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Data shows income rises for Kentucky households in 2015 but progress needed to reduce poverty

New Census data released Thursday shows median household incomes in Kentucky rose by over $2,000 in Kentucky last year, evidence of an improving economy with rising wages for workers. However, the number of Kentuckians in poverty continues to be too high and some rural parts of the state are showing little progress. Median household income in Kentucky rose from $43,014 in 2014 to $45,215 in 2015,...