HUD Letter Renews Hope For Museum Plaza Loan

The state applied for the loan through the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which uses private investments to help finance projects that will benefit multiple communities. Congressman John Yarmuth says he recently received a letter from HUD officials that said they were optimistic the loan could be arranged.

To Keep Graduates, It Takes More Than Jobs

Charlotte ranks above Louisville in education attainment and in higher wage technical and professional jobs. In addition to an educated workforce and tax incentives for businesses, Charlotte’s professional sports, support for the arts, climate and improved public transportation helped keep graduates in town while also helping recruit companies that would hire those graduates.

Competitive City Report Shows Some Success, Room For Growth

The Greater Louisville Project’s Competitive City Report will be released Thursday. It ranks Louisville among peer cities such as Nashville, Indianapolis and Raleigh. In areas such as education attainment, median income and safety, Louisville ranks near the middle. Project director Carolyn Gatz says those areas and others need to be improved to make the city more competitive at attracting new business and jobs.

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 […]

Fair Board Adds Additional Interview Dates for 400 Open Jobs

by Stephanie Crosby After a flood of applicants deluged the Kentucky State Fair Board’s recruitment fairs this week, the board added two additional dates next week. Spokesperson Vicki Glass says they’re hiring for 400 part-time jobs in their Venue Services Department, to staff events at the Kentucky International Convention Center, the Kentucky Exposition Center and […]