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Baptist Health Paducah, Facebook

Baptist Health is getting rid of more than 280 positions across its system. Of the 288 positions being eliminated, nearly 170 are in the Louisville metro area. 

The U.S. added 235,000 jobs in February, while the unemployment rate nudged down a tenth of a percentage point to 4.7 percent. The monthly report released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics fell roughly in line with economists' expectations: Healthy economic growth continuing January's strong showing.

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Kentucky’s unemployment rate is at 5% and the labor force is growing. 

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The Kentucky Senate has approved a bill designed to make it easier for people with criminal records to get a job. 

Murray-Calloway Chamber of Commerce via Facebook

The Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce recently took a trip with nearly 30 community leaders to Frankfort to discuss state-level issues that could impact the region. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with local chamber president and CEO Aaron Dail about some of the economic development issues that emerged out of the meeting and how to address some of the needs moving forward.

Everyone loves a cheap eats list. A treasure map to $1 tacos! $4 banh mi! $6 pad Thai! More often than not, the Xs that mark the cheap spots are in the city's immigrant enclaves. Indeed, food media is never so diverse as when it runs these lists, its pages fill with names of restaurateurs and chefs of color.

These lists infuriate me.

Before I became a restaurant owner, I spent my childhood in my relatives' pho restaurants. Because of that, I have deep compassion for and understanding of the pressures facing immigrant restaurateurs.

City of Hopkinsville Local Government / Facebook

The City of Hopkinsville is following Governor Matt Bevin's lead removing questions about criminal convictions from job applications. 

KEN SHMIDHEISER, via WKYU

Construction of a new $70 million manufacturing plant in south central Kentucky could begin in the next few months. A tentative deal is in place to lease 23 acres of land.

Governor Matt Bevin, Facebook

Gov. Matt Bevin has signed an executive order that would remove questions about criminal convictions from job applications to work in the state executive branch.

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Kentucky leaders are responding to Amazon’s announcement Tuesday investing nearly $1.5 billion in a new shipping hub at a northern Kentucky airport and creating 2,700 jobs.

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