The bad national economy hasn't put a dent in one of Kentucky's signature exports. In fact, bourbon production has increased 115% over the past 13 years, according to Eric Gregory, president of the Kentucky Distillers Association.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has signed a bill into law that’s designed to spur investments in the state’s automotive and parts manufacturing facilities. The bill amends the 2007 Kentucky Jobs Retention Act to allow manufacturers involved in the auto industry to request incentives, regardless of their location in the state.
Online retailer Amazon is now taking applications for about 15-hundred jobs at its new fulfillment centers in Lebanon and Murfreesboro. Tennessee Career Center locations throughout Middle Tennessee are holding initial screenings and scheduling interviews through July 13th.