Keven Moore: Get ready for Black Friday invasion, and protect yourself from hazards of shopping

The day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday, is the biggest shopping day of the year, where people team up and devise coordinated invasion plans to get their hands on those doorbuster shopping deals and where elbows are flying as eager shoppers try to box out their opponents. It’s where well-organized families coordinate recon missions well in advanced to collect the proper Intel,...

Restaurant chain Taco John’s signs development deal to bring 12 new locations to Central Kentucky

Taco John’s and its iconic Potato Olés are coming to Central Kentucky. The Mexican quick-service brand is bringing its fresh ingredients and bold flavors to at least 12 new locations across the state. “I’m from Western Kentucky where everyone loves eating at Taco John’s,” said new Area Developer, Bradley Paxton. “This opportunity is a perfect fit for my business partner and I and a great...

Market remains strong as Keeneland November sale closes with increases in overall average, median

Fierce competition for quality horses among an exceptionally deep buying bench generated healthy results as Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale concluded Saturday. Buyer confidence carried forward from the September Yearling Sale, spurring premium prices; increases in average and median; and the sale of 18 horses for $1 million or more, led by the $6 million paid by Coolmore’s M.V. Magnier...

Automotive supplier Taeyang to invest $15.6 million, establish 76 jobs in Simpson Co. manufacturing plant

Taeyang Metal Industrial Co. Ltd., manufacturer of fasteners and cold-rolled steel products for the automotive industry, will invest nearly $15.6 million and create 76 full-time jobs to establish a manufacturing plant in Franklin. The facility will be the company’s first in the United States. “Taeyang is a well-respected, global company in the automotive industry and we are grateful that its executives...

Bus manufacturer New Flyer of America to invest $40 million in Shepherdsville plant, create up to 550 jobs

New Flyer of America Inc. will create up to 550 full-time jobs as it invests $40 million to lease and upgrade a facility for bus parts fabrication in Shepherdsville. “New Flyer’s decision to locate in Kentucky further distinguishes the commonwealth as a top location for engineering and advanced manufacturing in the US,” Gov. Bevin said. “The significant number of jobs coming to Shepherdsville...

Five counties earn Work Ready certification from Education and Workforce and Development Cabinet

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner announced Friday that Barren and Taylor counties have been certified as a Kentucky Work Ready Communities. In addition, Harlan, Laurel and Scott counties have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities in Progress. “Everything we aspire to economically is contingent on our communities having a skilled workforce that...

Aleris Corporation opens $400 million aluminum rolling facility expansion in Hancock County

Aleris Corp. and local leaders in Hancock County on Thursday celebrated the opening of a $400 million expansion that brings the company’s Lewisport mill new capacity, equipment and expertise to produce aluminum auto body sheet for the automotive industry. “This investment by Aleris Corp. at its Lewisport mill is a tremendous compliment to the community and to Kentucky,” Governor Matt Bevin...

LBAR receives national grant for expanding housing opportunities through rent assistance project

The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBAR) has received a $15,000 grant from the National Association of Realtors’ Housing Opportunity Program to support activities that create and expand affordable housing opportunities. LBAR also donated $1,500 to the project. Through the Rent & Deposit Assistant (RDA) Project, the grant will be used to pay a deposit and first month’s rent for...

Dominion Senior Living celebrates grand opening of first Kentucky community in Richmond

Dominion Senior Living recently held the grand opening of its new personal care and memory care community, Dominion Senior Living of Richmond. The senior living community hosted a ribbon cutting and open house at the community, located at 200 Meridian Way. The free public event featured door prizes and delicious Kentucky-themed refreshments for guests to enjoy. Representatives from Dominion Senior...

LG&E, KU among more than 100 utilities marking week-long utility scam awareness campaign

Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company are proud to stand with more than 100 U.S. and Canadian utilities to expose the tactics scammers use when attempting to steal money from utility customers and to educate customers on how to protect themselves. The awareness efforts are part of LG&E and KU’s participation in Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS), a consortium...

