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LBAR’s November housing report: Central Kentucky real estate stays hot when the weather gets cold

The increase in demand for homes in Central Kentucky has largely contributed to the lack of housing inventory that has plagued the local market for many months. New listings were down in November by 2 percent compared to last year, but year-to-date the number of new listings is up 5 percent. The inventory issues are caused with the increase in sales throughout the year and the number of homes available...

Kentucky jobless rate increases slightly from a year ago; November unemployment rate at 4.4 percent

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary November 2019 unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC). The preliminary November 2019 jobless rate was up 0.1 percentage points from the 4.3 percent recorded for the state in November 2018. The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate...

State budget director reports General Fund receipts rose 7.6 percent in November compared to 2018

State Budget Director John Chilton has reported that General Fund receipts rose 7.6 percent in November compared to last year. Total revenues for the month were $1,046.1 million, compared to $972.6 million during November 2018, an increase of $73.5 million. Receipts have now risen 4.4 percent for the first five months of the fiscal year, and can decrease 1.9 percent over the final seven months of FY20...

Donate Life America leads National Donor Sabbath, a three-day observance of hope and community

Donate Life America leads the country each November in observing National Donor Sabbath, a three-day observance that provides faith leaders an opportunity to bring the Donate Life message and cause of organ, eye and tissue donation to their congregations and communities. National Donor Sabbath seeks to include the days of worship (Friday-Sunday) for faith communities of major religions practiced in...

Bluegrass Care Navigators asks families to share stories during Hospice and Palliative Care Month

In recognition of National Hospice Month and Palliative Care Month, Bluegrass Care Navigators is calling for families to share their experiences with hospice care through a month-long campaign called “My Story.” UKHC Hospice Care in Lexington. (Photo by Mark Mahan) “Families who have experienced hospice care frequently say they wish they had called us sooner,” said Liz Fowler, CEO of Bluegrass...