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The Jockey Club purchases majority stake in Blood-Horse magazine; John Keitt new CEO

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The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced today that The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. has purchased a majority ownership interest in Blood-Horse magazine. The purchase also includes related digital and custom printing properties of Blood-Horse, …

Flavorful strawberry variety showing promise for Kentucky growers – and consumers

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By Aimee Nielson Special to KyForward   Strawberry lovers may be able to buy locally grown berries in Kentucky as early as May, thanks to a new variety that is showing great potential for commercial growers, according to horticulture specialists …

Something fishy: Blue Shore Fishery creates jobs, invests money, takes care of Asian carp

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  Asian carp in western Kentucky may have met their match.   Blue Shore Fishery LLC, a manufacturer of healthy food products from Asian carp, is expected to create up to 66 new jobs and invest $1.3 million into the …

Kentucky offers tax credit to small business owners; they could qualify for up to $25,000

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Kentucky’s small business owners could be eligible for up to $25,000 in tax credits.   The state is offering the Kentucky Small Business Tax Credit to eligible companies.   The criteria are relatively simple. All a small business has to …

New study offers snapshot of agriculture’s total impact on Kentucky’s economy

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  A new University of Kentucky study released today has found agriculture’s total impact on Kentucky’s economy equaled $45.6 billion in 2013, an 8.3 percent increase over figures from 2007, when the most recent study.   The Community and Economic …

Workplace expert Lauren Stiller Rikleen to keynote 2nd annual EMERGE Conference

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An outgrowth of Commerce Lexington Inc.’s recent Leadership Visit to Omaha, Nebraska, the second annual EMERGE Conference presented by Forcht Bank will engage the next generation leaders of Central Kentucky – young professionals – to leverage their thoughts, ideas, and …

Vending machines selling industrial hemp products could be coming to a city near you

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  By Greg Paeth Special to KyForward   A Bardstown company that sells products made with industrial hemp through its website plans to begin offering those items in specially designed vending machines in some of the state’s larger cities.   …

Former Major League Baseball executive Archey to head UK athletics marketing effort

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Paul J. Archey, the Major League Baseball (MLB) executive who oversaw MLB’s international growth and led the initiative to create the World Baseball Classic while the head of MLB International, is coming home to his roots to lead a new …

Comfy Cow to establish national headquarters in Louisville, create 50 jobs, invest $2 million

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One of Louisville’s favorite treats will soon be in freezers across the country. The Comfy Cow plans to establish its first standalone production facility in Louisville.   The Comfy Cow, a local ice cream producer and retailer, is expected to …

Amazon offers more than 100 full-time
jobs to interested applicants in Lexington

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Amazon is actively hiring for more than 100 full-time positions with benefits starting on day one at its fulfillment centers in Lexington. These jobs are in addition to hundreds of seasonal jobs that will be converted into the full-time jobs. …