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Health-conscious pastors setting good examples for their flocks

By Roger Alford Kentucky Today With a new-found passion for competing in triathlons, Pastor Wes Fowler is enjoying his best physical condition since college. Mayfield First Baptist Church Pastor Wes Fowler, left, and his wife, Tara, pose for a photo before the start of a triathlon they competed in. The Fowlers are among a growing number of church leaders who are setting good examples in the area of...

Local government officials, Barren County School District launch youth apprenticeship programs

Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey has joined Barren County Judge-Executive Michael Hale, local government officials, and representatives from the Barren County School District to announce the creation of three youth apprenticeship programs. The Barren County Judge Executive’s Office has created the Office Management apprenticeship program, while the Barren County School District will now offer apprenticeships...

Electrical and software engineering company Alliant Technologies announces new Glasgow facility

Alliant Technologies LLC, an electrical and software engineering company, will invest nearly $1.19 million in Glasgow to establish a 30-job electrical panel fabrication facility. “We are growing at an aggressive rate, opening offices in Texas and California,” said Lee Seward, president of Alliant. “We are proud of our roots in Kentucky, where we are headquartered and excited to locate...

Machinery and software developer Lynx Labeling to invest $590,000 in new Barren County Facility

Lynx Labeling Inc., which develops and sells custom labeling machinery and software primarily to the meat and poultry industries, will build a $500,000 facility and create 10 jobs in Glasgow. “Lynx Labeling’s decision to build a new facility and hire more people in Glasgow is further testament to the state’s favorable business environment,” Gov. Matt Bevin said. “We are grateful that another...

Brake manufacturer Federal-Mogul to expand operations in Glasgow, will add 25 new jobs

Federal-Mogul Motorparts LLC, a provider to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and the automotive aftermarket, will invest more than $8.68 million and create 25 full-time jobs with an expansion of its operation in Glasgow. The investment will cover the cost of construction of a 15,000-square-foot expansion of its existing building and the purchase of new equipment. The facility currently produces...

Restaurant chain Taco John’s signs development deal to bring 12 new locations to Central Kentucky

Taco John’s and its iconic Potato Olés are coming to Central Kentucky. The Mexican quick-service brand is bringing its fresh ingredients and bold flavors to at least 12 new locations across the state. “I’m from Western Kentucky where everyone loves eating at Taco John’s,” said new Area Developer, Bradley Paxton. “This opportunity is a perfect fit for my business partner and I and a great...