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Spicy Fat Cat: New smoked beef sausage from UKAg Butcher Shop to debut at Rupp Arena

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By Laura Skillman Special to KyForward   The Spicy Fat Cat, a new smoked beef sausage developed by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, will make its Rupp Arena debut Oct. 27 during the UK men’s …

Cabela’s eyes spring 2016 for opening its 70,000-square-foot store in Lexington

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  Cabela’s Inc., which sells hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, has announced target date for opening its 70,000-square-foot Lexington store: spring 2016.   The store will be located in the new Hamburg Place II retail development on Polo Club Boulevard …

Woodland owners, master loggers to focus on managing, harvesting timber in UK field day

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A forestry field day on Oct. 30 in Jackson will focus on managing and harvesting timber in Eastern Kentucky. Presented by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, the four-hour event will provide Master Loggers and woodland owners with a …

Once again, all 120 Kentucky counties see year-over-year drop in unemployment rates

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Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between September 2013 and September 2014, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. This is the second consecutive month that …

EKU Small Business Development Center director honored posthumously with award

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The Kentucky Small Business Development Center awarded the 2014 Sutton Landry State Star to Michael Rodriguez. Rodriguez is the late center director of the Eastern Kentucky University Small Business Development Center.   The Sutton Landry State Star is presented annually …

VisitLex Twitter campaign #ShareTheLEX wins Most Innovative Award at industry gala

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The Kentucky Travel Industry Association honored VisitLEX with 11 awards during its annual Traverse Awards gala in Covington.   VisitLEX took home the Most Innovative Award for its #ShareTheLEX campaign, which was designed to encourage Lexingtonians to share what they …

With manufacturing driving state economy, impact on families in Kentucky is significant

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Chances are good that you or someone you know plays a vital role in Kentucky’s vast manufacturing industry.   The commonwealth is home to more than 4,000 manufacturers, representing 220,000 jobs. That means one in every eight jobs in Kentucky …

Shriners Hospitals for Children plans to build $47 million facility on UK HealthCare campus

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Shriners Hospitals for Children and UK HealthCare have signed an agreement that will change the current location of Shriners Hospitals for Children – Lexington from 1900 Richmond Road to South Limestone across from the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler …

Taxiway Alpha, new mega-runway for biggest cargo planes, opened at Louisville airport

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  Louisville International Airport, known as Standiford Field, opened a new runway this week for the largest and newest long-range commercial cargo aircraft. They’re calling it Taxiway Alpha.   The runway is nearly 2 miles in length and 100 feet …

Paducah’s Jackson Purchase Energy earns a second Governor’s Safety and Health Award

Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation in Paducah has been honored with the Governor’s Safety and Health Award. The honor recognizes 493,132 hours worked by employees of the member-owned cooperative without lost-time accident or illness.   “The cooperative has dedicated itself to …