Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Oh, Kentucky

The #fakenews is about stores NOT coming to London. The #NOTfakenews is that Planet Fitness and others will be moving in to the old Kmart, says Corbin's Times-Tribune.

Bad jobs news from Bowling Green, Bremen, Central City and Centertown.

Hiring in West Paducah (for paid summer "site deactivation and remediation contractor" interns).

Ground broken in Mayfield, and now to be processing by time of hemp harvest.

Piloting in Webster County, building a larger-scale pilot in Hazard and working toward commercialization of a new use for Kentucky coal.

Twenty-three percent of Mercer County children were living in "out-of-home" care (as opposed to with their parents) in 2011; 42 percent, in 2017. We've had some depressing statistics in this week's #ohkys, but the numbers in this Jennifer Marsh report in The Harrodsburg Herald might be the most depressing yet.

Kentucky’s number of children ages 0-17 in "out-of-home care” (also known as "foster care") climbed from 35.3 per 1,000 in 2011-13 to 43.7 in 2015-17, per Kentucky Youth Advocates. The county-by-county data is pretty interesting.

Glasgow High School has been identified as one of the country's six model schools for its approaches to closing achievement and opportunity gaps.

Spalding University's School of Creative and Professional Writing plans to enroll its first Master of Arts in Writing students in November.

I didn't realize that Calloway County is considered the National Poetry Month capital of Kentucky.

"The Devil Went Down To Georgia," and look who's coming to Madisonville this summer.

"Bicycles for Refugees," via Beargrass Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Louisville.


  1. 42% seems like an unbelievably high number.

    1. Indeed, it was unbelievable. I went to the source study and revised the #ohky. (Phew! 90-percent-less depressing.)