15 million in excess coal severance tax revenue will be allocated to 49 counties – including Whitley, Knox, Laurel and Bell counties, which combine for over $900,000 in funding – and 122 municipalities – including Corbin,...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019

May unemployment rates drop throughout the state, locally

Unemployment rates fell in 91 Kentucky counties between May 2018 and May 2019 – including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties – rose in 22 and stayed the same in seven counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 03 Jul 2019

Unemployment rates drop locally, across the state

Unemployment rates fell in 89 Kentucky counties between April 2018 and April 2019 – including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties – rose in 21 and stayed the same in 10 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 29 May 2019

March unemployment rate drops locally compared to this time last year

Unemployment rates fell in 94 Kentucky counties – including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties – between March 2018 and March 2019, rose in 19, and stayed the same in seven counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 01 May 2019

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

Whitley County included in federal presidential disaster declaration

President Donald J. Trump approved a federal disaster declaration Wednesday for 57 Kentucky counties – including: Whitley, Knox, Laurel, McCreary and Bell – which were affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides from Feb. 6 – March 10 of...
Posted On 18 Apr 2019

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

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

Corbin City Commission exploring partnership with RTech for public transit

Almost two years after the Corbin trolley’s dedicated route ended, the Corbin City Commission is considering an idea to bring public transportation to Corbin as part of a regional effort involving RTec. At the city commission’s work session meeting Monday night, the commissioners...

Whitley County getting $14,521 in additional coal severance funding

Gov. Matt Bevin and the Department for Local Government (DLG) announced Thursday the return of more than $1.3 million to the Single County Coal Severance accounts in 27 Eastern Kentucky counties, including: $14,521.71 for Whitley County, $19,312.20 for Knox County, $7,194.09 for...
Posted On 14 Feb 2019