Maranda Clement, MSN, RN, has been named Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital’s (OLBH) fourth quarter Good Help Award recipient for 2014.
Clement serves OLBH as a clinical nurse educator. Clement has worked at OLBH for four years. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minn. and both her bachelor’s and associate degrees from Ohio University. Clement resides in Kitts Hill, Ohio.
Initiated by Bon Secours Health System, Inc., the Good Help Award is presented quarterly to an employee who shows respect and caring toward patients, co-workers and visitors. The employee should be a person of honesty and integrity and one who demonstrates justice, stewardship and innovation.
As the fourth quarter Good Help award winner, Clement is in contention for the overall Dedicated Service Award winner chosen annually from OLBH’s four quarterly Good Help Award recipients. The recipient of the Dedicated Service Award receives a cash prize and a paid trip for two to Baltimore, Md., to attend an awards banquet to honor the overall Bon Secours Health System Good Help Award winner.
For more information on OLBH, call the OLBH CareLine at (606) 833-CARE (2273) or visit the hospital’s website at www.olbh.com.
This week’s Greenup Beacon Video News Magazine will stream live from the Raceland – Worthington Board of Education office. Join Host Brittnany Hoback, Hank Bond and editor and producer Keith Adkins with Supt. of Raceland – Worthington Schools Larry Coldiron. Other segments on Raceland football with new head coach Mike Salmons, a cooking segment featuring salsa and an entertainment block. Tune in at 1 p.m., greenupbeacon.com Wednesdays. Shows archived on the website.
The Greenup County Genealogy & Historical Society will hold their next meeting on Thursday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at the Greenup Public Library.
Members would also like to ask that if anyone has any old Greenup County school yearbooks (this includes any schools located in Greenup County like Russell, McKell, etc.) they don't want any longer, we would like to have them for the Genealogy Room at the Library.
Just drop them off at the Library anytime during business hours.
The 1952 graduating class of Raceland High School will hold its annual reunion Sept. 6 at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park.
The group will meet at 1 p.m. for shrimp and snacks under the trees. The dinner will then be held in the private, partitioned portion of the dining room at 6 p.m.
The cost for the dinner is $22 per person.
For information contact Dan Kearns at 606-922-2954.
Fall Sports passes available at RHS. $40 for adults and $20 for students. Good for all RHS fall sports except football.
RHS season football tickets now on sale: $30 for reserved seats. Student season tickets still only $5. Student tickets available at each school. Contact RHS Athletic Director Sam Sparks for all your fall sports passes or tickets. Get them while they last. Phone 606-836-9658.
Russell Rotary Club is having a membership drive to increase membership.
Become a member and join the Russell Rotary Club members for lunch.
Meetings are held each Thursday at noon at Bridges Christian Church.
Malcolm Frasure is helping put on the first Roger Kersey Memorial Golf Scramble.
The event will be held at 8 a.m. at Oaks Golf Course. The shotgun start will be at 8 a.m.
All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society in the name of Roger Kersey. There will be prizes for the first three places plus some specialty prizes and door prizes.
To be a sponsor or to sign up contact Frasure at 834-4565.
The community of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers, for pregnant women to moms with children in kindergarten) provides a place to anchor your hope and share your joys and frustrations. MOPS provides mom-friends who get you, hope-filled insight, and speakers who know you’ve only had 3 hours of interrupted sleep last night so they better keep it interesting.
You have the ability to do BIG things. MOPS wants to help you gain the confidence to use your voice in influencing your children and changing the world.
Join us at MOPS of First Baptist Church Russell located at 901 Ashland Drive. The 2014-2015 year begins on Thurs., Sept. 11, at 9 a.m. Come rest, refill your spirit, and bravely face the journey of motherhood. Childcare is provided.
Do you have questions or want to register? Call Katherine Dingess at (606)694-7999 or e-mail MOPSFBC@hotmail.com
The 1st Annual Tri-State Conference on Diversity and Inclusion will take place Friday, Sept. 5, from 8 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. at Ohio University Southern, in Ironton, OH. Educators, college and high school students, counselors and area residents are invited to learn about innovative practices to build a productive and collaborative work environment..
