WTVQ: First-of-its-kind analytics tool helps colleges eliminate blind spots in jobs and salary data

WTVQ: First-of-its-kind analytics tool helps colleges eliminate blind spots in jobs and salary data. “Kentucky colleges and universities have a new tool to see if graduates who move out of state are securing jobs and earning good wages – key factors in evaluating the success of an academic program. The interactive tool is called the Multi-State Postsecondary Report (MSPSR). It’s one of the first efforts in the country to share workforce data from contiguous states on recent college graduates.”

Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting: Gov. Beshear Offered ‘Self-Quarantine’ Unemployment. Now State Is Backtracking — And Billing

Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting: Gov. Beshear Offered ‘Self-Quarantine’ Unemployment. Now State Is Backtracking — And Billing. “[Tracey] Hayes is one of many people who received unemployment benefits in Kentucky during the coronavirus pandemic and are now learning they were retroactively deemed ineligible. Not only does this cut people off from unemployment for crucial months during the pandemic, many of those found ineligible now owe a debt to the state or federal government that could mean their tax refunds or other money get garnished.”

Wave3 News: Kentucky launches K-12 COVID-19 dashboard

Wave3 News: Kentucky launches K-12 COVID-19 dashboard. “Kentucky has launched a new tool that will allow the public to see how many coronavirus cases are in schools. The K-12 COVID-19 dashboard visualizes self-reported data to give decision-makers and parents critical information that could impact their families. It provides case information from the state level down to individual buildings.”

WFPL: Louisville Jail Shuts Down Public Inmate Log Amid Record Protest Arrests

WFPL: Louisville Jail Shuts Down Public Inmate Log Amid Record Protest Arrests. “The Louisville Metro Police Department made 127 arrests on Wednesday as protests roiled the city. It’s the most arrests LMPD has made on a single night since demonstrations began on May 28, and every other night, the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections made available an online database of who is currently sitting in the Louisville jail. But that wasn’t available for the 127 people arrested in the hours after the grand jury announced an indictment in the Breonna Taylor case. The agency’s online booking log, which allows users to search for individuals currently in custody, has been offline since at least Wednesday.”

Washington Post: In two states, a vast testing gap shows what it means to have no national strategy

Washington Post: In two states, a vast testing gap shows what it means to have no national strategy. “When it comes to battling the spread of the novel coronavirus, Kentucky and Rhode Island might look similar on paper. They’ve done comparable numbers of diagnostic tests and lost similar numbers of residents to the disease. But there’s one key difference. Kentucky has more than four times Rhode Island’s population, meaning it has tested 0.7 percent of its residents, compared with Rhode Island’s 3.7 percent, the highest per capita testing level in the United States. The difference suggests Rhode Island probably has a better sense of the virus’s spread throughout the state, making it better prepared to curb it.”

H-Kentucky: Laura Clay Papers now digitized and online at ExploreUK

H-Kentucky: Laura Clay Papers now digitized and online at ExploreUK. “The Laura Clay papers (dated 1819-1959, bulk 1906-1920; 13.63 cubic feet; 34 boxes, 2 folders, 3 items) consists of correspondence, pamphlets, periodicals, organizational records, petitions, scrapbooks, broadsides, programs, legal documents, and suffrage pins and ribbons, which document the career of Kentucky suffragist Laura Clay.”

EurekAlert: Researchers seek new drugs to fight coronavirus using computers in schools across Kentucky

EurekAlert: Researchers seek new drugs to fight coronavirus using computers in schools across Kentucky. “The novel coronavirus may have K-12 students in Kentucky’s school districts learning at home, but researchers at the University of Louisville are using the computing power of thousands of computers in classrooms across the state to identify drugs to treat COVID-19. The desktop computers are part of the DataseamGrid, a network of computers housed in classrooms of 48 Kentucky school districts as part of a partnership designed to support research, education and workforce development.”

CNN: A coronavirus patient refused to quarantine, so deputies are surrounding his house to force him to

CNN: A coronavirus patient refused to quarantine, so deputies are surrounding his house to force him to. “A Kentucky novel coronavirus patient checked himself out of the hospital against medical advice. So to prevent him from spreading the virus, officials are surrounding his house to keep him there. The 53-year-old man in Nelson County refused to quarantine himself after testing positive for Covid-19, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said.”

WOWK: Non-profit organization connects shoppers with local artisans across the tri-state

WOWK: Non-profit organization connects shoppers with local artisans across the tri-state. “The ‘Foothills Exploration of Appalachian Tourism’ (FEAT) group has been assisting local artisans in Northeast Kentucky for several years. Now, the group is expanding into other areas in the tri-state. Ohio and West Virginia artisans and small businesses can now join the group through their new website.”

Courier Journal: A new website allows 152,000 Kentucky felons to see if their voting rights were restored

Courier Journal: A new website allows 152,000 Kentucky felons to see if their voting rights were restored. “Nearly three months after restoring voting rights to many Kentuckians convicted of felonies who had completed sentences, Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday said the numbers of those restored totaled 152,000. On Wednesday, Beshear said the state has a new website with a searchable database for people to find out if their voting rights were restored.”