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Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentucky has posted its lowest-ever unemployment rate. He said Thursday it's more proof of the state’s unprecedented economic momentum. The governor says the state’s seasonally adjusted, preliminary jobless rate was 3.9% in April. The Kentucky Center for Statistics says it’s the lowest rate ever recorded in the Bluegrass State since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began reporting state rates in 1976. Beshear says Kentucky's economy is “absolutely on fire.” Last year, Kentucky set economic development records with $11.2 billion in new business investments and the creation of 18,000-plus full-time jobs.

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Italian cyclist Stefano Oldani has claimed his first professional victory by winning the 12th and longest stage of the Giro d’Italia. Juan Pedro López kept the pink jersey. Oldani edged compatriot Lorenzo Rota by half a bike length and Dutch cyclist Gijs Leemreize was third at the end of the 204-kilometer (127-mile) route from Parma to Genoa. All three riders had been part of a large breakaway. López maintained his 12-second lead overall from Richard Carapaz and João Almeida. The Giro finishes on May 29 in Verona.

The Lamar Consolidated Lady Mustangs wouldn’t go down without a fight Friday at Shadow Creek High School. An hour and 30 minutes rain delay wouldn’t deter starting pitcher Holly Lock from giving her team a chance against the No. 2 seed from District 22-5A. Read more

AUSTIN — The largest (6A) and smallest (1A) classifications took center stage at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin Saturday for the third and final day of the 2022 UIL State Track and Field Championships.