In an unrelated story according to recent employment data this year’s graduating class of college seniors is poised for better prospects than were the 2020 graduates, who had the misfortune to graduate in the depths of the disastrous coronavirus recession.Though the competition will be stiff – this year’s graduates will have to compete, in many cases, with 2020 graduates who are still seeking their first full-time job – employers are ramping up hiring. And many are desperate for workers.
According to officials in the Governor’s office there’s a new change to receive Unemployment Benefits: work search requirements for people on unemployment insurance started back on Sunday.Anyone on UI will be required to search for work as they did before the pandemic. And report at least one job contact per week. This includes the job title, who you contacted and the name of the employer.
Kentucky collected record amounts of sales tax revenues in April, reflecting growing consumer spending in another sign of economic recovery from the coronavirus, Gov. Andy Beshear said.Sales tax receipts from last month reached $486.5 million, not only the state’s best-ever total for an April but an all-time monthly high, the governor said Thursday in citing preliminary figures.The latest round of stimulus checks is getting the credit for the sales tax growth.
The Hershey Company recalled 1,700 bottles of Hershey’s Chocolate Shell Topping due to an undeclared allergen.The shell topping is made with almonds. According to the Food and Drug Administration, almonds are not declared as an ingredient on the recalled products.The products were shipped nationwide between April 15 and May 3, 2021 and bear the product code “25JSAS1.” The FDA said products purchased before April 15 are not included in the recall.If you made a pruchase after April 15th you are instucted not to eat it.
In Sunday’s COVID-19 update, Governor Beshear announced 195 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 448,952 cases.The state’s positivity rate around 3.28%.Gov. Beshear’s office also announced 8 deaths on Sunday.That brings the statewide death toll to 6,586.At least Kentuckians 1,867,087 have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. At least 51,824 Kentuckians having recovered from the virus.
Kentucky State Police, Post 9, Pikeville will be hosting an outdoor car show May 15 with the proceeds to benefit KSP Shop with a Trooper event.According to Trooper Michael Coleman, Post 9 public information officer, this will be the post’s first car show.“To my knowledge, this is the first car show the post has had for Shop with a Trooper,” Coleman said. “We’re hoping to have our Shop with a Trooper event this year in a more traditional way after a scaled-down version last year due to COVID-19.” Coleman said the car show is open to all vehicles for only a $20 registration. Those wanting to pariticipate will be registered from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. May 15 with judging starting at 1 p.m.,”
Kentucky’s juvenile justice commissioner has agreed to resign.LaShana Harris’ departure ends a dispute over her employment after she was dismissed following an investigation of alleged sexual harassment.Earlier this week, media outlets reported that Harris remained employed for more than six weeks after the Beshear administration acknowledged she was fired.Harris voluntarily resigned but will be paid through July 31.
Volunteers are needed to help place thousands of American flags before Memorial Day.The Central Kentucky Veterans Committee will place 17,000 flags at the Lexington Cemetery and Camp Nelson. Each one will be placed at the grave site of a veteran.
In an attempt to help children of mothers who used opiods during birth in Kentucky attorney Ron Johnson, a partner in the law firm of Hendy Johnson Vaughn Emery in Louisville, is representing the state’s public school districts, one of the hardest hit by the opioid epidemic.“On its face, it’s just absurd for the manufacturers, or the distributors, or anyone else involved in the process, to claim they weren’t doing anything wrong when they were selling enough opioid pills in a small town in Kentucky for the entire state of New York,” Johnson said. He says he’s hoping to recvoer some funding schools are needing to help these children with learning disabilities.
In light of the death of Breonna Taylor a task force to review how search warrants are executed and if any improvements should be made is in the works.Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced plans for the search warrant task force on Thursday.An Executive Order filed by Cameron’s office references the Fourth Amendment and states “the framers sought to protect the safety and liberty of citizens by ensuring that searches and seizures would be justified by probable cause, limited in scope and subject to independent judicial review.”