Conference cosponsors are Ashland Community and Technical College Lindsey Wilson College School of Professional Counseling, Marshall University, Marshall University’s School of Pharmacy, Morehead State University, Mountwest Community and Technical College, Ohio University, Ohio University Southern and Shawnee State University.
The conference fee is $35 per person or $15 for secondary and pot-secondary students. The fee includes continental breakfast, luncheon and a Certificate of Cultural Competency. Register online at: www.tristatediversityandinclusion.com.
For more information, contact Conference Chair Robert Pleasant, Director of Enrollment & Student Services/Coordinator of Diversity & Inclusion at Ohio University Southern, email: email@example.com.
ACTC will host a Regional Focus Group meeting on Tuesday Aug. 26 to help plan for the future of environmental education in Kentucky.
The Kentucky Environmental Education Council seeks input on the 2014-15-Year Master Plan and area residents are invited to participate in the discussion. The current Master Plan can be previewed prior to the meeting at http://keec.ky.gov/Publications/Pages/MasterPlan.aspx. Please RSVP to Michelle Shane at 502-564-5937 or by email to Michelle.Shane@ky.gov.
Server Training in Alcohol Regulations (S.T.A.R.) is a responsible beverage server training course developed by the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. S.T.A.R. training is required in many cities and counties in the state and recommended in others.
S.T.A.R. certification is accepted statewide and is valid for three years. The class will be held Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Roberts Drive Campus. The $35 fee includes lunch. Register by August 25 through ACTC External Education, 606.326.2072 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheer Factory presents Cow Pie Bingo/Carnival/Beauty Pageant: Sat., Sept. 6, at El Hasa Shrine property on US 60 in Ashland, from 1 - 5 p.m.
Bingo raffle tickets are $20 each for a chance to win $2,500; play unlimited carnival games and play on inflatables for $10 per person
Come and help send 44 athletes from Boyd, Greenup, Carter, Ironton, South Point, New Boston.
who have spent their summer in the gym training for National Cheer Competition at Universal Orlando in the spring if 2015.
For more info contact Robin Heaberlin @ email@example.com or 923-9934.
Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital's (OLBH) Healthy Community Services (HCS) is sponsoring the hospital’s third annual basic preparation course for faith community nurses this fall. The course begins with classes Sept. 23 and 24 and continues with two classes per month in both October and November.
The Faith Community Nurse Preparation Course will enable participants to provide wholistic health care in their local churches. The program will incorporate lecture, small group work, discussion, projects and audiovisual material for an interactive educational experience. Faculty will include Bon Secours Faith Community Health Ministry leaders as well as selected guest lecturers. A certificate will be given for completion of the course. The program is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for 37.2 contact hours. To receive credit, participants must provide license or social security number at registration, attend all three sessions and complete an evaluation.
The course is open to registered nurses who feel spiritually called to a wholistic health ministry in their local church. The course is based on the national standardized curriculum of the International Parish Nurse Resource Center, a ministry of the Church Health Center, in Memphis, Tenn.
The cost for the course is $100 per enrollee and the registration deadline is Sept. 5.
To register or for more information, call (606) 833-3397.
The Lawrence County Horseman’s Association (LCHA) still has a few more horse shows planned for 2014 in the new Ironton Horse Area. Entry fees have been lowered to $5 per class for the open shows. To see full class list visit our Facebook group under LCHA.
Show Schedule is as follows: August 23 Open and Speed Show w/ $MONEY$ Added, starts at 2 p.m. Sept. 6 Speed Show only w/ $MONEY$ Added, starts at 6p.m. Sept. 7 Open Show only, starts at 2 p.m. October 4 Open and Speed Show, starts at 2 p.m.
Directions to Arena: Take Coal Grove exit off 52, go towards Ironton, go to light take Right and follow to LCHA Ring, Right at Highway Garage Sign/Commerce Dr., ring is behind Cooke’s Farm Center. If weather is bad, call before you haul! 606-474-9196.
The descendants of Ignatious Miller Sr. will meet at the Load Fire Department Sunday, Sept. 21 beginning at noon.
Dinner will be served at 1 p.m.
Each family is requested to bring food and drinks.
Descendants of Ignatious and Sarah Underwood Miller are Joe (J.D.), Daniel, George, and Ignatious Miller Jr., Mary Miller Johnson and Nancy Miller Dewell.
