Edmonson County http://wkyufm.org en Jobless Numbers Fall Overall, But Remain Stubbornly High in Some Kentucky Counties http://wkyufm.org/post/jobless-numbers-fall-overall-remain-stubbornly-high-some-kentucky-counties <p>Several counties in our listening area continue to post unemployment rates below the statewide level.&nbsp; The January jobs numbers have been released by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.<br /><br />Simpson County’s unemployment rate was 6.7 percent, as compared to the 8.3 percent mark for the state.&nbsp; County Judge Executive Jim Henderson says Simpson County has come a long way since 2008-2009, when the auto industry felt the effects of the recession.<br /><br />“That pendulum swings both ways because, actually, automotive sales are now back at record levels and improving. That’s where some of that growth is occurring here is in the automotive industry," said Henderson. &nbsp; "But, diversification is really important for a community, so we’re not dependent on one sector of the economy to do well.”<br /><br />A check of other counties in the area shows Warren County’s unemployment rate was at seven percent in January. Daviess county was at 6.9 percent.&nbsp; Edmonson and Muhlenberg counties were both above the statewide average at 11.7 and 10 percent, respecitvely.<br /> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:07:21 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 45079 at http://wkyufm.org Jobless Numbers Fall Overall, But Remain Stubbornly High in Some Kentucky Counties Businesses Expanding in Allen and Edmonson Counties http://wkyufm.org/post/businesses-expanding-allen-and-edmonson-counties <p>Sumitomo&nbsp;Electrical Wiring Systems in Scottsville&nbsp;and&nbsp;Yahagi America Molding&nbsp;in&nbsp;Park City&nbsp;have will expand their&nbsp;operations&nbsp;adding&nbsp;nearly two dozen new jobs. Sumitomo will&nbsp;re-open their previously shuttered&nbsp;first plant&nbsp;that began&nbsp;operations in 1988. The building is currently undergoing&nbsp;a $3&nbsp;million&nbsp;renovation for manufacturing&nbsp;electric wire terminals produced for automotive&nbsp;wiring&nbsp;harness applications&nbsp;for their North American&nbsp;and European customer base. Wed, 09 May 2012 23:10:15 +0000 Joe Corcoran 12150 at http://wkyufm.org Solar Company To Bring 30 Jobs To Edmonson County http://wkyufm.org/post/solar-company-bring-30-jobs-edmonson-county <p>Taggart Solar, LLC&nbsp;plans to locate a new manufacturing facility&nbsp;in the Edmonson County Industrial Park in Edmonson County in a&nbsp;10,000 square foot leased building. The company&#39;s&nbsp;$440,000 capital investment will create 30 new jobs.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 09:31:06 +0000 Joe Corcoran 10542 at http://wkyufm.org