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House Bill 463 - crafted to save KY millions
HB 463 will reduce prison population by 3,000 inmates between 2011 and 2021.
House Bill 463 - crafted to save KY millions

House Bill 463 is in a word, HUGE. Huge in length at 155 pages and huge in its effect on crime and punishment in Kentucky. A product of a task force made up of all three branches of government, House Bill 463 sailed through the General Assembly in 2011. Less than one month passed between introduction and signing into law...

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Politics & Government

Jail gets stay of execution
L to R: Judge Greg Pruitt, Magistrates Harold Jackson, Ricky DeWeese, Tommy Roberts, Treasurer Carol Melugin.
Jail gets stay of execution

(Clinton, KY – April 15, 2014) –The Hickman County Detention Center (aka “the jail”) has been sitting on death row for the past month. That’s about the time when the news leaked out that the jail would be closed by the Hickman County Fiscal Court at its April meeting.

Rumors of an April execution turned out to be premature.

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Education

Cuba Elementary gets national recognition
Ms. Nikki Simpkins, left, and first graders at Cuba Elementary.
Cuba Elementary gets national recognition

(Frankfort, KY.) –Two Kentucky schools have been recognized as part of the National Title I Association’s National Title I Distinguished Schools program. Schools are chosen in two categories. Beechwood Elementary (Beechwood Ind.) is the state’s category 1 school, a school that has exceeded adequate yearly progress for two or more years. Cuba Elementary (Graves Co.) is the state’s category 2 school, a school that significantly closed the achievement gap between student groups.

Editor's Note: a bittersweet honor - Cuba is scheduled to close at the end of this school year.

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Mid-Continent closing June 30th.
A light extinguished. Mid-Continent is closing.
Mid-Continent closing June 30th.

(Mayfield, KY) - The beacon that called students to Mid-Continent University will no longer shine.

The school could not solve its financial issues and is closing.

The faculty are working without pay to finish semester classes.

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Technology & Science

Graves High student Melissa Shankle wins Ky. National Center for Women and Information Technology Award
Graves County High School student Melissa Shankle
Graves High student Melissa Shankle wins Ky. National Center for Women and Information Technology Award

Graves County High School student Melissa Shankle recently was selected as a Kentucky winner of the National Center for Women and Information Technology Award.

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Community and Regional News

Annual jobless rates released for 2013
Annual jobless rates released for 2013

The annual jobless rate for Woodford County was the lowest in the Commonwealth in 2013 at 6.1 percent. It was followed by Fayette and Oldham counties, 6.5 percent each; Scott County, 6.7 percent; Boone, Daviess, Franklin, Madison and Shelby counties, 6.8 percent each; and Caldwell, Owen and Warren counties, 7 percent each.

Leslie County recorded the state’s highest annual unemployment rate in 2013 — 17.7 percent. It was followed by Harlan and Magoffin counties, 17.6 percent each; Letcher County, 17.3 percent; Knott County, 16.1 percent; Fulton and Jackson counties, 15 percent each; Bell County, 14.9 percent; Perry County, 13.7 percent; and McCreary County, 13.5 percent.

Editor's Note: To see how your area development district and county fared, go to that ADD's page.

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Unemployment numbers Purchase and Pennyrile

County by County - Purchase and Pennyrile counties show only small changes in two years of unemployment.

Follow jump for county by county unemployment numbers for 2012 and 2013

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Unemployment numbers: Bluegrass ADD

Bluegrass Area Development District - heart of the Bluegrass not doin' so bad.

For a county by county breakdown, follow the jump.

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Unemployment numbers: Fivco, Big Sandy, K y River

Fivco, Big Sandy, Gateway, Kentucky River, Cumberland River and Lake Cumberland show double digit unemployment with few bright spots.

For county by county breakdown, follow the jump.

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Unemployment numbers: Green River and Barren

Green River and Barren Area Development Districts - regional gains and hopeful outlook.

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Unemployment numbers: Lincoln Trail and Kipda

Lincoln Trail and KIPDA - employment picture getting better.

For county by county breakdown, follow the jump.

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Unemployment numbers: Northern Kentucky, Buffalo Trace and Gateway

Northern Kentucky, Buffalo Trace and Gateway Counties - small changes over two years.

For a full county listing, follow the jump.

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