8:30 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Alison Lundergan Grimes Embarking on 50-County Jobs Bus Tour

Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes
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Senate Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes will tout her jobs plan on a 50-county bus tour across Kentucky this week.

The road trip begins Friday in McCracken County and ends in Lexington on May 20, which is primary Election Day.

"As the divisive GOP primary rages on, Republicans, Democrats and independents alike are excited to get involved in our grassroots campaign," said Grimes political director Elizabeth Cantrell in a news release.

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1:40 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Kentucky Journalist: ‘Impossible’ Mitch McConnell Jobs Story ‘Lost in Translation’ as Senator Claims

Republican Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky
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A veteran journalist is standing by a report that Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said it wasn't his responsibility to bring jobs to one Kentucky’s poorest counties.

The Beattyville Enterprise asked McConnell what he was going to do to bring jobs to Lee County at a luncheon last week.

McConnell said that isn't his job in Washington, adding that economic development is an issue for state government.

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3:27 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

UofL Partners With National Digital Manufacturing Initiative

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The University of Louisville's Speed Engineering School will collaborate with other institutions, government agencies and businesses in an initiative to boost digital design and manufacturing processes nationwide.

The announcement comes today as President Obama awarded $70 million of Department of Defense funding to the program.

In addition to the $70 million from the federal government, nearly $250 million was raised by public and private entities to ensure the institute would be based in Chicago.

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12:52 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

KentuckyOne Health Begins Layoffs

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KentuckyOne Health has begun cutting staff to make up the $218 million over the next 17  months its chief executive says is needed to make up a budget deficit.

KentuckyOne Health falls under Catholic Health Initiatives and was formed in 2012 to include Jewish Hospital and the St. Joseph Health System. In November 2012, University Hospital was added through a joint operating agreement—that was after Gov. Steve Beshear rejected a full merger.

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Local News
5:31 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

U.S. Labor Secretary Visit Highlights Louisville's Challenges

U.S. Secretary Thomas Perez listens to stories from low-wage workers and small business owners.

Stories from low-wage workers were shared with U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Wednesday and many said they support raising the federal minimum wage, but that there also needs to be a more comprehensive plan to truly improve inequity. 

Also sharing in the conversation were small business owners who agreed that the federal minimum wage should be raised, although Perez noted some do believe raising the wage would be a hindrance on operations.

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Local News
3:03 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

First Data Will Lay Off 344 Workers in Louisville

More than 300 Louisville call center workers will lose their jobs in the coming months.

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7:00 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Youth Summer Jobs Program Comes Up Short

Kentuckiana Works executive director Michael Gritton says nearly 300 jobs have been secured for youth this year.

Mayor Greg Fischer’s goal of employing 400 students this summer has not been met, but the Kentuckiana Works summer jobs program has seen growth.

Monday is the first day on the job for around 150 students who signed up for the "Summer Works" program this spring, said Michael Gritton, executive director of Kentuckiana Works, the Workforce Investment Board for the Greater Louisville region.

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