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Kentucky Retail Federation, via Facebook

A relatively small sample of Kentucky’s independent retailers shows mixed reviews when it comes to evaluating their local economies.

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 A western Indiana auto assembly plant has turned to Fort Campbell, Kentucky to recruit workers from among soldiers planning to leave the military. 

Lance Dennee, WKMS

The owners of Silent Brigade Distillery, Mayor Gayle Kaler, Paducah Ambassadors and members of the community gathered Friday at the new business to begin producing the city's first bourbon since prohibition.

Commonwealth of Kentucky Labor Cabinet

A Madisonville clothing manufacturing facility has received a Governor's Safety and Health Award for the second year in a row. 

Kentucky Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes presented the award to Carhartt's Madisonville Cutting Facility Thursday for 669,980 consecutive hours without lost time injury or illness. 

Kathy Parker, CFSB

Community Financial Services Bank has a new Vice President and Chief Operations Officer.

CFSB promoted Kathy Parker to the position Thursday. 

Volha Kavalenkava, 123rf Stock Photo

Kentucky exported nearly $7 billion in goods and services during the first quarter of the year. That’s a 1.2 percent increase over the same time period last year.

Silent Brigade Distillery

There must be something in the water in Paducah, because in less than two years three different businesses have opened to brew alcohol; the trend began with beer, this time the business is bourbon. 

Lourdes Mercy Health

The Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation has awarded a $144,290 grant to a regional hospice care center to expand faith-based ministry outreach. 

City of Paducah

The City of Paducah is getting a upgrade to its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software after more than 20 years. The Paducah Board of Commissioners approved the upgrade Tuesday for a more than $2,686,000 contract with Tyler Technologies.

Becca Schimmel, WKU Public Radio

White signs advocating for the protection of pension and healthcare benefits were waived at a United Mine Workers of America rally in Lexington Tuesday. An estimated 4,000 miners, retirees, and family members filled the city’s convention center. They gathered to demand that Congress pass legislation protecting pensions and health care benefits for miners and their families.

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