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Campbellsville’s satellite site for vocational, tech classes so popular it outgrew its space

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In the mid-1990s when one of the region’s largest employers shut down, Campbellsville University was quick to work with displaced workers and help them gain new skills through the CU Technology Training Center. CU is now expanding into vocational technology …

State seeking private sector help to build the ‘Super I-way’ for more high-speed broadband

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Kentucky companies, particularly municipal utilities and electric cooperatives, are needed by Frankfort to help high-speed broadband Internet access get to all homes and businesses in the Eastern portion of the state.   The Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet has released …

Kentucky’s unemployment rate rose slightly, to 7.9 percent, from February to March

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Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate rose slightly to 7.9 percent in March 2014 from a revised 7.8 percent in February 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. …

Kentucky Innovation Network in Pikeville
will assist startup companies in Appalachia

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The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is establishing a Kentucky Innovation Network office in Pikeville. The office, on the University of Pikeville campus, will provide much-needed assistance to startup companies in the Appalachian region.   Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary …

Commerce Lexington’s 11-month Leadership Lexington program now taking applications

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Since 1979, Commerce Lexington Inc.’s Leadership Lexington program has been cultivating Lexington leaders, producing over 1,200 graduates from this highly informative, educational and results-oriented leadership development program. Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 class.   Graduates of the …

Campbellsville University becomes sixth Farm to Campus state school, joins Kentucky Proud

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  Campbellsville University and Kentucky farmers alike should benefit from CU’s entrance into the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to Campus program.   “By joining the Farm to Campus program, Campbellsville University is making more local food available for students, …

Arts council puts arts, cultural development to work in two Eastern Kentucky workshops

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  By Lori Meadows Special to KyForward   The Kentucky Arts Council will present two separate forums in May, one for community groups and one for individual artists, through its “Putting arts and cultural development to work” series in Eastern …

Unemployment in state goes up in 47 percent of counties, goes down or nowhere in rest

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Annual unemployment rates were lower in 51 Kentucky counties in 2013 than in 2012, while 57 county rates went up and 12 counties had the same annual rate for both years, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, …

Wild Turkey Distillery’s new visitor center now open; represents $100M investment

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Local, state and company officials celebrated the opening of Wild Turkey Distillery’s new visitor center in Lawrenceburg.   The more than 9,000-square-foot visitor center is expected to be a mecca for bourbon lovers and Wild Turkey fans across the globe. …

Bill giving distilleries relief from taxes on aging bourbon barrels signed by governor

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It’s fairly common knowledge that there are more barrels of bourbon aging in Kentucky right now than there are people living in the Bluegrass state. But what many people might not know is that every one of those barrels has …