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An aluminum trailer manufacturer is locating to Dawson Springs, creating 50 full-time jobs. Wink Equipment is investing $1.55 million the deal, including building a 69,000 square foot facility. 

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Kentucky’s jobless rate continues a steady decline below the national average according to the latest report from the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training

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Murray State University is not reversing recent human resource changes as the court-blocked FLSA deadline nears. FLSA, or the Fair Labor Standards Act, was set to begin December 1, but a federal judge blocked the rule last week

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A federal appeals court has validated Hardin County’s right-to-work law, which prohibits companies from requiring workers to pay union dues. The order reverses a lower court ruling.

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  With Republicans’ sweeping victories in Kentucky Tuesday night, the party will now have control over the entire legislative agenda in Frankfort.

That has advocates for business excited.

Go ahead — ask the boss for a raise.

The jobs report released Friday by the Labor Department suggests the time finally may be right to demand a fatter paycheck.

The October report showed employers added 161,000 jobs — and paid workers more. Average hourly earnings rose by 10 cents to $25.92 last month — and that gain followed September's increase of 8 cents an hour.

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An automotive parts manufacturer plans to construct a new facility in Henderson creating up to 90 new jobs.  

South Africa-based Hansens Aluminum plans announced plans today to build an $18.4 million 75,000 square-foot aluminum extrusion facility at the Henderson County Riverport.  

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Governor Matt Bevin says pay raises will be awarded to more than half of the workforce in the state Transportation Cabinet. 

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A local supplier of customizable wooden pickup truck beds is expanding its Hopkinsville operation, effectively adding 42 new jobs.  

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A Madisonville machine shop is reopening and creating 14 jobs in the process. 

CR Machine Shop previously as a supplier for Alliance Coal company but closed once the owner retired.  But, Alliance moved to purchase the business’ assets in August, effectively reopening the shop.  

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