February 13, 2013
Unemployment rates fell in 97 Kentucky counties between December 2011 and December 2012, while 21 county rates increased and two stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 5.4 percent. It was followed by Fayette and Union counties, 5.9 percent each; Franklin and Oldham counties, 6.1 percent each; Madison and Shelby counties, 6.2 percent each; Scott County, 6.3 percent; Jessamine County, 6.4 percent; and Daviess and Warren counties, 6.5 percent each.
June 7, 2011
Mary Slone, 98, born in Jackson County on Dec. 24, 1912, passed away June 4. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac and Tabitha Slone, and all her siblings: Carlista Harrison, Florence Lynch, Lucy Mercer, Noble Slone, Marshall Slone and Reba Slone. Mary is survived by her five children, Edith Ogle of Sevierville, Tenn., Nina Sanders of Richmond, Emilie Burdine, Carroll Carr, and husband Paul, of McKee, and Terry (Lorene) Roberts of Troy, Ohio; and by five generations of various relatives.
September 5, 2007
LANCASTER - Now that Garrard County has its first victory of the season, coach Steve Stonebraker can think of nothing better than opening Class AAA district play with a win over visiting Jackson County this Friday. "It was good to get that first win under our belt. Now we have to get into district play and start setting ourselves up for the playoffs," said Stonebraker. "More important than a second win this week, it would also be a district win. "This is a game we have got to win. Jackson County will be excited coming in at 2-0 and playing in its first district game in school history.
September 10, 2008
LANCASTER - Coming off its first win, Garrard County coach Mark Scenters doesn't want his team to "stumble out of the gate" in the Golden Lions' first district game. That's why he's concerned with his team's execution in Friday's Class AAA, District 5 opener against Jackson County here. "Overall, execution is always going to be a concern. We can always block and tackle better and execute our assignments better," Scenters said. "The biggest thing that we can accomplish this week is to get off on the right foot with our first district game.
February 22, 2012
Donald “Hossie” Ray Dunaway, 67, of Nicholasville, formerly of Irvine, husband of Patricia Dixon Dunaway, passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, at Central Baptist Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired firefighter, serving 27 years with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. Dunaway was a member of the First Methodist Church of Irvine, a Shriner, and a 32nd-degree Mason of the Hart Lodge #61 F&AM. He was a native of Jackson County, born Nov. 17, 1944, a son of the late Lewis and Carrie Geneva Farley Dunaway.
January 7, 2005
HARRODSBURG - Chris Souder was not happy with his team's first quarter. Mercer County led a Jackson County team comprised largely of eighth graders and freshman 26-18 here Thursday night after one quarter and he let them know that that was not good enough. The Scotties must have listened as they limited Jackson County to two points in the second quarter and 15 over the final three quarters in a 77-33 win. "We weren't real happy with the first quarter defensively. We gave up 18 points and they hit some 3's and those kinds of things," Souder said.
June 7, 2007
Unemployment fell in Clark County between March and April and remains more than a percentage point below levels observed at the same time last year. According to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, joblessness fell throughout the state from 5.2 percent in March to 4.6 percent in April. It was 5.8 percent in April 2006. Unemployment rates dropped in 102 Kentucky counties between April 2006 and April 2007, rose in 12 counties and remained the same in six counties.
September 22, 2010
Area results Tuesday of an all-comers meet at Anderson-Dean Community Park in Harrodsburg: BOYS (3.1 miles; 73 runners) Team scores — 1. West Jessamine (WJ) 44; 2. East Jessamine 65; 3. Burgin (B) 72; 4. Mercer County (MC) 113; 5. Garrard County (GC) 121; 6. Casey County (CC) 149; 7. Berea 181; 8. Jackson County 205; 9. Marion County 222. Individual leader — 1. Todd Yoder (WJ) 18:39. Area runners — 3. Josh Stull (GC) 19:11; 4. Alex Beckerson (B)
January 4, 2004
From the moment she walks into the gym, Sarah Elliott is the center of attention. She's the one folks are pointing out to the people sitting next to them as she stands head and shoulders above her teammates. And she's the one with two or sometimes three defenders sticking to her in virtually every game she plays. That was the case again Saturday for the 6-6 Jackson County center in the Stuart Powell City of Firsts Basketball Classic at Danville, where she was arguably the best-known player in the 13-game event.
September 7, 2007
Today's games Home team listed first Apollo vs. Madisonville-North Hopkins Ashland Blazer vs. Ironton, Ohio Ballard vs. DuPont Manual Bardstown vs. Warren East Barren County vs. Glasgow Beechwood vs. Dayton Bell County vs. Knox Central Betsy Layne vs. Pikeville Boone County vs. Campbell County Bourbon County vs. West Jessamine Bowling Green vs. North Hardin Boyd County vs. Breathitt County...