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Security officers involved in United Airlines 'dragging' incident fired

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The Chicago Department of Aviation has fired two security officers who were involved in an incident in which a passenger was dragged off a United Airlines flight after refusing to give up his seat.

Thursday is deadline for cities to apply to become home for new Amazon headquarters Video included

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There's no word on when Amazon will make the final decision.

Pizza Hut warns customers nearly 2 weeks after learning it was hacked

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Pizza Hut waited nearly two weeks to tell customers that their personal information might be at risk after a data breach. 

Yum! Center bond plan gets final state approval

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The Louisville Arena Authority now waits for Wall Street analysts to evaluate the deal.

Indiana's first riverboat casino closes, will reopen in nearby land-based facility

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Evansville's Tropicana Casino is in the process of moving from water to land.

Heaven Hill Distillery unveils $25 million expansion in downtown Louisville Video included

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The expansion at its Bernheim Facility on West Breckinridge Street includes a new still, four new fermenters and new infrastructure.

Braidy Industries CEO says media focused on 'irrelevant' questions about names of shareholders

Braidy Industries CEO Craig Bouchard Braidy Industries CEO Craig Bouchard
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The company planning to build a state-of-the-art aluminum plant in eastern Kentucky, with the help of a $15 million investment by state taxpayers, has only one other shareholder besides state government who is “domiciled” in the Commonwealth, according to its chairman and CEO.

Southern Indiana restaurant earns national award for staff Video included

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A small town restaurant is getting some national recognition, but not for its food. Its hard-working staff is doing its part to give back to their community.

'Startup Weekend' to give budding Louisville entrepreneurs chance to pitch business ideas Video included

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It's sort of a local version of the television show "Shark Tank," in which participants get 60 seconds to make their pitches for the next great business.

GE Appliances workers take part in service projects in Parkland and Chickasaw neighborhoods Video included

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Hundreds of GE Appliances workers left their offices Friday to lend their neighbors a helping hand.

Battle brewing in Kentucky over proposal to allow direct shipment of alcohol to customers Video included

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Rep. Phil Moffett of Louisville plans to file a direct shipment bill for the 2018 legislature.

Customers get first look at newly remodeled Outer Loop Walmart Supercenter Video included

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Customers at the newly remodeled Walmart Supercenter on the Outer Loop will notice some major changes. 

Hi-Five Doughnuts challenges customers to try the 'Widoughmaker' Video included

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The huge doughnut sandwich packs a powerful plate of fat and calories. 

Amazon plans to hire more than 14,000 in Kentucky, Indiana during holiday season Video included

Amazon's fulfillment center in Jeffersonville, Ind. Amazon's fulfillment center in Jeffersonville, Ind.
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Amazon has begun its annual hiring blitz with plans to bring on more than 14,000 short-term workers in Kentucky and Indiana to help pick, pack and ship orders during its peak holiday season.

Ad agency Scoppechio moves to new office with bar, game room and giant slide Video included

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Advertising agency Scoppechio moved its office around the corner from 437 W. Jefferson Street to 400 W. Market Street.

Makers of Van Winkle Bourbon cracking down on counterfeiters Video included

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The makers of Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon are taking aim at counterfeiters.

Gucci clothing brand to stop using animal fur next year Video included

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Under the new policy, Gucci will not use mink, coyote, raccoon dog, fox or any other animal bred or caught for their fur.

Equifax takes down customer service page after new hack

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Equifax has taken down one of its web pages after reports that another part of its website had been hacked as well. 

Get lost mom and dad! Amazon lets teens shop on their own

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Remember when your parents first let you shop at the mall by yourself? Amazon is trying to replicate that feeling for the digital generation.

Entrepreneurs tour west Louisville in a TARC bus in an effort to drive business Video included

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The empty buildings and vacant lots that line the streets of west Louisville could be part of its future success story. 

What's wrong with GE? An American icon is in 'crisis mode' Video included

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JPMorgan said in a recent report that there's a growing chance GE will have to cut its coveted dividend. That hasn't happened at GE since the Great Recession.

Mr. "P" Express celebrates 30th anniversary

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Mr. “P” Express celebrated its 30th anniversary Wednesday at its main facility at 801 Trey Street in Jeffersonville, Indiana. 

Jefferson Mall will be closed Thanksgiving to holiday shoppers

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The individual mall stores that may be open on the holiday. 

Winning bidder plans apartments in Grocers Ice building near Louisville Slugger Field

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After two years of trying to sell the downtown building, Kentucky has found a tentative buyer for a building purchased for the Ohio River Bridges Project.

KFC's Colonel Sanders to be featured in new wrestling video game Video included

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The game hits store shelves next week and it will be available on the PS4, PC and Xbox One game systems.

