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State officials traveled to Wheelwright on Friday to announce that the former Ottercreek Correctional Facility, will reopen its doors.
Holmgren has thought about what might have been — not often, but occasionally. Knowing that he left Green Bay in search of a dual coach/GM job — and the Packers gave Sherman, his former assistant, both jobs in 2001 — Holmgren has wondered what his Packers legacy might have looked like had he stuck around a couple more years, waiting for Wolf’s retirement.
The City of Paintsville’s tax rate has remained unchanged for the coming year, and the city school district’s tax rates have been reduced.
The good news is there are plenty of jobs available for people who are willing to work. The bad news is that employers in Kentucky are experiencing a lack of people who can fill the open positions.
The Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center published a slew of statistics that explain the state’s current workforce position. Their research shows that more than 81 percent of Kentucky businesses are planning to expand in the next three to five years and that 80 percent of those businesses say they can’t fill those positions. Kentucky also has a low workforce participation rate, meaning the available people who are both eligible to and do work, is lower than average.
Well, I hope our city leaders are satisfied. The vines have taken over our historic swinging bridge, so now no one can see it even exists.
It seems as if no one in our city or county administration cares anything about trying to get any new jobs in here or not, so long as they can get paid and socialize with their fishing, hunting, golfing, gambling, drinking buddies.
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week.
Good, stable, high-paying jobs.
The promise of attracting them to the region is at the crux of every promise for politicians from the federal level all the way down. Jobs are at the heart of the debate about Kentucky Power’s rate increases, as they have invested a great deal of money in economic development in the hopes of jump-starting local industry and creating a broader customer base. Jobs are the other half of the opioid crisis Catch-22: If we had a surplus of great-paying jobs, there would be fewer people turning to drugs, but it is difficult to attract jobs to a region with the stigma of addiction hanging over it.