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Labor Market Area
Most of the demographic and workforce data that follow include totals for the community's labor market area. The map below is provided for you reference.
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Labor market counties are composed of counties which exist within a 60-minute drive range of the originating county’s county seat. A county will be included within the radius if the centroid point of a county (a point representing the center of the geographic area of a county) falls within the drive zone. Additionally, all contiguous counties will be classified as part of the labor market with the exception of non-Kentucky contiguous counties which have been excluded by the above mentioned 60-minute drive range and have a border with the Mississippi and/or Ohio Rivers.

 


Dated Material

This document contains material that is continuously updated on the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development's website.
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Contacts

Local

Holly Hopkins
Executive Director
Rockcastle County Industrial Development Authority
Rockcastle County Courthouse Annex
205 E Main St
PO Box 592
Mount Vernon, KY 40456
Phone: 606-256-0445
FAX: 606-256-0446
WEB: www.rockcastlecountyky.com
E-mail: hhopkins@rockcastlecountyky.com

State

John Bevington
Deputy Commissioner
Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
Old Capitol Annex
300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 USA

Phone: 502-564-7140 ext. 21942
Fax: 502-564-3256
Web: http:///www.thinkkentucky.com
Email: John.Bevington@ky.gov

Technical

Steven Vest, Director
Division of Database & Systems Development
Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
Old Capitol Annex
300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601
PHONE: (502) 564-4886
WEB: www.ThinkKentucky.com
Steven.Vest@ky.gov

 


 

Quick Facts

 
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  Business Cost  
    Kentucky Index, 2009
(U.S. = 100)
 
  Labor Cost 94  
  Energy Cost 74  
  Overall Business Cost 89  
   
       
    Gross Domestic Product Per Wage, 2013  
  Kentucky $2.33  
  U.S. $2.34  
   
       
    Industrial Electric Cost Per KWH, 2012  
  Kentucky $0.0535  
  U.S. $0.0667  
   
 
 
Statistical Summary
 
     
    Population
2013
 
  Rockcastle County 16,693  
  Labor Market Area 675,036  
       
     
  Per Capita Income
2012
$25,379  
  Median Household Income
2012
$30,310  
  Median Home Price
2012
$64,500  
       
    Total Available Labor
2012
 
  Rockcastle County 1,028  
  Labor Market Area 32,373  
       
    Unemployment Rate
2013
 
  Rockcastle County 8.1  
  Labor Market Area 7.8  
  U.S. 7.4  
       
    Average Weekly Wage
2012
 
  Rockcastle County $567  
  Labor Market Area $753  
  U.S. $948  


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Mount Vernon


Population
47%

Personal Income
51%

Retail Sales
46%

Manufacturing Employment
54%

Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
    City Miles   City Miles   City Miles  
  1. Atlanta, GA 327 11. Dallas, TX 855 21. Nashville, TN 197  
  2. Baltimore, MD 566 12. Detroit, MI 398 22. New Orleans, LA 713  
  3. Birmingham, AL 372 13. Houston, TX 1,039 23. New York, NY 739  
  4. Boston, MA 949 14. Indianapolis, IN 241 24. Norfolk, VA 604  
  5. Buffalo, NY 569 15. Jacksonville, FL 665 25. Oklahoma City, OK 871  
  6. Charlotte, NC 346 16. Kansas City, MO 633 26. Omaha, NE 823  
  7. Chicago, IL 421 17. Lexington, KY 52 27. Philadelphia, PA 662  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 136 18. Louisville, KY 129 28. Pittsburgh, PA 423  
  9. Cleveland, OH 382 19. Memphis, TN 400 29. St. Louis, MO 391  
  10. Columbus, OH 242 20. Minneapolis, MN 829 30. Wichita, KS 829  
  Population Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, 2008 population estimate
Personal Income Source: 2007 Regional Economic Accounts, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), US Dept of Commerce
Retail Sales Source: 2002 Economic Census, US Census Bureau
Manufacturing Employment Source: 2007 County Business Patterns, US Census Bureau
Highway Distance Source: ESRI Arcview StreetMap, 2007
 

