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Important Messaging about COVID-19 for Economic Development

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MOREHEAD, Ky. — AppHarvest is now hiring for 300+ jobs at its 2.76-million-square-foot indoor farm in Morehead, KY. AppHarvest is working with universities, community organizations and governments at all levels to build America’s AgTech capital from within eastern Kentucky. The company is putting the agriculture worker first with benefits including paid time off, educational up-skilling initiatives, custom apparel, movie nights and nutritious snacks. Employees will help grow nutritious, delicious tomatoes that will be sold at the top 25 U.S. grocers. The company’s AgTech farmers use advanced technology, as the farm will reduce water usage by 90% compared to outdoor farming. The farm also uses $15 million in LEDs that are 40% more efficient than typical lighting in indoor farms. Visit ​appharvest.com/letsgrow​ to view job opportunities. Positions, range from crop care specialists and harvesters to forklift drivers and maintenance technicians. THIS STORY WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED AT TENCOCAREERCENTER.COM

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Kentucky Power ASHLAND, Ky. — Kentucky Power on Thursday announced a $75,000 gift to Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC). The grant from the American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation and Kentucky Power will fund the College’s Solar SmartFlower training project. “This grant is a significant investment in our young adults and our community as they learn about energy through solar power,” said Kentucky Power President Brett Mattison. “ACTC is such a valuable resource in our community and we are glad to partner with them by helping fund this program.” The purchase of a Solar SmartFlower would be used as an educational trainer to provide power to ACTC’s specified training facilities and equipment, such as an electric car charging station. The project will open many doors for ACTC to better utilize and expand the electrical technology department so that students can learn the cutting-edge technology that is required.

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President's Report

September 11, 2020

Another New Normal Good afternoon from the Alliance Office! Kari, here! Tim is running from one meeting to the next today so I stole the privilege of writing to all of you. This week has been a little different. Since COVID hit, we've frequently been discussing our new normal and how we can use it to create more value for all of you. But this week our office has been a little dimmer than usual as we adjust to another new normal-- one without our hard working, loving, tell-it-like-it-is Paula. We miss her so much. Thank you for all of the messages, calls, and flowers. We appreciate it! Things certainly won't be the same around here without her grit and gumption. Today we had a ribbon cutting for Pam's Primitives on the corner of Beech & 29th Street. Stop in and see her tomorrow between 11 & 6. She's having some awesome opening weekend sales! Susan and I have a lot of cool ideas coming your way before the end of the year. We are excited! Our social media engagement has doubled in the last few months and we are eager to continue capitalizing on that. We're getting thousands of hits!

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