Vector Corrosion Technologies to Create 20 Full-Time Jobs With New Lexington Facility, Operation will be company’s first manufacturing facility in the U.S.
Creation and maintenance of 20 Kentucky-resident, full-time jobs across 10 years; and Paying an average hourly wage of $23.52 including benefits across those jobs.
Beshear Appoints Col. Jeremy Slinker as New Kentucky Emergency Management Director, Col. Slinker will replace Michael E. Dossett, who is retiring after 44 years of public service
Provides Update on COVID-19 and Economic Development
COVID-19 Case Information, Vaccinations Update
- Number of people who have received at least one vaccine dose in Kentucky: 2,845,828
- Number of people who have received their vaccination booster in Kentucky: 1,029,065
- Jan. 29, Cases: 9,144
- Jan. 29, Deaths: 31
- Jan. 30, Cases: 5,821
- Jan. 30, Deaths: 25
- New Cases Today: 4,950
- New Deaths: 14
- Today’s Positivity Rate: 28.49%
- Current Hospitalizations: 2,413
- Current Intensive Care Admittances: 454
- Currently on Ventilators: 232
- During the week ending Jan. 30, 74,376 cases were reported in Kentucky and the average test positivity rate was 28.97%
Economic Development Update
Gov. Beshear said that this is the best January for new jobs during his term. On Thursday and Friday of last week, Gov. Beshear announced more than 1,200 new jobs for Kentuckians through $291.8 million in new investments.
In total, during January 2022, $660 million in new investments have been secured, creating more than 1,400 quality jobs for Kentuckians.
New economic development projects and expansions include those at 80 Acres Farms, Confluent Health, Levi Strauss, Kroger, Piston Automotive, Novelis, Quadrant Magnetics, Eurofins Genomics, Aristech Surfaces, Rajant, Russellville Dental Lab and Vector Corrosion Technologies.
Second Team Kentucky Gallery Exhibit
Installed at State Capitol, More than 50 works by Kentucky artists on display
Awards More Than $2.5 Million to Knox and Whitley Counties for Cleaner Water, Transportation Improvements, Governor also recommends $90,000 Appalachian Regional Commission grant for Knox County high-speed internet expansion
Ellie Diagnostics Plans to Open New Louisville Laboratory, New national flagship hub is veterinary lab services company’s first in Kentucky
Declares a State of Emergency as State Braces for Major Winter Storm, State office buildings closed Thursday, Feb. 3; Kentuckians advised to stay off roadways
$650,000 Awarded to Six Arts Organizations to Support Economic Growth, Recovery, $5.3 million in American Rescue Plan funds available to tourism, destination-marketing groups