 


 

 

Sites

 
Available Industrial Sites
Click on a site point for details
      Min. Distance To  
    Site ID Site Name Total Ac. Largest Possible Tract Rail Interstate/Parkway Airport  
  Shovel-ready 203-002 Rockcastle Business Park South 90.4 64.6 No 4.2 67  

 


 

 

Buildings

 
Available Industrial Buildings
Click on a building point for details

This community currently has no available buildings.
Note: A "+" symbol following the building name denotes a secondary building.
Special Purpose Buildings

 


 

 

Demographics

 

 

  Total Population  
    2009 2010 2011 2012 2013  
  Labor Market Area 662,114 660,106 666,037 670,847 675,036  
  Rockcastle County 16,504 17,056 17,103 17,049 16,693  
 Mount Vernon2,5612,4772,4832,4712,467 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2013  
    Rockcastle County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 3,235 19.4 131,568 19.5  
  16-24 1,773 10.6 99,986 14.8  
  25-44 4,003 24.0 180,876 26.8  
  45-64 4,924 29.5 172,819 25.6  
  65-84 2,542 15.2 79,275 11.7  
  85 and older 216 1.3 10,512 1.6  
  Median Age 42.2   36.7    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2013  
    Rockcastle County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 16,417 98.3 590,957 87.5  
  Black 51 0.3 55,660 8.2  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 51 0.3 2,102 0.3  
  Asian 17 0.1 13,624 2.0  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 3 0.0 379 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 154 0.9 12,314 1.8  
  Hispanic Origin 135 0.8 28,065 4.2  
  Note: Hispanic is not a race category. A person can be white, black, etc. and be of hispanic origin.
Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
 

  Population Projections  
    2015 2020 2025 2030  
  Rockcastle County 17,370 17,593 17,712 17,716  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Personal Income  
    2007 2012 Pct. Change  
  Rockcastle County $20,994 $25,379 20.9 %  
  Kentucky $31,691 $35,643 12.5 %  
  U.S. $39,804 $43,735 9.9 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $17,175- $39,471 $21,619- $41,955    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2012 2012  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Rockcastle County 6,497 2.58 $30,310  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. (Median Household Income)
Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville (Number of Households, Persons Per Household).
 

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

  Total Available Labor  
    Available Labor, 2012 Future Labor:
Becoming 18 Years of Age
(2014-2017)
 
  Total Unemployed Potential Labor Supply  
  Labor Market Area 32,373 24,726 7,647 31,678  
  Rockcastle County 1,028 696 332 858  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (KCED); U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
Note: Total Available Labor = Unemployed + Potential Labor Supply.
Unemployed - people currently not employed, but actively seeking work.
Potential Labor Supply: Determined by the national labor force participation rate minus each county’s labor force participation rate. Labor force participation rates are calculated by dividing the labor force by the population. NA (Not Applicable) applies to counties with a labor force participation rate greater than the national average.
Future Labor - people becoming 18 years of age (not part of the total available labor statistics).
 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Rockcastle County Labor Market Area  
  2013 Jun. 2014 2013 Jun. 2014  
  Civilian Labor Force 7,554 7,495 320,592 321,457  
  Employed 6,944 6,926 295,694 298,111  
  Unemployed 610 569 24,898 23,346  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 8.1 7.6 7.8 7.3  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Rockcastle County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2009 13.3 9.4 10.5 9.3  
  2010 11.3 9.6 10.5 9.6  
  2011 11.7 9.0 9.5 8.9  
  2012 9.1 7.7 8.2 8.1  
  2013 8.1 7.8 8.3 7.4  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Rockcastle County 2010 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 1,904 38.1  
  Commuting Out of County 3,088 61.9  
  Total Residents 4,992 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 1,904 58.4  
  Commuting Into County 1,355 41.6  
  Total Employees 3,259 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Journey-To-Work & Migration Statistics Branch.  

