CBER in the News

17 October 2019

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary September 2019 unemployment rate was 4.4% according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC). The unemployment rate for September 2019 was unchanged from the 4.4% reported for August 2019.

The preliminary September 2019 jobless rate was up 0.1% from the 4.3% recorded for the state in September 2018.

13 October 2019 - LEX18

There's a lot that plays into the economic state of Kentucky.

Considering that, several experts in their fields joined LEX 18's Conroy Delouche on this week's State of the Commonwealth for a discussion on the state of Kentucky's economy, and what the future outlook could be.

12 October 2019 - Northern Kentucky Tribune

Gov. Matt Bevin and Jacqueline Coleman, who is the  Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, addressed the Prichard Committee’s annual meeting.
 
Bevin noted that the purpose of public education from the earliest days of the nation was to create virtuous citizens, and that needs to remain a central focus. He emphasized that education has been a priority in his family, with several family members choosing to be teachers.

2 October 2019 - Jonathan Wright (The Ledger Independent)

Fleming and Robertson County Schools were recently recognized as two of 12 “Bright Spot” schools in a report released by the Center for Business and Economic Research in the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky.

27 September 2019 - Middlesboro Daily News

Lexington, KY. — Twelve Kentucky school districts have been labeled “bright spots” in a new report released by The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) in the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky.

26 September 2019 - Carla Slavey (Commonwealth Journal)

Somerset Independent - and all of Pulaski's school districts - were celebrated as Kentucky Educational Bright Spots in a report released Tuesday by the University of Kentucky's Center for Business and Economic Research.

The study takes statistical data from 2012 through 2017 to examine how school districts were predicted to perform, then compared that data to how districts actually performed.

26 September 2019 - Katie Kelly (Hazard Herald)

On Sept. 24, a report released by the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) in the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky named 12 Kentucky school districts that have been labeled “bright spots.” Among the 12 schools was the Hazard Independent School District.

25 September 2019 - Paintsville Herald Staff

The Paintsville Independent Schools District was named one of 12 across Kentucky as a “bright spot” in a report released by The Center for Business and Economic Research in the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky.

24 September 2019 - Lacey Roberts (WYMT)

Twelve Kentucky school districts were named 'Bright Spots' in a new report by The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) in the UK Gatton College of Business and Economics.

One of the districts included is Hazard Independent Schools.

Superintendent Sondra Combs says she is proud to call Eastern Kentucky home. "Growing up here a lot of times people think, oh Eastern Kentucky, you know, they can't do as well," she said. But Hazard Independent proved those stereotypes wrong with high achievement scores.

24 September 2019 - Lindsey Piercy

Twelve Kentucky school districts have been labeled "bright spots" in a new report released by The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) in the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky.