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Qualification for federal tax waiver to save Kentucky employers about $112 million

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  Kentucky employers will save an estimated $112 million for the 2014 tax year after the state qualified for a waiver under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA).   The additional tax was waived because the state has taken no …

Arlington Elementary fifth-graders learn about finances from Young Bankers Club

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  Fifth Third Bank (Kentucky) recognized 50 members of the Fifth Third Bank Young Bankers Club in Central Kentucky. The Young Bankers Club is Fifth Third’s signature financial educational program for elementary students.   Local Fifth Third bankers taught the …

Bluegrass Business Development Partnership clients responsible for 272 new full-time jobs

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  Lexington’s Global Entrepreneurship Week continued on Wednesday at an event, sponsored by the Lexington Venture Club (LVC), recognizing recipients of the Lexington eAchievers award for excellence in entrepreneurship.   Twenty start-up companies in the Bluegrass Region were honored with …

Kentucky’s October unemployment rate shows biggest one-month decrease since 1976

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Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to its lowest rate in more than six years in October 2014 at 6.2 percent from a revised 6.7 percent in September 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an …

Four Kentucky companies ranked among nation’s best for LGBT workplace equality

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The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, released the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, an annual report assessing LGBT inclusion in major companies and law firms across the nation, including four …

Matching donation program for Community WinterCare continued by Kentucky Utilities

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  Winter is several days away, but with snow falling and temperatures in the region dipping below freezing, area residents are already beginning to feel the chill of the colder season.   To assist customers who may have difficulty paying …

Dave Thomas Foundation ranks Kentucky top government adoption-friendly workplace

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The Kentucky Personnel Cabinet announced the Commonwealth is ranked first on the 2014 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List and the state is being recognized by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption for its employee adoption benefits as compared to other government …

Lexington’s fast-growing high-tech sector attracts four additional companies in 2014

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  Lexington’s growing high-tech sector saw the addition of four companies in 2014, bringing 17 new jobs and over $3.3 million in grants and capital investment to Kentucky.   The Bluegrass Business Development Partnership (BBDP) and the Kentucky Cabinet for …

Allegiant announces it will add twice-weekly service to New Orleans starting in February

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Allegiant Travel Company announced the addition of new service from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to New Orleans (MSY) with passengers able to book travel for as low as $85 one-way.   “As Allegiant’s fastest growing market in their …

UK College of Ag. warns farmers early frigid blast could cause cold stress in livestock

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  An early blast of arctic cold has landed in the Bluegrass, and that puts pressure on farmers to make sure their animals are ready for the assault.   “Some locations may even see the livestock cold stress index dip …