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Amazon Prime to build $1.49 billion cargo hub at CVG; project expected to create 2,700 jobs

By Mark Hansel Special to KyForward The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority gave preliminary approval Tuesday for incentives that clear the way for Amazon Prime to develop a $1.49 billion cargo hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The Kenton County Airport Board met simultaneously to approve the land terms of the project, which will be located on CVG property. Dan...

Commentary: Amazon celebrating 15 years of service to the Bluegrass

By Brad Shirk Special to KyForward Beauty is sometimes found in the least expected places. Fifteen years ago, we opened the doors to one of Amazon’s first fulfillment centers in the country, right here in Lexington. The very first item shipped by our original few dozen employees was a book. Today, we have grown to nearly 1 million-square-feet with more than 2,000 full-time associates fulfilling millions...

Kentucky River Foothills Development Council benefits from donations from Amazon

The Amazon fulfillment center in Lexington recently donated nearly 100 boxes of food, personal hygiene products and kitchen wares to the Kentucky River Foothills Development Council. The local non-profit group offers education services, health services, housing, supportive services for veteran families and senior services to name a few of its many offerings. The Amazon fulfillment center in Lexington,...

Veterans from Lexington’s Amazon fulfillment center donate items to VA Medical Center

A group of veterans from the Lexington Amazon fulfillment center made a surprise donation to the city’s VA Medical Center (Photo Provided) A group of veterans from Amazon’s Lexington fulfillment center recently donated food and personal products to the Lexington VA Medical Center. The veterans surprised patients, who had no advance notice about the visit. Amazon is committed to giving back...

Kentucky’s Amazon Fullfillment Centers gearing up for Cyber Monday, anticipating busiest holiday ever

Staff Report Amazon Fulfillment Centers in Kentucky will be on high alert as Cyber Monday approaches. The company is anticipating its busiest holiday ever. In fact, Amazon’s total net sales are expected to be between $33.50-$36.65 billion — or 14-15 percent more than fourth quarter 2014. At the Hebron facility there are miles and miles of an intricate network of speeding conveyer belts,...

Amazon group at Lexington's Relay for Life 80-plus strong, named 'rookie team of year'

The Relay for Life team from Lexington’s Amazon fulfillment centers ended up being named the “Rookie Team of the Year.” (Photo provided)   More than 80 employees of Lexington’s Amazon fulfillment centers rocked this year’s Lexington Relay for Life.   The Amazon team ended up being awarded the title of “Rookie of the Year” for its philanthropic efforts.   The...

Smart Suzy: A Monday by any other name, online deals today, manage what you have

Welcome to Monday – Fresh Start Monday, Meatless Monday, Cyberspace Monday – whichever Monday it is, it’s still . . .Monday. And the Monday after a long weekend for most of us. Starting with over-indulgence Turkey Day, easing in to over-indulgence Black Friday, gearing down to Shop Local Saturday and hopefully wrapping up with worshipful, relaxing Sunday.   Suzy must tell you she tried...