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UPS to Create 1,000 Jobs in Louisville with $750M in Projects, including new maintenance hangar

Alongside a 747-8F, the largest aircraft in UPS Airlines’ fleet, Gov. Matt Bevin today joined company executives in Louisville to unveil $750 million in projects to further support the shipping giant’s Worldport air hub and create 1,000 jobs across the coming years. File photos “UPS is a great corporate citizen and a significant economic driver for the commonwealth. We are thrilled to see the...

UPS completes $310m hub expansion in Louisville; project triples sortation and distribution space

Gov. Matt Bevin recently congratulated UPS on completing a multi-year expansion at its Centennial Ground hub in Louisville, saying the project further grows the state’s role as a national leader in global distribution and logistics. Gov. Matt Bevin “The Commonwealth of Kentucky congratulates UPS on completing their transformative $310 million Centennial Ground hub expansion at Louisville International...

Marshall County’s Bluegrass VR wins second Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge

Bluegrass VR from Marshall County High School won the top prize at the Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC) 2nd annual competition finals, hosted April 28at the University of Kentucky’s Gatton School of Business. Advised by Lisa Devillez, Bluegrass VR team members Claire Harmon and Daniel Sills each won $25,000 in scholarship funds to be used at any in state post-secondary...

United Parcel Service, Keep Lexington Beautiful team for tree, shrub planting thanks to KAB grant

A Greek Proverb tells us that a “Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” While that wasn’t exactly the inspiration behind the planting of 35 trees and 32 shrubs on Polo Club Blvd. on Friday, it wasn’t far from it either. “When I heard that UPS had donated money for the trees, I knew I wanted to be a part of planting them,” says Jacque...

Bluegrass & Backroads: UPS’s Worldport uses big workforce to keep the packages moving

Worldport is the worldwide air hub for UPS (United Parcel Service) located at the Louisville International Airport in Louisville, Kentucky. Lets take a tour with the hosts of Bluegrass & Backroads. Kentucky is a state defined by its history and noted for a number of things, not the least of which is horse racing, bourbon, bluegrass music and barbecue. But, as natives Bob Shrader and Matt Hilton...

UPS breaks ground on $310 million expansion in Louisville; 300 new jobs will be created

During a groundbreaking event Thursday, Gov. Matt Bevin and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer welcomed the 300 full and part-time jobs global shipping giant United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) plans to create with an approximately $310 million expansion of its Centennial Ground hub in Louisville. “This expansion by UPS, a global leader in logistics and shipping, will further improve the speed and service...

Bellarmine to host Warrior to Scholar to Leader discussion on transition from military to workforce

A panel of veterans will discuss the unique skills veterans bring to the civilian workforce, in addition to some of the challenges they face on Thursday, April 14, at Bellarmine University. The free event, which includes a veteran job networking opportunity, takes place at 6 p.m. The veteran panelists include Richard Brown, who has experience hiring veterans; Andrew Hagerman, incoming president of...