Unfortunately, the market is very tough for new grad nurses. I hope you find work soon. Until then, all you can really do is apply, apply, apply! LPNs are very prevalent in LTC facilities but they're not limited to just that area. Have you looked into an LTC facility?
As for pay, that varies greatly on the state and also the location within that state. I do not know the average pay for LPNs in Kentucky, but maybe someone else in this forum can offer some insight.
In this economy, I would take anything, even if the pay seems a little low. Better to have a job than none at all!