Steel City Pops fans can now vote for the best of 12 t-shirt designs submitted by customers, with the winner getting a rarely seen stainless steel “Steel Card” entitling them to free pops every day for the rest of the year. Deadline to vote: June 24. Here’s the top vote-getter so far:
The chain based in Birmingham, Ala., opened its first Kentucky location in March at 1021 Bardstown Road, where business has been booming and winning rave reviews on Yelp.
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HUMANA: Regulators in the nation’s biggest insurance market, California, have signed off on Aetna’s $37 billion plan to buy Humana, saying yesterday the deal could move forward after Hartford-based Aetna agreed to invest $50 million in the state’s health-care infrastructure (Bloomberg). The companies have said they expect the deal to close in this year’s second half. In another big merger before regulators, Anthem and Cigna may find it impossible to divest themselves of large chunks of their health insurance businesses in order to overcome reported Justice Department antitrust concerns (Wall Street Journal). Meanwhile, Humana plans to move 1,000-1,200 employees to the Waterside and Clocktower buildings it owns downtown, from leased space at 12501 Lakefront Place in the Blankenbaker Station Business Park (Courier-Journal, Business First and WDRB).
PAPA JOHN’S ranked No. 2 among fast-food restaurants in the annual American Consumer Satisfaction Index survey with a score of 82 out of a possible 100, a 5% increase from 2015. No. 1 Chick-fil-A got 87 points, according to the survey results out today. KFC was No. 9 at 78, and Pizza Hut was No. 79 at 77 (CNN).
TACO BELL makes good on a promise to give away potentially millions of Locos Tacos today, in a promotion tied to the NBA championship finals, which ended yesterday with the Cleveland Cavaliers beating the Golden State Warriors (WISH).
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