Diageo Distillery announces plans for Shelby Co.

by: Velda Imel

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 29, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced that Diageo (Dee-AH-Gee-O) plans to build a 1.8 million proof gallon distillery in Shelby County. The $115 million investment will create approximately 30 new jobs. “This is an exciting day for one of Kentucky’s signature industries,” said Gov. Beshear. “The world’s taste for bourbon continues to grow, and Diageo’s new distillery in Shelby County…

Shelby County certified as a Kentucky Work Ready Community

by: Admin

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 21, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear announced today that Madison and Shelby counties have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities and Bullitt, Nelson, McLean and Webster counties have achieved Kentucky Work Ready Communities in Progress. The Kentucky Work Ready Communities certification program from the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (KWIB) and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet assures employers that a local workforce has the…

Tegrant Coming Soon

by: Admin

Tegrant Diversified Brands Inc., which is owned by Sonoco Products Co., plans to establish a manufacturing operation in Shelbyville.  The company, which is a manufacturer of foam-based and safety products for the automotive industry, will create 51 full-time jobs and invest more than $12 million. With locates already in Louisville, Winchester, Morganfield and Henderson, Sonoco has more than 250 employees currently in Kentucky.  “We could…

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