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Business

  • Working winter

    With clear skies and sunshine, Thursday’s 40-degree weather offered a more comfortable workday for crew members who have been working throughout the winter on various outdoor projects.

    A crew of Bardstown workers, employed through Buzick Construction, was finishing up on a job site in Danville Thursday. But while the warmer winter day offered some relief from the otherwise chilling temps and precipitation, snow and rain earlier in the week had left the site caked in mud.

  • Cheatham hired as PLG sales executive

    Brandi Cheatham has been hired as the new sales executive for PLG-TV.

    Cheatham, the former circulation director for The Kentucky Standard, came back to the company after pursuing another opportunity.

    “I’m excited to be back and re-join my Landmark family,” Cheatham said.

    PLG-TV and The Kentucky Standard are both owned by Landmark Community Newspapers.

    As a sales executive, Cheatham’s job responsibilities will include selling cable TV advertising on insertion network channels, as well as PLG-TV.

  • Hayden joins staff at Your Community Bank

    Aubrey Hayden has joined Your Community Bank as vice president, business services officer. Hayden’s office will be located at 471 W. Main St., Louisville. He is a graduate of Westport High School and Kentucky State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Outside the bank, Hayden serves as vice chairman of the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority Board. Hayden resides in Louisville.

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  • Where Opportunity Knox to provide insights, tools for veteran hiring

    Where Opportunity Knox is bringing its breakfast program, “Veterans: A Workforce and Talent Solution,” to Hardin County, providing tools and insights to help companies of all sizes hire veterans.

  • Economic development highlights project good year for the county

    Though it’s still only January, 2015 is shaping up to be a good year, said Kim Huston, president of the Nelson County Economic Development Agency. The agency released its “Partners for Progress” highlights of economic development for 2014 earlier this month.

    The highlights, Huston said, indicate a favorable year to come for industrial growth in the county.

    “I think the industrial growth and the addition of new jobs were important in 2014 and will continue into 2015,” she said.

  • Career centers focus on advanced manufacturing training

    By Sherman Bowman

    The Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board and the Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail are pleased to announce a new training program to help both job seekers and employers in one of our region’s most promising job sectors – advanced manufacturing.

    Through a grant-funded initiative, called Kentucky Career Center Get Opportunity (KCCGO), we’ve developed intensive, no-cost training to help up to 90 job seekers start or re-enter their career in manufacturing.

  • Heaven Hill Brands named 2014 Very Large Business of the Year by Louisville Business First

    In a ceremony recognizing the leaders in the Louisville business community, Heaven Hill was named Louisville Business First’s 2014 Very Large Business of the Year Dec. 2 at the Kentucky International Convention Center.

    The awards are given annually by the city’s only dedicated business publication “to celebrate excellence in business.” Heaven Hill was nominated alongside Delta Dental of Kentucky and Texas Roadhouse Restaurants. It was the second straight year in which the company was nominated for the award.

  • Houghlin graduates from Mid America College of Funeral Service

    Rebecca Margaret Houghlin, of Bloomfield, graduated March 21 from Mid America College of Funeral Service.

    The commencement exercises were at Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville. Rebecca is a 2010 graduate of Nelson County High School. She is the daughter of Field and Kathy Houghlin.

    While attending Mid America College she was selected to join Pi Sigma Eta Fraternity for her academic achievements, and upon graduation she received an academic achievement award in recognition of her outstanding grades during her course of study.

  • Occupational health care is evolving

    Health care in the workplace is in the midst of evolution. At least that was a highlight from last week’s forum hosted by KentuckyOne Workplace Care and Flaget Memorial Hospital.

    The forum, attended by several area employers, saw a panel of four experts that led an open discussion on improving employee health, increasing program engagement and managing rising health care costs.

    Dave Berkemeier, Brian Borguno, Travis Burgett and Shirley Kron each brought their own perspectives to the table and shared insight on improving employee health.