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Assistant U.S. secretary visits BCTC campus as part of ‘Rethink’ tour to learn about workforce programs

Bluegrass Community & Technical College (BCTC) welcomed Scott Stump, U.S. assistant secretary of education for career, technical and adult education, to its campus as part of Department of Education’s Back to School Tour themed, “Rethink.” He and the other assistant secretaries are traveling the United States looking at institutions that are innovatively approaching workforce education,...

KY Speedway wrapup: Rhodes talks about win, Smithley finishes, NKy Chamber Community Award

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor It has been an up and down year for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series(NCWTS) driver Ben Rhodes and the ThorSport Racing team, with more downs than ups recently. Ben Rhodes talks about getting a win at his home track (photos by Mark Hansel) All of that changed Thursday night when Rhodes, from Louisville, guided his No. 41 Ford 150 to Victory Lane in the NCWTS...

Victory Lane Quick Oil Change opens KY location, sponsors NASCAR driver with Bluegrass ties

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor Victory Lane Quick Oil Change celebrated the opening of its first shop in the Greater Cincinnati market, with a ribbon-cutting at the location on U.S. 42 in Florence Thursday. Florence Mayor Diane Whalen presents a water tower bobblehead to Victory Lane franchisee Brian Schreiber at Thursday’s ribbon-cutting (provided photo). Executive Vice President James...

LIFT, FAME roll out on-the-job teacher externships pilot program with manufacturers statewide

LIFT – Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow and the Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KY FAME) announced the pilot of a statewide rollout of a teacher and instructor externship program with the state’s manufacturers. The statewide pilot follows the successful 2015 externship program in which LIFT and KY FAME teamed with the Northern Kentucky Industry Council. In the statewide...