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1:40 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

No Downturn Seen in Kentucky's Bourbon Production

The Four Roses distillery in Lawrencburg, Ky
Kevin Willis

The bad national economy hasn't put a dent in one of Kentucky's signature exports. In fact, bourbon production has increased 115% over the past 13 years, according to Eric Gregory, president of the Kentucky Distillers Association.

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12:42 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Auto Industry Incentive Bill Signed

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has signed a bill into law that’s designed to spur investments in the state’s automotive and parts manufacturing facilities. The bill amends the 2007 Kentucky Jobs Retention Act to allow manufacturers involved in the auto industry to request incentives, regardless of their location in the state.

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Business
12:23 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Amazon Looking to Fill 1,500 Jobs in Middle Tennessee

Online retailer Amazon is now taking applications for about 15-hundred jobs at its new fulfillment centers in Lebanon and Murfreesboro.  Tennessee Career Center locations throughout Middle Tennessee are holding initial screenings and scheduling interviews through July 13th.

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Business
9:07 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Daviess-Hancock-McLean Region Credited for Business Diversification

The Owensboro region is on a list for the top areas for job growth in the nation. The Owensboro metropolitan statistical area ranked 25th on a list compiled by Area Development magazine.

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Business
11:09 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Fiat Expansion in Tennessee to Add Hundreds of New Jobs

A southern Tennessee county is poised to gain up to 800 new jobs when a subsidiary of Fiat expands its auto supply plant. The nearly $54 million expansion of the Magneti Marelli plant in Giles County will provide a major boost to manufacturing jobs throughout the region.

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Business
3:41 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Henderson Horse Track Could Have Instant Racing by September

The owner of Ellis Park in Henderson says he hopes to expand the horse track’s gambling options by Labor Day. Ron Geary wants to move ahead with plans to install instant racing machines, despite an ongoing lawsuit over the legality of those games in Kentucky.

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Business
8:25 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Coal Company to Cut Nearly 600 Jobs in Kentucky

One of the world's largest coal producers says it will lay off about 750 workers in the Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia coalfields. It's the latest setback for an industry struggling for market share as utilities switch to cleaner and cheaper alternatives.

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Business
2:41 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Judge Orders Kentucky Miner Reinstated

Administrative Law Judge Margaret A. Miller ruled that Cumberland River Coal Company improperly fired 52-year-old Charles Scott Howard of Letcher County after he was injured on the job. The judge ordered Howard reinstated and says the company must pay a $30,000 fine.

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Business
10:21 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Warren County Manufacturers Need Workers with High-Tech Skills

A Trace Die Cast employee works with a CNC machine, which operate robotic tools through commands programmed by high-tech workers.

The factory floor of Trace Die Cast in Bowling Green is loud—so loud, workers and visitors wear ear plugs anytime they’re on the premises. This is the sort of place that provides the blue collar manufacturing jobs that we keep hearing are in such short supply these days.

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Business
8:18 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Need for Quick Decisions Cited in Bluegrass Boardwalk Decision

The Chief Executive of a company that once hoped to reopen Kentucky Kingdom amusement park in Jefferson County  says the project was scrapped because officials didn't think they would have the freedom under a lease to make decisions independently and quickly.  Bluegrass Boardwalk announced Friday that it was going to withdraw from the project due to government regulations and stipulations.

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