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Kentucky ranks 34th in economic impact from immigrants

01/30/2018 11:10 AM

A newly released study from WalletHub on the economic impact of foreign-born populations on all 50 states and the District of Columbia found that Kentucky was ranked 34th overall for benefits from immigrants. Source: WalletHub The data set ranged from median household income of foreign-born population to jobs generated by immigrant-owned businesses as a share of total jobs. Kentucky’s overall score was 26.53, receiving the highest rank in ‘brain gain and innovation’ coming in 18th overall. The state received the next... Read more 

Youth candlelight vigil held to remember victims of Marshall County shootings

01/25/2018 10:41 AM

LEDBETTER – A western Kentucky church youth group came together on Wednesday night to reflect on the Marshall County High School shootings in a prayerful group setting. Teen members of the Ohio Valley Baptist Church paid homage to the dead and injured in a candlelight vigil held at the church. Youth minister Kyle Smith said that the incident was traumatic for all youths in the region. “There’s so much we want to look forward that we can do for these youths,” Smith... Read more 

Paducah store selling shirts to benefit Marshall County community

01/25/2018 10:30 AM

PADUCAH – As a result of the Marshall County High School shootings, a western Kentucky business is looking to make a difference by raising funds for the victims of the tragedy. Action Sports Screen Printing & Embroidery is selling “We are Marshall” t-shirts, giving 100 percent of the proceeds to organizations that will help the families affected. The shirts sell for $10 each, and the owner is paying for the shirts and ink. Store manager Jack Armstrong admits that he was surprised by... Read more 

Eyewitness to Marshall County school shooting says that she was close to being in line of shooter

01/25/2018 08:40 AM

BENTON – There are many stories of terror from students who were actually in the Marshall County High School commons area when a 15-year-old male student entered and open fired on the students, killing two and critically injuring a number of others before being arrested by authorities. One such student was Marshall County freshman Courtney Whitley who said the day started like any other before turning deadly. “It started off like a normal morning, all of my friends talking, cutting up, laughing,... Read more 

Church communities of Benton and surrounding areas come together to remember dead and injured in Marshall County tragedy

01/24/2018 09:05 AM

BENTON – As residents were still in shock in Marshall County and surrounding areas on Tuesday night, area churches opened their doors for people of the community to simply come and be with one another. One such service took place at First Christian Church in Benton. Senior Minister Kristina Stuckel felt that it was important for her congregation to find comfort in coming together after such a terrible tragedy. “We’re just heartbroken as a community, and a community of faith,” Stuckel said. ... Read more 

Northern Kentucky NACCP president says nation needs to look back and learn the lessons taught by Dr. Martin Luther King

01/15/2018 04:14 PM

NEWPORT – Fifty years after his death, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was remembered on Monday in Northern Kentucky at the 14th Annual Dr. Marin Luther King Jr. Community Luncheon hosted by the Northern Kentucky Branch of the NAACP in Newport. The day featured singing and music, reflections on the life of the civil rights leader, as well as a look at how Americans today can apply the teachings of Dr. King to make a better country. NAACP Northern Kentucky Branch President... Read more 

Northern Kentucky sees a significant increase in HIV cases in 2017

01/09/2018 12:47 PM

EDGEWOOD – The Northern Kentucky region has seen a spike in HIV infection among individuals who inject drugs, and officials in the health department are trying to do more to combat the problem. Representatives of the Northern Kentucky Health Department and the Kentucky Department for Public Health announced on Tuesday that they have initiated a cluster investigation of HIV infections among people who inject drugs in northern Kentucky. HIV case monitoring showed that the total number of cases has increased with... Read more 

Two Kentucky cities listed among WalletHub's Best Places to Celebrate Christmas

12/23/2017 11:45 AM

Wallet Hub has released its list of Best Places to Celebrate Christmas and two Kentucky cities appear on the list. The cities of Louisville and Lexington were ranked 31st and 64th, respectively, among the country’s 100 most populated cities. The WalletHub study compared the cities across five categories, including traditions and fun, observance, generosity, shopping and costs. Chicago is ranked as the best city overall to celebrate Christmas and Hialeah, Fla. is ranked 100th. Read the full results here . Source: WalletHub Read more 

County Connection: Anderson County vineyard sees increased patronage by offering a variety of wines

12/17/2017 10:41 AM

LAWRENCEBURG – Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery is one of several in Anderson County and has seen its number of visitors increase in the last six years since it fell under new ownership. Lovers Leap President Brian Sivinski says the he’s been busy developing a number of different wines which is a key to being successful in the business. “I think that we’re at seventeen or so wines,” Sivinski said. “We also have a separate lineup, a reserve list of wines that... Read more 

County Connection: Four Roses resurrects brand in U.S. market from Anderson County

12/16/2017 10:24 AM

LAWRENCEBURG – Anderson County is home to 2 bourbon distilleries which are featured on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Wild Turkey and Four Roses. Four Roses, which was founded in 1888, moved to the Anderson County distillery building, which was constructed in 1910, in the late 1940’s. Even though Four Roses was the top selling Bourbon in the U.S. in the 30s, 40s and 50s, Seagram, which purchased he brand in 1943, made the decision to discontinue the sale of Kentucky Straight Bourbon... Read more 


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