Invited are descendants fro George Miller, Daniel Miller, Mary Miller Johnson and Nancy Miller Dewell.
There is a long family tree all the way back to the 1600 a seventh great grandfather Peter Muller.
All families and friends are asked to join in.
For additional information contact Ronald Miller at 606-833-2574.
The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission today proposed waterfowl seasons for 2014-15. New recommendations included a four-day increase of teal-only hunting during the September wood duck and teal season.
The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission must place waterfowl seasons within the framework mandated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service because all migratory game birds are under federal control.
The commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly and approves all expenditures by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. All recommendations must be approved by two legislative committees before they become law.
Season dates begin in 2014 unless otherwise noted. Proposed seasons voted upon by commission members at today’s quarterly meeting include:
Duck, Coot and Merganser
Duck season: Nov. 27 – Jan. 25, 2015.
Season dates for mergansers and coots are the same as for ducks. The daily bag limit for mergansers is five, only two of which may be hooded mergansers. The daily limit for coots is 15.
Western Goose Zone: Nov. 27 – Jan. 31, 2015.
Pennyrile-Coalfield Goose Zone (including West-Central Canada Goose subzone): Nov. 27 – Jan. 31, 2015.
Eastern Goose Zone: Nov. 27 – Jan. 31, 2015.
Northeastern Goose Zone: Dec. 20 – Jan. 31, 2015.
White-fronted Goose, Brant
Statewide: Nov. 27 – Jan. 31, 2015.
Regular season: Nov. 27 – Jan. 31, 2015.
Snow Goose Conservation Order Season
Eastern Duck Zone: Feb. 1, 2015 – March 31, 2015.
Western Duck Zone: Feb. 1 – 6, 2015; Feb. 9, 2015 – March 31, 2015.
Youth Waterfowl Season
Feb. 7-8, 2015.
Daily bag limits for ducks, geese, and brant will follow the federal requirements for the 2014 – 2015 seasons. Commission members proposed to lengthen the Canada goose season in the Northeast Goose Zone by 10 days and add an additional four days for teal only to the end of the September wood duck and teal season. The wood duck and teal season opens Sept. 17 and closes Sept. 21; the teal-only season continues from Sept. 22 – 25.
In other waterfowl-related business, beginning with the 2014-2015 waterfowl seasons, waterfowl hunters on Kentucky River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Henry and Owen counties must cease hunting and be off the area by 2 p.m. Hunters may now conduct walk-in waterfowl hunting on the Powell’s Lake Unit of Sloughs WMA in Henderson and Union counties.
The commission also proposed increasing the possession limit for migratory game birds taken by falconry from six to nine.
In fisheries-related business, the commission recommended dropping three requirements for commercial anglers participating in the Asian Carp Program.
The next Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. (Eastern time) Friday, Dec. 5. Meetings are held in the Arnold Mitchell Building, located at 1 Sportsman’s Lane in Frankfort.
ACTC External Education will offer photography and Photoshop classes taught by J. Bird Cremeans, an area photographer and experienced instructor.
Intro to Photography I will meet Tuesdays, Aug. 26 to Sept. 30, and the fee is $65.. Intro to Photography II will meet Wednesdays, Aug. 27 to Oct. 1, and the fee is $65. Photoshop will meet Mondays, Aug. 25 to Oct. 10, (no class on Labor Day), and the fee is $75.
All classes are from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the College Drive Campus. To enroll or receive more information, call External Education at 606.326.2072 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs, the United Way of Northeast Kentucky and WellCare of Kentucky have joined Healthy Choices Kentucky, a consortium formed as a response to the region’s high obesity rates.
The addition of the three organizations brings the membership total of Healthy Choices Kentucky to 30. Healthy Choices Kentucky has set as its overall purpose a three-year goal aimed at obesity. The group intends to halt the rise of the BMI (Body Mass Index) average of Boyd and Greenup counties.
“As the obesity rates in our region continue to skyrocket, we welcome The Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs, the United Way of Northeast Kentucky and WellCare of Kentucky in this important endeavor,” said Healthy Choices Kentucky representative and Ashland Mayor Chuck Charles. “This coalition will halt the rise of obesity in Boyd and Greenup counties and then we intend to see that BMI rate begin to decrease. Our new partners join our already unique mix of hospitals, health departments, fitness facilities, restaurants, grocers, educators, employers and other invested partners who share this common goal and will see that it is accomplished.”
