News Digest: May 24, 2013
New claims for the county showed a 6 percent rate, down from 7 percent in March but up slightly from 5.8 percent in April 2012, based on data released Thursday by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Evansville Courier & Press
Henderson jobless rate at lowest level in five years
The rate dropped to 6.3 percent in April, which tied for the 10th-lowest among Kentucky's 120 counties, the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training reported Thursday.
Coalfield counties still facing high unemployment
The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training released April figures on Thursday showing the coalfields with unemployment rates ranging from 13.3% in Jackson County to 16.9% in Magoffin County.
Coal operator plans to open 7 mines in Pike County A longtime coal...
Bill Smith said most of the coal extracted by his High Ridge Mining operation in Pike County will be shipped to China to help fuel its economy.
Organizers: Magoffin Co. has a passion for cystic fibrosis
This Mother's Day weekend a Salyersville mom is remembering her son who lost his battle with cystic fibrosis and is helping her community raise awareness for the disease.
Kentucky State Police
Post 9 Executes Arrest Warrants in Magoffin County
On Tuesday May 7, 2013 Post 9 Criminal Interdiction Team as a result of Post 9 Street Level narcotics investigations, executed arrest warrants in Magoffin County.
Floyd County Times
Miss Kentucky makes stop in Prestonsburg
A local Prestonsburg business was treated to an impromptu visit this week, when a Miss America finalist stopped in for a visit.