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Kentucky jobs rely on Congressional leaders coming to terms on trade agreement with Canada, Mexico

By Mary Schuermann Kuhlman Public News Service Congressional leaders still are trying to hammer out a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, and there’s a lot on the line for workers in Kentucky. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) would replace the 1994 agreement known as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Nearly 151,000 Kentucky jobs are supported by exports...

UK Biofuels Group receives $2 million grant to develop novel fuel emissions technology

The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research’s (CAER) Biofuels and Environmental Catalysis Group has received a $2 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant to develop new emissions technology for low-temperature gasoline. The project is titled “Research and Development of Novel Adsorber Technology to Address Hydrocarbon and Nitrogen Oxide Emissions for Low Temperature Gasoline...

Ky. companies to hire more than 5800 in 2016 according to Cabinet for Economic Development

By Claire A. Johnson KyForward intern Companies in Kentucky plan to hire 5,849 employees this year, according to the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development. The optimistic number reflects the variety of future job opportunities awaiting Kentuckians. “People can find engaging jobs and careers in a broad range of industries, from automotive to aerospace to food and beverage distribution and logistics...

Lexington Habitat for Humanity dedicates remodeled house for family of seven

The home dedication and celebration was for Emmanuel Katchofa and his wife Marceline Ilunga and their five children. (Photos from Lexington Habitat for Humanity)   Lexington Habitat for Humanity hosted a new homeowner dedication on Wednesday evening, Dec. 19. The celebration was for Emmanuel Katchofa and his wife Marceline Ilunga and their five children. The family volunteered more than 500 sweat...