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Workforce report alarming; local recruiting challenging

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has released an alarming report – “20 Years In The Making: Kentucky’s Workforce Crisis” – which outlines the decline of the workforce participation rate among the state’s working age men and women from 2000 to 2020. Kentucky’s workforce participation rate in 2000 was 63.5 percent, declining to 56.3 percent in…

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The words we use do matter, no matter the purpose

Well, just in time for the holidays, seems a new variant of COVID-19 – Omicron – has been discovered in South Africa. Early word is the variant could be more resistant to vaccines, and that the virus tends to reside in the upper respiratory system, making it much more transmissible through sneezes and coughs. The…

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McConnell encourages eligible Kentuckians to get their vaccine shot

‘I took the vaccine just as soon as my turn came, and I encourage you to get your shot too,’ McConnell says; slams D.C. Democrats We’ve witnessed a modern, medical miracle over the last 12 months. Multiple safe, highly-effective Covid-19 vaccines are helping Kentuckians put the pain and worry of the past year behind us.…

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Half way through pandemic?

By Ralph Dickerson The 1918 flu pandemic lasted for two years, and hit the world in four consecutive waves of infection. According to estimates, the 1918-20 pandemic killed roughly one-third of the world’s population, and around 650,000 people in the United States. The first official case of what became known as the “Spanish Flu” started…

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