With the number of distilleries tripling since 2007 and the bourbon industry still experiencing a boom, industry representatives plan to push for more regulatory changes in 2016 that they say could boost tourism and generate another $2 million dollars annually.
Kentucky's unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in September for the first time in 14 years. Nationally, the unemployment rate remained at 5.1 percent according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Kentucky's rate dropped from 5.2 percent in August.
The announcement that the Kentucky Health Cooperative will fold this month has thrust the Affordable Care Act, and Kentucky’s health insurance exchange known as kynect, back into the limelight just as the governor’s race kicks into high gear.