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Kentucky chosen by National Governors Association for skills-driven jobs project

Kentucky is one of 11 states selected to participate in the first phase of the Skills-Driven State Community of Practice to develop learning and employment records projects to support the growing economy. The National Governor’s Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) initiated the project and selected the participants. “We are excited about the opportunity to be a national leader in...

Wok & Roll is rock-‘n-rolling with great Chinese food by Wu Linn and his family

By Andy Furman NKyTribune reporter They’re both here to stay. Rock and Roll. And Wok & Roll. It might be hard to decide which is more enjoyable. The music might be more relatable for the OGs. The food at Wok & Roll Chinese Restaurant is for one and all. But the name, according to owner Wu Linn really has nothing to do with music. “In the restaurant,” said the 48-year-old Linn, through...

CDC and FDA investigation into popular Jif peanut butter expanding to companies who use it

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The CDC and FDA investigations into a multistate outbreak of salmonella infections linked to certain Jif peanut butter products produced at the J.M. Smucker Company facility in Lexington has expanded, with more companies recalling their products made with Jif. Smucker announced a voluntary recall earlier this week, after 14 cases of the variety known as Salmonella Senftenberg...

Frontier Airlines restarted nonstop service from CVG to Raleigh-Durham and Philadelphia, book low fares

Ultra-low fare carrier Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: ULCC) restarted nonstop service from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to Raleigh-Durham and Philadelphia this week. To celebrate, the airline is offering fares as low as $69 on nonstop flights to Raleigh-Durham and $99 on nonstop flights to Philadelphia.* “We are excited to launch service from Cincinnati to Raleigh-Durham and...

Kroger on Mall Road in Florence celebrating grand re-opening after $1.9million in renovations

Florence Kroger on Mall Road, part of the Cincinnati/Dayton Division, is holding a holiday weekend celebration of its new remodeling with giveaways, store samplings of fresh products and more.   City of Florence Mayor, Diane Whalen, as well as other city, county and business officials are taking part in the celebrate the grand re-opening of the store.   The remodel is a $1.9 million investment that...

Northern Kentucky Young Professionals announce finalists for 2022 Next Generation Leader Awards

Northern Kentucky Young Professionals (NKYP) have announced the finalists for the 2022 Next Generation Leader Awards (NGLAs). The individuals were selected by a panel of community leaders through applications submitted by young professionals across the region. The three highest-scored applications in each category are recognized as finalists. The top score in each category will be honored as the category...

Covington’s Icon Marketing acquires Spaceshop, aims to be go-to commerce agency in Midwest

Icon Marketing Communications , a fast-growing omnichannel commerce agency based in Greater Cincinnati, announces the acquisition of Toledo-based ecommerce agency Spaceshop, adding certified Amazon, Shopify and Adobe Commerce expertise to Icon’s services. Icon headquarters in Covington “Since we opened our doors 25 years ago, we have been helping brands excel in the lower-to mid-parts of the purchase...

Joe Cotton: Bear Market may be over; perhaps buying these 5 household-name stocks is good idea

Market Assessment – As of Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 8:47 p.m. On Friday, May 20, the DOW had good panic selling as it made a new low, and the DOW moved down over 600 points. At about 1:30 p.m. the Market rallied and closed up 8.77 points for the day, and made another tail. A Bullish sign. We think the Bear Market is over, but, over-or-not, we would be BUYING these 5 steller, household-name, high-tech...

CertainTeed gypsum wallboard plant in Silver Grove receives Better Project Award for recycling program

Staff report Saint-Gobain North America, through its building products subsidiary CertainTeed LLC, has received the 2022 Better Project Award from the U.S. Department of Energy for the company’s recycling program at its gypsum wallboard plant in Silver Grove. The company installed recycling technology at the plant which allowed it to recycle and reuse 15,000 tons of paper per year that otherwise...

Memorial Day forecast predicts record number of Americans will travel over holiday weekend

The unofficial start to summer will be a busy one this year as AAA predicts 39.2 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day weekend Mary 28-30, an increase of 8.3% over 2021, bringing travel volumes almost in line with those in 2017. Air travel continues to rebound, up 25% over last year, the second-largest increase since 2010. With volumes closing in on pre-pandemic levels,...

Kentucky records lowest monthly jobless rate since 1976 in latest state unemployment report

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary April 2022 unemployment rate was 3.9%, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS). The preliminary April 2022 jobless rate was down 0.1 percentage points from the 4% reported in March 2022 and down 0.8 percentage points from the 4.7% recorded for the state one year ago. The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for April 2022 was 3.6%, which...

River Days Festival at Dayton’s Manhattan Harbor returns; see luxury homes, take a discounted cruise

For the second year in a row, River Days Festival is returning to the Dayton Riverfront. The Manhattan Development Group is partnering with the City of Dayton, Queen City Riverboats and Yachts, and Scully’s to host River Days on Saturday, May 21, from noon-4 p.m. at Manhattan Harbour. The festival will showcase the new luxury condos and townhomes at Manhattan Harbour. In addition to tours and learning...

Building Industry Association earns two awards of excellence from National Assn. of Home Builders

The Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky has been recognized as a leader in best association operations and home shows, with two Association Excellence Awards presented by the Executive Officers Council (EOC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The projects receiving recognition are the BIA’s 2021 Annual Team and Leadership Planning Retreat, winning in the Best Association...

NKY Chamber’s Government Forum with Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval rescheduled to breakfast Friday

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Government Forum has been re-scheduled as a breakfast event on Friday to accommodate the schedule of Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval who has been invited to the White House later that day. The breakfast event will take place at the BB Riverboats’ event center, River’s Edge at Newport Landing (101 Riverboat Row Newport) from 8–9:30 a.m. instead...

Joe Cotton: Stocks of the Week — buy quality growth stocks selling at huge discounts

Market Assessment – As of Saturday, May 14 at 10:33 p.m. On Friday, May 13 at 6:03 a.m. we advised our subscribers as follows: “WE THINK THE BEAR MARKET ENDED YESTERDAY….SELLING CLIMAX AND A TAIL. WOULD BE BUYING THE QUALITY GROWTH STOCKS SELLING AT HUGE DISCOUNTS TO 2021 PRICES.” Technically, the DOW’S decline of 5,724 points from its January 2022 high of 36952 to the May 12 low of 31228...