Bowling Green: Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen touted the economic impact of Kentucky's travel and tourism industry, which has increased by more than $2.2 billion over the past five years, to $13 billion at the Kentucky Travel Industry Annual Conference Tuesday. Luallen said the industry now supports 180,000 jobs statewide, making it the state's third-largest job creator during the Beshear administration. Luallen said that as our lives become increasingly technology-based, it's more important than ever that people have the opportunity for "an authentic experience."
Consumer Reports: Lexus most reliable; Buick strong
Detroit: Lexus is the most reliable automotive brand, Buick is the only Detroit brand in the top 10, and the Tesla Model S is worse-than-average in the latest Consumer Reports' report on vehicle reliability, released Tuesday. While infotainment systems continue to be a source of concern for many brands, transmissions have become a significant problem in many new vehicles, bringing down the scores of normally reliable brands. New transmission technology designed to improve fuel efficiency elicited many complaints from owners of the 740,000 vehicles who participated in the 2015 Annual Auto Reliability Study. Buick was in the top 10 for the second straight year but was the only domestic brand to make the cut. Cadillac dropped seven places to 25th of 28 brands as customers continue to complain about its Cue infotainment system. Chevrolet and GMC were in the bottom third.