HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. — Northern Kentucky University announced the 2019 Outstanding Alumni Awards recipients as Thomas J. Munninghoff, Diane H. Sticklen-Jordan, Barry G. Kienzle, Brady Jolly and Arnie D. Slaughter. They will be honored at the Alumni Awards dinner on Feb. 8, 2019, kicking off Homecoming weekend. “I am proud to announce Tom, Diane, Barry, Brady and Arnie as our Outstanding Alumni Award winners of 2019,” said Mike McKeown, president of the NKU Alumni Association. “This year’s theme is ‘Come Together,’ and it’s the perfect time to gather and celebrate our alumni award recipients’ accomplishments. They have all made their mark on NKU and our region. I look forward to seeing you at the event.” (Chase ’76) is the 2019 recipient of the Outstanding Alumnus Award for enhancing the image of NKU and serving as an ambassador throughout his career. Munninghoff is the president of … [Read more...] about NKU announces Outstanding Alumni Award recipients
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Karen Wilson, a 22-year employee of Kentucky state government, has joined the staff of the Kentucky Public Service Commission as its legislative liaison and executive advisor to the commissioners. Wilson most recently served a policy advisor in the Department of Energy Policy in the Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC). She previously held several other posts in EEC and also worked in the Governor’s Office of Energy Policy. “With her extensive experience and knowledge, Karen will be an effective liaison between the PSC and the Kentucky General Assembly,” PSC Chairman Michael Schmitt said. “This is a time of rapid change in the energy sector, and we are fortunate to have someone like Karen to both advise the commission and provide information to legislators.” PSC Executive Director Gwen Pinson, who also has extensive experience in state government, said that Wilson has earned a reputation within the commonwealth as someone with a … [Read more...] about Wilson joins Kentucky Public Service Commission as legislative liaison
34 percent of the $9.2 billion in announcements for 2017 were not attached to new jobs, and 48 percent will result in no new jobs if the Braidy Industries project does not materialize. 82 percent of the announcements were from businesses already operating in Kentucky. 42 percent of the total investment was by Ford, Toyota and Amazon, which were making regular investments and doing business in Kentucky long before recent policy changes. Kentucky has added only 700 net new jobs a month on average in the 21 months since the Right to Work law passed, in contrast to 2,100 net new jobs a month in the 21 months before the law passed, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics employment data. The state has added only a net 1,000 manufacturing jobs total since the law was enacted compared to 13,600 net manufacturing jobs in the same amount of months before it became law. The state’s economy is also underperforming both the region and the nation as a whole. Since Kentucky’s Right to … [Read more...] about OPINION: Kentucky’s economic performance falls short of claims based on corporate announcements
FRANKFORT, Ky. — The World Trade Center Kentucky has announced the four winners of the 2018 Martha Layne Collins Award for Excellence in International Trade. Named after the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s 56th governor, this annual award is given to companies who were chosen for their accomplishments in international business and the ability to successfully navigate global trade markets in order to positively benefit the state. Former Gov. Collins was instrumental in attracting numerous Japanese automotive makers and parts suppliers to Kentucky in the mid-1980s. The prestigious award is based on the company’s success through outstanding commitment to, and performance in international trade; evidence of executive management and organization-wide commitment to international business; uniqueness and creativity of international strategy/plan; and overall contributions to the local community through world trade. In addition to experiencing tremendous growth in Kentucky … [Read more...] about WTC Kentucky announces winners of Martha Layne Collins Award for Excellence in International Trade
AUSTIN, Tx. — One of the best things about the holidays are all of the tasty treats available this time of year, from eggnog to gingerbread cookies. But off all the yummy desserts out there, which seasonal treats do Americans love the most? And where can they get these items for less this holiday season? Deal experts at Offers.com surveyed 1,000+ consumers across the nation to see what treat each state holds closest to their heart during the Christmas season. The national winner was pumpkin pie, with one-third of Americans naming it their No. 1 choice. Eggnog came in second with 18 percent and peppermint bark rounded out the top three with 16 percent of the vote. When it comes to Kentucky, consumers’ favorite treat is… pumpkin pie! For more information regarding the study visit here. … [Read more...] about Which holiday treat is the favorite among Kentuckians?