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AT&T expands high-speed Internet in more than 200 Ky. locations; lawmakers laud move


More people will have access to AT&T high-speed Internet after the company added more capacity to the latest generation of wireless technology in more than 200 urban and rural communities throughout Kentucky. Residents and business customers should notice improvements in …

Dexter hired as new executive director
of Business and Education Network


Betsy Dexter was named the new executive director of the Business and Education Network, a subsidiary of Commerce Lexington Inc. that is charged with assisting efforts to close the workforce skills gap in the Central Kentucky Region.   Before coming …

Kentucky will be ‘epicenter’ of industrial hemp production, Comer tells conference


  Industrial hemp will cover tens of thousands of acres and generate thousands of jobs in Kentucky in the near future.   That was the message from Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer as he spoke to hundreds of hemp growers, …

Business Briefs: Coal Academy Mine Rescue Team member wins competition; and more


Kentucky Coal Academy Mine Rescue Team member wins competition   Kentucky Coal Academy Mine Rescue team member Taber Tichenor was recently named the 2015 National Mine Rescue Bench BioPak Champion after competing in the National Mining Association’s Coal Mine Rescue, …

Owensboro-based smartphone tech company Udeo.Me wins regional pitch competition


With smartphone technology quickly sweeping the globe, one Kentucky company is poised to capitalize on the market. Udeo.Me won the Kentucky Innovation Network regional pitch competition in Elizabethtown, earning a $1,000 prize and an invitation to pitch to the Kentucky …

Kentucky native, UK alumna Knopf locating mattress company headquarters in Lexington


  Kimberly Brown Knopf, CEO of Innovative Mattress Solutions and a University of Kentucky alumna, is locating her company’s headquarters in Lexington.   That company, which operates in Kentucky as Sleep Outfitters, has mattress stores in six states. The move …

Woodford County still has lowest jobless rate, Fayette and Owen counties not far behind


Unemployment rates fell in 112 Kentucky counties between August 2014 and August 2015, rose in six counties and remained the same in two counties (Lawrence and Lee), according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the …

Home-based Intuitive Network Systems
latest to win regional pitch competition


Thanks to “breakthrough technology” designed to alleviate traffic concerns for first responders, Intuitive Network Systems has been named the winner of the latest Kentucky Innovation Network regional pitch competition, in Richmond.   The company, a home-based business in Winchester, received …

UK, UofL team up to help state become hub
of next-generation advanced manufacturing


  The University of Kentucky and University of Louisville today announced a $3.76 million grant to create a national center of excellence in micro/nanotechnology. The highly competitive grant from the National Science Foundation is one of just 16 awarded to …

Business Briefs: Swigert receives ASHA honor; KCTCS promotes two; and more


Swigert to receive ASHA’s highest honor   Nancy Swigert, director of Speech-Language Pathology and Respiratory Care at Baptist Health Lexington, will receive “Honors of the Association,” the highest award given by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, at the organization’s fall meeting …