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  • Japanese company Itsuwa KY, LLC coming to Bardstown

    The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority has approved incentives for a Japanese company, Itsuwa KY, LLC, which will be locating in Bardstown.

    According to information on the KEDFA’s website, the state has given final approval to maximum tax incentives of $50,000 under the Kentucky Economic Incentive Act (KEIA) and preliminary approval to maximum incentives of $800,000 under the Kentucky Business Investment Program (KBI).

    The total project cost is estimated at $5,167,820.

  • Gordon joins PLG staff

    Matt Gordon has been hired on in PLG-TV to assist with production work, weekend news coverage and to fill in as news anchor.

    Gordon, a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, earned a degree in broadcasting. He had worked as a professional actor for a while before deciding to expand his options in film, working as a freelance media person.

    “I just wanted to be able to do more than just act with film,” Gordon said. “I wanted to have my hands on all aspects, instead of just in front of the camera.”

  • Japanese company Itsuwa KY LLC coming to Bardstown

    The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority has approved incentives for a Japanese company, Itsuwa KY, LLC, which will be locating in Bardstown.

    According to information on the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority’s website, the state has given final approval to maximum tax incentives of $50,000 under the Kentucky Economic Incentive Act (KEIA) and preliminary approval to maximum incentives of $800,000 under the Kentucky Business Investment Program (KBI).

    The total project cost is estimated at $5,167,820.

  • >> INOAC ANNIVERSARIES

    Joan Clements celebrated 20 years of service with Inoac Packaging Group, Inc. on Jan. 8.

    Keith Gambrel celebrated 20 years of service with Inoac Packaging Group, Inc. on Jan. 17. They were both presented service awards by Danny Rossoll, Corporate Vice President. 

  • >> MARTIN JOINS GOLDMARK

    David Martin, of Bardstown, recently joined Goldmark Realtors as a new sales agent. Martin has a wide range of experience, including four years as a U.S. Army Armor Officer, and 25 years in management at local bourbon distilleries. David and his wife have two daughters and a son, along with three granddaughters and one grandson. He is a resident of Nelson County and a member of St. Gregory Parish. David can be reached at Goldmark Realtors, 105 Old Bloomfield Pike. 502-827-1375.

  • Kentucky exports at an all-time high for fourth year of record growth

    Kentucky-made products are being sold around the world at a record pace.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced Feb. 10 that the state exported a state-record $27.5 billion in 2014. It’s the fourth-straight year Kentucky has broken the previous mark.

    “Kentucky’s impact on the global economy is significant,” said Gov. Beshear. “The fact that we’ve shattered export records for four years running shows our initiatives to help businesses succeed are working. ”

  • Jeff Koonce named regional president of Your Community Bank

    Your Community Bank announced Monday that Jeff Koonce has been named regional president for banking for Fayette, Nelson, Hardin, Meade and Hart counties.

    Koonce served as the Central Kentucky Market President for Your Community Bank when he joined the bank in 2013.

    Koonce brings more than 28 years of business banking and leadership, previously serving as Fayette County market CEO for Cumberland Valley National Bank, area president for Integra Bank, president of Progressive Bank and senior vice president of Anderson National Bank.

  • KORT recognizes residency graduates

    Recently, Steven Hnat, PT, DPT, KORT New Albany; Elliot Mattingly, PT, DPT, CDSS, KORT Bardstown; Mark Neal, PT, DPT, Cert DN KORT Bryan Station  (Lexington); and Julie Winkler Smith, PT, DPT, OCS KORT Tyler Center (Louisville) graduated from the KORT Orthopaedic Residency program.

  • Kara Rucker joins Area One Realty

    Area One Realty announces the addition of its newest licensed Realtor, Kara Rucker Hamilton.

    Kara brings 12 years property management/sales experience to Area One. She specializes in all aspects of residential real estate.

    Originally from Lebanon, Kara resided in Louisville for 13 years before making Bardstown her home. She is also an avid photographer.

    When she isn’t showing or selling homes, she enjoys spending time with her husband Todd (TH), and

    their two daughters, Vivian and Eleanor.

  • Manufacturers, ECTC partner to narrow technical skills gap

    By Kurt H. Krug
    President, Lincoln Trail Chapter of FAME

    Leadership at nearly every manufacturing facility across the United States is working the same puzzle. How will we develop the pipeline of skilled workers we need to remain globally competitive?

    As more advanced technologies are integrated into the manufacturing process, companies — including those right here in the Lincoln Trail region — are struggling to fill critical, technical positions such as engineers and maintenance technicians.