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Phoenix Paper plans $200 million recycling facility at Ballard Co. Mill just one year after purchasing facility

Phoenix Paper LLC announced last week plans to invest $200 million to build a paper recycling facility on the grounds of the Wickliffe mill it purchased only a year ago. Company leaders plan to use the existing site to build a paper-and-pulp recycling facility. With an estimated 700,000-ton annual capacity, the new facility will receive post-consumer cardboard and mixed paper from various regional...

Wickliffe Mounds nature fair April 27 to feature ‘Wildlife of Kentucky’ display, demonstrations

Learn about the natural environment with outdoor demonstrations during Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site’s Nature Fair on Saturday, April 27. The free event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and coincides near Earth Day. Activities will include the “Wildlife of Kentucky” with LBL Woodlands Nature Station’s live animals display, a talk with a Kentucky Division of Forestry forest ranger about trees...

Hands On History Saturdays at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site through the summer

Family-friendly activities related to archaeology, Mississippian Native American culture and the natural environment will be offered on Saturdays through the summer at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site. A child plays a Native American game at Wickliffe Mounds (provided photo). Each “Hands On History Saturday” activity will be demonstrated by park staff for visitors of all ages and will include...

KY FAME helping to meet workforce need; first cohort graduates from unique apprenticeship program

Improving job skills while working can often be a struggle for today’s technical workers. Hiring new workers with the appropriate technical skills to replace or move into a growing number of manufacturing openings being made today by a growing number of retiring baby boomers are becoming a significant nationwide challenge for employers. A new industry and education partnership have brought a...