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Food warning: FDA warns against eating yellowfin tuna steaks from Kroger; sell-dates August 29-Sept. 14

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The U. S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to not eat yellowfin tuna steaks from the seafood counter or seasoned yellowfin tuna steaks in store-prepped Styrofoam trays from Kroger retail stores in Kentucky and 15 other states. They may cause scombroid poisoning.

 The affected tuna steaks have sell-by dates of Aug. 29 through Sept. 14 and may be sold...

BLINK announces plans for NKY, include concert with national headliner, striking illuminations, much more

KyForward staff The organizers of BLINK, Illuminated by ArtsWave, Thursday announced additional entertainment and display components focused on Northern Kentucky’s participation in the event. The alternative rock band Grouplove will play a free concert the night of Saturday, October 12 in Covington’s RiverCenter parking lot. Opening act will be announced at a later date for the concert, which is...

Louisville Kroger shooting suspect indicted on federal hate crimes and firearm offenses

WASHINGTON – Gregory A. Bush, 51, was indicted today by a federal grand jury on hate crime and firearm charges arising out of the racially motivated murder of two African-American patrons at a Kroger grocery store, and the attempted murder of a third, on Oct. 24 in Jeffersontown, Kentucky. The indictment was announced by Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband...

UK takes its ‘Kentucky Can’ campaign on road, celebrating its $2.1B fundraising goal in Cincinnati

By Jay Blanton University of Kentucky The Roebling Bridge between Northern Kentucky and downtown Cincinnati was under construction in 1865 when the University of Kentucky was opening its doors for the first time. When the Roebling opened, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world and was designed to power a regional economy. That is the same idea that undergirded the founding of the University...

Kentucky Proud ‘Meet-Up’ will connect produce growers and buyers at KSU on Nov. 8

Produce growers and buyers will get together to look for opportunities to work together during the Kentucky Proud Produce Grower-Buyer Meet-Up on Nov. 8 at the Kentucky State University Research and Demonstration Farm near Frankfort. “The meet-up gives growers of all sizes the chance to pitch their products to buyers and form mutually beneficial business partnerships,” Agriculture Commissioner...

Kentucky Proud Produce Grower-Buyer Meet-Up set for Nov. 8, will help farmers find markets for products

Produce growers and buyers will get together to look for opportunities to work together during the Kentucky Proud Produce Grower-Buyer Meet-Up on Nov. 8 at the Kentucky State University Research and Demonstration Farm near Frankfort. “The meet-up gives growers of all sizes the chance to pitch their products to buyers and form mutually beneficial business partnerships,” Agriculture Commissioner...

Kroger already expanding distribution center in Florence and adding 250 full-time associates

Only nine months after opening, a Kroger distribution center in Florence will add 250 full-time associates as the company invests nearly $18 million at the facility to support its e-commerce and digital services. “The facility has been a great success for the company since it opened, and we are excited to expand and continue our growth with the support of Boone County and the state of Kentucky,”...

Kroger joins Ag Commissioner Quarles, Cattlemen’s Association to announce new all-Kentucky beef

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles joined Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association leaders, Kroger officials, and farmers to unveil a new all-Kentucky beef product on National Agriculture Day Tuesday. Kentucky Cattlemen’s Ground Beef is sold in 85 Kroger supermarkets across the Commonwealth in one-pound packages and in two-pound packages of four patties each. Ag Commissioner Quarles announces Kentucky...

Green River Area Development District awarded grant to address food insecurity among seniors

A $5,000 grant from the Volunteer Generation Fund, administered by the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service (KCCVS), has been awarded to the Senior Connections AmeriCorps program at the Green River Area Development District. The funds will be used in support of the established “Feed Seniors Now” food drive, which addresses food insecurity of at-risk seniors by engaging volunteers...

Animal welfare organizations applaud Kroger’s decision to switch to cage-free eggs by 2025

Kroger, the nation’s largest supermarket chain, announced its commitment to improving animal welfare in its entire supply chain by switching to 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2025. The policy affects all its stores and affiliate locations, including Ralphs, Dillons, Fry’s Food Stores, Fred Meyer, Harris Teeter, Smith’s Food and Drug, and QFC. The move, which will spare countless hens a life of...

Four Lexington artists selected to ‘beautify’ new Euclid Avenue Kroger inside and out

John Lackey works on a mural in his North Limestone studio and gallery Homegrown Press. He won the commission to create the largest mural on the west wall of the new Krogers. (Photo from Homegrown Press/Facebook)   Four Central Kentucky artists have been selected by LexArts and the Kroger Company to create a large-scale mural to beautify the new Kroger at 704 Euclid Ave. in Lexington.   John...

2013 Review: When it comes to business, we’re all about it – and the people behind it

Whether it’s the jobs picture, the status of real estate sales, new companies – that is, employers – coming to town, or who’s doing what, you find that and more on our business pages. And you seem to be looking for such stories in abundance, as we look at the numbers. Thanks for that – and for understanding that we all have a stake in a healthy business climate and should celebrate...

Shop & Share Day brings in about $533,000 in supplies for domestic violence shelters

Surrounded by donated items stacked in the Capitol Rotunda, First Lady Jane Beshear announced the successful outcome of Shop & Share Day, a one-day drive to provide domestic violence shelters with needed goods.   The combined goods and monetary donations were estimated at more than $533,000, Beshear said.   First Lady Jane Beshear (Photo from ky.gov) “Despite inclement weather, Kentuckians...