Residents of 46 more Kentucky counties might be eligible for unemployment pay if they lost work or worked for businesses that were damaged due to the severe floods on May 1.
The new announcement brings the total to 61 counties. They are: Adair, Allen, Anderson, Barren, Bath, Bourbon, Boyd, Boyle, Butler, Carter, Casey, Christian, Clark, Clinton, Crittenden, Cumberland, Edmonson, Elliot, Estill, Fleming, Franklin, Garrard, Green, Greenup, Hardin, Hart, Henry, Hopkins, Jackson, Jessamine, Larue, Lee, Leslie, Lewis, Lincoln, Livingston, Logan, Madison, Magoffin, Marion, Menifee, Mercer, Metcalfe, Monroe, Montgomery, Nelson, Nicholas, Ohio, Owen, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Simpson, Taylor, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wolfe and Woodford counties.
Farmers and self-employed people, who normally are not eligible for unemployment, also might qualify for this disaster unemployment assistance.
The deadline for applications, which can be filed at local Office of Employment and Training offices, is July 15. For more information, visit www.workforce.ky.gov.