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Unemployment rate down in 69 counties; Boone Co. records lowest at 5.7 percent

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Unemployment rates fell in 69 Kentucky counties between March 2013 and March 2014, while 43 county rates went up and eight counties stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education …

State seeking the public’s input on increasing disadvantaged businesses’ work on highways

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is seeking public input on their proposed goals for increasing Disadvantaged Business Enterprise involvement in state highway projects.   The KYTC Office for Civil Rights and Small Business Development, which oversees the cabinet’s DBE program is …

Former Northern Ky. Chamber CEO taking experience, talents to Greater Spokane Inc.

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Steve Stevens, former president and CEO of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, made it official this week that he has taken a position in the state of Washington as the new president and CEO of Greater Spokane Inc.   …

Two years after devastating tornado, state rebuilds tree nurseries, begins selling seeds

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  On March 2, 2012, a tornado destroyed the Kentucky Division of Forestry’s Morgan County nursery buildings. The tornado that devastated the town of West Liberty scattered seedling bags and nursery debris into surrounding states.   Gov. Steve Beshear, Energy …

Frost-Arnett, specializing in health care office solutions, plans to expand in Campbellsville

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Frost-Arnett, an accounts receivable management company specializing in office solutions for health care organizations in Taylor County, will create 70 new full-time jobs and invest $620,000 to expand its Campbellsville facility, it was announced today.   “It’s always exciting when …

For Lexmark’s John Gagel, Earth Month isn’t just for April – it’s part of everyday culture

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  By Judy Clabes KyForward editor   John Gagel was DNA-imprinted at birth with the “green” gene so call it a lucky fate that he landed with a company having the perfect DNA match.   Gagel is manager of Sustainability …

Business Briefs: Lexmark ‘trusted;’ German plant to employ 155; firm helps nonprofits

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Lexmark among “most trusted”   Trust Across America has listed Lexmark International as No. 9 on its Top 10 Most Trustworthy Public Companies in its fourth annual study of over 2000 U.S.-based corporations.   “While we are disappointed in the …

Campbellsville’s satellite site for vocational, tech classes so popular it outgrew its space

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In the mid-1990s when one of the region’s largest employers shut down, Campbellsville University was quick to work with displaced workers and help them gain new skills through the CU Technology Training Center. CU is now expanding into vocational technology …

State seeking private sector help to build the ‘Super I-way’ for more high-speed broadband

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Kentucky companies, particularly municipal utilities and electric cooperatives, are needed by Frankfort to help high-speed broadband Internet access get to all homes and businesses in the Eastern portion of the state.   The Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet has released …

Kentucky’s unemployment rate rose slightly, to 7.9 percent, from February to March

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Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate rose slightly to 7.9 percent in March 2014 from a revised 7.8 percent in February 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. …