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Kentucky governor newly proclaims October Manufacturing Month in the Commonwealth

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Kentucky is paying tribute to one of its largest and most significant industries. Gov. Steve Beshear has proclaimed October as Manufacturing Month in the Commonwealth.   “From automobiles and aerospace parts to raw materials to food and beverages, Kentucky is …

Kentucky Cybercrime Task Force warns of a security vulnerability and says to apply patch

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  The Financial Cybercrime Task Force of Kentucky – a work group of the Department of Financial Institutions – has alerted the financial services industry about a software vulnerability known as “Shellshock.”   The Task Force also urges businesses and …

KPI Summit: Author Rabb says ‘community connectedness’ key to business sustainability

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By Taylor Clements KyForward correspondent   The Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative kicked off its sixth annual Kentucky Summit on Philanthropy Tuesday with a keynote speech by Chris Rabb, author of Invisible Capital: How Unseen Forces Shape Entrepreneurial Opportunity.   Founded in …

$10M grant to six KCTCS colleges will be used to train students for high-demand tech jobs

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Training for a new career in a high-demand information technology field like mobile app development or medical billing may now get faster and easier for Kentuckians.   The U.S. Department of Labor awarded six Kentucky community colleges $10 million to …

Fifth Third Bank sponsors Dave Ramsey’s high school course in personal finance

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Fifth Third Bancorp will sponsor Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance course for the 2014-15 school year in 1,827 high schools throughout its 12-state service area, including 25 schools in Central Kentucky.   This year marks the fifth consecutive year …

Lottery sales for July, August up from 2013 but still nearly $7 million below budget

The Kentucky Lottery’s board of directors announced sales for the first two months of the current fiscal year were $140.2 million, a $2.3 million increase from the same time last year, but $6.9 million less than budgeted.   Instant games …

Bluegrass Greensource launches nine-month Green Business Challenge at Carnegie

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Bluegrass Greensoure is sponsoring the Green Business Challenge beginning Wednesday, Oct. 1, with a public launch on Thursday, Oct. 2.   The challenge, for Lexington’s business community, is new and improved and intended to offer a structured “and fun” way …

LM Communications, owner of five local radio stations, wins 2014 Small Business of the Year

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Commerce Lexington Inc. saluted seven small businesses at its awards luncheon at Keeneland presented by Forcht Bank. LM Communications Broadcast Media Group was named the 2014 Small Business of the Year.   The company was chosen over the other six …

Tree Farmer of the Year Field Day to be at the Pelle’s Tree Farm in Bradfordsville in October

The Harry and Karen Pelle Tree Farm in Taylor County near Bradfordsville will be the site of this year’s Tree Farmer of the Year Field Day on Oct. 2.   The event is presented in conjunction with the University of …

Brown-Forman bringing Old Forester back to Louisville’s Whiskey Row with new distillery

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More bourbon is coming back to Louisville’s historic Whiskey Row. Governor Steve Beshear and Mayor Greg Fischer today announced Brown-Forman Corp. plans to build an Old Forester Distillery in Jefferson County.   Brown-Forman is expected to create up to 20 …