The mission of the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs is to enhance the quality of life for Kentucky's children. More information is available at chfs.ky.gov/ccshcn. The United Way of Northeast Kentucky, online at uwnek.org, works with 60 partner agencies and other community organizations to improve lives in neighborhoods, schools and workplaces. WellCare of Kentucky provides managed care services to health care programs sponsored by the state. WellCare of Kentucky can be found online at kentucky.wellcare.com.
For more information concerning Healthy Choices Kentucky, visit healthychoiceskentucky.com or www.facebook.com/healthychoiceskentucky.
On August 29, a training for Youth Mental Health First Aid will be held at the Boyd County Cooperative Extension Office. All over the country, people are recognizing the importance of early identification and intervention for mental illness. Youth Mental Health First Aid is a unique and powerful vehicle for community education, training participants to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness on a “first aid” basis. It could be our best hope for identifying and intervening at the early signs of possible illness.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an education program focused on teaching people to help youth (ages 12-18) who may be experiencing a mental health challenge or who are in a crisis. It introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds an understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help a youth experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge.
The program is open to any community member 16 and over who has regular contact with children. This could include teachers, coaches, mentors, pastors, hospital staff, business leaders, law enforcement and the general public. The cost for the 8 hour certification course is $125. For more information, contact Carmilla Ratliff at (502)875-1320 or email@example.com. To register online, go to https://kypartnership.org/event/youth-mental-health-first-aid-training .
Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) will offer free health testing and information from its booth at the Greenup County Fair.
OLBH will provide services each of the following days from 5:30 to 8 p.m.:
Tuesday, Aug. 26, OLBH will offer health screenings, depression screenings and stroke information. Also available will be Nikki Christian, M.D., from Bellefonte Primary Care, Greenup.
Wednesday, Aug. 27, OLBH will provide health screenings and stroke information. Also available will be Jenny Atkins, physician assistant at Bellefonte Primary Care, South Shore.
Thursday, Aug 28, the hospital will provide health screenings and stroke information.
Friday, Aug. 29, OLBH will provide health screenings and information available concerning OLBH HomeCare Services and the OLBH Green Team.
For more information, please call the OLBH CareLine at (606) 833-CARE (2273).
An original musical version of the classic tale of “Hansel & Gretel” will be presented by JAX Theatre in Wheelersburg Aug. 22 & 23.
The performances are at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12, and $10 for seniors and students. They can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com, or two hours prior to a show at the theatre, located on Ohio River Road in the Wheelersburg Cinema building.
The script is based on the well-known fairy tale of German origin, recorded by the Brothers Grimm and published in 1812. Hansel and Gretel, a young brother and sister, are threatened by a cannibalistic witch living deep in the forest in a house constructed of cake and sweets.
JAX Theatre Director Jordan Nickles put a unique spin on the story, writing original songs and creating unique characters. In this version, there is an entire family of evil witches, living in a mansion with an aviary filled with cages containing other children they’ve captured. Most of their little prisoners are girls, whom they keep around to fatten up before feasting. But when Hansel arrives, the group can barely contain their excitement over a plump little boy.
There are also two dueling groups of witch hunters (parents frantically looking for their lost children), a flock of talking crows and some cool special effects. The detailed costuming includes the witches’ glowing eyes and professional makeup by R.J. Haddy, a fan favorite on SyFy’s “Faceoff” show.
“Hansel and Gretel: The Musical” is the seventh show for JAX Theatre, and brings a close to the group’s fourth season. For more information, call 740.574.6000, or visit www.facebook.com/JAXTheatre/info.
The diminishing daylight hours, foggy mornings and slightly different angle of the daytime sun informs hunters the best time of year is upon us.
Dove season opens on Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 1 statewide. This season, hunters have an additional 20 days to pursue doves, with most of those days scheduled for the last two segments of the season. The opening segment of dove season closes Oct. 26. Dove season opens again Nov. 27 and closes Dec. 7. The third segment opens Dec. 20 and closes Jan. 11, 2015.
“The crops are on time and on schedule and everything is teed up and ready for dove season,” said Rocky Pritchert, migratory bird coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “The outlook for dove season is positive. The habitat is looking really good.”
