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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

Governor Bevin announces transportation funding for City of Barbourville, Knox County

During Wednesday’s Barbourville City Council meeting, Governor Matt Bevin announced $62,000 for the city of Barbourville for drainage replacement on Johnson Lane and $760,964 for Knox County in discretionary funding for area pavement improvements. The significant investment...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019
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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

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

McCreary County pulls funds from Knox-Whitley Humane Association

The Knox-Whitley Humane Association is attempting to make up a $40,000 budget shortfall, but will have fewer animals, following the McCreary County Fiscal Court’s decision to end its agreement. During a special called meeting on June 20, the magistrates voted not to renew the...

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