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Country Boy Brewing releases the first KY Proud hard cider made by a microbrewery

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Lexington-based Country Boy Brewing is set to release the first ever KY Proud Hard Cider made by a microbrewery. The release of the cider on Thursday, July 24, comes as Country Boy continues to expand production to its original microbrewery …

Central Ky. Regional Public Policy Group to go to nation’s capital to discuss energy issues

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Business, government and community leaders in Central Kentucky are gearing up for the Regional Public Policy Group’s annual Washington, D.C. Fly-In presented by Columbia Gas of Kentucky on July 23 and 24.   During the trip, attendees will meet with …

David Duttlinger reflects on first months
as head of beleaguered Bluegrass ADD

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  By Judy Clabes KyForward editor   David Duttlinger stepped into the churning turmoil at Bluegrass Area Development District last fall at the most difficult of times. The organization’s former executive director was under fire, forced to resign in the …

With Kentucky’s crops keeping pace with 2013, could this be another record year?

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By Tim Thornberry KyForward correspondent   From a production standpoint, it would be difficult for Kentucky farmers to beat what they did last year.   Both soybean and corn production reached record levels, while tobacco prices rose to pre-quota buyout …

Business Briefs: Centre makes alumna career services head; UofL adds health research vp

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Centre College alumna to be new career services director   Joy Anderson Asher, a Centre College alumna, will serve as the new director of career services, She has served as interim director since March. “It is my expectation that our …

Alltech partners with SOAR to become first occupant of industrial site in E. Kentucky

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  Local and state officials in announced an investment in infrastructure that will help to complete a new industrial site in Pike County.   The site, called Marion Branch, is a 380-acre former surface mine site which is within Pikeville …

AtG Brewery to quadruple production and world export with new facility in Louisville

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  Against the Grain Brewery will increase production by more than 400 percent with the expansion of a new production and packaging facility in Louisville.   “This is a very exciting expansion,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “Not only is Against …

Construction begins on Kentucky’s first ‘megawatt-scale’ carbon capture pilot system

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The state’s first megawatt-scale carbon capture pilot unit at an operating power plant will soon be located at Kentucky Utilities Co.’s E.W. Brown Generating Station, near Harrodsburg.   The announcement was made during a news conference and ribbon cutting on …

Inaugural Local Food Heroes Farm to Table Dinner proceeds benefit Lincoln Foundation

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  Three Kentucky farmers voted as the Commonwealth’s Local Food Heroes for 2013 will be honored in a dinner on Aug. 18 at Ramsi’s Café on the World at 1293 Bardstown Rd. in Louisville.   This inaugural Local Food Heroes …

Governor has plan to attract more commercial airlines to Bowling Green-Warren Co. airport

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  Kentucky state funding will be used to promote commercial air service at the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport.   Gov. Steve Beshear announced a plan to make available $750,000 next fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2015. That would …