Logan County http://wkyufm.org en International Pet Food Company Brings Jobs To Logan County http://wkyufm.org/post/international-pet-food-company-brings-jobs-logan-county <p>Champion Petfoods USA Inc. plans to open its first U. S. kitchen in Logan County, creating 147 new jobs and an $85 million investment. The company specializes in in "Biologically Appropriate" pet foods using fresh local ingredients. It's headquartered in Alberta, Canada.</p><p>Champion's ORIJEN and ACANA dog and cat food brands feature unique, fresh regional ingredients. They're sold in more than 70 countries. The company does not outsource food production and makes all of its products in its own kitchens. The $85 million investment will go toward building a kitchen in Auburn with construction set to begin this summer.</p><p>Company executives say Logan County's agricultural heritage and proximity to ranches and farms makes its location a good fit. In a release, Governor Beshear said, "not only will Champion Petfoods bring vital agricultural jobs to the region, but it will also create a new customer base for nearby farmers and ranchers."</p><p>The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives of up to $8.7 million through the Kentucky Business Investment program. KEDFA also approved Champion for tax benefits of up to $1.3 million through the Kentucky Enterprise Initiative Act. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:22:04 +0000 Joe Corcoran 47129 at http://wkyufm.org Former Rand Paul Aide Getting Fundraising Help http://wkyufm.org/post/former-rand-paul-aide-getting-fundraising-help <p>A former campaign aide to U.S. Sen. Rand Paul who resigned amid a controversy about a racial posting on his MySpace page is getting political support from his former boss even though they parted company two years ago amid the social media controversy. Sun, 14 Oct 2012 15:05:03 +0000 Associated Press 20674 at http://wkyufm.org