New 6.4 acre pet resort featuring indoor dog park, pool launches in Louisville

A Louisville-area company announced the opening of a new 15,000 square foot pet boarding, daycare, grooming, and training resort called the Pet Station Country Club. The Pet Station Country Club amenities are unlike anything in the region, and include a 4,000-square foot indoor dog park complete with a custom-engineered obstacle course. The park is temperature-controlled year-round and laid with K9Grass,...

LBAR donates $10,000 to Building Institute of Central Kentucky for fees, text books for trade students

The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBAR) donates $10,000 to Building Institute of Central Kentucky (BICK). The funds will be used for application fees and text books for students wishing to excel in the skilled trades related to the residential and commercial construction industry. With consumers preparing to place their homes on the market and purchase their dream home, the need for...

Donaldson Company in Nicholasville presented Governor’s Safety and Health Award

Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes visited Donaldson Company’s Nicholasville plant to present a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for working 668,907 consecutive hours without a lost time injury or illness. “Congratulations to the Donaldson plant in Nicholasville on achieving their fourth Governor’s Health and Safety Award,” said Labor Cabinet Secretary Derrick Ramsey. “Working...

Keven Moore: To barbecue or not to barbecue? You’ll take command of the grill, but do it safely

Note: This column was originally published on April 21, 2016 They say that vegetarian is an old Indian word for “Bad Hunter,” and I firmly believe that mankind didn’t eat its way to the top of the food chain on vegetables. Most of us men subscribe to the theory that it is better to have burnt and lost, than to never have barbecued at all — and for some it’s not a skill, it’s a...

Home Away from Home: Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center adds new vacation cottage

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY, is now offering a vacation cottage for visitors. Located in Georgetown, KY, adjacent to the Old Friends farm, the two-story colonial home will be available for week-long rentals beginning March 25. The home offers four bedrooms, three full baths, a fully equipped kitchen, plus a spacious living room and dining area. Only a short drive...

Kentucky Small Business Development Centers celebrating inaugural SBDC Day

Though starting a business has changed dramatically over the last 36 years, the Kentucky Small Business Development Center network has been there throughout. To celebrate the positive effect KSBDC’s consultants have across the state each year, the network of 12 offices will take part in the inaugural SBDC Day Wednesday, March 22. SBDC Day is a national movement created by America’s Small Business...

BBB Trends: Don’t get bitten by a puppy scam; you’ll be in a financial doghouse if you aren’t careful

By Sandra Guile Special to KyForward Thursday, March 23 is National Puppy Day, and it’s a great time to consider adding a furry friend to the family. There are many things to think about when purchasing a pet – like how to get stains out of the carpet or what valuables to tuck out of the way from being chewed up – but the most important are whether or not your family is ready to take...

Kentucky places second in Site Selection magazine for 2016 economic development success

Kentucky placed second nationally in economic development projects per capita last year and first in the South Central region according to Site Selection magazine, Gov. Matt Bevin announced. The rankings – part of Site Selection’s annual Governor’s Cup awards – make 2016 the third consecutive year Kentucky has placed first or second in the per-capita competition. Numerous Kentucky metropolitan...

Distillery Association adopts Stave & Thief Society as the state’s official Bourbon certification program

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced that the Stave & Thief Society Bourbon Certification Program is now the official Bourbon education course of the organization and its 33 members. The program was created in 2015 by the Distilled Spirits Epicenter, the KDA’s official educational member, with input from an independent advisory panel of distilling experts, historians, leaders in...

Toyota’s Legacy: Erlanger laboratory to be The Ignite Institute, world-class STEAM education center

Creating an enduring gift to fuel the economic engine of the Tri-State, Toyota announced that it is donating its Quality and Production Engineering Laboratory on its campus in Erlanger to develop a STEAM-focused education center to serve the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region. The vision, a collaborative endeavor involving state and local leaders, is world-class STEAM education that inspires...

A Boat Load: Kentucky-based Long John Silver’s sells a ton of fish, hush puppies during Lent

Long John Silver’s, America’s Favorite Seafood restaurant, expects to be a big fish when it comes to seafood sales during Lent. From March 1 to April 16, Long John Silver’s expects to sell more than 30 million pieces of seafood. That’s enough to feed the population of Florida and have left overs for everyone in New York City. Many customers enjoy their fish lightly fried to golden perfection...

DHL Express schedules second job fair at CVG Center; about 900 new positions to be filled

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has announced it will hold a second hiring fair at the CVG Centre to hire for 900 new positions as the company completes the latest $108 million expansion of its Americas Hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport. Interested candidates who could not attend the March 4 job fair are invited to this second job fair being...

Local offices celebrate Small Business Development Centers success, impact on March 22

Though starting a business has changed dramatically over the last 36 years, the Kentucky Small Business Development Center network has been there throughout. To celebrate the positive effect KSBDC’s consultants have across the state each year, the network of 12 offices will take part in the inaugural SBDC Day on March 22. SBDC Day is a national movement created by America’s Small Business Development...

Keven Moore: It may be hard to believe, but even a simple back injury can eventually result in death

Can a back injury kill you? Unfortunately, it can. Let me tell you a story about my dear friend Dan who died from a simple back injury on Feb. 10, 1996. Dan and I first met working at McDonald’s when we were both teenagers. We later lived together, dated the same women, got in fist-fights over women, deer hunted, rode motorcycles, played pickup basketball at 3 a.m. on the UK blue courts, delivered...

Bulleit opens new Shelbyville distillery as part of $130 million investment creating 30 new jobs

Gov. Matt Bevin joined Tom Bulleit, founder of Bulleit Distilling Co., and local officials Tuesday in opening the company’s Shelbyville distillery, part of a $130-plus million investment creating approximately 30 full-time jobs. “It is an honor to join Bulleit Distilling Co. today to celebrate the opening of its new distillery in Shelbyville,” Bevin said. “Bourbon, in addition to its status...

National study shows Toyota’s 30-year impact on Kentucky economy exceeded $6.6 billion

A recent study by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) shows Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) is making a major impact on the Bluegrass State through strong jobs numbers, payroll, and capital and philanthropic investments. CAR, a national think tank, found in 2015 that every Toyota manufacturing, sales, logistics or support operations job in Kentucky created nearly three more...

BBB Trends: Beware of storm chaser scammers following spring showers and strong storms

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau Spring showers and strong storms can cause untold damage to your property, prompting the need for speedy repairs. Unfortunately, this season also brings out the possibility of storm chasers – scammers who come through quickly and leave a lot of financial damage in their wake. BBB has a Storm Repair, Recovery, and Relief resource center at bbb.org/cincinnati/storm/...

Several days of below freezing temperatures could result in damage to Kentucky crops

Kentucky has enjoyed a mild winter which has resulted in many trees, plants and crops beginning to sprout and bloom before their usual times. The forecast for the next several days is not good news for those early bloomers. Meteorologists for the University of Kentucky Agricultural Weather Center are predicting low temps to reach into the 20s for at least five days in the upcoming week. “The National...

Allegiant announces low fares on new non-stop flight from CVG to Denver starting in June

Allegiant announced new nonstop service to Denver International Airport (DEN) from Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). To celebrate, the company, known for its ultra-low fares, is offering one-way fares on the route for as low as $28.   “We know that Cincinnati travelers are smarter than the average bear when it comes to finding a good deal,” said Lukas Johnson, Allegiant...

Sales at 31st annual Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo exceeds $1 million for sixth straight year

Sales at the 31st annual Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo March 3-5 exceeded $1 million for the sixth consecutive year. “At a time when beef cattle prices are well below their peak of recent years, these numbers say something about the Beef Expo’s position as an elite beef cattle show and sale,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “We’re especially pleased that Kentucky consignors had...