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Lexington interior designer wins international design award for kitchen makeover, more

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  Jeanne Sallee, owner of Decorating Den Interiors in Lexington, received a top design award in her company’s international design contest for outstanding design work. The award was presented at Decorating Den Interiors 46th annual conference held recently in Jacksonville, …

Riken Elastomers Corp. to create 27 new jobs, nearly double facility, expand in Hopkinsville

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Riken Elastomers Corporation plans to more than double its facility and workforce in Christian County.   Riken Elastomers, which produces high-performance plastic compounds for the automotive industry, is expected to create 27 jobs and invest more than $22 million into …

Amazon hiring 100 full-time employees in Lexington, offering positions with benefits

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Amazon is hiring for more than 100 full-time positions with benefits starting on day one at its fulfillment centers in Lexington, Ky. Amazon is hiring in order to meet growing customer demand.   “Lexington’s employment figures rank among the best …

Economic Development Partnership Board to begin national search for cabinet secretary

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As chair of the Kentucky Economic Development Partnership Board, Gov. Steve Beshear announced plans to conduct a national search to fill the role of secretary for the Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet. Current Secretary Larry Hayes announced his intent to retire …

GM to invest $439M toward expansion of Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant

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  A major expansion is in the works at the Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant.   General Motors officials, along with local and state leaders, announced today that the company will invest $439 million for facility upgrades, including a new …

Kentucky’s jobless rate falls to 5 percent in April 2015, down from revised 5.1 in March

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Kentucky’s unemployment rate continued to decrease as it fell to a seasonally adjusted preliminary April 2015 level of 5 percent from a revised 5.1 percent in March 2015, and well below the national rate, according to the Office of Employment …

Fifth Third Bank offers $1M in job search training scholarships to help recent grads

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More than half of recent college graduates do not have full-time jobs. This statistic prompted The Curious Bank to ask “could a bank help recent graduates find jobs?” As a result, Fifth Third Bank is working with national reemployment company, …

Coach Calipari receives 2015 Humanitarian Award at the Alltech REBELation conference

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John Calipari, head men’s basketball coach for the University of Kentucky, received Alltech’s 2015 Humanitarian Award on his home court at Rupp Arena on Wednesday. He addressed more than 3,000 attendees from 68 nations on the closing day of the …

Aerospace, auto exports help push Kentucky to No. 3 ranking in year-over-year growth

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  While national exports are down 5 percent from this time last year, Kentucky’s products are up 11 percent through the first quarter of 2015. The gains pushed Kentucky into the No. 3 spot nationally for year-over-year export growth.   …

He’s baaaack! KFC taps Saturday Night Live alumnus to bring Colonel Sanders back to life

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Advertisements for KFC (otherwise known as Kentucky Fried Chicken) last featured the iconic Colonel Sanders decades ago, but the restaurant chain’s marketing team is using some Hollywood magic as part of their latest recipe to bring him back.   The …