 

     
  Average Weekly Wage, 2012  
    Rockcastle County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S. Ohio  
  All Industries $567 $778 $948 $851  
  Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting N/A 620 552 551  
  Mining 0 1,290 1,859 1,392  
  Construction 0 883 1,002 973  
  Manufacturing 991 1,013 1,164 1,068  
  Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 386 716 810 750  
  Information 498 846 1,527 1,068  
  Financial Activities 0 1,065 1,536 1,136  
  Services 677 688 850 776  
  Public Administration 543 820 1,088 1,035  
  Other N/A 1,009 1,007 628  
     
    Indiana Illinois Tennessee Virginia  
  All Industries $793 $1,004 $845 $993  
  Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 622 635 545 556  
  Mining 1,237 1,288 1,244 1,301  
  Construction 1,040 1,153 892 927  
  Manufacturing 1,083 1,211 1,053 1,047  
  Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 696 874 800 756  
  Information 918 1,316 1,127 1,527  
  Financial Activities 1,037 1,736 1,258 1,375  
  Services 676 898 762 974  
  Public Administration 816 1,155 829 1,357  
  Other 976 731 1,315 805  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of the Labor Statistics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Mount Vernon  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2012)
 
  15  Berea College  Berea  1,658  
  22  Eastern Kentucky University, Lancaster Higher Education Center  Lancaster  N/A  
  26  Eastern Kentucky University  Richmond  15,968  
  30  Centre College  Danville  1,344  
  30  Eastern Kentucky University, Danville Campus  Danville  N/A  
  32  Eastern Kentucky University, Corbin Campus  Corbin  N/A  
  35  Eastern Kentucky University, Manchester Campus  Manchester  N/A  
  39  Asbury Theological Seminary  Wilmore  N/A  
  39  Asbury University  Wilmore  † 1,780  
  43  Union College  Barbourville  1,211  
  44  University of the Cumberlands  Williamsburg  4,297  
  47  Indiana Wesleyan University - Lexington Education Center  Lexington  N/A  
  47  ITT Technical Institute, Lexington Campus  Lexington  270  
  47  Lexington Theological Seminary  Lexington  66  
  47  Sullivan University, Lexington Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  47  Transylvania University  Lexington  1,074  
  47  University of Kentucky  Lexington  28,034  
  53  Morehead State University at Mt. Sterling  Mt. Sterling  N/A  
  55  Campbellsville University  Campbellsville  3,667  
  55  Clear Creek Baptist Bible College  Pineville  174  
  55  Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing  Hyden  1,398  
  55  Morehead State University at Jackson  Jackson  N/A  
  55  Saint Catharine College  St.Catharine  874  
  56  Lindsey Wilson College  Columbia  2,677  
  57  Midway College  Midway  1,575  
  59  Georgetown College  Georgetown  1,543  
      Total Enrollments 67,610  
  Note: Miles are calculated as straight-line distance, not highway miles.
† Denotes enrollment for entire institution, including branch campuses; otherwise, enrollment is for specified campus.
Source:  Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.
 

  Two-Year Colleges Within 60 Miles of Mount Vernon  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic, or academic and technical, courses and granting associate degrees, certificates, or diplomas below the baccalaureate level.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2012)
 
  22  Somerset Community College, Laurel North Campus  London  N/A  
  22  Somerset Community College, Laurel South Campus  London  N/A  
  24  Somerset Community College, Somerset North Campus  Somerset  † 7,878  
  24  Somerset Community College, Somerset South Campus  Somerset  N/A  
  26  National College - Richmond KY Campus  Richmond  140  
  30  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Danville Campus  Danville  N/A  
  30  National College - Danville KY Campus  Danville  105  
  32  Somerset Community College, Casey Center  Liberty  N/A  
  45  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Winchester - Clark Co. Campus  Winchester  N/A  
  45  Somerset Community College, McCreary Center  Whitley City  N/A  
  46  Somerset Community College, Russell Center  Russell Springs  N/A  
  47  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Cooper Campus  Lexington  13,218  
  47  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Leestown Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  47  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Regency Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  47  National College - Lexington KY Campus  Lexington  1,351  
  47  Spencerian College, Lexington Campus  Lexington  238  
  53  Elizabethtown Community & Tech. College, Springfield Campus  Springfield  N/A  
  55  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Lawrenceburg Campus  Lawrenceburg  N/A  
  55  Hazard Community & Technical College - Leslie Co. Center  Hyden  N/A  
  55  Hazard Community & Technical College, Lees College Campus  Jackson  N/A  
  55  Southeast Community & Technical College, Pineville Campus  Pineville  N/A  
      Total Enrollments 22,930  
  Note: Miles are calculated as straight-line distance, not highway miles.
† Denotes enrollment for entire institution, including branch campuses; otherwise, enrollment is for specified campus.
Source:  Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.
 

