Stimulus-Funded Program to Create Summer Jobs

by Stephanie Crosby Kentucky government leaders are hoping a one-time infusion of cash into the workforce this summer will create permanent jobs. Governor Steve Beshear, Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson and Congressman John Yarmuth all touted the new WorkNow Kentucky program today, which is funded by $46-million in federal stimulus money. Yarmuth says the program will… Continue reading Stimulus-Funded Program to Create Summer Jobs

Energy Cabinet Accepting Smart Grid Proposals

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is now taking proposals for new so-called smart grid energy distribution projects in the state. The Cabinet has $2.65-million in stimulus funds to distribute for smart grid proposals. Project director Bob Amato says they’re hoping to fund five or six demonstration projects. “Things like in-home displays that will give… Continue reading Energy Cabinet Accepting Smart Grid Proposals

TARC Spends ARRA Funds on Annex

A $4.6-million dollar construction project is underway at the Transit Authority of River City – or TARC. The project is funded by federal stimulus money. Ground has already been broken on the project, which is being touted as one of the largest stimulus projects in the area. TARC Board Chairman Cedric Powell says the 14-thousand… Continue reading TARC Spends ARRA Funds on Annex