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Economists say slow population growth in Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area has led to fewer jobs in region

11/14/2017 02:19 PM

ERLANGER – The regional economic development outlook for the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area continues to be good, despite that fact that the population growth hasn’t kept pace with the national average in strong economic areas of the country. Janet Harrah, Senior Director with the Center for Economic Analysis and Development at Northern Kentucky University told members of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce at their monthly Eggs N Issues breakfast on Tuesday that many jobs are created essentially to serve the local... Read more 

Northern Kentucky students get opportunity to meet and talk face-to-face with area veterans

11/08/2017 08:08 PM

FORT MITCHELL – Students at Beechwood School in Fort Mitchell received visits from over 25 veterans on Wednesday as part of the nationwide Take a Veteran to School initiative, an outreach program connecting veterans from all walks of life with students and schools nationwide. Wednesday’s event, which was organized by Spectrum in cooperation with The History Channel, also offers participating schools curriculum-based educational materials at www.veterans.com as well as short videos and additional resources, all provided free of charge. Beechwood teacher Dawn... Read more 

University of Louisville announces hiring of former UNC exec as CFO, pending Board of Trustees approval

11/03/2017 10:23 AM

The University of Louisville announced on Friday that former University of North Carolina System executive Jonathan Pruitt has been named as the university’s new Chief Financial Officer. Pruitt recently served as senior vice president for finance and budget and chief financial officer at the University of North Carolina System. His new role with UofL will officially begin January 16, pending approval from the Board of Trustees. “The University of Louisville is a remarkable institution, and I am honored, humbled, and excited to... Read more 

County Connections: Marion County hopes to have distillery visitors explore the rest of the county

10/25/2017 10:30 AM

LEBANON – Every year, thousands of tourists embark on the tiny Marion County town of Loretto to tour the Maker’s Mark Distillery. County officials are hopeful that when visitors tour the facility, they decide to spend more time and money exploring the many other things to see in the central Kentucky County. Marion County was established in 1834 and named after Francis Marion, a military officer in the American Revolutionary War. The county is within an hour’s drive of Louisville, Lexington and Frankfort... Read more 

County Connections: Maker's Mark continuing to produce wax dipped bottles for over a half century

10/25/2017 10:08 AM

LORETTO – The Maker’s Mark Distillery continues to welcome visitors to their Marion County facility where folks can get a behind-the-scenes at the production process. The distillery was established in 1953 on the site of an old 1800’s grist mill. On October 1, 1953, T. William “Bill” Samuels Sr., purchased the “Burks’ Distillery” in Loretto, Kentucky, for $35,000. Bourbon production began in 1954, and the first run was bottled in 1958 under the brand’s distinctive dipped red wax seal. Director of Visitor... Read more 

Three Kentucky universities listed among WalletHub's 2018 Best Colleges and Universities

10/23/2017 02:36 PM

WalletHub has released its rankings for 2018’s Best Colleges and Universities, and three schools in Kentucky crack the Top-500. The schools include Spalding University (225th), University of Louisville (345th) and Brescia University in Owensboro (349th). The WalletHub study compared 973 colleges and universities across seven categories, including student selectivity, cost and financing, faculty resources, campus safety, campus experience, educational outcomes and career outcomes. The University of Pikeville was ranked among the lowest in two categories. The study found the university to have the... Read more 

Work underway to replace aging bridge in Mercer County

10/23/2017 10:37 AM

MERCER COUNTY – Work is finally getting underway for a new bridge over Herrington Lake in Mercer County. The new bridge will replace a nearly 100 year old steel bridge that has out lived most expectations. The Kennedy Mill Bridge at Herrington Lake is just one example of the crumbling infrastructure in the commonwealth. The American Society of Civil Engineers has given Kentucky a D- for spending for needed repairs. Reporter Richard Essex has the story.  Read more 

Cincinnati and northern Kentucky partnering to bring businesses and jobs to the region

10/17/2017 01:55 PM

ERLANGER – Looking at ways to attract new business, retain existing business, and bring about new capital investment and jobs to the northern Kentucky/Cincinnati region was the subject of this months Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Eggs N Issues breakfast. Dan Tobergte, President and CEO of Northern Kentucky Tri-ED, and Johnna Reeder, President and CEO of REDI Cincinnati, discussed how partnerships between their two organizations are essential in today’s business landscape to attract employers to the area. The region is... Read more 

Cannabis oil producer in Kentucky says talk of legalizing marijuana bad for business

10/13/2017 10:27 AM

As one GOP lawmaker proposes legalizing marijuana in Kentucky for recreational uses in an effort to generate needed tax revenue, there’s already a market for cannabis in Kentucky, and at least one of those producers doesn’t want to compete with marijuana. One of the first producers of cannabis oil and products is Kentucky Cannabis Company in Lexington; he says talk of legalizing marijuana is not helping his industry. The owner of Kentucky Cannabis Company Bill Polyniak and his staff are... Read more 

Training to work in the film industry is part of unique university partnership

10/09/2017 02:48 PM

WILMORE – Kentucky’s growing film industry needs more skilled workers, and a new workforce development partnership between the Kentucky Film Office and Asbury University is aimed at that need. The goal of the Kentucky Film Initiative is to provide additional local workers to work on film crews throughout the state. So far this year the Kentucky Film Office has approved 136 movies for production, and there’s a need for Kentuckians to help on set. Dr. Jim Owens, Dean of the Asbury... Read more 

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