RiverLink to begin placing holds on vehicle registrations for delinquent toll-payers Video included

A Riverlink transponder A Riverlink transponder
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If your registration is placed on hold, you must pay the full balance to RiverLink before it can be released.

Southwest Airlines offering one-way flights from Louisville starting at $47

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The deal ends on Thursday.

Muhammad Ali Enterprises files $30M lawsuit against Fox Broadcasting

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The justification used by attorneys for the suit over video aired just prior to last year's Super Bowl.

Green Tree Mall hosting holiday job fair on Saturday

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Officials say applicants should be ready to interview on the spot.

Federal regulator clamping down on payday lending industry

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Payday and auto title lenders will have to adhere to stricter rules that could significantly curtail their business under rules finalized Thursday by a federal regulator.

Date set for liquidation sale and closing of Sears at Oxmoor Center

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The reason Sears says it is closing many larger stores. 

Bevin administration to go to court to keep identities of Braidy Industries investors secret

Gov. Matt Bevin, left, and Braidy Industries CEO Craig Bouchard announced the aluminum mill on April 27, 2017. Gov. Matt Bevin, left, and Braidy Industries CEO Craig Bouchard announced the aluminum mill on April 27, 2017.
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Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration cannot shield the identities of the shareholders of Braidy Industries Inc., the company in which the state invested $15 million of taxpayer funds last spring, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office has ruled.

South Points Buy Local Fair canceled because of severe weather threat

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The event was scheduled to happen Sunday.

Local attractions named 'Best of the Best' in national tourism publication

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The distinction comes from the American Bus Association's "Destination" magazine.

Hurricane hit: U.S. lost 33,000 jobs in September

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There could be an increase in jobs in coming months due to the storms as homes and other buildings are repaired or rebuilt, and Americans buy cars and other items to replace those that were lost.

First brewery opens in Oldham County Video included

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The idea has been in the works since the historically dry county became wet.

Workers at Oracle Packaging walk off job amid dispute over labor contract Video included

Kentucky AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan addresses USW Local 1693 workers on strike on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Kentucky AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan addresses USW Local 1693 workers on strike on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.
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About 70 rank-and-file workers at Louisville manufacturer Oracle Packaging have been on strike for a week.

New Albany officials weighing pros and cons of Airbnb regulations Video included

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City Councilman Al Knable is looking for feedback when it comes to taxes and fees for New Albany Airbnbs.
 

Manufacturing class teaches immigrants English and helps them land a good-paying job Video included

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Friday was a proud day at the Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center.

Workers install Omni Hotel sign on the top of the building Video included

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The work still to be done on the high rise hotel before its opening next spring. 

Peddlers Mall adding location in vacant big box store in south Louisville

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The plans underway for three new locations for the company. 

Made in Louisville | Sunstrand makes environment friendly materials, helps Kentucky farms Video included

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A Louisville company is finding more environment friendly ways to build houses, cars and objects you use every day using crops from a dozen Kentucky Farms.

The Lodge at Mammoth Cave gets more than $500,000 in renovations Video included

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One of North America's oldest attractions, Mammoth Cave National Park, is getting some new updates. 

Basketball scandal could affect credit ratings of University of Louisville, foundation

Greg Postel, interim president of the University of Louisville Greg Postel, interim president of the University of Louisville
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The University of Louisville and its nonprofit foundation could see their credit ratings take a hit as a result of the latest scandal in the men’s basketball program. 

Netflix raising US prices by 10 pct for most popular plan Video included

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Netflix is raising the price for its most popular U.S. video streaming plan by 10 percent - a move that could boost its profits but slow the subscriber growth that drives its stock price.

Who owns Louisville City FC soccer club? Here's the list

Mike Mountjoy, an investor in Louisville City FC, at a press conference on Sept. 22, 2017 Mike Mountjoy, an investor in Louisville City FC, at a press conference on Sept. 22, 2017
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The privately held Louisville City FC soccer team released a complete list of its owners Thursday as the Metro Council continues to consider borrowing $30 million to put toward a stadium for the team in Butchertown.

Louisville Zoo to host 'World's Largest Halloween Party'

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Every Thursday through Sunday during the month of October, children can dress up and make their way through the zoo as it's transformed into a storybook land and pick up treats along the way.

Ford plans $14B in cost cuts as part of new CEO's strategy

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Ford Motor Co.'s new CEO plans to cut $14 billion in costs, drop some car models and focus the company's resources on trucks, SUVs and electric vehicles as part of a renewed effort to win over skeptical investors.

Playtex voluntarily recalls children's plates, bowls because of possible choking hazard

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Playtex is recalling plates and bowls made for children because of a possible choking hazard.

West Baden Springs Hotel given national historic hotel award Video included

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The West Baden Springs Hotel was named the Best Historic Hotel with 201 to 400 guestrooms.