  Kentucky Technical Schools Within 60 Miles of Mount Vernon  
    Enrollment (2012-2013)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  Rockcastle County ATC  Mount Vernon  402 N/A 402  
  20  Jackson County ATC  McKee  355 N/A 355  
  21  Lincoln County ATC  Stanford  274 N/A 274  
  22  Garrard County ATC  Lancaster  226 N/A 226  
  24  Pulaski ATC  Somerset  379 N/A 379  
  26  Madison County ATC  Richmond  700 N/A 700  
  32  Corbin ATC  Corbin  297 N/A 297  
  32  Casey County ATC  Liberty  317 N/A 317  
  35  Clay County ATC  Manchester  200 N/A 200  
  38  Lee County ATC  Beattyville  256 N/A 256  
  39  Hughes Jones Harrodsburg ATC  Harrodsburg  370 N/A 370  
  43  Knox County ATC  Barbourville  439 N/A 439  
  45  Clark County ATC  Winchester  489 N/A 489  
  46  Wayne County ATC  Monticello  575 N/A 575  
  46  Lake Cumberland ATC  Russell Springs  443 N/A 443  
  47  Eastside Technical Center  Lexington  484 N/A 484  
  47  Southside Technical Center  Lexington  603 N/A 603  
  52  Marion County ATC  Lebanon  493 N/A 493  
  53  Montgomery County ATC  Mt. Sterling  381 N/A 381  
  55  Leslie County ATC  Hyden  398 N/A 398  
  55  Breathitt County ATC  Jackson  351 N/A 351  
  55  Bell County ATC  Pineville  416 N/A 416  
      Total Enrollments 8,848     8,848   
  Note: Miles are calculated as straight-line distance; not highway miles.  Kentucky Tech secondary schools, called Area Technology Centers (ATC), are operated by the Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education. Other secondary schools are operated locally by public school districts. Secondary student enrollment is listed under Sec, and post-secondary student enrollment is listed under P/S.
Source:  KY Cabinet for Workforce Development; KY Dept. of Education.
 

  Training Resources  
  Bluegrass State Skills Corporation - The Bluegrass State Skills Corporation (BSSC) was established in 1984 by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky as an independent, de jure corporation to stimulate economic development through customized business and industry specific skills training programs.  The BSSC works with business and industry and Kentucky's educational institutions to establish programs of skills training.  The BSSC is attached to the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development for administrative purposes, in recognition of the relationship between economic development and skills training efforts.

The BSSC is comprised of two economic development tools, matching grants and recently authorized Skills Training Investment Tax Credit.  The BSSC grant program is available to new, expanding and existing business and industry.  Eligible training activities include pre-employment skills training and assessment; entry-level skills upgrade and occupational upgrade training; train-the-trainer travel; and capacity building.  The Skills Training Investment Credit Act provides credits to existing businesses for skills upgrade training.

Information on other customized training, assessment services and adult education services can be obtained by contacting the local economic development agency.