Keven Moore: Legionnaires’ Disease is rampant and deadly; businesses need insurance

Imagine for a minute you and your co-workers are sent to a 3-day work conference in Orlando, Fla. You return home and the next day you have a headache, chills, muscle pains and a high fever. After a couple of days your fever spikes to dangerous levels so you are rushed to the hospital. You wake up eight days later after going into a coma to find yourself on a ventilator fighting for your life. You...

You’re to Blame brings $440,000 as horses of racing age take spotlight at Keeneland’s November sale

Horses of racing age were featured on Tuesday during the eighth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, fetching the day’s highest prices, led by the $440,000 paid by Steven W. Young, agent, for You’re to Blame, a 3-year-old graded stakes-placed son of Distorted Humor from the family of multiple champion Gio Ponti. Lane’s End, agent, consigned You’re to Blame, third in the Bay...

Kentucky Utilities announces plans to retire two of company’s oldest coal-fired power generators

Kentucky Utilities Company announced on Tuesday the combination of stricter environmental regulations and customers’ embracing energy-efficiency measures will enable the utilities to retire two of the company’s oldest coal-fired units. In making its decision, KU analyzed a number of alternatives for meeting the anticipated stricter Environmental Protection Agency regulations, including the Coal...

Two Broodmares bring $200,000 to highlight Monday’s session of Keeneland’s November sale

Two broodmares – multiple Grade 1 winner Intangaroo, in foal to Silent Name (JPN), and Mrs. Hudson, in foal to Midshipman, sold for $200,000 apiece to top Monday’s seventh session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Keeneland sold 292 horses on Monday for $9,311,900, down 29.57 percent from the comparable session in 2016 when 254 horses sold for $13,221,100. Today’s average of $31,890...

LBAR announces $215.7m in Bluegrass real estate sales in October, six percent over last year

Real estate sales by members of the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBAR) positively impacted the Bluegrass economy as of end of October with 1,115 reported sales totaling $215,717,605 October sales activity increased six percent with 1,050 sales reported closed in October 2016 compared to 1,115 sales reported closed in October 2017.  Of the 1,115 sales, 257 sales were to first-time homebuyers...

Keeneland posts increases in gross sales, average and median price during Sunday session

Competition for quality horses fueled substantial increases in gross sales and average and median prices during Sunday’s sixth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, led by the $260,000 paid by Xavier International Bloodstock, agent, for the graded stakes-placed mare Aqua Regia in foal to Dialed In. On Sunday, the second of two sessions in Book 3, 264 horses brought $14,885,500, up...

Fools in Love reaches $1 Million to top Thursday session of Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale

England’s Cheveley Park Stud Ltd. paid $1 million for Group 2 producer Fools in Love on Thursday during the third session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Fools in Love is the 18th horse to bring $1 million or more during the first three sessions of the November Sale, equaling the number of seven-figure horses recorded during the initial three sessions last year. On the first of two...

UK, Lexington set to celebrate business innovation during Global Entrpreneurship Week Nov. 13-19

By Eric Hartman and Carl Nathe Special to KyForward It all begins on Monday — the University of Kentucky, the city of Lexington and Lexington-based startup entrepreneurs, small businesses, investors and service providers will join in the worldwide celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017. A total of 15 events celebrating entrepreneurship will take place on campus and at venues throughout...

Stoli Group’s Kentucky Owl Park in Bardstown to combine tourism, dining, entertainment and distilling

In one of bourbon country’s largest single projects, Gov. Matt Bevin and leaders of Stoli Group broke ground Wednesday on Kentucky Owl Park, a nearly $150 million lakeside complex to include a distillery, visitors center, cooperage, rickhouses, bottling center, restaurant and other facilities at Bardstown’s 420-acre Haydon Materials Quarry. “Global demand for bourbon continues to bring significant...

For Royalty brings $2.1 Million to top Wednesday session of Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale

For Royalty, dam of Grade 1 winner Constellation in foal to Bernardini, sold to Summer Wind Equine for $2.1 million to lead today’s second session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, which saw increases in average and median prices and the sale of eight broodmares and broodmare prospects and one weanling for $1 million or more each. On Wednesday, Keeneland sold 105 horses for $41,692,000,...