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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.

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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.

Roxanne Scott | wfpl.org

In the fundraising world, the future is in fact, female.

About 80 percent of workers in the field are women. As philanthropy is projected to slightly increase in 2017 and 2018, women are in the foreground of the donation business.

via prlog.org

A Paducah-based healthcare management firm is expanding operations and creating 50 new jobs. Credit Bureau Systems Inc. said Thursday they will begin construction of a 10,000 square-foot call center in Paducah’s Commerce Park. 

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Kentucky's unemployment rate stayed at 4.8% in December.

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An automotive company in far western Kentucky is expanding its operation and adding 100 jobs in a $26 million investment. 

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Toyota is beginning to move hundreds of jobs out of its northern Kentucky headquarters as part of a nationwide consolidation.

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