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Allegiant offering nonstop flight to Destin from Lexington

Allegiant announced Tuesday it was offering nonstop flights from Lexington to Destin, Florida starting in June.
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Broadband network makes progress, still faces delays

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - State officials say they have installed more than 600 miles of fiber optic cables as part of a planned 3,200...
Duke Energy

Public comment meeting scheduled for Duke rate hike

Public gets chance to ask questions about a proposed rate hike by Duke Energy.
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Business expected to bring 120 jobs to Kentucky

Tru-Tone Finishing Inc. has announced it will build a new facility in Lexington.

State offering job, education resources at some libraries

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet has launched pilot programs in three counties that will offer public services at...
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Kentucky steel mini-mill to shut, costing more than 100 jobs

COALTON, Ky. (AP) - The forthcoming closure of a steel mini-mill will leave up to 113 people out of work in Kentucky. The Daily Independent...

Source: Alabama picked for new Toyota-Mazda factory in works

AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko DETROIT (AP) -- Japanese automakers Toyota and Mazda have chosen the state of Alabama for a $1.6 billion joint-venture auto plant...

Strong opening for Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale

Stakes-winner 'Bellavais' tops the opening day of Keeneland's January Horses of All Ages Sale.

AG wants to see Duke Energy rate increase denied

Attorney General Andy Beshear says a rate increase requested by Duke Energy should not only be denied, but its rates should be cut.

LG&E and KU Chairman announces retirement

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The long-time chairman and chief operating officer of Louisville Gas & Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company has announced he is...
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Traffic Alert: Water main break closes road in Pulaski County

A water main break Thursday night led to the temporary closing of KY 80 (Business) in Pulaski County, according to the state.
Fiona, Hippo, Cincinnati Zoo

Merchandise featuring Fiona the hippo brings in big bucks

Fiona the Hippo has generated nearly half a million dollars for the Cincinnati Zoo.
Unemployment Rate

State releases county unemployment numbers for November 2017

The state releases its unemployment rates for November, with Woodford County showing the lowest rate and Magoffin County with the highest rate.

Teen accused of stealing Halloween decorations

London Police say a teenager admitted to stealing Halloween decorations from a business.
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Lexington Bluegrass Area Minority Business Expo

The Lexington Bluegrass Area Minority Business Expo is Friday, August 4th at the Lexington Convention Center.

Police: Gun stolen from Anderson Co. business

Several types of guns were stolen Thursday morning from a business in Lawrenceburg, according to officials.
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Kentucky closing in on business investment record

Kentucky is on the verge of surpassing its record for business investments, fueled by three separate billion-dollar announcements in the first quarter of 2017.
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Limestone Ave. businesses get ready for the Sweet 16

Businesses along Limestone Avenue are expecting a big boost in business Friday night because the University of Kentucky men's basketball team is playing in the Sweet 16.
Scam Alert

Officials warn people of Business email compromise scam

Attorney General Andy Beshear has issued a Scam Alert warning government organizations and small businesses to be cautious of a “business email compromise” scam.
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Junior Bridgeman resigns from University of Louisville board of trustees

Former University of Louisville basketball star Junior Bridgeman has resigned from the university's board of trustees, saying he wants to focus on business.

JDI Grille and Tavern in Lexington Closed Effective Immediately

JDI Grille and Tavern posted on Facebook Sunday morning, saying it will close its doors effective immediately.
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Tips to Grow Your Business Through Facebook – Chart Local

Chris Pugh with Chart Local stops by with some helpful tips for business owners looking to help grow their business through Facebook. Here he breaks down 5 simple tips to get your business booming using social media!
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Business owner to be jailed for environmental violations

A western Kentucky business owner will serve 90 days in jail for committing environmental violations during the demolition of the former Goodyear Tire plant in Madisonville.

Truck Crashes Into Danville Verizon Store

Danville Police say everyone is okay after a truck crashed into a Verizon Wireless store just before 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
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KFC owner Yum Brands completes spinoff of China business

The owner of KFC and Taco Bell completed the spinoff of its China division, which will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange at some point after the opening bell.
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Business back at Danville pawn shop three years after triple murder

Three years ago, what could arguably be Danville’s most shocking crime happened.
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Winchester PD: Counterfeit bills being passed at businesses

The Winchester Police Department is warning businesses, banks, and the general public of counterfeit $20 dollar bills that have been being passed around.
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Richmond is getting “fired up”

About 30 fire hydrants are being painted to beautify the downtown area and help support nearby businesses.
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What does Brexit mean for Kentucky?

If you have a 401k it probably took a hit. The stock market has suffered its biggest loss since August after the United Kingdom overwhelmingly chose to separate from the European Union.
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Police investigate string of business break-ins

Police say this is the latest in a string of crimes reported in Lexington and surrounding areas, and that there are similarities in the method used to gain entry.

