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Small business owners receive details on disaster loans courtesy of SKED webinar

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain future for many small businesses across the country. In order to help alleviate some concerns in our region, the Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation (SKED) out of Somerset hosted a webinar Tuesday...
Posted On 24 Mar 2020
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Local business leaders already dealing with economic effects related to coronavirus

The news cycle over the past few days has been totally dominated by COVID-19, or the coronavirus. This outbreak of illness, which has now led to President Trump declaring a national emergency, has affected all of us in one way or another. Many local business owners are currently...
Posted On 13 Mar 2020
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USDA Invests $900 Million in Rural Electric Infrastructure in 16 States, including Kentucky

From a press release dated March 4, 2020: Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $900 million to build, preserve or improve rural electric infrastructure across 16 states (PDF, 151 KB). Censky...
Posted On 12 Mar 2020
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State Farm Agent James Baker excited for the future in new Williamsburg location

If you have visited the Wal-Mart in Williamsburg lately, or any of the surrounding businesses, you may have noticed a new tenant where Hibbett Sports used to be. State Farm Agent James Baker and his crew may be new to the building, but they are certainly not new to the community,...
Posted On 10 Mar 2020
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Tri-County Cineplex partners with Flashback Cinema to bring history’s greatest films back to the big screen

Do you ever wish you could go back in time? Sure you do. Who hasn’t at some point in their life said, “I remember when,” and then you can fill in the blank – things used to be a certain way, we communicated differently, we dressed differently, et cetera, et cetera?
Posted On 10 Mar 2020
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TEKSwork LLC hosts 2020 TECH EXPO at Heritage Hills Banquet Hall in London

On Thursday, February 27 TEKSwork LLC, based in Williamsburg, hosted the 2020 TECH EXPO at Heritage Hills Banquet Hall in London.
Posted On 03 Mar 2020
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Free course in Williamsburg will give entrepreneurs chance to build, expand their online presence

Entrepreneurs in Whitley County and surrounding areas will have a great opportunity next week to either create or expand on their business’ online presence when Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation of London presents a three-hour digital marketing training session at the...
Posted On 28 Feb 2020
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Path for New Leadership Clearing the Next Phase in Kentucky Hemp

Louisville, KY Heritage Gardens, LLC (HG), a woman-owned / minority-owned and Veteran owned business, is working to build long-term sustainable relationships with all licensed Kentucky farmers. HG will begin building these relationships through the immediate purchase of hemp from...

Newman to speak at Southern KY Chamber of Commerce luncheon Feb. 11

The Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will welcome a special guest speaker who is dedicated to “making Kentucky’s Appalachia a better place to live, work, grow and thrive.” Melissa Newman, Executive Director of Regional Programming and Regional Stewardship, at Eastern...
Posted On 06 Feb 2020
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Unemployment rate rises in 56 Kentucky counties, including Whitley

Unemployment rates rose in 56 Kentucky counties between December 2018 and December 2019, including Whitley County, fell in 46, including Laurel County, and stayed the same in 18 counties, including Knox County, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020