Kentucky Best Places to Work winners announced

The winners were named Friday in the Eighth Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky contest sponsored by the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management state council and Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

MassMututal Financial Group: Assurance Financial Group, which has offices in Lexington, Louisville and Owensboro, was named the best small or medium company, defined as a business with 25 to 249 employees. Genentech, a Louisville-based biotechnology firm, was named the best large company.

The rankings are based on assessments of the company's employee policies and procedures, as well as the results of an internal employee survey. To view the full list, visit