3 more Kentucky counties certified as work ready

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner said in a statement that Bullitt, Montgomery and Trigg counties have been added to the official list of Kentucky Work Ready Communities.
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Bevin traveling to Germany, France, Belgium this week

Gov. Matt Bevin is traveling to Germany, France and Belgium this week as part of his first overseas trip as governor.

Sherwood Bedding production facility coming to Booneville

Sherwood Bedding will locate a 174,000-square-foot mattress production factory in Walton, investing approximately $11.1 million its operation and creating up to 150 jobs.
Junior Achievement, JA Bluegrass Apprentice

Fayette Co. students pitch business plans

High school students in Fayette Co. showed off their business acumen at a Junior Achievement event on Tuesday.
KY Capitol

Bill would exempt business filing fees for military veterans

Military veterans who own more than half of a new business would not have to pay filing fees to the Secretary of State's office under a bill that cleared the state House of Representatives on Tuesday.
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Bill to help veterans start business to head to House

A bill intended to help veterans start businesses in Kentucky by waiving registration fees will head to the state House of Representatives.
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Fire destroys gas station in Menifee Co.

A fire in Menifee Co. has destroyed a gas station and damaged two nearby businesses.
EKU, Eastern Kentucky University, Best for Vets

EKU business school ranked 2nd in U.S. among “Best for Vets”

Eastern Kentucky University has been ranked second nationally among the “Best for Vets: Business Schools” by Military Times EDGE magazine, up from 7th a year ago.
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Business destroyed in stockyard fire getting help from community

Wednesday means business as usual for Roberts' Heavy Duty Towing and Recovery. Saturday, it was anything but.
Unemployment

Kentucky jobless rate rises in December

Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate increased at the end of last year.

Blue Grass airport to offer new Allegiant routes

Lexington's Blue Grass airport will soon offer new service to Washington, D.C. and Savannah, Georgia courtesy of Allegiant, and say the company will offer one-way fares for as low as $39 dollars.
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Laurel County business damaged by overnight fire

A Laurel County business owner credits a passerby for calling 911 early Thursday morning as buildings on his property started to burn.
U.S. Small Business Administration

Disaster loan application deadline is Feb. 1 for Kentucky

The U.S. Small Business Administration says businesses and organizations have until Feb. 1 to apply for disaster loans for economic impact caused by storms last April in Kentucky.
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Chaperone rule begins at Louisville mall

Several teens were turned away from a suburban Louisville mall on the first day the shopping center began a new chaperone rule.

Ferry over Ohio River closes in western Kentucky

A ferry between Kentucky and Illinois has closed due to rising floodwaters on the Ohio River.
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KY Lottery: $57.6M to N. Central KY schools in FY 2015

Students in North Central Kentucky last year received more than $57.6 million in college scholarships and grants paid for by Kentucky Lottery proceeds.
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BBB releases top ten scams of 2015

When Better Business Bureau launched BBB Scam Tracker earlier this year, it was expected that tax scams would be high on the list.

Farm cash receipts down in Kentucky

After a period of record cash receipts, Kentucky farmers are feeling the squeeze from lower commodity prices and sluggish exports.

Study: Investments in KY Ag Development Fund projects double farm income

Researchers from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture estimate that Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund investments from 2007 through 2014 average $2.03 in farm income for every dollar invested in KADF projects.

Business coalition in Kentucky backs gay-rights bill

Gay-rights advocates in Kentucky are recruiting business support for statewide legislation aimed at protecting gays and bisexuals from discrimination in the workplace, in public places and housing.

Kentucky corporate LGBT inclusion numbers released

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation released an annual report assessing LGBT inclusion in major companies and law firms, including 5 in Kentucky.
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Alpha seeks elimination of non-union retiree benefits

Coal operator Alpha Natural Resources is seeking to eliminate health and other non-pension benefits for more than 4,500 non-union retirees.

Verso Paper layoffs take toll on Ballard County budget

Layoffs at the Verso Paper plant in Wickliffe could lead to a downsizing in county staff to make up for a potential $500,000 budget shortfall.

Site Selection magazine: KY’s business climate 3rd best in nation

A new magazine report says Kentucky has the third best business climate in the nation. The recognition comes from Site Selection magazine. It just released its 2015 US Business Climate Report. The new ranking is a big improvement from 2014, when Kentucky's business climate ranked 8th in the nation.
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Local businesses excited for Breeders’ Cup crowds

Business owners in downtown Lexington are hoping for a good week as they throw open their doors to invite the thousands of visitors expected in town for the Breeders' Cup.
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Toyota Georgetown unveils US-built Lexus

The Toyota plant in Georgetown is unveiling the first-ever Lexus model that will be built in United States.
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Officials announce $6 million in grants for eastern Kentucky

Gov. Steve Beshear, U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers and the Appalachian Regional Commission have announced $6 million in federal grants to help the economically struggling eastern Kentucky region.

