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Kentucky's Economic Development Incentives: pay for play not promises
Kentucky's Economic Development Incentives: pay for play not promises

Kentucky's Economic Development Authority approved $124.4 million dollars in tax incentives so far this year.

So, what's the story behind Kentucky's tax incentive program?

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Jobs report in Kentucky - Everything's coming up roses
Last year - a bigger jobs crisis than 2015
Jobs report in Kentucky - Everything's coming up roses

The most recent jobs report from the Kentucky looks good as the highest unemployment counties' numbers slide upward...

The best employment statistics in the Commonwealth continue to be in Northern Kentucky Area Development District (ADD) with an unemployment rate of 4.5% followed closely by the Bluegrass ADD (Anderson to Woodford Counties) with 4.6%.

The worst in the Big Sandy..

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Are Humans Underrated? Yes and no according to Fortune Magazine
Are robotics taking all human jobs?
Are Humans Underrated? Yes and no according to Fortune Magazine

This month's Fortune Magazine trumpets "Humans are Underrated." In the magazine's lead article, Geoff Colvin, in an article, adapted from his book of the same name, tells today's workers that while they should be worried about what technology is doing to the world of work, there is still a place for them. Whew!

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The Gig Economy in 2015
The Gig Economy in 2015

The gig economy has no standard definition, according to Monica Oss of OpenMinds.com, "but it's a shorthand reference to the growing numbers of Americans who no longer hold a regular "job" with a long-term connection to a particular organization..." The Gig Economy-Welcome to the World of Microentrepeneurs

For those of us older folks living more rural West Kentucky, getting our heads around the gig economy is not so easy. For city dwellers, programs like Uber, the we'll-pick-you-up driver company is one example. Few connections to the center, drivers come and they go. Other examples are only an app away.

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Education

Graves County teen Becca Green named Miss Teen Kentucky 2015
Becca Green, Graves County High Senior, now Miss Teen Ky
Graves County teen Becca Green named Miss Teen Kentucky 2015

Graves County High School senior Becca Green competed in the Miss Teen Pageant in Lexington this past weekend and won first place in her division, earning a title that advances her to the Miss Teen Nationals in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 9-13.

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Editorials

It sucks to be a Millennial
It sucks to be a Millennial

..."Before we get too excited about all the low-cost goods and services our generation can summon with an app, we need to understand that even these features of the "sharing economy" are making some people above us very rich while we become a generation that owns virtually nothing."

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Community and Regional News

WKMS interview: Heritage Days
WKMS interview: Heritage Days

WKMS Tracy Ross and Matt Markgraf interviewed Liz Jewell and Mary Potter about Heritage Days. Follow the jump for the audio at their website.

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