 

 
     

 


 

 

Business & Industry

 

 

  Summary of Recent Locations and Expansions, 2011-Present  
    Reported  
    Companies Jobs Investment  
 Manufacturing Location 00 $0 
 Manufacturing Expansion 33 $450,000 
 Supportive/Service Location 00 $0 
 Supportive/Service Expansion 1467 $1,000,000 
  Click here for detailed location and expansion information.
Note: Totals include announced locations and expansions.
Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (September 25, 2014).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2012  
    Rockcastle County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
  All Industries 3,217 100.0 299,803 100.0  
  Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting N/A N/A N/A N/A  
  Mining 0 0.0 N/A N/A  
  Construction 0 0.0 10,215 3.4  
  Manufacturing 120 3.7 28,572 9.5  
  Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 378 11.8 56,027 18.7  
  Information 35 1.1 7,499 2.5  
  Financial Activities 0 0.0 11,467 3.8  
  Services 1,068 33.2 119,339 39.8  
  Public Administration 130 4.0 12,940 4.3  
  Other N/A N/A N/A N/A  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
     
  Major Business & Industry  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Brodhead 
 EST Tool & Machine IncCustom tooling and machining for the automotive, aerospace, forging and railroad industries. 3 axis CNC machining, CNC lathe work, wire EDM services, welded fabrication201995 
 Mount Vernon 
 B & H Tool Works Inc of Rockcastle CountySpecialty machinery261998 
 Hanson AggregatesCrushed limestone141908 
 PlastisudTools & dies, plastic injection & thermoform molds241989 
 SOURCEHOV IncData processing and mailroom applications531994 
 Weltrans IncEngineering services; repair and sales of Siemens/Flenders Turbine Engines for Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama.52008 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (September 25, 2014).  

 


 

 

Taxes & Incentives

 

 

  State & Local Taxes  
  A state sales tax is levied at the rate of 6% on the purchase or lease price of taxable goods and on utility services. Local sales taxes are not levied in Kentucky.

The Kentucky Constitution requires the state to tax all classes of taxable property, and state statutes
allow local jurisdictions to tax only a few classes. All locally taxed property is subject to county 
taxes and school district taxes (either a county school district or an independent school district).
Property located inside city limits may also be subject to city property taxes. Property assessments 
in Kentucky are at 100% fair cash value. Special local taxing jurisdictions (fire protection districts,
watershed districts and sanitation districts) levy taxes within their operating areas (usually a small
portion of the community or county).

For general fact sheets on federal, state and local business and personal taxes visit:


http://www.thinkkentucky.com/kyedc/busdirectories.aspx


 
     
  State Property Tax Rates Per $100 Valuation, 2013  
  Selected Class of Property State Rate Local Taxation
Permitted
 
  Real Estate $0.1220 Yes  
  Manufacturing Machinery $0.1500 No  
  Pollution Control Equipment $0.1500 No  
  Inventories:  
      Raw Materials $0.0500 No  
      Goods in Process $0.0500 No  
      Finished Goods $0.0500 Yes  
      Goods-In-Transit Exempt Limited  
  Motor Vehicles $0.4500 Yes  
  Other Tangible Personal Property $0.4500 Yes  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Revenue.  
     
  Local Property Tax Rates Per $100 Valuation, 2013  
  Taxing Jurisdiction Property Taxes
Per $100 Valuation
   
  Real Estate Tangibles Motor Vehicles  
  County  
  Rockcastle $0.2286 $0.3181 $0.1656    
  City  
  Brodhead $0.2400 $0.2400 $0.2490    
  Livingston $0.2500 $0.4500 $0.2500    
  Mount Vernon $0.1660 $0.1660 $0.1670    
  School District  
  Rockcastle County Schools $0.4040 $0.4120 $0.4830    
  Source: Kentucky Revenue Cabinet.  
     
  Local Occupational License Taxes, 2014  
  Cities, counties and school districts may levy an occupational license tax on the net profits of businesses and/or on the salaries and wages of employees earned in the jurisdiction. Rates can vary between the two types of occupational license taxes. Occupational license taxes may be levied on businesses as either a flat rate schedule or as a percentage of apportioned net profits or gross receipts. Where both the city and county levy an occupational license tax, a credit may be given, at the option of the local governments, for the amount paid to the city against the occupational license tax of the county. (Consult local jurisdictions for further details.)  
  Taxing Jurisdiction Tax Rate on
Salaries/Wages
Tax Rate on
Net Profits/Receipts
 
  County  
  Rockcastle 1.50% 1.50%  
  City  
  Brodhead No tax No tax  
  Livingston No tax No tax  
  Mount Vernon 1.00% 1.00%  
  School District  
  Rockcastle County Schools No tax No tax  
  Source: Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants.   
     
