KY Getting Dixie Cup Company

KY Getting Dixie Cup Company Georgia-Pacific plans to expand its Dixie cup manufacturing operation in Kentucky while closing a facility in Pennsylvania by the end of the year, the company said.About 190 jobs at the Lehigh Valley plant in Easton, Pennsylvania, plant will be lost, Georgia-Pacific said. The Lexington expansion will create about 50…

Kentuckian Charged In Capitol Attack

Kentuckian Charged In Capitol Attack A fourth Kentuckian has now been charged in relation to the siege at the nation’s Capitol.Michael Sparks, of Hardin County, was charged Friday after an investigation by the FBI.The criminal complaint includes several photos and links to videos of a man they identified as Sparks.The documents state a tipster…

Youngest Elected Official In KY

Youngest Elected Official In KY The country’s youngest elected official reently took office in Kentucky.17-year-old Landin Stadnyk was sworn in as Scott County’s Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor. Stadnyk earned his spot on the board after running twice. He said it feels surreal for his position to become official.“We all sat at the…

AppHarvest Expands In Jackson County

AppHarvest Expands In Jackson County AppHarvest and the United States Department of Agriculture today announced the expansion of the company’s educational high-tech container farmprogram for Eastern Kentucky high school students, unveiling a new container farm unit at BreathittHigh School in Jackson. The program demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to fosteringinterest in high-tech farming, as…

Wienermobile Looking For Applicants

Wienermobile Looking For Applicants Kraft Heinz is looking to hire a new team of Hotdoggers (yes, that’s what the job posting says) to drive its famous hot dog-shaped Wienermobile across the country for a year.An ideal Hotdogger is an “outgoing, creative, friendly, exuberant, college graduate who has an appetite for adventure and is willing…

Pikeville Bike Paths Plan

Pikeville Bike Paths Plan The City of Pikeville is working to complete its city-wide bike path plans as the cycling community continues to grow in the area. City Commissioner Allison Powers said the wheels are spinning as concrete slabs pop up in several places across the city, laying the foundation for what will soon…

Eastern KY Police Plan

Eastern KY Police Plan The City of Allen may soon have officers patrolling their streets again.According to Prestonsburg city officials, leaders in the city of Allen terminated their police presence in early January. City officials say this decision was made in the best interest of the community.“It’s financially feasible, it is common sense feasible,…

KYTC Scholarships

KYTC Scholarships KYTC will award up to 30 new scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year to prospective and current college students pursuing civil engineering and engineering technology degrees. The deadline for applications is Feb. 1, 2021. The Civil Engineering Scholarship is for students focusing on a four-year engineering degree who attend the University of…

Congressman Barr Issues A Statement

Congressman Barr Issues A Statement U.S. Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) released a statement after voting in opposition to the impeachment of President Donald Trump:“The President’s rhetoric on January 6th prior to the violence and mayhem at the U.S. Capitol building was regrettable and irresponsible. It was inappropriate for the President to discourage the Vice…

Hitachi Jobs

Hitachi Jobs Hitachi is renovating an automotive facility in Kentucky to build electric motors, adding nearly 200 jobs.Electric motor production at the Berea plant could begin next year depending on the impact of the pandemic, according to a release from Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s office.The motors are being built for Honda. The current facility…