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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.
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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.
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‘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...
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Road crews continue to clear the roads in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) -- City crews began reporting at 10 p.m. last night with additional crews coming in at midnight. A new shift of workers...

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Stamp Out Hunger bags to be sent to Lexington homes

Postal workers and city officials want to make sure Lexington residents are ready for the 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive.
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Chaplaincy turns bilingual to serve Churchill Downs workers

The Kentucky Race Track Chaplaincy has instated a new bilingual chaplain team to serve Spanish-speaking workers.
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Officials vote to implement new tax, avoid state takeover

Officials in a financially troubled northern Kentucky county have approved a new tax on workers in an effort to avoid having the state take over its finances.
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Funds to Train Workers in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia

Marshall University is receiving a $1.3 million grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to train community health workers in coal counties in eastern Kentucky, southern Ohio and parts of West Virginia.

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