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Business

  • Lumber facility to bring 30 jobs to Boston

    Tuesday morning four men were busy prepping a long-shuttered business in Boston to reopen, and even expand, at the former SEEMAC lumber curing facility.

    Refitting and updating the facility’s boilers and kilns — which had lain dormant since 2009 — started earlier this month after it was purchased by a Chinese businessman and will now be known as Legend Lumber.

    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin announced Monday that Legend Lumber will invest nearly $3.5 million in the facility and eventually employ up to 30 full-time workers.

  • Workforce program helps employers offset training costs

    By Jim Skees

    Across the country, a lack of skilled workers is challenging employers both large and small in a number of industries.

    We face the same workforce concerns in Kentucky and the Lincoln Trail region. That’s one reason why the Kentucky Career Center — Lincoln Trail and the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board work vigorously to support job seekers and connect them with area employers.

  • There’s value in local leadership

    By Ray Springsteen

    When people ask me what the greatest strength of the Fort Knox Federal Credit Union is, I tell them, undoubtedly, it’s our people.

  • BBC looks to bright future

    Most distillery tours take on a familiar tone, often as steeped in tradition as the whiskey-making process itself.

    Take the tour, taste the bourbon, watch a film, pick up a souvenir and head on to the next one, generally in an hour or less.

    But presented with the chance to break the mold, the Bardstown Bourbon Company is taking it.

    “It’s all about the craft of making great whiskey,” BBC president and CEO David Mandell said. “We want to give the visitor a Napa Valley-style experience.”

  • Officials: Many factors contributing to county’s recent economic growth

    In the past month, there have been numerous economic developments in Nelson County and with them, the promise of new jobs.

    The total assessed property value in Nelson County is about $2.5 billion, an approximately 56 percent increase, or $900 million, from the $1.6 billion total assessed property value in 1999.

    Nelson County Judge-Executive Dean Watts, who has held the position since 1994, said the growth has been a combination of commercial and industrial developments.

  • Brent Smith honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance 2015 District Two Agent of the Year

    Brent Smith, insurance agent for the Nelson County–West Agency of Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance, has been named 2015 Agent of the Year for District Two. The award was presented during the company’s 61st annual sales conference, held in Louisville on March 29.

  • PSC approves electric vehicle charging stations

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved a plan that will give drivers of electric vehicles in the state access to more places to recharge their vehicles’ batteries.

    In an order issued Monday, the PSC approved a proposal by Kentucky Utilities Co. and Louisville Gas & Electric Co. to establish company-operated public electric vehicle charging stations and to permit non-residential customers to host charging stations.

  • Bluegrass Cellular’s annual PSA Contest focuses on texting while driving

    The deadline for middle and high school students living in Bluegrass Cellular’s home-service area to submit a short public service announcement (PSA) for Bluegrass’s annual DRIVE NOW. TEXT L8R. PSA contest is Friday, April 22, 2016. The contest is part of a Bluegrass mobile safety initiative to raise awareness and educate teenagers about the dangers of distracted driving.

  • Regional job and career fair planned for April 21

    The Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail, the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, the Elizabethtown chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (ESHRM) and KYJOBS.net will host the 16th Annual Regional Job and Career Fair Expo on April 21. The fair is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

  • Ale-8-One expanding in Central Kentucky

    RANDY PATRICK

    rpatrick@kystandard.com

    Ale-8-One Bottling Co., the Winchester-based soft drink manufacturer, is nearly doubling the size of its direct service area to include the triangle from Elizabethtown to Bowling Green to Owensboro.

    The company will be adding more trucks and additional employees to its team of more than 100 salespeople and merchandisers.