Allegiant Air to begin offering nonstop flights from Louisville to Phoenix

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The low-cost airline prides itself on its no bells and whistles service.

Salvation Army Louisville accepting applications for holiday Red Kettle bell ringers

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There are 79 Red Kettle locations in Louisville.

Former Equifax chairman apologizes for data breach

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The former chairman and CEO of Equifax is apologizing for a data breach in which the sensitive information of 140 million Americans was stolen.

Community tries to save last dairy farm in Crawford County Video included

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The Brewer Family Farm is in Marengo, Indiana is in danger of losing 60 years of history without help from others. 

WaterStep and GE Appliances sending clean water kits to Puerto Rico Video included

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The equipment on the way to victims of Hurricane Maria. 

Topping-off ceremony held for new Norton Cancer Institute at Brownsboro Crossing

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The benefits Norton Healthcare says the $39 million facility will offer patients. 

'Reasonableness' of Ramsey-era compensation at issue as U of L Foundation weighs lawsuits

University of Louisville Foundation interim executive director Keith Sherman, center, briefs the board on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. University of Louisville Foundation interim executive director Keith Sherman, center, briefs the board on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.
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Lawyers working for the University of Louisville Foundation are examining whether the compensation the nonprofit organization paid to university and foundation employees in the era of former U of L President James Ramsey was “reasonable.” 

Records: Under Postel, U of L president's office spent nearly $500,000 on football suite, tickets

Interim U of L President Greg Postel Interim U of L President Greg Postel
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In July and August, the office of interim U of L President Greg Postel spent $491,000 in endowment money on a football suite as well as tickets to football and basketball games, according to financial statements released during a foundation board meeting on Thursday.

Ford unveils new 2018 F-Series Super Duty Limited with up to $100,000 price tag Video included

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It can tow more than 30,000 pounds, the weight of an Air Force F 35 Fighter plane.

Adidas hired Tom Jurich's daughter months before $160 million deal with University of Louisville

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Just months before the U of L Athletics Association signed a $160 million extension of its lucrative apparel deal with Adidas, the company hired athletics director Tom Jurich’s daughter Haley as an “NCAA brand communications manager,” according to her LinkedIn profile.

State of Kentucky puts 3 historic properties back on market

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The Drumanard, The Rosewell and Grocers Ice builder have all failed to sell before. 

U of L investigation leaves downtown business owners with questions Video included

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 The men's program is the No. 1 money-maker in college basketball, and nearby businesses have been able to cash in.

IMAGES | Construction crews stack hotel rooms like Legos at new AC NuLu Video included

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Construction on the AC NuLu Hotel on Market Street started in April 2017 and is scheduled to open on time in spring of 2018.

Popular popsicle shop Cocoberry Pops opens new location on Frankfort Avenue Video included

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A Louisville gourmet popsicle shop proves to be pretty “pop-ular."

Skyline 5D Cinema in Clarksville gives viewers an interactive movie experience Video included

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There's wind, water and the ground is shaking in Clarksville, Indiana.

Toyota investing nearly $374 million at 5 sites, including Ky. plant Video included

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The plants will produce the company's first American-made hybrid powertrain.

Equifax announces sudden retirement of CEO Richard Smith just 3 weeks after massive data breach disclosed

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Equifax CEO Richard Smith is retiring in the wake of the company's embarrassing data breach.

Wild and Woolly Video owner opens new Highlands Pilates studio Video included

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There's a new Pilates studio in the Highlands, but you might recognize the name from a completely different Highlands business.

Louisville mayor proposing $30 million bond ordinance to support soccer stadium plans Video included

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City leaders said other projects could also be supported by future bonding.

Target raises minimum wage to $11 an hour, $15 by 2020

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Target has been steadily raising its minimum wage for the past few years.

Lawsuit filed to stop billboards near Lewis & Clark Bridge Video included

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The opposition to the billboards, and the concerns over loss of local revenue.  

South Korean steel company opens new facility in Jeffersonville

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This is Posco’s second plant in the United States.

City to put $30 million into Butchertown soccer stadium for Louisville City FC Video included

Rendering of proposed soccer stadium in Butchertown Rendering of proposed soccer stadium in Butchertown
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Mayor Greg Fischer is set to announce the details of a $200 million development in Butchertown that will include a stadium for Louisville City FC, the city's professional soccer team.

Not home? Walmart wants to walk in and stock your fridge

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The company is testing a new delivery service that allows employees to deliver and put away groceries. 

South Korean steel company opening processing center in Jeffersonville

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The new jobs Posco brings and the two things that attracted them to southern Indiana. 

Indiana watch group urges convenience store boycott over pipe placement

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The group is unhappy about where the pipes are displayed.

Consumers warned to watch out for used cars damaged by Hurricane Harvey

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If you're in the market for a used car, be careful. Scammers may try to sell you a flood-damaged car.

