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Officials still hopeful for planned Indiana fertilizer plant

Officials still hopeful for planned Indiana fertilizer plant

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

February 17th, 2017

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(Information from: Evansville Courier & Press, http://www.courierpress.com) MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) — Local officials in southwestern Indiana say they remain confident a proposed fertilizer plant costing more than $2 billion will be built even though more than four years have passed since it was announced. […]

Kentucky Shatters Export Record at $29.24 Billion in 2016

Kentucky Shatters Export Record at $29.24 Billion in 2016

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

February 15th, 2017

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Aerospace, motor vehicles and pharmaceuticals remain state’s top exports FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2017) – Kentucky’s exports broke an all-time record in 2016 with $29.24 billion in goods and services shipped abroad from the Commonwealth, a 5.8-percent increase from 2015, Gov. Matt Bevin recently announced. […]

Kyndle names new existing industry and workforce development manager

Kyndle names new existing industry and workforce development manager

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

February 13th, 2017

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HENDERSON, Ky. — A Kentucky native with industrial workforce and training experience has been hired to join the staff of Kyndle. Whitney Risley will serve in the newly created position of manager of existing industry and workforce development. In that role, she will seek to […]

Local Eatery Announces Relocation Is Nearing Completion

Local Eatery Announces Relocation Is Nearing Completion

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

January 25th, 2017

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Firedome Pizza and Wings which previously was located at the Ramada Inn on US Highway 41 North is currently closed but is projected to reopen in the near future in the former Ace Hardware building a short distance away in the Old Orchard Shopping Center. […]

Toyota to add 400 jobs, sink $600M into Indiana SUV factory

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

January 25th, 2017

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DETROIT (AP) — Toyota says it will add 400 jobs and invest $600 million at a Southern Indiana SUV factory. The announcement Tuesday comes just after President Donald Trump met with CEOs of the Detroit automakers to demand that new factories be built in the […]

Upcoming changes to Kenergy’s outage map

Upcoming changes to Kenergy’s outage map

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

December 28th, 2016

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Kenergy has announced an important outage communications change we expect to take effect on Friday, Jan. 6th. The cooperative expects to upload a new outage map that day. According to Kenergy Spokewoman Rene Beasley Jones says the outage map looks slightly different, but will operate […]

The holiday shopping season is losing some of its power

The holiday shopping season is losing some of its power

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

December 27th, 2016

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ANNE D’INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The holiday shopping season is losing some of its power in the year’s sales. November and December now account for less than 21 percent of annual retail sales at physical stores, down from a peak of […]

Tyson to Expand in Henderson County with $13.5 Million Investment

Tyson to Expand in Henderson County with $13.5 Million Investment

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

December 20th, 2016

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Chicken producer expected to create 66 new full-time positions FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 20, 2016) – Gov. Matt Bevin today announced Tyson Chicken Inc., a subsidiary of Tyson Foods Inc., will expand its Henderson County operation with a $13.5 million project expected to create 66 jobs. […]

Kentucky’s unemployment rate at 4.8 percent in November 2016

Kentucky’s unemployment rate at 4.8 percent in November 2016

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

December 15th, 2016

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 15, 2016) – Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for November 2016 was 4.8 percent from a revised 5.1 percent in October 2016, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. […]

Retired Congressman Ed Whitfield honored as 2016 “Distinguished Rural Kentuckian”

Retired Congressman Ed Whitfield honored as 2016 “Distinguished Rural Kentuckian”

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

November 23rd, 2016

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Annual award bestowed by Kentucky’s electric cooperatives LOUISVILLE, Ky— Former Congressman Ed Whitfield, who represented Kentucky’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives for nearly 22 years, has been honored as the 2016 “Distinguished Rural Kentuckian” by the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives […]