The Eastern Kentucky University Center for Economic Education, with support from the Council for Economic Education and State Farm, will work with the Kentucky Council on Economic Education and centers at Northern Kentucky University and Morehead State University to provide training and free copies of the Virtual Economics 4.0 CD-ROM (a $99.95 value) to K-12 teachers in schools throughout the region.
Workshops will be offered during the remainder of 2011. The first workshop was held Aug. 29 at EKU's Manchester campus and a second workshop will be held at Morton Middle School in Lexington on Sept. 19. For more information or to register, contact Cynthia Harter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc., an Alabama-based sporting goods company operating as Hibbett Sports, is opening its newest Hibbett Sports store in Lexington, employing approximately eight full and part-time team members.
The Wedding Row Kentucky, a daily Web site dedicated to weddings in the Bluegrass state, has premiered.
WRK offers a localized lens for Kentucky readers, connecting them with vendors in areas like Louisville and Lexington.
The site updates Monday through Friday, featuring content like real wedding photo shoots, DIY décor crafts and local florist and stationery showcases.
Congleton Lumber Company is moving and will begin operations at the new location on 1260 Industry Road in late September. The move will offer a modern facility with a larger showroom and a restructured warehouse. The custom mill shop and the architectural division will also be moving. Smucker has purchased the old Congleton facility and plans immediate growth with Congleton's departure.
PetSmart Charities and the Lexington Humane Society have teamed up with support from PetSmart, Inc. to open an enhanced pet-adoption center inside the Hamburg Crossing PetSmart store in Lexington. This is the 7th adoption center of this kind in the United States.
Officially opening on October 1, the new adoption center will occupy about 1900 square feet that is being converted inside the store. PetSmart Charities is funding 100 percent of the build-out costs for the new center and PetSmart is not charging any rent.
The Lexington Humane Society will fully staff the enhanced adoption center, which will house approximately 40 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. About 25 pets are expected to be adopted from the new adoption center location every week.
RE/MAX Creative Realty has opened a second Lexington office at 185 Pasadena Drive #240 Lexington. This is the third location for the firm in addition to the Georgetown office branch.
compiled by Camille Weber