CBER in the News

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 - 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.

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.

23 September 2019 - Associate Press

Kentucky officials said the state's unemployment rate rose slightly in August.

The Kentucky Center for Statistics said the state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 4.4 percent last month. The preliminary figure is up from the 4.3 percent rate in July. Last month's rate was unchanged from the statewide jobless rate in August 2018.

State officials said Kentucky's trade, transportation and utilities sector gained 1,500 jobs last month. The leisure and hospitality sector grew by 900 positions.

21 September 2019 - Tom Latek

Figures released this week by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Cabinet showed an uptick in the state's unemployment rate in August.

According to the Kentucky Center for Statistics, August's jobless rate was 4.4%, up 0.1% from July, and the same as August 2018. Kentucky remains above the national average, which was 3.7%, unchanged from July 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

20 September 2019 - Associated Press

Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate increased slightly in August.

The Kentucky Center for Statistics says the state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 4.4% last month. The preliminary figure is up from the 4.3% rate in July. Last month's rate was unchanged from the statewide jobless rate in August 2018.

State officials say Kentucky's trade, transportation and utilities sector gained 1,500 jobs last month. The leisure and hospitality sector grew by 900 positions.

19 September 2019

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary August 2019 unemployment rate was 4.4%, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for August 2019 was up from the 4.3% reported for July 2019.

The preliminary August 2019 jobless rate was unchanged from the 4.4% recorded for the state in August 2018.

16 September 2019 - Monica Harkins (WTVQ)

After an attack on a Saudi Arabian oil facility this weekend, the price of gas is a concern here in the U.S.

CNN reports, head of petroleum analysis at Gasbuddy, Patrick Dehaan, estimates the hike is a matter of cents. He said people could see prices go up from 10 to 25 cents a gallon in the next few weeks.

ABC 36 talked to Mike Clark, the UK Interim Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research about the seriousness of the attack from a U.S. perspective.