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Eastern Kentucky advocate Lora Smith named to Federal Reserve’s Community Advisory Council

The rural communities of Eastern Kentucky will have a seat at the table as the Federal Reserve considers future U.S. financial policies, with the recent appointment of Appalachian Impact Fund Executive Director Lora Smith to the Fed’s Community Advisory Council. Smith is among three new appointees to the council, announced recently by the Fed – the nation’s central bank that conducts U.S. monetary...

Keven Moore: Relaxing current drug-testing policies a bad move from risk-management prospective

As a risk control and safety consultant who fields risk management-related questions on a daily basis, it amazes me each time I am asked, “Should we continue to drug test our employees?” During the last three decades, pre-employment and random drug testing the workforce has been a means to weed out costly, dangerous and undesirable employees. But now employees that smoke weed are becoming more...

Community Banking in 21st Century report details trends among community banks across Kentucky

The Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) joins the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and the Federal Reserve in releasing an annual report that features the findings of a nationwide survey on community banking. In the report, Kentucky bankers shared insights and concerns about the economy, competition and regulatory burden. The report was released in conjunction with the Community...

Sixth Summit on Philanthropy draws top speakers on social enterprise, innovation

  Special to KyForward   The Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative will convene the 6th annual Kentucky Summit on Philanthropy at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort and Spa in Lexington on Sept. 30-Oct. 1. For the second year, the Summit will be presented in partnership with the Federal Reserve Banks of Cleveland and St. Louis.   Kosair Charities is presenting sponsor.   The two-day event...