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Metalsa to add 300 jobs at Elizabethtown factory; positions full-time, permanent openings

Metalsa, the Mexico-based manufacturer committed to creating sustainable, socially responsible vehicle structures will add 300 jobs at its Elizabethtown factory effective immediately. The new jobs are needed to meet the increased demand for the company’s signature product, which is vehicle frames for light- and heavy-weight trucks. All positions are full-time, permanent openings for entry-level production...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Rabbit hemorrhagic disease threatens North America’s wild rabbit population

Rabbit hemorrhagic disease, highly contagious disease with a high mortality rate, is threatening North America’s wild rabbits. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Heath Inspection Service classified the virus serotype 2 (RHDV2) “as a foreign animal disease…for the first time in the U.S., detected in wild rabbits.” The black-tailed jackrabbit is one of the species...

Applications open for Alltech Young Scientist; Kentucky-based grad students encouraged to apply

Since its inception in 2005, the Alltech Young Scientist (AYS) has had participation of over 60,000 students from more than 70 countries and has awarded $1 million in prizes. It is considered one of the world’s most prestigious agriscience competitions for university students and has discovered some of the best and brightest upcoming researchers from universities around the world. Applications are...