CBER in the News

14 November 2019 - Steve Matthews (Bloomberg)

After Europe retaliated with tariffs on Kentucky bourbon in response to President Donald Trump’s trade war, the James E. Pepper distillery in Lexington so far this year has suffered a more than 20% sales decline internationally.

“We’re collateral damage,” said Amir Peay, the 42-year-old owner. While tensions may be easing, “what we need is stability. I can’t make long-term decisions about capital allocation, about hiring people, about where to grow my business if I don’t have certainty and stability. We have none of that.”

14 November 2019

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 14, 2019) – Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary October 2019 unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC). The unemployment rate for October 2019 was down from the 4.4 percent reported for September 2019.

The preliminary October 2019 jobless rate was unchanged compared to the 4.3 percent recorded for the state in October 2018.

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.