Kentucky development fund offers grants for economic impact

The Kentucky Appalachian Regional Development Fund is now available to give local organizations opportunities to create regional economic impact.
State Tax Revenue

General fund increases as road fund decreases in September

Kentucky state officials collected $24 million more in taxes last month than they did a year ago, keeping pace with official estimates.

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.
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Kentucky public workers’ paychecks to fall

Most public employees in Kentucky will see a bit less in their paychecks starting in 2017.
Unemployment Rate

Jobless rates down in 112 Kentucky counties in August 2015

A report from the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training says that unemployment rates fell in 112 Kentucky counties between August 2014 and August 2015.
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Owensboro utility to close unit of coal-fired power plant

The days are numbered for one unit of a coal-fired power plant in western Kentucky.

Kentucky receiving $1 million for unemployment improvements

Kentucky is getting $1 million from the federal government to enhance its unemployment insurance program and reduce worker misclassification.
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Ford expanding truck plant in Louisville

Ford Motor Co. has revealed that it intends to boost the size of its stamping facility, body shop and materials handling at the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville.

Corn, soybean exports to Taiwan to increase over next 2 years

Governor Steve Beshear made an announcement Tuesday about an agreement to increase corn and soybean exports to Taiwan over the next two years.

1st Choice Aerospace to expand in Florida

Florida Governor Rick Scott announced Tuesday that 1st Choice Aerospace’s has chosen to expand in Florida instead of at their Kentucky facility.

Florida Gov. Scott wants jobs to leave their Kentucky home

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is visiting Kentucky on a two-day trip as part of his continued effort to lure businesses to relocate to the Sunshine State.

Federal fund will pay $30M per year for Kentucky broadband internet

A fund created by the Federal Communications Commission will pay AT&T $30 million a year for the next six years to make high-speed Internet available to more than 84,000 rural Kentucky homes and businesses.
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Instant racing machines open at The Red Mile on Saturday

Racing fans can try their hands at 902 instant racing machines at The Red Mile in Lexington starting Saturday.

Somerset agrees to drop lawsuit against state auditor

A Kentucky city has agreed to drop its lawsuit challenging the state auditor's authority to do special examinations of cities.
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Urban County Council works on compromise for minimum wage increase

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)-  There is a new minimum wage plan on the table in Lexington. Urban County Councilmember Susan Lamb today proposed raising the current...

Officials: Amusement park closed due to code violations

Officials say a carnival-themed amusement park in Cave City has been closed due to code violations.

Future of revived roadside attraction uncertain

The future of a new theme park in south central Kentucky is in limbo as its new owner has had repeated run-ins with police.
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Grant to help Kentucky businesses make overseas sales

Kentucky has received a $400,000 federal grant aimed at helping businesses market their products around the world.
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State Fair officials pleased with attendance results

Attendance at last month's Kentucky State Fair was up more than 16 percent from the previous year when rainy weather may have kept visitors away, but the total was short of the record.
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Churchill Downs upgrading premium clubhouse seating

Churchill Downs upgrading premium clubhouse seating
Coal Mine Entrance

Officials hope fiber will replace coal in eastern Kentucky

State and federal officials have kicked off the construction of 3,400 miles of fiber optic cable they hope will transform eastern Kentucky's economy following the decline of the coal industry.
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Lack of hydrants hampers firefighters at huge business fire

Several fire departments were called-in Tuesday evening to fight a fire at J & J Pallet, near the Lincoln-Pulaski County line. Due to a lack of fire hydrants near the scene, water had to be trucked-in from Eubank, according to authorities.
National Small Business Week

Small businesses receive big honors at ceremony

Kentucky Pacesetter business awards were handed out to small businesses in the commonwealth at a ceremony on Wednesday.
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Small business excited about future of Kentucky hemp production

Kentucky agricultural officials were in Lexington to announce expansions for the state's hemp production pilots.
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Hotel Museum 21c Announces Lexington Partners

21c, the hotel museum coming to Lexington, recently announced some local partners helping to pay for the $47 million project.
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Lexington Preps for Garth Brooks Concerts

Garth Brooks will be back in the Bluegrass this weekend for the first time in 16 years. More than 80,000 people are expected in the Downtown area this weekend for the concerts.
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Lexington Fire Department talks about McCargo’s Criminal History

Lexington firefighters said they didn't know about Jarad McCargo's warrant from 1999 in Georgia.
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Kentucky Labor Cabinet to Offer Free Training Courses for 4 Days