  Incentives  
 

Major State Incentive Programs

Bluegrass State Skills Corporation (BSSC) – Click on this link to learn more about the Grant-in-Aid and Tax Credit programs for workforce training offered through BSSC.

Kentucky Business Incentives & Financial Programs – Click on this link to learn more about the various tax incentive programs offered by the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development. Through the Kentucky Business Incentives (KBI) Program, businesses locating in this county could qualify for enhanced incentives.

 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.  

 


 

 

Regulations & Permits

 
 

Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet
Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction

Permitting Information: http://www.dhbc.ky.gov/
 
  Typical Building Permits Responsible Division # of plans Time Frame (Days)  
  Site Plan Building Code Enforcement 1 7-30  
  Building/Life Safety Building Code Enforcement 1 7-30  
  Plumbing Plumbing 3 7  
  Fire Protection Fire Prevention 1 7-30  
  Fire Alarm and Monitoring Fire Prevention 1 7-30  
  Fuel Tanks Fire Prevention
Hazardous Materials Section
1 7  
     

 

Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection
Permits, Fees, Regulatory Times, and Contacts

Permitting Program Information:
http://dca.ky.gov/DCA%20Resource%20Document%20Library/KyDEPCommonPermits2.17.14.pdf
 
     

 

 

Utilities

 

 

 
Utilities Providing Service In Rockcastle County
  Electric  
 East Kentucky Power Cooperative - 859-744-4812 
    Inter-County Energy Cooperative - 859-236-4561 
    Jackson Energy Cooperative - 606-287-7161 
    South Kentucky RECC - 606-678-4121 
 Kentucky Utilities (a PPL company) - 800-500-4904 
     
  Natural Gas  
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 Mt. Vernon Sewer Works - 606-256-2879 
 Mt. Vernon STP372,000239,000133,000  
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Jackson County Water Association - 606-287-70002,268,0001,169,6841,098,316  
 Mt. Vernon Water Works - 606-256-44414,000,0002,401,0001,599,000  
  System information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410  

 


 

 

Quality of Life

 

 

  General Kentucky Quality of Life Information  
  http://www.thinkkentucky.com/kyedc/qualityoflife.aspx  
  Median Home Price (2012): Rockcastle County - $64,500 for 27 homes  
  Source: KY Department of Revenue. Data based on sales for last six months of year indicated.  
  Climate  
  Temperature    
  Normal (30-year record) 56.5 degrees  
  Average Annual, 2012 58.6 degrees  
  Record Highest, June 2012 (32-year record) 104 degrees  
  Record Lowest, January 1994 (32-year record) -18 degrees  
  Normal Heating Degree Days (30-year record) 4,234  
  Normal Cooling Degree Days (30-year record) 1,155  
  Precipitation    
  Normal (30-year record) 48.34 inches  
  Mean Annual Snowfall (30-year record) 23.5 inches  
  Total Precipitation, 2012 51.99 inches  
  Mean Number of Days Precipitation (0.01 inch or more) (30-year record) 144.4  
  Mean Number of Days Thunderstorms (30-year record) 48.8  
  Prevailing Winds SouthSouthwest  
  Relative Humidity (30-year record)    
  1 a.m. 75 percent  
  7 a.m. 81 percent  
  1 p.m. 59 percent  
  7 p.m. 64 percent  
  Note: Heating degree day totals are the sums of positive departures of average daily temperature from 65 degrees F.  Cooling degree day totals are the sum of negative departures of average daily temperature from 65 degrees F.
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Climatic Data Center, Local Climatological Data, 2012.
Station of record: Julian Carroll Airport, Jackson, KY.
 
     
  Public School District Enrollments and Expenditures, 2012-2013  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Rockcastle County Schools 2,810 14.8  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability.