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1:37 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Kentucky #2 in job creation: L’Oréal latest example

Ann Thompson WVXU

Kentucky's job strategy seems to be working. In the last year the state added 47,000 jobs, making it number two in the nation.


With a hard-hat and shovel, Gov. Steve Beshear showed off the latest example of expansion by existing business, the Florence L’Oréal plant.

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Ancient manuscripts
1:16 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit in Cincinnati

Peering down on 2000-year-old scroll fragments.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

They're some of the most important historical documents ever discovered and now they're here in Cincinnati.

The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit opens Friday, November 16th at the Museum Center.

It features more than 600 objects ranging from pottery to the scrolls themselves.

Uzi Dahari is deputy director of archaeology with the Israel Antiquity Authority.

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Environment
1:03 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Zipcar revs up in downtown

Cincinnati has officially launched its new car-sharing service that city officials say will give residents and commuters an alternative to driving a personal vehicle.  Mayor Mark Mallory says six of the Zipcars will be available--two at Garfield Place and Race Street, two at The Banks and two in Over-the-Rhine.

"This is a opportunity for people to not own a car, if they choose not to do that, because they can go online and sign up for a membership to Zipcar," said Mallory.

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Education
5:12 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Gateway details plans for new campus

Gateway's current downtown facility

Gateway Community and Technical College has unveiled its master plan for its Urban Campus in downtown Covington.  Along with new construction, it calls for adapting nine existing properties that will form the nucleus of the new campus.  It'll cover a six-block area from 4th to 7th Streets and from Greenup to Madison.

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L'Oreal
4:04 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

L’Oréal to double size of Florence manufacturing plant

Kentucky's Governor was in Florence Thursday morning for what Northern Kentucky Tri-ED called a major economic announcement.  Gov. Steve Beshear announced an expansion of the  L'Oreal manufacturing plant .

This summer it was reported that L'Oreal would invest 42 million dollars at the New Buffington Road facility, nearly doubling the size of the plant and creating 200 jobs. The expansion hinged on tax incentives from Kentucky.

L'Oreal makes hair care products at that location. It is one of six manufacturing facilities in the U.S.

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