From August 25 through August 28, the Kentucky Labor Cabinet is planning to hold free training courses on subjects covering a wide range of opportunities for employees and businesses in the Bluegrass.
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New Restaurant Opens; A HS Student Owns It

A high school senior says her restaurant, Taqueria Los Amigos, will serve authentic Mexican food
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Storm Barrels Through Southeastern Kentucky

A strong storm barreling through southeastern Kentucky has damaged homes and businesses and left power customers in the dark, but no injuries have been reported.
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Suit Up Career Clinic Teaches Job Skills

Volunteers helped nearly 60 people gain the tools they need to find a job. It’s part of a Suit Up Career Clinic for low-income people.

BBB Warns of “Jury Duty” Phone Scam

A woman in Fayette County was duped into paying $500 for supposedly missing jury duty, according to the Better Business Bureau.
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Sweet 16 Means More Business…and More Traffic

The Sweet 16 is bringing in people from all over the state, which is boding well for many Lexington businesses.
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CentrePointe Blasting Could Impact Businesses

Crews will be doing a test blast at the CentrePointe construction site tomorrow at 10 a.m. The streets being shut down can be an inconvenience for drivers, business owners we talked to are also worried they could also take a hit.
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Man Arrested After Attempted Robbery

Lexington Police Officers said they caught Aaron Lakes, 31, early Sunday morning after he tried to rob a business.

State Police Issue Phone Scam Warning

State Police are issuing a warning as the Better Business Bureau across the country warn of a rash of "one ring" phone scams.
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Salt Shortage Hurting Small Businesses

Small companies who clear business parking lots and sidewalks during the winter said they are feeling the pinch of a nationwide salt shortage.
Downtown Danville, KY

Danville Ranks #2 of “10 Best Small Towns in America”

According to Business Insider, Danville is the second best small town in the nation.
Downtown Danville, KY

Danville Ranks #2 of “10 Best Small Towns in America”

According to Business Insider, Danville is the second best small town in the nation.
Carlisle Roof

Winter Winds Blow Roof Off Of Carlisle Building

Frigid temperatures weren't the only outdoor element Central Kentuckians dealt with overnight. Strong winds were also a big problem.
Carlisle Roof

Winter Winds Blow Roof Off Of Carlisle Building

Frigid temperatures weren't the only outdoor element Central Kentuckians dealt with overnight. Strong winds were also a big problem.
Pi Pizza Crash

Driver Crashes into “Coming Soon” Business

A pizza restaurant not yet in business got an unexpected visit Tuesday afternoon.
Pi Pizza Crash

Driver Crashes into “Coming Soon” Business

A pizza restaurant not yet in business got an unexpected visit Tuesday afternoon.
Child Care

Child Care Budget Cuts Impact Families and Businesses

Youth advocates say it will not be a happy new year for numerous children and businesses in Kentucky due to child care budget cuts.
Child Care

Child Care Budget Cuts Impact Families and Businesses

Youth advocates say it will not be a happy new year for numerous children and businesses in Kentucky due to child care budget cuts.
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Attempted Burglaries in Strip Mall Damaged by Fire

Three business, in the same strip mall as Friday's massive two-alarm fire, were broken into Sunday night.
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Police & Federal Agents Raid Lexington Home And Business

Four people were arrested Tuesday after federal agents raided a Lexington home and business.
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Police & Federal Agents Raid Lexington Home And Business

Four people were arrested Tuesday after federal agents raided a Lexington home and business.

New Frisch’s Looking For Workers

A new Frisch's is on the way to Hamburg Pavilion in Lexington -- and it's hiring!
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Frankfort Plant Board Scam Alert

Frankfort Police say someone is calling businesses claiming to be from the Frankfort Plant Board
Frankfort Plant Board

Frankfort Plant Board Scam Alert

Frankfort Police say someone is calling businesses claiming to be from the Frankfort Plant Board
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Homework for Hiring Help

You might have strangers in your home every one in a while as hired help. Have they been checked out?
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Homework for Hiring Help

You might have strangers in your home every one in a while as hired help. Have they been checked out?
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Unusual Success For Some Lexington Businesses This 4th Of July

Rain this 4th of July hurt many businesses, especially the food vendors downtown Lexington. The Dunn Family said they have been running Dunn's BBQ for 32 years. He said this 4th of July is one of the worst they’ve seen in that period.
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Danville Named One Of The South’s Top Business Towns

Jody Lassiter, president and CEO of the Danville-Boyle County Economic Development Partnership said he's thrilled about the ranking.
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Lexington Police Search Computer Business

Lexington Police said investigators searched a computer store on Limestone Street on Thursday as part of an on-going investigation.

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