Pritchert reports seeing early silage and tobacco harvest, which is a good sign for the upcoming season. “The one negative may be with the habitat so abundant, birds may be less likely to concentrate,” he said. “Whenever you have an abundance of habitat, the birds could spread out after opening day to areas undisturbed by hunting.”
The public dove hunting fields on both private lands and on department wildlife management areas are in great shape for the upcoming season, Pritchert said. Fields on private land open to public hunting on Sept. 1 and close Sept. 2 through Sept. 5 and open again on Sept. 6 (fields hosting mentor/youth dove hunts don’t open to public hunting until Sept. 6). Dove fields on wildlife management areas open to public hunting Sept. 1, but those hosting mentor/youth hunts open to public hunting Sept. 2. All of the public dove fields on private lands close to hunting Oct. 24.
Consult the 2014-2015 Kentucky Dove Hunting Guide available online at fw.ky.gov for a list of public dove fields. Printed versions of the guide will be available in a few days wherever hunting licenses are sold.
Scout the dove fields you plan to hunt, whether public or private, before the season. Study how doves enter the field. “Look for any tree lines, power lines, fence lines or brush lines doves are using for flyways,” Pritchert said. “Position yourself along those flight lines. Place your back to the sun so you are not looking into it.”
Pritchert also recommends finding a position in the dove field with some sort of backdrop. “You don’t want to be silhouetted on an open hillside,” he said. “Find cover or a rise behind you.”
Some dove hunters possess a cavalier approach to hunting on opening day and wear bright shirts and hats with unnatural colors. “Always wear subdued clothing such as greens, browns or camouflage, even on opening day,” Pritchert said. “Avoid wearing white, red, yellow or chartreuse. You are not trying to attract a bass to hit a spinnerbait with your clothing. You want concealment.”
A 12 or 20-gauge shotgun loaded with shotshells containing No. 7 ½ or No. 8 shot work well for doves. Always be mindful of other hunters in the dove field and avoid shooting at low flying birds. If you see ground, or objects close to the ground such as brush or a fence row when you shoulder your gun, don’t fire.
“Always wear hearing protection and shooting glasses,” Pritchert said.
Some landowners push the boundaries of the regulations in their desire for a good dove hunt and place attractants in the field. Pritchert said walk out into an unfamiliar field before the hunt and look for signs of baiting. Piles of wheat or grains spread on ground that hasn’t been prepared for a seedbed are warning flags.
“It is hard to walk away, but that field may under surveillance by law enforcement,” Pritchert said. “It is better to be safe than sorry.”
After opening weekend, hunting pressure often causes doves to change their behaviors and they don’t come to prepared fields with the same frequency. “Silage or harvested corn fields are good places to start later in the season,” Pritchert said. “Also, farm ponds can be really good late in the day when doves are coming for water.”
Target these areas in the additional days afforded during the second and third segments of dove season. “Those last two segments can be great hunting,” Pritchert said. “There are still a lot of doves in the state in late November, December and January.”
Pritchert recalled a recent late season hunt in which he harvested a near limit in a harvested corn field in December. “It never got above 30 degrees that day,” he said.
In addition to a valid Kentucky hunting license, dove hunters also need a Kentucky migratory game bird – waterfowl hunting permit. The bag limit is 15 doves per day.
Author Lee McClellan is a nationally award-winning associate editor for Kentucky Afield magazine, the official publication of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. He is a life-long hunter and angler, with a passion for smallmouth bass fishing.
Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for July 2014 was unchanged from the revised 7.4 percent in June 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
The preliminary July 2014 jobless rate was 1.0 percentage point below the 8.4 percent rate recorded for the state in July 2013.
The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate rose to 6.2 percent in July 2014 from 6.1 percent a month ago, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Labor force statistics, including the unemployment rate, are based on estimates from the Current Population Survey of households. It is designed to measure trends rather than to count the actual number of people working. It includes jobs in agriculture and those classified as self-employed.
In July 2014, Kentucky’s civilian labor force was 2,035,440, a decrease of 15,523 individuals compared to the previous month. Employment was down by 13,231, and the number of unemployed declined by 2,292.
In a separate federal survey of business establishments that excludes jobs in agriculture and people who are self-employed, Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased by 9,100 jobs in July 2014 from the month before, and by 26,300 positions since July 2013.