Erroneous email sent to Amazon customers causes confusion, suspicion

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A glitch caused Amazon to send out e-mails to customers saying that someone had bought an item off their baby registry.

Princeton, Ind. Toyota plant to produce 5 millionth vehicle Wednesday Video included

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Last year, it produced more than 400,000 vehicles, the highest in its 20-year history.

UPS hiring 3,400 seasonal employees in Louisville Video included

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Company officials say flexible shifts and both full-time and part-time positions are available.

Walmart will not hire extra employees for holiday season

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Walmart says the same plan was used last year and was met with approval from customers and employees.

University of Louisville Foundation writes down school's endowment by $38 million Video included

Former University of Louisville and U of L Foundation President James Ramsey at a foundation meeting, March 8, 2016 Former University of Louisville and U of L Foundation President James Ramsey at a foundation meeting, March 8, 2016
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Most of the money former U of L President James Ramsey’s administration withdrew from the endowment won't be repaid.

Kohl's planning to open in-store Amazon shops for those returning items bought online

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Kohl's plans to open 82 in-store Amazon shops and said it will start accepting returns for the online retailer at locations in Los Angeles and Chicago starting next month. 

Urban League plans $30 million indoor track and field facility in west Louisville Video included

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Officials say the $30 million, mixed-use project could vie for NCAA and national events and bring in thousands of visitors each year, but there is no firm financing plan in place. 

Construction at Mall St. Matthews entrance to prompt lane closures

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The work could prompt traffic delays on Shelbyville Road.

Starbucks introduces new whiskey-flavored coffee

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But if you're looking for a buzz, you're out of luck.

Taco Bell to drop drive-thru and start serving alcohol at select 'cantinas'

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The cities where the chain is rolling out beer, sangria and frozen drinks. 

Toys R Us files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

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Toys R Us says court-supervised proceedings will help restructure its outstanding debt and reorganize for long-term growth.

Humana ready to hire 50 enrollment specialists for its government business

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The application process and the start date for those who are hired. 

Mayor Fischer touts success of local College Access Center ahead of Oct. 1 FAFSA window opening

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If you want federal financial help to go to college, now is the time to do something about it.

Indiana governor pushing for state to be home to Amazon's new headquarters

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Governor Eric Holcomb is calling on Indiana's Economic Development Corporation to submit a bid.

Blaze Pizza to open Clarksville location next spring

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This will be the first Blaze Pizza location in southern Indiana.

Louisville business introduces luxury ice to bourbon industry

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It's the newest take on the bourbon experience: luxury ice.

Residents express concern after city alters pollution restrictions for Rubbertown plant

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It was a partial win for American Synthetic Rubber (ASR), and many in the community aren't happy.

Churchill Downs, Keeneland partnering to build 2 new racetracks in Kentucky Video included

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Churchill Downs and Keeneland have formed a partnership and hope to build two new racetracks in Kentucky.

Brown-Forman announces plans to cut 70 jobs Video included

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The company says 70 jobs will be cut because of a $45 million dollar investment in new equipment.

After more than a year of construction, New Albany Kroger doubles in size Video included

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The Kroger off of State Street in New Albany has doubled its size with a $20 million expansion.

Iconic Louisville car dealer changing name, location Video included

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An iconic Louisville car dealership now has a new name and will soon have a new location. 

Louisville-based ZirMed to merge with Georgia-based company

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ZirMed, the Louisville-based healthcare information technology company, will merge with competitor Navicure, of Duluth, Georgia, the firms announced Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

GE Appliances pays $1.2 million to settle lawsuit over 2015 fire Video included

The April 3, 2015 fire at General Electric Appliance Park The April 3, 2015 fire at General Electric Appliance Park
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --  GE Appliances will pay $1.2 million to settle a class-action lawsuit stemming from the 2015 fire that destroyed Building 6 at Louisville Appliance Park. The settlement fund will pay for damages to nearby property from debris and smoke related to the fire, as well as attorney’s fees and settlement administration costs. The agreement still needs the approval of Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Susan Gibson, according to a joint news release from GE A...

Tunies Boutique celebrating 3rd anniversary

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A two-day celebration will take place Thursday and Friday.

Bardstown celebrates bourbon boom, welcomes new distilleries and eyes the future Video included

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The big bourbon boom won't last forever. VIPs in the business know that. History tells us the spirit's popularity comes in waves.

Land sold for Veterans Crossing shopping center used to build Clarksville rail-to-trail path Video included

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The Veterans Crossing shopping center near the Clarksville police station and McAlister’s Deli will have six buildings housing 11 businesses.

Target recalls 180,000 dressers due to risk to children Video included

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says customers should stop using the $118 dresser immediately.

New seafood lunch spot to share NuLu space with RYE on Market Video included

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LOX shares a space with RYE on Market, which will continue to serve dinner.

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