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  • Year in Ky. business saw Toyota expand, bourbon boom, coal decline

    By TOM EBLEN

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    This was an eventful year for Kentucky businesses: Toyota accelerated, bourbon distillers rolled out more barrels, Tempur Sealy employees lost some sleep, King Coal coughed and wheezed, and so much more.

    As Toyota marked its third year as the world’s top-selling automaker, the Georgetown assembly plant that since 1988 has been churning out Camrys, Avalons and Venzas opened a new production line in October to make the Lexus ES 350.

  • Republican caucus held March 5 in lieu of primary

    By Chris Mayhew

    Kentucky Enquirer

    Kentucky Republican voters will vote for their presidential candidate in a March 5 caucus instead of a May primary election.

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul asked the Republican Party of Kentucky for a caucus so he can run for both president and re-election to the U.S. Senate. The party’s central committee voted 111-36 in August to switch to a caucus. Paul has donated $250,000 and has pledged another $200,000 to pay the GOP for the caucus costs.

  • Circuit, District judges seek adult drug court funding

    By JACOB BLAIR

    Landmark News Service

    Carroll, Grant and Owen counties in Kentucky are three of seven across the Commonwealth that currently do not have a Drug Court program, but that could change in the near future.

    Chief Circuit Judge Leslie Knight and Chief District Judge Elizabeth Chandler have recently requested state funding for a drug court program, Administrative Office of the Courts Public Information Specialist Jamie Neal said.

  • Poor free throw shooting hinders Carroll’s comeback attempt at TC

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    Trimble County High School celebrated the school’s 42-year girls basketball legacy Friday while hosting border rival Carroll County in the Lady Raiders’ home opener of the 2015-16 basketball season. Poor free throw shooting plagued the Lady Panthers who, competing in their first contest of the young season, were defeated 66-39.

  • Red Cross asks for blood donations this holiday season

    The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to end the year with real meaning by donating blood for hospital patients in need.

    Holiday activities, severe weather and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can pull people away from their regular blood donation schedules. This creates a greater need for blood donations this time of year, especially around the winter holidays. To encourage donations, all those who come to donate Dec. 23, 2015, through Jan. 3, 2016, will get a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

  • Bevin, Beshear clash over budget outlook

    By TOM LOFTUS

    Courier-Journal

    Gov.-elect Matt Bevin said Tuesday that he is inheriting a “financial crisis” from departing Gov. Steve Beshear.

  • How to apply for a job at Ford Motor Company

    STAFF REPORT

    Courier-Journal

    Ford Motor Co. still needs full-time vehicle assembly technicians at the Kentucky Truck Plant on Chamberlain Lane, where 2,000 employees will be added by summer 2016.

    But if you’re interested, you’d better get moving.

  • Meth bust nets three arrests

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    Three individuals were arrested at a Milton residence on Thursday evening, Nov. 12, according to the Trimble County Sheriff’s Office.

  • St. Elizabeth, HealthPoint make offer on Owenton, Ky. hospital

    By MOLLY HAINES

    Landmark News Service

    An offer has been made by Northern Kentucky’s St. Elizabeth Healthcare and HealthPoint Family Care, Inc. to purchase Owenton’s New Horizons Medical Center and its assets, according to attorney Ruth Baxter.

    The bankruptcy court and creditors will have the final decision, Baxter said. The hospital’s bankruptcy counsel was expected to submit the offer to the counsel last week.

  • Employers will see a reduction of $105 per employee in 2015 UI taxes

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Gov. Steve Beshear announced that a positive balance in the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund Tuesday ensures Kentucky employers will see a reduction of $105 per employee in federal UI taxes.

    Employers now will not be subject to an additional credit reduction rate of 1.5 percent when they file their federal unemployment taxes in January 2016, saving a total of $165 million.