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UPS adding seasonal workers, holding job fairs in Kentucky

UPS is holding one-day job fairs this week around the country, including a few in Kentucky.

1 drug company announces details of $5M opioid settlement

The drug company Allergan says its $5 million payments divided between two Ohio counties.

Firm breaks ground on Kentucky hemp manufacturing facility

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A company has broken ground on a facility to develop and manufacture hemp-based products in Kentucky. State officials say the facility...

Two Rite Aid stores in central Kentucky closing

Two Rite Aid stores in central Kentucky will be permanently closed in August, according to the chain’s new owner, Walgreens.

Official: Kentucky obligated to reveal investors in company

Kentucky's attorney general says the economic development cabinet wrongfully denied a newspaper's request for the names of investors in a company that received millions in public funding for a new aluminum plant.

$3M settlement reached in bridge lawsuit

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has reached a settlement with the shipping company who operated the cargo vessel that damaged the old Eggners Ferry Bridge in Benton.

Co-owner of Kentucky trucking company sentenced for fraud

A Kentucky woman has been sentenced after she was convicted of defrauding customers of a trucking company she ran with her husband and another business partner.

Danco takes over Bluegrass Music Center work

An Evansville, Indiana, construction company has been replaced as the general contractor for the International Bluegrass Music Center in Owensboro.

Colorado strip club operator accused of exploiting dancers

A Colorado company that owns over a dozen strip clubs around the country is facing a federal lawsuit over allegations that it exploited its dancers by requiring them to pay fees in order to work.

Amazon Picks Kentucky Airport as Site for Air Cargo Hub

Online retail giant Amazon says it will build an air cargo hub expected to employ more than 2,000 people at a northern Kentucky airport south of Cincinnati.

Drug Company Fined $150 Million for Ignoring Suspicious Opioid Orders in Kentucky

A pharmaceutical company with strong connections to Eastern Kentucky is being penalized by the U.S. Department of Justice and the D.E.A. for negligence that they say directly contributed to the area's opioid epidemic.

Auto Manufacturer Adding 100 Jobs in Western Kentucky

An automotive company in western Kentucky is expanding its operation and adding 100 jobs as part of a $26 million investment.

Company Pays Off Overdue School Lunches in Lyon County

A company in western Kentucky has paid off about $7,300 in past due lunch accounts at the Lyon County School District.

Judge orders student loan company to stop business in Kentucky

A Franklin Circuit Judge has ordered Florida-based Liberty Tax and Student Loan Defense to stop operating in Kentucky.

Lumber operation to locate in Nelson County

Kentucky officials say a lumber company plans to create at least 30 full-time jobs in Nelson County to produce hardwood for export to Asia.

New fire lieutenants graduate LFD Company Officer Academy

On Friday, eleven central Kentucky firefighters graduated from the Lexington Fire Department's Company Officer Academy. The program was developed by the fire department to better prepare new lieutenants.

Coal mining company hit with fine that could reach $3.25M

Kentucky's Energy and Environment Cabinet has agreed to levy a stiff fine against a coal mining company which acknowledged thousands of Clean Water Act violations, effectively barring the company from operating in Kentucky in the future.

‘Tis the season: Unified Trust Company ice rink open

The Unified Trust Company Ice Rink is open in Triangle Park in downtown Lexington.

Judge says deal over environmental damage can’t be sealed

A Franklin County judge says he's inclined to approve the terms of a settlement between the state Energy and Environment Cabinet and an eastern Kentucky oil company over a diesel fuel leak but can't allow it to be sealed.

Company opens new Catlettsburg facility, adds 80 jobs

EN Engineering LLC has opened a new facility in Catlettsburg, creating 80 new jobs there and investing $2.8 million.

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FCPS not raising property tax rates

For the third time in five years Fayette County Public Schools is not raising property tax rates.
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Fourth time in 3 days old water park set on fire in Perry County

It happened at Fugate's Water Park off Highway 15, right outside Hazard.
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Caravan protest outside Sen. Mitch McConnell’s Lexington office

It was part of a national effort led by Poor People's Campaign with protests at every Kentucky office and a protest in Washington D.C.

“False Positives” spray painted on the side of a Walgreens’ COVID testing site

A coronavirus testing site in Lexington has been hit with graffiti.