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Louisville Ky area students explore manufacturing careers

Photos from Mayor Greg Fischer’s Facebook page Louisville, Ky., – From the assembly line to engineering to precision stamping and molding, nearly 150 area students are getting an up close and hands-on view of manufacturing at five companies this week. The tours were developed by KentuckuckianaWorks and Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana as part of a series of activities during national Manufacturing Month. Louisville has a diversified and strong manufacturing economy, with companies ranging from automotive, home and appliance, machining, chemicals and engineering. The Louisville region has added 18,000 jobs in manufacturing since the height of the recession in 2009, outpacing…

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GE Appliances looks to grow Louisville Ky manufacturing workforce

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Oct. 27, 2015— GE Appliances is hosting the first-ever Greater Louisville Manufacturing Workforce Development Day today to confront the challenge of a growing shortage of qualified manufacturing workers. Designed to increase awareness and interest in manufacturing and develop a robust hiring pipeline to support manufacturing growth in Greater Louisville, the three-part day will include: Summit of manufacturing leaders and community stakeholders who will develop a collaborative plan for solving the workforce crisis Corporate contribution to two area high schools Manufacturing experience for high school seniors Greater Louisville manufacturers are facing a workforce crisis. Although the region is experiencing a resurgence…

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Louisville Ky’s Council representatives react to Dixie Highway redevelopment

Louisville, KY., – Congressman John Yarmuth, along with Mayor Greg Fischer and Governor Steve Beshear, have announced that Louisville will be the recipient of a $16.9 million U.S. Department of Transportation T.I.G.E.R. grant to support the redevelopment of the Dixie Highway corridor. The T.I.G.E.R., Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, program was developed by Congress in 2009 to generate economic development and improve access to reliable, safe, and affordable transportation for disconnected communities both urban and rural, while emphasizing improved connection to employment, education, services and other opportunities, workforce development, or community revitalization. The Dixie Highway Master Plan was commissioned by…

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Louisville Ky’s Concertmaster to retire with special show

Louisville, KY – Teddy Abrams and The Louisville Orchestra present The Bach Effect as part of the 2015-16 Treyton Oak Towers Coffee Concerts and the Brown-Forman Classics Series at the Kentucky Center on Friday, November 6 at 11 a.m. and Saturday, November 7 at 8 p.m. This German and Austrian program allows the audience to travel through time as Music Director Teddy Abrams deconstructs Johann Sebastian Bach’s influences on classical music, including pieces by Strauss, Mozart, Wagner and more. A FREE concert preview, one hour prior to each performance will prepare audiences for what they will hear in the theater. Single…

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Zoo’s Halloween Party in full swing in Louisville Ky

Louisville, Ky., – “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!” is now underway at the Louisville Zoo where little ones can dress up in their wildest costumes and set off on a magical journey through the Zoo. The ever-popular “Merry not Scary” party is celebrating its 34th year of being the sweetest party in town for families of Kentuckiana. The party features costumed characters for guests to meet and greet in fanciful, larger-than-life storybook scenes throughout the Zoo. Plus there’s trick-or-treating for kids 11 and under. In an effort to be “green,” the Zoo requests that children bring their own trick-or-treat bag…

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Teamsters Vow To Stand With UPS Pilots On Picket Lines If The Independent Pilots Association Strikes United Parcel Service

Louisville KY Teamsters Vow to Stand LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In an unqualified show of support, James Hoffa, General President and Ken Hall, General Secretary-Treasurer of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, pledged to the Independent Pilots Association that “if a strike is necessary, we will not cross your lines, but will stand with you on them.” This commitment from Hoffa and Hall came in a letter to IPA President, Captain Robert Travis. “The International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 250,000 workers at United Parcel Service,” said Captain Travis.  “This unflinching support from the Teamsters on the eve of…


Louisville teacher among those honored by Kentucky Department of Education

Oldham Co. Teacher is Louisville KY State Teacher of the Year Photos from Department of Education’s Twitter page Louisville, Ky., – An English and creative writing teacher in the Oldham County school district, Ashley Lamb-Sinclair, is the 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year. Ashland Inc. and the Kentucky Department of Education made the announcement at a ceremony held at the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort. Governor Steve Beshear; Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Thomas O. Zawacki; Commissioner of Education Stephen L. Pruitt; and Sam Mitchell, senior vice president of Ashland and president of Valvoline were on hand to make the presentation….

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Liquor Barn of Kentucky wins prestigious national award

LOUISVILLE, KY – Want to be amazed by a great selection of whiskey? Or maybe you just want to learn more about this age-old amber spirit that’s experiencing an incredible resurgence. According to Whisky Magazine, there’s one retailer in America that stands above the rest. And that’s Liquor Barn of Kentucky, which has 15 stores in the Bluegrass State.  Every year, Whisky Magazine polls thousands of spirits-industry experts for the Icons of Whisky awards. And for 2016, Liquor Barn of Kentucky has been named “Multiple Outlet Retailer” of the year in America, an award it also won in 2012. This means Liquor Barn…


University of Louisville ranks third in state for post-graduate salaries

Louisville, Ky., – It’s no secret going to college can be outrageously expensive. That leads a majority of students to rely on banks and other loan institutions for the dreaded student loans. Naturally, college kids want to go where they can get “the most bang for their buck” and graduate into a career that pays a salary high enough to pay off that debt and avoid eating mac-and-cheese for decades. SmartAsset, a New York financial technology company, has conducted a recent study ranking the nation’s best value schools. Broken down by state, the University of Louisville comes in third behind…


Will UPS Pilots go on strike in Louisville? We’ll know Friday

LOUISVILLE, Ky., – /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — This Friday, October 23 at approximately 10:30 a.m. EDT the Louisville-based Independent Pilots Association (UPS pilots) will release the results of its strike authorization vote. IPA members are being asked to authorize a pilot strike against United Parcel Service. If approved, the five-pilot Executive Board of the Independent Pilots Association will have the authority to formally request a release from federally mediated negotiations with UPS, and the discretion to conduct a strike once mediation is concluded.  UPS and its pilots began negotiating in August 2011. The strike ballot opened on October 1 and will close at 10:00 a.m. on…