“Nonfarm employment has increased steadily throughout 2014. But in the last three months, job growth has perked up substantially, averaging 1.2 percent growth from a year ago,” said economist Manoj Shanker of the OET.
Nonfarm data is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Current Employment Statistics program. According to this survey, nine of Kentucky’s 11 major nonfarm North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) job sectors registered gains in employment, while two declined from the previous month.
Kentucky’s manufacturing sector gained 5,000 jobs in July 2014 compared to the previous month. Since July 2013, employment in manufacturing has increased by 3,500 jobs.
“Manufacturing employment has been effectively flat for two years, with gains in the durable goods sector being offset by losses in nondurables,” said Shanker. “The tide is turning with the hiring of more permanent full-time workers in favor of temp workers.”
The construction sector posted an upswing of 2,200 jobs in July 2014 from a month ago. Since July 2013, employment in construction has declined by 500 positions.
“The sudden surge in July is a welcome surprise. It is the largest single-month gain in construction in seven years. The uptick is from specialty trade contractor jobs,” said Shanker.
Employment in the other services sector, which includes repairs and maintenance, personal care services, and religious organizations, was up by 1,300 positions in July from a month ago. This sector posted an increase of 2,200 jobs from a year ago.
Kentucky’s professional and business services added 400 positions in July 2014 from a month ago. The year-over-year gain was also substantial with the addition of 8,400 jobs, or 4.2 percent. This category includes establishments engaged in services that support the day-to-day activities of other organizations, including temporary employment services and payroll processing.
The financial activities sector posted an increase of 400 jobs from a month ago. The sector has contracted by 2.6 percent during the last 12 months with the loss of 2,300 jobs.
The information sector gained 400 jobs in July 2014. This segment has risen by 1,000 positions since July 2013. The industries in this sector include traditional publishing as well as software publishing; motion pictures and broadcasting; and telecommunications.
Employment in the mining and logging sector went up by 300 in July 2014. The industry has added 500 jobs since last July.
Employment in the educational and health services sector posted an increase of 200 positions in July 2014, and an overall gain of 2,500 jobs over the year. Health care jobs account for nearly 90 percent of employment in this sector and had a month-to-month increase of 400 jobs.
The trade, transportation and utilities sector gained 100 jobs in July 2014 from a month ago. From a year ago, employment has grown by 4,700 jobs, or 1.3 percent. This is the largest sector in Kentucky accounting for one-fifth of all nonfarm jobs. Retail trade lost jobs while wholesale trade and warehousing gained positions over the year.
Kentucky’s leisure and hospitality sector declined by 500 positions in July 2014 from a month ago. Since July 2013, this sector has grown by 6,100 jobs for an increase of 3.4 percent. This sector includes arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services.
The government sector, which includes public education, public administration agencies and state-owned hospitals, lost 700 jobs in July 2014, but posted an increase of 200 positions compared to July a year ago.
Civilian labor force statistics include nonmilitary workers and unemployed Kentuckians who are actively seeking work. They do not include unemployed Kentuckians who have not looked for employment within the past four weeks.
Kentucky’s statewide unemployment rate and employment levels are seasonally adjusted. Employment statistics undergo sharp fluctuations due to seasonal events, such as weather changes, harvests, holidays and school openings and closings. Seasonal adjustments eliminate these influences and make it easier to observe statistical trends. However, because of the small sample size, county unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted.
Many of our neighbors cannot get cancer treatment because they do not have gas money for the many trips that cancer treatments require. Some even delay their treatments because of this.
The Cancer Angels Network will be hosting a 5K Color Run, Walk or Crawl, Saturday, September 6 at the Ashland Central Park. Race starts at 9 a.m., with pre-registration starting at 8am. Register online at TriStateRacer.com. Early registration fees are: $20 for individual and $85 for team of seven or less.
Early registration includes a free t-shirt. Regular registration fees are: $25 for individual and $95 for team of seven or less. Early registration does not guarantee a free t-shirt.
This event will help raise funds for needy cancer patients in our community. All funds raised will be kept local and used right here in the Ashland area, rather than sent somewhere else where we never know what happened to them. For more information on registering, donating or becoming a sponsor please call 606-836-0202.
Run for a cause, fight for a cure!