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Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association annual dinner set for Sept. 8 in Lexington

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced today that the 33rd annual TOBA National Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday, September 8 at the Woodford Reserve Club at Kroger Field in Lexington. The National Awards Dinner honors owners and breeders from 23 states and Canada. Also recognized are the National Owner of the Year and National Owner Finalists, National Breeder of the Year,...

William E. Groves Construction in Madisonville presented Governor’s Safety and Health Award

Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes visited William E. Groves Construction in Madisonville today to present a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for the 507,834 production hours worked without a lost-time incident by employees. Nemes “On behalf of Governor Bevin and the Labor Cabinet, I want to congratulate William E. Groves Construction on this remarkable achievement,” Labor Secretary...

Paul Davis of Lexington to sponsor local firefighters in Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge

Danny Howard, owner of Paul Davis of Lexington, will sponsor the inaugural Nicholasville Fire Department Combat Challenge Team during the renowned Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge events. Paul Davis check presentation to Nicholasville firefighters (provided photos). Locally, the team will compete on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday June 24. The Firefighter Challenge and Kid’s Firefighter Challenge...

Bardstown’s historic Willett Distillery promotes Britt Kulsveen to president and chief whiskey officer

BARDSTOWN, Ky. – The historic Willett Distillery, family owned and operated since its founding in 1936, today announced the promotion of Kristin Martha-Britt Kulsveen to the role of President and Chief Whiskey Officer. Britt Kulsveen Kulsveen is the great-granddaughter of founder A. Lambert Willett and succeeds her mother, Martha Harriett Willett Kulsveen, as President. The landmark announcement...

Keven Moore: Fathers Day – a gift from my father as it related to cars and insurance

As Father’s Day approaches, I am reminded that some of the best gifts in life are those gifts that are not given, but are instead taught. I also recognized several years ago that by the time a man realizes that his father was right, he usually has a son or daughter who thinks he is always wrong, which makes Father’s Day even that much more special. I lost my father over 5 years ago and as time...

Leadership Kentucky announces 2018 class; includes representatives from across the Commonwealth

Leadership Kentucky, one of the oldest and most prestigious statewide leadership development programs in the United States, is proud to announce the members of the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2018. Leadership Kentucky, a non-profit educational organization, brings together a select group of people who possess a broad variety of leadership abilities, career accomplishments, and volunteer activities,...

Wiedemann appointed Chief Executive Officer for AAA Club Alliance

AAA Club Alliance has announced the appointment of Thomas C. Wiedemann as Chief Executive Officer. Wiedemann replaces Bernhard “Berni” Koch, who had been with the organization since 2002 and had served as CEO since 2012. AAA Club Alliance, Inc. is the third-largest AAA club in the national AAA federation and serves more than six million members in Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky,...

Citizens Commerce Bank Converts to state charter; DFI assumes regulatory authority

The Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) welcomed Citizens Commerce Bank as Kentucky’s 125th state-chartered bank effective June 1. Department of Financial Institutions’ Commissioner Charles Vice, center, delivers a new state charter to officials of Citizens Commerce. From left to right are: Jeff Ball, Executive Vice President and Senior Lender; DFI Division Director Marni Gibson; Eli Barber,...

Victory Lane Quick Oil Change opens KY location, sponsors NASCAR driver with Bluegrass ties

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor Victory Lane Quick Oil Change celebrated the opening of its first shop in the Greater Cincinnati market, with a ribbon-cutting at the location on U.S. 42 in Florence Thursday. Florence Mayor Diane Whalen presents a water tower bobblehead to Victory Lane franchisee Brian Schreiber at Thursday’s ribbon-cutting (provided photo). Executive Vice President James...

Real estate sales in Kentucky see first increase in 2018; April’s volume is the highest ever for the month

In a reversal of course and going against the national trend, Kentucky’s housing sales were up in April for the first time in 2018 and the first increase since October 2017. Click to enlarge Real estate sales reached 4,545, which is a 7.4 percent increase over April 2017 and an all-time high for the month. Year-to-date, homes sold are still down less than 1 percent over last year with only 79 less...

Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, hires retiring Pendleton County Schools Superintendent Strong

Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, LLC (RSA) has hired Anthony Strong, a veteran public school administrator with expertise in financing education-related projects, as a Vice President of Business Development. Strong Strong, who is retiring June 30 as Superintendent of Pendleton County Schools after leading the district since 2011, will join RSA’s Lexington office. “Anthony Strong was an...

Keven Moore: Standing desk converter healthy alternative to sitting in chair all day at work

For thousands of years, the vast majority of humans spent most of their lives on their feet. Flexispot standing desk converter in Moore’s office. In the mid-20th century, however, rapid technological advances (cars, TVs, computers, etc.) began decreasing the physical activity demands, and many of us have become increasingly more sedentary. This lifestyle change can be attributed to many health...

Corvac Composites plans $6.1 Million Investment in Morgantown, will add 30 Full-Time Jobs

Automotive supplier Corvac Composites LLC will expand production in Morgantown with a $6.1 million investment expected to create 30 full-time jobs, Gov. Matt Bevin has announced. Gov. Bevin “When a company makes the decision to locate in Kentucky, they often end up deciding to also expand here. That’s the case with Corvac Composites, who first opened their Morgantown facility 13 years ago,” Gov....

Leadership Louisville Luncheon August 22 to feature South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Registration is now open for the August 22 Leadership Louisville Luncheon, featuring the Honorable Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana. This year’s annual event will convene the region’s most influential leaders in business, government, nonprofits and civic engagement to explore how we as a region can be a power for creating a more prosperous future. Mayor Buttigieg (BOOT edge-edge)...

Bourbon without borders – Gov. Bevin signs shipping bill, sends first bottles of signature spirits

Gov. Matt Bevin has ceremonially signed a new law that allows visitors to ship bottles of Kentucky’s signature spirit home, then joined Bourbon Barons and legislative leaders to box and dispatch the first commemorative bottles to celebrate the historic occasion. Gov. Bevin The event took place at the new Kentucky Bourbon Trail Welcome Center at the Frazier History Museum along Louisville’s famed...

Braidy Industries buys additional parcels at EastPark Industrial Center; breaks ground on $1.3B mill

Braidy Industries has announced that it has invested $3.4 million to acquire additional land and buildings at the EastPark Industrial Center in Ashland, just hours before the groundbreaking for its new mill. In April 2017, Braidy Industry announced its plans to build a $1.3 billion mill, which has been called a game changer, in Boyd County. The newly-acquired properties include the 12.6-acre HT Hackney...

Keven Moore: Got stuck on an elevator while on vacation (a first, but it happens); here’s what to do

On vacation with the family in Panama City Beach earlier this month everything was perfect — the sun was hot, the sand was white, a cold beverage was in hand, the surf was up and Camp Moore had just been established with our pop-up tent, blanket and cooler to supplement the two lounge chairs umbrellas that came with our rental condominium. Unable to entirely unplug from work due to a conference call,...

At 17, she’s on her way to realizing a little girl’s dream — owning an ice cream business, going to UK

By David Kubota NKyTribune reporter As a little girl, Taylor Cook, 17, of Frankfort, had always dreamed of one day owning her own ice cream business, and she also always dreamed of going to the University of Kentucky. When she reached high school, as a member of the Future Farmers of America, she was required to complete a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) throughout her high school experience....

Warner has shaken up the world of 3D printing with Gorilla Maker; now has big plans for future growth

By Kevin Eigelbach Northern Kentucky Tribune With his Verona-based Gorilla Maker, Glenn Warner has already disrupted the world of 3D printing. As a partner in the Downtown Cincinnati startup Physna, Warner seems poised to help disrupt the world of quality control. Glenn Warner stands in “The Zoo,” that section of the house trailer in Verona where Gorilla Maker makes its 3D printers (photo by Kevin...

Hardin Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees approves sale of health system to Baptist Health

The Hardin Memorial Hospital (HMH) Board of Trustees voted this week 8-1 to approve the sale of the health system to long-time manager Baptist Health. The vote was taken at the meeting of the Hardin County Fiscal Court, whose members also serve as the HMH Board of Trustees. The Baptist Health Board of Directors approved the asset purchase agreement (APA) earlier this month. The final step in the process...