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Regional

  • New manufacturing facilities to bring nearly 40 jobs to Gallatin County

    Gov. Steve Beshear Tuesday announced Core Molding Technologies, a plastics molding company, will establish a new operating subsidiary and manufacturing location in Warsaw. The operation, which will support a significant new business venture outside the company’s traditional heavy truck customer base, will create 39 new jobs and entail a more than $3 million investment.

  • Milton-Madison bridge beam comes through Bedford
  • Gallatin County opens Public Library Workforce Center

    Gallatin County and any other area residents seeking employment opportunities now have more computer access, training and job workshops available to them at the new Public Library Workforce Center at the Gallatin County Public Library.

    The Gallatin and Carroll county libraries are two of the 45 public libraries in the state that have a PLWC.

    The centers house computers and software that will be used to provide training in a formal workshop setting.

  • United Citizens Bank earns superior rating

    BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Fla., the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm, recently announced that United Citizens Bank and Trust, based in Campbellsburg, has not only endured the latest financial crunch, but has emerged as a preeminent example of community banking.

    BauerFinancial bestowed its highest 5-Star Superior rating on United Citizens Bank and Trust. This rating denotes the highest level of strength and performance that a bank can receive, according to a Bauer news release.

  • Time Warner Cable to buy Insight for $3 billion

    By Scott Sloan

    Lexington Herald Leader

    National cable giant Time Warner Cable, which operates in many areas in Central Kentucky, announced Monday that it will acquire Insight Communications, the largest cable operator in Kentucky, in a $3 billion deal.

    Many in the industry have long expected the deal, given that Insight’s operations are so close geographically to some of Time Warner Cable’s and that Insight’s ownership shopped the company around in 2007.

  • Fancy Farm turns up the heat in Kentucky political campaigns

    By Scott Wartman

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Gov. Steve Beshear on Saturday at the Fancy Farm Picnic spoke about his trip to the Middle East and drew the ire of his opponents, who criticized the governor for not talking about state issues.

  • Smoke-free laws don’t harm the economy

    By ANN BLACKFORD

    UK College of Nursing

    In a recent study published in Nicotine and Tobacco Research, Ellen Hahn, a professor in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, and Mark Pyles, an assistant professor of finance in the School of Business at the College of Charleston, found smoke-free legislation does not negatively influence local economies in either rural or urban communities.

    This is true regardless of whether the law is enacted at the state or local level, the study showed.

  • Beshear ahead of Williams as Fancy Farm approaches

    By Paul Glasser

    The State Journal

    Gov. Steve Beshear has the advantage over his Republican challenger David Williams, leading to the unofficial start of the gubernatorial campaign at Saturday’s Fancy Farm Picnic, political analysts say.

    However, they disagree on how fiercely the two candidates will clash when they deliver stump speeches at the historic political gathering in Western Kentucky. This is the 131st year of the picnic, known for its homemade barbecue mutton and desserts.

  • Study on bridge may result in lower inspection costs nationwide

    The eventual destruction of the 81-year-old Milton-Madison Bridge over the Ohio River, scheduled for next year, has presented a rare opportunity for researchers at Purdue University.

    Robert Conner, an associate professor of civil engineering at Purdue and a national expert in the study of steel fatigue, is hoping to use the bridge to compile research that will help transportation officials throughout the United States better inspect and diagnose “fracture critical” truss bridges.

  • Work to begin on Indiana approach on Milton-Madison bridge project

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    Construction begins this week on the Madison side of the river on a temporary approach ramp that will eventually provide access for drivers using the bridge. Construction of a similar temporary ramp in Milton is expected to begin the week of Aug. 7. The ramps will be used for several months during construction of the new U.S. 421 Milton-Madison Bridge.