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Indiana sportsbooks take $35.2M in bets in Sept.; KY General Assembly expected to consider bill next year

NKyTribune staff Indiana’s retail sportsbooks enjoyed an impressive first month, according to PlayIndiana.com analysts. Fueled by retail sportsbooks most closely situated to the Chicago market, Indiana retail sportsbooks accepted $35.2 million in bets in September, producing $8.6 million in adjusted gross revenue for the sportsbooks, according to official reporting released Wednesday. Southern Indiana’s...

More than 100 Fidelity employee volunteers are transforming Florence Elementary School today

More than 100 Fidelity Investments volunteers are set to “transform” Florence Elementary School as part of the company’s Transformation Day project, a partnership with Points of Light. Fidelity Investments has worked with Florence Elementary School through different educational programs over the last few years and is bringing School Transformation Day to them for the first time this year.Fidelity...

Keven Moore: Hayrides may be a right of passage during the fall, but real dangers exist on the trail

As the leaves begin to change colors and the pumpkins come out, many families will be attending fall outings and festivals where hayrides have been fall tradition for decades. Hayrides are designed for a relaxing and scenic activity consisting of a recreational ride in a wagon or cart pulled by a tractor, horses or a truck, which has been loaded with hay or straw for comfortable seating. Historically...

NKY Chamber hosts October Eggs ‘N Issues: Bourbon Business in Northern Kentucky

On Tuesday, October 15, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) will host Eggs ‘N Issues: Bourbon Business in NKY. A panel of experts will discuss the booming business of bourbon in the region and its impact on local businesses. Panelists will include Brent Cooper, president and CEO of the NKY Chamber, Ken Lewis, founder and owner of New Riff Distilling, and Kristopher Thomas, B-Line...

Frontier Airlines begins three new routes from CVG to Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Sarasota

Low-fare carrier, Frontier Airlines this week begins new service from Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to three Florida destinations: Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Sarasota/Bradenton. “We’re excited to begin three new nonstop routes to Florida for Cincinnati area travelers,” said Daniel Shurz, Senior Vice President, Commercial for Frontier Airlines. “Cincinnati and Northern...

BBB Trends: New research shows how scammers victimize consumers — and what you can do about it

Better Business Bureau New fraud research shows that people who live alone or have low financial literacy levels are more likely to lose money to fraudsters. The research also shows that the highest engagement and victimization rates involve online purchases and social media—outpacing telephone, mail and email fraud. Click on image to download the full report.The report, “Exposed to Scams: What...

Homes are selling faster than ever in Kentucky; record-breaking sales pace continues

Five years ago (August 2015) homes in the Commonwealth took an average of 139 days to go under contract. This past August, homes stayed on the market an average of just 96 days. That is the shortest timeframe for August on record. 5,329 homes were sold in August compared to 5,485 homes in August of last year, a 3 percent decrease.  Year-to-date figures are trending higher, however. So far in 2019,...

NKY Chamber Spotlight: Weekly podcast features bourbon barrels, visiting Russian scientist, Jill Morenz and Kendra Ramirez

Jeremy Schrand and Kathrine Nero bring you the NKY Chamber’s weekly Spotlight podcast:

CDI to buy Turfway Park for $46M, will build $150M state-of-the art facility onsite; officials weigh in

*This story has been updated NKyTribune staff Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI” or “the Company”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) announced today that, through its wholly-owned subsidiary NKYRG, LLC (“NKYRG”), it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Turfway Park in Florence, Kentucky from Jack Ohio LLC, an affiliate of JACK Entertainment LLC (“JACK”) and Hard Rock International for total consideration...

The ‘Bourbon Pompeii’ at Buffalo Trace: Hear story from Nick Laracuenta at Newport History Museum

Newport History Museum at The Southgate Street School is presenting “The Unearthing of Bourbon Pompeii” by Nick Laracuenta on Friday, October 4, 6-7 p.m. The excavated fermenters at Bourbon Pompeii (Photo/The Bourbon Review)This event is FREE to attend and open to the public with limited seating at 215 East Southgate Street (directly behind the Hofbrauhaus) Nick Laracuenta, Kentucky Heritage...

Kentucky Career Center offers readiness training, assessments, for state agency recruitment

The Kentucky Career Center (KCC), within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC), is partnering with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) to offer career readiness training and assessments to applicants for state government careers. Featuring 17 of top essential skills identified by employers for potential employees to be successful in the workforce,...

Northern Kentucky, Metropolitan Club Young Professionals team up to host BLINK viewing party

Returning October 10-13, BLINK is one of the largest light, art, and projection mapping events in the nation. On Friday, October 11, from 6-9 p.m., young professionals from around the region are invited to see BLINK from a different vantage point, The Metropolitan Club and Butlers Patio at RiverCenter in Covington (50 E RiverCenter Blvd, Covington). Hosted by NKYP and Met Club YP, attendees will have...

BBB Trends: Is that email really from your boss? A closer look at business email compromise scams

An in-depth investigative study by BBB finds that business email compromise scams are skyrocketing in frequency and have cost businesses and other organizations more than $3 billion since 2016. Business email compromise fraud is an email phishing scam that typically targets people who pay bills in businesses, government and nonprofit organizations. It affects both big and small organizations, and it...

Unemployment rates rise in 75 Kentucky counties over past year; Boone, Kenton, Campbell low

Unemployment rates rose in 75 Kentucky counties between August 2018 and August 2019, fell in 36 and stayed the same in nine counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3 percent. It was followed by Boone and Oldham counties, 3.3 percent...

Unique Fabricating names former Mubea North America CEO Doug Cain chief executive officer

Former Mubea North America CEO Doug Cain has been named president and CEO of Michigan-based Unique Fabricating, Inc. Former Mubea North America CEO Doug Cain (right) shares a light moment with Kentucky Secretary of Education Derrick Ramsey at one of the company’s apprenticeship graduation ceremonies. Cain was recently named CEO of Michigan-based Unique Fabricating (file photos). Unique Fabricating,...