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Not-so-real deal: Counterfeit goods worth $95m seized in Louisville in last 88 days — Buyer Beware!

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today As the holiday shopping season approaches, U.S. Customs and Border Protection says, “buyer beware,” and is warning consumers to be aware of counterfeit goods. As an idea of the scope of the problem, during an 88-day period, from Sept. 1 to Nov. 27, CBP officers in Louisville seized 164 shipments containing counterfeit goods worth more than $95 million, a 75% increase...

Mayfield Consumer Products plans $8.3 million expansion to Graves County manufacturing facility

Branded candle and home fragrance manufacturer Mayfield Consumer Products LLC announced this week plans to add a facility and expand an existing building in Graves County with more than $8.3 million in investment that will create 52 full-time jobs. “We are excited about the growth that MCP has been blessed with,” said Troy Propes, CEO of MCP. “It’s a reflection of the dedicated employees that...