Not working: Kentucky’s unemployment rate reached an all-time high of 11.1 percent last month, according to state statistics released Thursday. The current national unemployment rate is 9.7 percent. A year ago, that rate was only 6.7 percent in the commonwealth. I guess this makes Fed Chair Ben Bernanke’s announcement that the recession is “likely over” a little less reassuring.
Trial set for teen: A judge has set a May 10 trial date for Herbert Lee, 17, who faces murder charges in connection with a fatal crash that killed four of his friends. The crash occurred in December as Lee allegedly fled from police in a stolen car. His four teenage passengers died in the crash in Smoketown. The victims had been at a Youth Alive program event earlier that evening, and apparently got in the car with Lee because there was not enough room for them in the program’s van.
Violent past?: The Courier-Journal has a story revealing former Gov. Louie B. Nunn claimed his son — accused murderer Steve Nunn — abused him and other family members, according to a letter in a court file. In the letter the late governor stated, “I respectfully request you never attack me physically again. Neither do I intend to take anymore verbal abuse from you.” Steve Nunn, a former state lawmaker, is charged with murder for allegedly shooting ex-fiancee Amanda Ross to death outside her Lexington townhouse.