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Beshear issues restrictions for restaurants, others; all schools to go virtual; 2,753 cases, 15 deaths

Following a record 33 deaths Tuesday and another 15 Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear is issuing new restrictions that will help stop the rampant spread of COVID-19 and save Kentuckians’ lives while keeping the economy open. He also reported 2,753 new cases on Wednesday. With more than 250,000 American lives, including those of more than 1,700 Kentuckians, lost to the virus, Gov. Beshear is joining state...

Chamber of Commerce survey of state businesses details employer expectations as economy reopens

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce surveyed 443 businesses across the Commonwealth in attempts to illustrate the virus’s impact on the business community. The Chamber invited businesses from across the state to provide their feedback over a 10-day period from April 10-April 20. The majority of responses came from small businesses with more than 65 percent of surveys...

Mary Ellen Slone, KyF Brand Marketing Group assemble top creative services team

Mary Ellen Slone, who founded Meridian Communications as a two-person office and grew it into one of the most respected, full-service marketing services companies in Kentucky, has joined the KyForward Brand Marketing Group, planning to help create another successful enterprise.   Slone will become a principal in KYFBMG, a subsidiary of KyForward.   Mary Ellen Slone (Photo provided) “We...