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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 working with our schools and linking the...
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 Thursday after a unanimous vote....
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 that leads to a certificate or...
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 like that, Gage and the other students...
Posted On March 24, 2017
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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 College. Their grand ideas,...
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 I can remember here in the...
Posted On March 17, 2017
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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 with some of their best ideas. A...
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 growth is “en fuego,” Spanish for on...
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 designed to educate on community...
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 provision of HB 183, sponsored by Rep....
Posted On March 16, 2017
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Russell second overall in Governor’s Cup

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Russell Middle School won second place overall Monday in the state Governor’s Cup competition, and its quick recall team took home the first-place trophy. In overall points, Russell lost narrowly to Johnson County, Russell coach John VanHoose said. But Johnson’s...
Posted On March 14, 2017
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Citizens Bank Business After Hours today

ASHLAND, Ky. — Business After House, sponsored by Citizens Bank of Kentucky, Big Sandy Superstore and the Ashland Alliance, will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Citizens Bank of Kentucky, 855 Central Avenue, Ashland. The theme is March Madness, with door prizes, including a 4K ultra...
Posted On March 14, 2017
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Alliance President’s Report – March 10, 2017

Marching on … A famous author once wrote, “Only those with tenacity can march forward in March.”  While the purpose of my report each week is to inform you of the activity of the prior week and look ahead to the next one,  I thought a reminder that spring is coming,...
Posted On March 10, 2017
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Kentucky Power unveils new logo

ASHLAND, Ky. – Kentucky Power, a utility subsidiary of American Electric Power, on Wednesday unveiled a new logo and tagline as part of its focus on providing innovative energy solutions for customers and communities. “Kentucky Power is investing in smarter energy infrastructure...
Posted On March 10, 2017
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Extension program promotes students’ art

GREENUP, Ky. — The new artwork on Greenup optometrist Bradley Morris’ office wall is easily distinguishable from the framed poster-size prints of models wearing designer glasses. Its focal point is an eye, to be sure. The eye is green with flecks of yellow and strands of black...
Posted On March 10, 2017
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