Posts Tagged ‘unemployment’
Apparently, the fortune I left in Vegas last year isn’t paying the bills anymore, so they’re looking to gold.
NPR reports as the struggling economy has hurt the gambling industry in Nevada, state officials are looking to increase taxes on the state’s prospering gold mining industry.
Kentucky~ We can go see the bridge this weekend (photo op; place head here). There was a bomb threat at Calloway Middle. Big trucks and small bridges don’t mix. We have the interwebs back. Former Ag Commish Farmer applied for unemployment. A soldier uses HIV to avoid discharge. There are more jobs at an Owensboro pipeline.
The House passes the payroll tax cut, now they’re headed home, again.
NPR reports Congress came back to pass the two month extension in the 11th hour. Maybe now they can get back up to double-digit approval ratings.
Kentucky~ A record number of high school grads enroll in college this year. Strict medical screening for black lung workers comp bites the dust. Kentucky wins some major Race to the Top Cash! The unemployment rate in Kentucky falls. A McCracken nurse steals meds.
Student loan debt will follow some college students for the rest of their lives.
NPR reports the student loan debt for the average US college student is around $24,000. But for some, the burden is much larger than that. (I’d hate to be one of those students…oh wait)
Illinois~ Schools need more money.
Mosquitoes are mostly just annoying, though some carry disease.
NPR reports the city of Iquitos, Peru has become a giant, open-air lab for the study of dengue fever spread by mosquitoes.
Kentucky~ 200 temp jobs will be available in western Kentucky for flood clean-up. The trial for an accused baby smotherer has been postponed. A Paducah man is arrested for making meth. A state program is helping college drop-outs get back into school. Police may not arrest you for your minor crime anymore (but you will get a fine).
Tennessee~ Gov Haslam signed a bill to extend unemployment benefits.
Illinois~ It’s Superman celebration time in Metropolis.
Fears arise that Mexican drug cartels are aligning with street gangs.
NPR reports major street gangs in El Salvador could provide more foot soldiers for drug cartel expansion.
Kentucky~ Some flood victims will be eligible for unemployment benefits. A pump and runner was caught in Paducah. Former Rep. Eddie Ballard dies at age 81. Two terrorists were arrested in Bowling Green. Officials are developing an attack plan for Asian carp. Counties are being drawn at random for post-election audits.
“Researchers at Brigham Young University have found that teenagers who grow up with parents who are either too strict or too indulgent tend to binge drink more than their peers.”
KENTUCKY ~ Christmas trees are sleeping with the fishes. Murder suspect in deeper trouble after jail assault. Fort Campbell MP accused of killing his girlfriend. Predicting the future: education and renewable energy a state struggle. Former governor eyes Senate Majority Leader position.
TENNESSEE ~ Plant closure leads to spike in Montgomery County unemployment.
“The easy oil is gone… we’re going to have to dig deeper into the earth, farther offshore, farther north into the Arctic. We’re relying on these extreme energy situations.”
KENTUCKY~ Murray’s hospital is searching for a new CEO. The Commonwealth’s share of a Johnson & Johnson drug marketing lawsuit is $75mil. Beshear’s Republican competition in next year’s governor race will embrace Tea Party values. UofL Coach Rick Pitino testifies against his former fling and (alleged) extorter. Unemployment checks are on the way.
TENNESSEE~ Convicted rapist Bruce ‘Big Belly’ Tuck sues the Shelby County Sheriff.