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Kentucky unemployment rate in June drops 6.6 percent from May; state jobless rate at 4.3 percent

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary June 2020 unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The preliminary June 2020 jobless rate was down 6.6 percentage points from May 2020 and equaled the 4.3 percent recorded for the state one year ago. The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless...

Lexington Parks and Recreation provides monthly update on openings/closings for June

Monica Conrad, the director of Lexington Parks and Recreation, has provided an update on plans for what’s open, and what’s closed in June. The city is making changes to parks programming and facilities on a monthly basis because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The changes are based on Gov. Andy Beshear’s executive orders and state and federal guidance. Here’s what’s open: • Disc golf • Dog...

As Memorial Day weekend fast approaches, NFPA provides safety tips for outdoor grilling at home

While there may not be as many gatherings with family and friends this Memorial Day, many observances of the holiday this year will likely continue to involve outdoor grilling. The National Fire Protection Association reminds everyone to follow basic grilling safety precautions over Memorial Day weekend and beyond, particularly as people remain at home in response to COVID-19. “Whether you live in...

Expressions of Courage Gala celebrates and benefits Markey cancer survivors and artists

  The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center will host a special gala on Saturday, Feb. 7, to support its second annual Expressions of Courage exhibit this summer.   Markey’s Expressions of Courage exhibit is a yearly art showcase featuring original, artistic expressions connected in some way to an experience with a cancer diagnosis, or crafted by or in memory of a Markey patient...