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Ask The Expert event Sept. 12 offers attendees chance to see how much their jewelry is worth

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St. John & Myers: Antique and Period Jewelry is hosting a free “Ask the Expert” day with Professional Gemologist Louis Scholz on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at their Lexington storefront at 400 Old Vine Street, …

Making Ends Meet: Group’s Family Budget Calculator breaks down monthly costs

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  A two-parent, two-child family in Kentucky must earn at least $4,184 a month, or an annual total of $57,763, to make ends meet, according to the Economic Policy Institute’s updated Family Budget Calculator released today.   Meanwhile, it costs …

Commission on Military Affairs awarded Department of Defense planning grant

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A Department of Defense agency has awarded a grant of $618,437 to the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs to study defense-related economic development opportunities in the state.   “Our Commission on Military Affairs, through its ongoing efforts and with the …

LBAR members sell $241.4M in real estate in July 2015, shows improvement from 2014

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Members of the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors reported sales totaling $241,442,314 from the Bluegrass economy as of July 31.   July sales activity increased 18 percent with 1,132 sales reported closed in July 2014 compared to 1,334 sales reported closed …

UK launches ‘Venture Studio’ for student entrepreneurs to learn, imagine and create

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  The University of Kentucky’s Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship is launching UK Venture Studio, an innovative learning space headquartered in the new Gatton College of Business and Economics building. Venture Studio is focused on providing a real-world, startup company …

Free basic job interview skills workshop available for veterans in Lexington Aug. 25

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The Kentucky Career Center in Lexington and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will host a free basic interview skills workshop at Northside Branch Library on Aug. 25 from 1 – 3 p.m. and 5 – 7 p.m. The library is located …

ALDI brings hiring event to Lexington, plans to hire more than 2,500 people nationwide

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Known for offering wages and benefits that are higher than the national average for the retail industry, ALDI, a national grocery chain, will host a hiring event for its Lexington-area stores as part of its month-long national employment push to …

Pitch Perfect? StopGap Solutions latest to advance to state entreprenuerial contest

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  If you’ve ever damaged your iPhone or iPad, you’ve probably wished an easy fix was available. Thanks to the latest Kentucky Innovation Network regional competition winner, there now is.   StopGap Solutions took first place in the latest innovation …

Kentucky’s jobless rate at 5.2 percent in July, up from June, but below the national average

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Kentucky’s preliminary July unemployment rate rose slightly to a seasonally adjusted 5.2 percent from a revised 5.1 percent in June 2015, and remained below the national rate, according to the Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky …

Kentucky Career Center in Georgetown to relocate to Technology Dr. week of Aug. 24

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The Kentucky Career Center in Georgetown will be relocating to 100 Technology Drive, Suite 2, from 1000 W. Main St. the week of Aug. 24.   There will be limited services available at the old location while the move is …