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Month: June 2016

Kentucky is the 20th Most Expensive State to Drive

After housing, transportation is the average American’s second largest yearly expense. Gasoline, insurance, and car repairs cost the average driver more than $3,000 annually. A number of factors, such as gas prices and road infrastructure, determine the cost of owning and operating a car. These factors vary widely from state to state. To identify the […]

Humana is Kentucky’s Largest Company

America’s largest companies tend to be located in major metropolitan areas. New York City alone is home to the headquarters of more than 70 of U.S.’s 1,000 largest public companies, the most of any city in the nation. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed annual revenues to determine the largest company in every state. All but five […]

Kentucky Has the 4th Highest Rate of Drug Overdoses

Fatal drug overdoses are on the rise in the United States. Specifically, deaths from heroin and other opioids have increased to the point that public health officials are calling it an epidemic. Roughly 47,000 people died of drug overdoses in 2014, the highest on record. Drug overdoses now kill more Americans each year than either […]

Kentucky Has the 8th Lowest Share of Urban Living

Since 1950, Americans have increasingly chosen to live in cities. Today, 81% live in urban areas, more than even before. Urban areas, however, make up just 3% of U.S. land area. The proportion of people living in urban areas varies considerably between states. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data from the U.S. Census to determine the […]

Kentucky is the 25th Cheapest State to Fix Your Car

Automobiles are one of the most expensive purchases many Americans make in their lifetimes. A car or truck’s sticker price is only the beginning of this expense, however, as maintenance and repair — both anticipated and otherwise — can be costly. Just how expensive a visit to the mechanic can be varies dramatically depending on […]

Kentucky Has the 2nd Highest Share of Smokers

In 1964, the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health linked for the first time smoking and adverse health outcomes. The pivotal report aimed to shift public opinion on smoking by identifying the dangers of tobacco use. The smoking rate in the United States has fallen precipitously in the last 50 years, dropping from 42.4% […]

Kentucky is One of the Easiest States to Buy a Gun

At least 50 people were gunned down in an Orlando nightclub in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016. The incident is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The military style firearms used in the massacre were purchased legally, in Florida, just days before the killings. The second amendment, which was passed by […]

Kentucky Drinks the 5th Most Soda

There are serious health risks — including weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease — associated with soda and sugary drink consumption. Partially as a result, the American soft-drink industry has reported declining sales for the last 11 straight years. Still, regular soda consumption is more common in certain parts of the country, and the health […]

Kentucky Ranks the 7th Lowest in Job Growth

The United States has added more than 12 million jobs since the spring of 2011. Since then, the unemployment rate has fallen from 9.1% to 5.0% — close to an eight-year low. The vast majority of states have added jobs during April 2011 through April 2016. Most states added at least 100,000 positions. Delaware and […]

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