In Kentucky, Deregulation And Worker Safety Collide
Business owner and political candidate Matt Bevin expressed disdain for OSHA regulations. Then, he became governor of Kentucky. Read this story, part of the series Fatal Flaws, an investigation by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, the Ohio Valley ReSource, and The Center for Public Integrity.
CDC Data Show Ohio Valley Still Has Nation’s Highest Overdose Death Rates
New federal data show the Ohio Valley again led the nation in rates of fatal drug overdoses last year. The data confirm what local officials have reported: Synthetic opioids are fueling the increase. West Virginia had the nation’s highest rate of fatal drug overdoses in 2017 with 57.8 deaths per 100,000 people. Ohio had the […]
Census Data Show Some KY Counties Among Nation’s Poorest
New data from the Census Bureau show eastern Kentucky is still struggling with poverty and lagging far behind national and state averages in terms of income. The Bureau’s latest American Community Survey shows Bell, Harlan and McCreary Counties have some of the lowest median household incomes in the United States. Of counties with 10,000 residents […]