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April unemployment rate in Kentucky balloons to 15.4 percent — a 10.2 percent increase from March

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary April 2020 unemployment rate was 15.4 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS). The preliminary April 2020 jobless rate was up 10.2 percentage points from March 2020 and up 11.1 percentage points from the 4.3 percent recorded for the state in April 2019. The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for April 2020 was 14.7 percent,...

Science Guy: Using the power of the sun, it’s possible to pop a balloon — inside another balloon

Have you ever popped a balloon inside a balloon? If not, our “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us how by using the power of the sun. Go to – and click on Hooked on Science for this experiment and others that might get you and the entire family “Hooked on Science.” Pop a Balloon Inside a Balloon INGREDIENTS • Magnifying Glass • Black Balloon • Clear Balloon INSTRUCTIONS STEP...

Science Guy: Sharp objects usually fatal for balloons — except when they’re not

We all know sharp objects and balloons don’t go together. So, how can you get a skewer through a balloon, without popping it? Our “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist, show us the science secret. Go to – and click on Hooked on Science for this experiment and others that might get you and the entire family “Hooked on Science.” Skewer a Balloon INGREDIENTS · Skewer ·...

Science Guy: Don’t waste your breath — there are more effective ways to blow up a balloon

How do you inflate a balloon? Our “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist say not to waste your breath, they show us how to use a few ingredients from the kitchen, to inflate a balloon. Go to – and click on Hooked on Science for this experiment and others that might get you and the entire family “Hooked on Science.” Most likely you’re just like everyone else, if you are going to...

Science Guy: You don’t have to throw an orange to use it to pop a balloon — here’s another way

You might eat an orange as a healthy snack, but did you know you can use an orange to pop a balloon? Our “science guy” Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us the power behind an orange. Go to – and click on Hooked on Science for this experiment and others that might get you and the entire family “Hooked on Science.” Oranges are sharp, they’ll cut right into you, right Ethan? No! Okay,...