Alliance President’s Report – March 24, 2017

Spring Has Finally Arrived! It’s been another busy week here at the Alliance.  In a week that ended with news of our new city manager being hired and one of largest employers introducing industry to our children, we started the week...
Posted On March 24, 2017
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Ashland names new city manager, W.Va. native Huff

ASHLAND, Ky. — Ashland’s new city manager said he’s “ready to come home” to the Tri-State region. Gary A. Huff, a Fort Gay, West Virginia native and Marshall University graduate, was officially hired by the Ashland Board of City Commissioners on...
Posted On March 24, 2017
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Work Ready scholarship applications available

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Applications for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship are now available from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. The scholarship helps Kentuckians who have not yet earned an associate’s degree pay for training...
Posted On March 24, 2017
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Ashland Middle students visit Marathon

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. — Slipping on a pair of heavy leather gloves, Gage Layman dipped a rose into a stainless steel flask of liquid nitrogen, then pulled it out and slapped it down on the tabletop. The flower shattered into tiny chips, and just...
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Teens present business plans in pitch contest

ASHLAND, Ky. — It all starts with the pitch. That is what teams of high school would-be entrepreneurs are learning in the second-annual Glockner Dare to Dream Pitch Contest, the first leg of which was Wednesday at Ashland Community and Technical...
Posted On March 23, 2017
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Alliance President’s Report – March 17, 2017

A Warm Week I have been teasing mother nature over the last few weeks.  Our winter has seemed light compared to those of my youth and March was just a short month away from Spring.  I do have to say, this week was the coldest week of March that...
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Broadband project moving forward

SOMERSET, Ky. – Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation (SKED) put out the call for projects designed to Move Eastern Kentucky Forward with Broadband at the end of 2016, and leaders and business owners from across the region answered...
Posted On March 17, 2017
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Alliance talks small business tax credits

ASHLAND, Ky. — Ashland Alliance President Tim Gibbs said Wednesday the Alliance is considering a plan to visit Owensboro to study how the river city has “reinvented itself” in recent years. Gibbs said Owensboro’s economic...
Posted On March 17, 2017
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Youth Leadership app deadline March 27

ASHLAND, Ky. — Applications for the Youth Leadership program must be received by March 27 for consideration. The Youth Leadership Program increases interaction between businesses and the youth in the region. The program takes part in sessions...
Posted On March 17, 2017
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‘50 seat’ bill awaits governor’s signature

ASHLAND, Ky. — A House bill that would lower the seating requirements for downtown Ashland restaurants to serve alcohol from 100 to 50 seats passed both legislative chambers on Tuesday evening and now awaits Gov. Matt Bevin’s signature. A...
Posted On March 16, 2017
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