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Louisville Pork Processing Plant Hit With Violations

Posted On August 29, 2014

(Louisville, KY) -- The JBS Swift pork processing plant in Louisville is awash in humane slaughter violations. The plant is now working out concerns about worker safety and humane treatment of the animals. At the same time, JBS is dealing with neighborhood complaints about smells coming from the plant. Twice in the past nine months…

State Fair Attendance Watered Down

Posted On August 29, 2014

(Louisville, KY) -- Kentucky State Fair attendance is taking a big hit from Mother Nature. Fair officials said today that with heavy rain coming down on a number of signature days, attendance slid to its lowest level in 30 years. Attendance at the fair which wrapped up last Sunday was just over the 515-thousand, 900…

Pike County Job Creating Project Moving Forward

Posted On August 29, 2014

(Pike County, KY) -- State officials are helping pave the way for a Pike County project that would generate new jobs. The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority yesterday approved tax incentives for RCC Big Shoal and several other companies. RCC Big Shoal told the authority it's considering a 193-million dollar investment in Pike County for…

Cheesecake Factory Opening October 28th

Posted On August 29, 2014

(Lexington, KY) -- The Cheesecake Factory taking over the space at Fayette Mall once occupied by Sears has an opening date. Officials say the restaurant will start serving guests on October 28th. Hiring is expected to start in a few weeks.

Grand Jury Reviewing Sex Charges Against Elderly Twins

Posted On August 29, 2014

(Lexington, KY) -- A grand jury is reviewing charges filed against elderly twin brothers accused of sexually abusing children, dating back to the 1970s. Jack and Jerry Cassidy were arrested earlier this month at their home in Lexington, where officers allegedly found hundreds of images of child pornography. Bond has been denied for the 76-year-olds…