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Keeneland had $590 million impact on Lexington, Fayette Co. in 2014, study shows

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  Keeneland’s spring and fall race meets and four Thoroughbred sales in 2014 generated a $590 million economic impact for Lexington and Fayette County.   The results are among the findings of an economic impact study conducted by the University …

Applications for Leadership Lexington Program accepted through May 15

Since 1979, Commerce Lexington Inc.’s Leadership Lexington program has been cultivating Lexington leaders, producing over 1,300 graduates from this highly informative, educational and results-oriented leadership development program. Graduates of the program have impacted our city in areas such as public …

Excessive rain this spring has Kentucky corn growers concerned about later planting dates

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  By Tim Thornberry KyForward correspondent   Excessive amounts of rain this spring – including during one of the wettest Aprils on record – have many farmers nervous as planting season has arrived.   Corn growers in particular are edgy …

Nearly 2 million visitors to Kentucky’s four national parks spent $114.7 million in 2014

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  A new National Park Service report shows that 1.82 million visitors to Kentucky’s four national parks spent $114.7 million in the state in 2014. That spending resulted in 1,816 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the state economy …

LBAR reports $369.5 million in Central Kentucky real estate sales in first quarter

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Real estate sales by members of the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors reports 2,168 sales totaling $369,551,602 through March.   Total sales activity for March 2015 increased 15 percent compared to March 2014 with 771 sales closed to March 2015 with …

Idea State U’s entrepreneur competition may include some of state’s next business ventures

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  The world’s next major corporation just might be born in Lexington this weekend.   Kentucky’s brightest college entrepreneurs will compete in the Cabinet for Economic Development’s Idea State U, April 24 – 25 at the Lexington Center. The nationally …

Lower jobless rates in all 120 Kentucky counties made 2014 an ‘extraordinary year’

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Annual unemployment rates were lower in all 120 Kentucky counties in 2014 than in 2013, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.   “Even though economic opportunities vary across the state, 2014 proved to be an extraordinary year …

State’s unemployment rate drops once again; 5.1 percent in March lowest rate in 13 years

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Kentucky’s unemployment rate continues to drop. The seasonally adjusted preliminary March 2015 unemployment rate dipped to 5.1 percent, the lowest rate since June 2001 when it was 5 percent.   Kentucky’s figure is below the national rate for the eighth …

Rural Blog: Young entrepreneur helping revive Central Appalachia, inspire others

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  Jennifer Noble is one of a growing number of young entrepreneurs opening businesses in Central Appalachia and helping to revive the economies of towns depleted by the loss of coal jobs. Noble, born and raised in Hazard in Eastern …

Catalent’s recent expansion celebrated with news of another 300 jobs, $62M investment

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Catalent Pharma Solutions continues to grow in Eastern Kentucky. Local, state and company officials today cut the ribbon on Catalent’s $52-million expansion. In addition, Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen announced toay that the company plans to invest an additional $62 million …