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MakeTime CEO Brings Disruptive Tech to Keynote Address at KAIA’s AutoVision Conference

Founder and CEO of MakeTime, Drura Parrish, will be one of the industry-leading keynote speakers at AutoVision, the KAIA’s premier conference focused on the Kentucky automotive industry. After last year’s inaugural AutoVision conference sold out and every single participant said they’d recommend next year’s conference to anybody who would listen , the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association (KAIA) has set out to ensure this year’s conference is an even bigger success. MakeTime, a Lexington, Kentucky-based software company providing full-service, one-stop, on-demand [...]

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NKY career options soaring in manufacturing

While most Boone County students were sitting poolside this summer or honing their gaming skills, one Conner High School teacher took a group of potential engineers to tour two local manufacturing plants. Debbie Garey, who teaches freshmen, assembled a group of 10 students to tour Bosch in Hebron and Safran, on Carbon Way in Walton. Safran is the parent company of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, which is undergoing a $100 million expansion in Walton by 2018. During their daylong tour at Safran, students met [...]

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Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Receives AT&T Aspire Grant to Fund Career Immersion Activities

Today, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce announced a $15,000 Aspire grant from AT&T to support the expansion of career immersion through a marriage of leadership and career academy principles throughout the high school years for each of our area high schools in the Bowling Green Independent and Warren County school districts, as well as the Warren County Area Technology Center. Creating a robust pipeline of well-trained talent to support our businesses and grow our economy is top priority [...]

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Sullivan University College of Pharmacy Team Wins National Competition

A team from the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy has won a major national award while competing against some of the top pharmacy schools in the nation. Competing for just the second time in this event, The Sullivan University College of Pharmacy team of three students and a faculty sponsor won the 2016 national championship in the Sixth Annual Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition, which was held March 19 and 20 at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy in [...]

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New Partnership Announced Aimed at Strengthening the Health of Manufacturing Employees in Kentucky

KentuckyOne Workplace Care, a program of KentuckyOne Health, has recently partnered with the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) to better address the health needs of its manufacturing employees, increase productivity, and reduce healthcare costs. KentuckyOne Workplace Care is a comprehensive occupational health program that offers access to a wide range of preventive treatment and wellness services. This includes directing care to the correct provider at the right time, enhancing productivity, increasing employee engagement, effective spending, and integrating with health plan [...]

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Kentucky Lands Fifth Sumitomo Facility and 145 Jobs for Franklin

Gov. Matt Bevin today announced Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Inc. (SEWS), an automotive supplier with a three-decade presence in Kentucky, is investing nearly $10.5 million to establish a new production facility in Franklin. “I am pleased Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems will continue to grow its Kentucky presence,” Gov. Bevin said. “Sumitomo’s Franklin plant will be the fifth location in the Commonwealth and will work closely with the Scottsville facility less than 30 miles away. We welcome the newest SEWS addition [...]

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Kentucky Adopts Federal OSHA Recordkeeping Changes

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s Department of Workplace Standards, Division of Occupational Safety and Health Compliance has published its intent to adopt certain Federal OSHA Recordkeeping regulations, including the new electronic reporting and anti-retaliation provisions published in the May 12, 2016 Federal Register (view proposed regulations). States that have their own OSHA plan, such as Kentucky, are required to have OSHA programs that are at least as effective as Federal OSHA, and are consequently required to adopt and implement new [...]

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Gov. Bevin, Sec. Heiner Launch $100 Million Work Ready Skills Initiative

Gov. Matt Bevin and Education and Workforce Development Secretary Hal Heiner today announced the launch of the Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative. This new $100 million statewide bond program is aimed at developing a highly trained, modernized workforce in the Commonwealth to meet the needs of employers and promote sustainable incomes for Kentuckians. “As I travel the state, I hear repeatedly from employers about the shortage of workers with the skills needed to get the job done,” said Gov. Bevin. [...]

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New Laws Go Into Effect July 15

New laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2016 regular session go into effect on July 15. Among the over 90 new laws taking effect this week is legislation to allow Kentucky’s courts to permanently seal the criminal records of low-level felons. Legislation to create a permanent fund for Kentucky public employee pensions will also be in place. And child daycare centers will be able to receive their own prescriptions for EpiPen rescue injectors to treat life-threatening allergic reactions of [...]

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Gov. Bevin Unveils Red Tape Reduction Initiative to Attack Outdated, Unnecessary Business Regulations

Gov. Matt Bevin today promised to identify and eliminate or revise outdated and unnecessary state regulations that hamper business growth in Kentucky. The governor announced the Red Tape Reduction Initiative, which will cut through the red tape of excessive and complex regulatory burdens that are a hardship for many business owners and will reduce the amount of government bureaucracy affecting Kentucky businesses, thus making the Commonwealth more employee-friendly. “As a business owner, I understand firsthand how difficult it can be for [...]

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