More manufacturing jobs coming to Kentucky
MAYSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Matt Bevin says more manufacturing jobs are coming to Kentucky.
Bevin said in a statement that Pella, Iowa-based Precision Pulley and Idler plans to locate a $10.8 million manufacturing and distributing operation in an existing 105,000-square-foot building in Maysville and will hire 134 full-time employees over the next 10 years. The company supplies idlers, pulleys, bearings and other products.
10th Kentucky city passes ordinance against discrimination
MAYSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An LGBTQ advocacy organization says Maysville has become Kentucky's tenth city to pass a fairness ordinance.
The Lexington Herald-Leader quotes the Fairness Campaign as saying the northern Kentucky city passed the ordinance Thursday. The Fairness Campaign says the ordinance will prohibit sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination for housing, employment and other public accommodations.
Lee Enterprises sells Kentucky newspaper to Champion Media
MAYSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Lee Enterprises Inc. says it has sold a Maysville, Kentucky newspaper and digital media operation.
A statement from Lee Enterprises on Thursday says Champion Media LLC has purchased The Ledger Independent, which publishes five days a week and has a daily circulation of 3,654, and maysville-online.com, which has more than 6,300 unique monthly visitors.
Lee acquired The Ledger Independent, its smallest daily newspaper, when it purchased Howard Publications in 2002.
Speed boat, pontoon crash leaves 1 dead on Ohio River
ABERDEEN, Ohio (AP) — A crash between a speed boat and a pontoon on the Ohio River has left one man dead east of Cincinnati.
Authorities say the crash happened Saturday afternoon near a bridge that connects Maysville, Kentucky with Aberdeen, Ohio.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Maysville lawyer has been appointed to be district court judge in Bracken, Fleming and Mason counties.
Gov. Matt Bevin's office said that Bevin appointed Jeffery Louis Schumacher to the 19th Judicial District Post on Friday.
Candidates sought for community college boards
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Officials are seeking qualified candidates to serve on boards that oversee colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.
A statement from Gov. Matt Bevin's office says there is an immediate need for applicants to serve these schools: Ashland, Big Sandy, Bluegrass, Elizabethtown, Gateway, Hazard, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Jefferson, Madisonville, Maysville, Owensboro, Somerset, Southcentral, Southeast, and West Kentucky.
Grant to help Kentucky, West Virginia students study drones
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — College students in Kentucky and West Virginia who train for the rapidly growing drone industry are getting some financial backing from the Appalachian Regional Commission.
U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins of West Virginia says in a news release that students from Maysville Community and Technical College in Kentucky and Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College will benefit from the $1.3 million grant.
Plastics supplier MACA to open new facility in Maysville
MAYSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An automotive and medical industry supplier is setting up shop in Maysville with plans to hire more than 150 workers.
MACA Plastics is renovating a 122,000-square foot facility in Maysville to make way for its operations. The facility, expected to open by year's end, will produce injection-molded and assembled automotive components.