Kentucky Power implodes Big Sandy Unit 2

LOUISA, Ky. – A cooling tower at the Big Sandy Power Plant that had been idled when EPA guidelines led to the closure of Unit 2 was imploded on Saturday. The Unit 2 cooling tower, measuring 395 feet in diameter at its base and reaching 370 feet...

Kentucky Christian University in merger talks

GRAYSON, Ky. — Kentucky Christian University is planning to merge with Cincinnati Christian University, a move KCU President Jeff Metcalf says will enhance program offerings and keep both institutions financially healthy. Trustees at both...

ACTC welcomes funding restoration

ASHLAND The Kentucky Supreme Court ruling against Gov. Matt Bevin’s higher education funding reductions was welcome news at Ashland Community and Technical College. “This is good news if it plays out, which it appears it will,” ACTC President...

Alorica to create 830 jobs with center

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Matt Bevin has announced California-based Alorica plans to establish an 830-job customer engagement center in downtown Owensboro’s former BB&T building, marking one of the city’s largest-ever economic development...

Business complex in the works on Central

ASHLAND, Ky. — A 21,000-square-foot complex under construction on Central Avenue will yield new business in Ashland. Contractors broke ground in early September on the open-air center commercial space near the intersection of Central and 9th...

Portable Solutions Group adds facility

WORTHINGTON, Ky. — Portable Solutions Group, Inc. (PSG) announced Monday it is expanding its manufacturing operations with an additional location in Wurtland to accommodate the rapid growth in current and future orders. PSG Chief Executive...

Steel Ventures expanding Wurtland facility

ASHLAND, Ky. — Steel Ventures, Inc. is expanding its Wurtland, Kentucky facility. A new galvanizing plant will be built and is expected to open in the summer of 2017.  This new addition will add 65 jobs and $16 million to the local economy. The...

AEP rep touts potential for economic growth

ASHLAND, Ky. — Despite area job losses in recent months, Brad Hall, manager external affairs at AEP, delivered good news to those attending Monday’s Rotary Club meeting. “We can’t be successful in economic development without key strategic...

City moving forward with ‘E-nnovation’

ASHLAND, Ky. — City officials are moving forward with a high-speed internet plan that could appeal to business owners who otherwise may not have considered operating in Ashland. Mayor Chuck Charles and city officials hosted the latest in a...

Armco Park opens new play area

SUMMIT, Ky. — Children zoomed down slides and scaled a rock climbing wall on Thursday at the freshly installed universal playground in Armco Park. The Boyd County Fiscal Court hosted the grand opening where a free cookout and unlimited play were...
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