Teens are finalists in T-Mobile challenge

Amelie Beck and Jacqueline Teague, two teenaged cousins in Louisville, have helped more than 2,000 senior citizens make vaccination and other healthcare appointments by walking them through the digital processes. Now they’re finalists in the national T-Mobile’s Changemaker Challenge.

Norton surgeons implant pacemaker in baby

According to a press release, it was a medical first for the Norton Children’s Heart Institute as well as for the United States: Doctors implanted a tiny pacemaker into the chest of a 28-week-old baby who was born with congenital structural heart defects. The open-heart surgery was completed in two hours, and the device measures 1.16 by 0.65 by 0.38 inches and weighs 0.18 ounces.

Local tech gurus invited to national advisory council

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced the appointment of 32 leaders and experts to the National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Included in the list are Grace Simrall, Chief of Civic Innovation and Technology City of Louisville; Ian McClure, University of Kentucky’s vice president for research, innovation, and economic impact and Director of UK Innovate; and Brit Fitzpatrick, Chief of Staff at Stark.

KY wins Gold Shovel award

The industry publication Area Development issued its third Gold Shovel award in six years to Kentucky, naming Ford Motor Co. and SK Innovation’s investment in the BlueOvalSK Battery Park in Hardin County to the Manufacturing Projects of the Year. The honors from Area Development come in response to recent economic momentum in the commonwealth as the state builds back stronger from the effects of the pandemic.