Plant Closing In KY

Plant Closing In KY A Belgium-based company is closing its plant in Kentucky, resulting in 100 layoffs early next year. News outlets are reporting the steels wiring products company Bekaert notified state workforce officials in a letter that it will lay off the employees Jan. 13 at its Shelbyville plant, which will close at…

Companint Filed with KY Labor Cabinet

Companint Filed with KY Labor Cabinet A union that represents workers at the Fayette County Detention Center has filed a complaint with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet alleging unfair labor practices.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the complaint contains several allegations against the city including that officials have retaliated against union leaders, used involuntary transfers as discipline…

AK Steel Shuts Down

AK Steel Shuts Down AK Steel has produced its last coil at a century-old plant in eastern Kentucky that was mostly idled more than three years ago.News outlets report the final production run at the Ashland Works plant occurred on Monday and was emotional for employees, as some have worked there for decades.The company…

Person Threatening An Eastern KY School Caught

Person Threatening An Eastern KY School Caught As most schools across Eastern Kentucky were closed due to the cold weather, it was a different situation for Johnson County Schools after a threat was made.Superintendent Thom Cochran said a generalized threat was made toward the schools Wednesday.The school system worked alongside Johnson County Sheriff’s Office…

Road Improvement Grant Awarded To Eastern KY

Road Improvement Grant Awarded To Eastern KY Federal grants totaling $30 million have been awarded to projects in Paducah and two Kentucky counties.The state Transportation Cabinet says the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development federal grants are meant to “improve safety, access and mobility for motorists and freight movement.” Along with Paducah, grant awards…

Busy Community Robber Arrested

Busy Community Robber Arrested The Perry County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating break-ins in the Busy community for the past couple of weeks. The thefts have all been the same. They are in outbuildings and storage areas and tools, chainsaws and other items are stolen. On Wednesday, they arrested Travis Sumner and have a…