Nearly 40 H-2A guestworkers filed three separate lawsuits in federal court Thursday alleging civil rights violations within the Kentucky tobacco industry. The H-2A program allows American farmers to bring foreign workers temporarily to the U.S.
A Kentucky bourbon distillery is planning a $55 million expansion at two different locations.Four Roses plans to invest $34 million to add production capacity at its Lawrenceburg distillery. A separate $21 million investment will add new warehouses at its Bullitt County property.The projects will receive over $1 million in state tax incentives.The news comes […]
CARROLLTON, Ky.—Adam Horine leaned on the courtroom podium, wept and begged.He called himself “crazy,” but insisted that he could represent himself. He said he was dying.The April 22 hearing before Carroll District Judge Elizabeth Chandler stood out from Horine’s many other court appearances over the years for an array of mostly minor offenses.In a rambling, […]
The city of Murray and Calloway County have moved closer to a new deal to make the Murray-Calloway County Hospital's paramedics the primary provider of extrication services in the event of a vehicle accident within or outside the city. Thursday night, the City Council approved 8-4 the transferring of the Murray Fire Department’s rescue and vehicle extri […]
Marshall County judge-executive Chyrill Miller has signed an executive order authorizing a special election after 3,366 residents signed a petition in support of legalizing alcohol sales in the county. That number meets the required 25 percent of voters in last year’s general election.The referendum is now set to take place Tuesday, July 28.
An automotive plastics manufacturer is planning to double its facility and workforce in Christian County. Gov. Steve Beshear announced today that Riken Elastomers Corporation will create 27 new jobs and invest more than $22 million into expanding its Hopkinsville facility.