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1.5 million more laid-off workers seek unemployment benefits

Latest figure from Labor Department mark 11th straight weekly decline in applications

‘Nourish’ efforts expanded to reach racetrack workers

Efforts to help service-industry workers hit hard by the loss of jobs during the coronavirus epidemic are expanding.

More confirmed COVID-19 cases at Lexington Amazon facility

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - Amazon continues to be plagued by employees testing positive for the coronavirus at its Lexington and Shepherdsvile facilities. Thursday evening, employees...

Toyota extends plant shutdown another two weeks

Toyota Motor Corp. is extending the shutdown of its North American auto plants, including Georgetown, for another two weeks with plans to reopen on May 4.

Toyota extends shutdown, some workers may not get paid

Company says it will continue to monitor, workers will have to take vacation or unpaid leave the final weeks, other carmakers also extending.

Kentucky plant laying off 100 workers ahead of closure

A Belgium-based company is closing its plant in Kentucky, resulting in 100 layoffs early next year.

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.

GM contract: worker pay hikes, factory closings move forward

A tentative four year contract with striking General Motors gives workers a mix of pay raises, lump sum payments and an $11,000 signing bonus.

Corvette plant adding 400 workers ahead of new model rollout

General Motors says it is adding a second shift and more than 400 hourly jobs at its Kentucky plant that produces the Chevrolet Corvette.

Air travelers start to feel effects of government shutdown

The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel.

Samsung apologizes over sicknesses, deaths of some workers

Samsung Electronics apologized Friday for illnesses and deaths of some of its workers, saying it failed to create a safe working environment at its computer chip and display factories.

‘Treated like garbage’: Sanitation workers want pay fix

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Sanitation workers in a Kentucky city want to fix a pay issue that's causing new employees to earn more than...

Amazon is boosting its minimum wage to $15 per hour

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next month. The company said Tuesday that the...

Hundreds rally for pensions as lawmakers seek changes

Hundreds of public workers have rallied at the Kentucky Capitol in opposition to a proposed bill that would eventually close the state's pension system in favor of a 401(k)-style retirement plan.

Kentucky sending hurricane-relief workers South

Kentucky is sending National Guard soldiers and utility workers to help in areas affected by Hurricane Irma.

Red Cross volunteers headed to help hurricane victims

Officials with the American Red Cross say seven trained Red Cross disaster workers in Kentucky, two from the Lexington area, are headed to Texas to help prepare shelters and mobilize relief supplies for a for a full Gulf Coast response.

Ky. lawmaker’s PI pleads guilty to intimidating poll workers

A private detective hired by the Kentucky Senate minority leader has pleaded guilty to attempting to intimidate an election officer and attempting to interfere with an election in connection with last year's statewide primary.

Production facility to employ 130 in northeastern Kentucky

The Independent reports Wright-Mix Material Solutions LLC will invest $8.5 million to renovate a building in Wurtland for a production facility that will employ 130 full-time workers.

Kentucky prison placed on lockdown after workers attacked

Officials say Kentucky's only maximum security prison is on lockdown after inmates attacked eight workers.

Hotel construction workers walk off site in protest of wages

Around 100 mostly immigrant Latino workers have walked off the Omni Hotel construction site in Louisville in protest, saying they are being paid substantially less than other crew members.

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Mild temperatures with mostly sunny skies

The cooler air settling in won't last much longer. After a couple of milder temperature days with lower humidity, the upper 80s and low...

Kentucky Men’s Golfer Cullan Brown has died

LEXINGTON, Ky. (UK Athletics) – Kentucky men’s golfer Cullan Brown, who battled osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer in his left thigh, died on...

Henderson man tazed following police chase

Ernesto A. Martinez-Pascual faces nearly a dozen charges following a chase with KSP.