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US whiskey exports decline as trade dispute with EU persists

The Distilled Spirits Council says overall exports American-made whiskey tumbled amid President Donald Trump's trade war.

Company says aluminum mill construction remains on schedule

A private company trying to build an aluminum mill in the Ashland area, in part with taxpayer money, has extended its fundraising deadline.
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Man shot multiple times by Kentucky wildlife officer

MORGANTOWN, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say a wildlife officer has shot and critically wounded a man while responding to the scene of...

In tit-for-tat, Trump threatens more tariffs against China

President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports on Monday as the two nations moved closer to a potential trade war.

Trump approves plan to impose tough China tariffs

President Donald Trump has approved a plan to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods as early as Friday, a move that could put his trade policies on a collision course with his push to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons.
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CEO: A ‘come from behind’ win for Kentucky

An aluminum company says it will build a $1.3 billion facility near the border of Kentucky and West Virginia, pledging to hire 550 people and pay them average salaries of $70,000 in an area devastated by the loss of coal and manufacturing jobs.

Kobe opening extrusion, fabrication plant in Bowling Green

An aluminum extrusion and fabrication facility is locating in Bowling Green, where officials say Kobe Steel Ltd. plans to invest $46.7 million and create 105 jobs.

Century Aluminum says it won’t lay off Sebree workers

A company official says the Century Aluminum plant in Sebree won't have to cut back production and lay off workers after all.
Trash, Recycle

Fayette County students compete in Recycle-Bowl

Students from sixteen Fayette County public and private schools collected more than 138,000 aluminum cans for recycling during the Keep America Beautiful Recycle-Bowl competition this year.
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Ford adding 2,000 jobs to make 2017 aluminum-body Super Duty

Ford Motor Co. says it's adding 2,000 jobs and investing $1.3 billion at the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville to build the new aluminum-body Super Duty truck.

Century Aluminum says about 250 workers will stay on job

Century Aluminum says about 250 employees will remain working at its Hawesville Smelter in western Kentucky.

Part of aluminum smelter to remain open in western Kentucky

Century Aluminum is planning to keep at least a portion of its Hawesville Smelter in western Kentucky open after announcing plans to close the plant in August.

Possible agreement reached, could end aluminum plant impasse

A tentative agreement at an aluminum smelting plant has been reached, potentially ending a work stoppage affecting roughly 560 employees at the Century Aluminum facility in western Kentucky.
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Union workers locked out at aluminum smelter

About 570 union workers at an aluminum smelting plant in western Kentucky are locked out after rejecting a final contract offer.

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