Union County http://wkms.org en Kyndle Sparks Economic Development in Northwest Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/kyndle-sparks-economic-development-northwest-kentucky <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The merger of the Henderson Chamber and Northwest Kentucky Forward that happened at the first of the year means another cooperative economic development group joins the West Kentucky Regional Chamber Alliance in taking our region's issues to Frankfort.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You hear Kyndle and you think of the digital readers, but with a Y, it's an acronym for the</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Kentucky Network for Development, Leadership and Engagement. Kate Lochte speaks with</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Chief Executive Officer, Brad Schneider on </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Sounds Good</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;today, beginning with an event in 2012 that got the ball rolling.</span></p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 17:41:50 +0000 Kate Lochte 40758 at http://wkms.org Kyndle Sparks Economic Development in Northwest Kentucky Whooping Cranes Make Stop In KY En Route To Florida http://wkms.org/post/whooping-cranes-make-stop-ky-en-route-florida <p></p><p>A flock of whooping cranes being guided by an aircraft on the way to Florida has arrived in Union County.</p><p>The endangered birds began a migration in early October from a wildlife area in Wisconsin. A release from the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership this week says the cranes have entered Kentucky.</p><p>It is the 13th group of birds involved in a project to reintroduce the species in eastern North America. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 13:18:22 +0000 The Associated Press 36693 at http://wkms.org Whooping Cranes Make Stop In KY En Route To Florida Little Kentucky Smokehouse Doubles Size, Creates 18 Jobs http://wkms.org/post/little-kentucky-smokehouse-doubles-size-creates-18-jobs <p></p><p>A Union County fresh meat company announced today that it is doubling the size of its operation, creating 18 new jobs.</p><p>Uniontown&rsquo;s Little Kentucky Smokehouse opened in 2003 and is building a second 40,000 square-foot facility. Currently, the ham company employs 70 people and sells its meats across the country. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:18:43 +0000 Whitney Jones 35549 at http://wkms.org Little Kentucky Smokehouse Doubles Size, Creates 18 Jobs Western Ky. Mine Settles Discrimination Lawsuit http://wkms.org/post/western-ky-mine-settles-discrimination-lawsuit <p>A western Kentucky coal company has agreed to pay $245,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that the company turned away African-American job applicants.</p><p>A statement from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said River View Coal will pay the settlement to a group of black applicants who looked for work at a Union County underground mine.</p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 10:01:00 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 35259 at http://wkms.org Western Ky. Mine Settles Discrimination Lawsuit Green River Regional Educational Co-op Wins $40 million in Federal Grants http://wkms.org/post/green-river-regional-educational-co-op-wins-40-million-federal-grants <p></p><p>Kentucky's Green River Regional Educational Cooperative, or GRREC, is a winner an estimated $40 million in Federal Race to the Top District Funds. GRREC represents 23 Western Kentucky School Districts, including Union County, Daviess County and Owensboro Independent. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne&nbsp; Duncan says this year’s Race to The Top saw many new school districts competing for funds.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 19:43:25 +0000 John Walker 25555 at http://wkms.org Green River Regional Educational Co-op Wins $40 million in Federal Grants Unemployment Rates Drop Throughout Ky. http://wkms.org/post/unemployment-rates-drop-throughout-ky <p>The latest Kentucky job numbers show Fulton County still has highest unemployment rate in the Commonwealth at just over 16.5 percent. Still, the state Office of Employment and Training reports most counties improved in September, with jobless rates increasing in only 12. Woodford County had the lowest at 5.3 percent. Union County posted the lowest numbers in western Kentucky at almost 6 percent. &nbsp;Calloway was next, just under half a point higher.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 19:46:06 +0000 Whitney Jones 23728 at http://wkms.org Unemployment Rates Drop Throughout Ky. Sturgis plan to consildate water system makes economic sense http://wkms.org/post/sturgis-plan-consildate-water-system-makes-economic-sense <p>The city of Sturgis’s plan to shut down its water plant and move to the county water system is a good economic decision. That’s the opinion of Department for Local Government Commissioner Tony Wilder. He said the 34-year old Sturgis water plant spends 40-thousand dollars a year to meet current cleaning standards. Wilder said it’s cheaper for Sturgis to connect to the Morganfield plant than to build a new local one. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 12:26:21 +0000 Angela Hatton & Whitney Jones 22678 at http://wkms.org Sturgis plan to consildate water system makes economic sense Sturgis to get new water source http://wkms.org/post/sturgis-get-new-water-source <p>The city of Sturgis, Kentucky will purchase treated water from the Union County Water District with the help of state funds. Governor Steve Beshear announced a new $986,000 state grant today, as well as an additional $3-million from the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority. The current outdated water system has received 33 Notices of Violations for unsafe levels of methane and acids found in the water in the past. Water rates will not increase for Sturgis residents.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 19:59:34 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 22548 at http://wkms.org Princeton & Sturgis Alcohol Vote http://wkms.org/post/princeton-sturgis-alcohol-vote <p></p><p>Residents of both Princeton and Sturgis Kentucky &nbsp;go to the polls tomorrow to decide the fate of alcohol sales in their cities.</p><p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 20:27:39 +0000 Drew Adams & Rose Krzton-Presson 20311 at http://wkms.org Princeton & Sturgis Alcohol Vote Patriot Coal Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy http://wkms.org/post/patriot-coal-files-chapter-11-bankruptcy <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>A major coal company with mines in Appalachia and Western Kentucky has filed for bankruptcy. In a <a href="http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=216060&amp;p=irol-newsArticle&amp;ID=1712941&amp;highlight=" target="_blank">news release</a>, Patriot Coal said it was undertaking the move to facilitate restructuring.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:08:32 +0000 Erica Peterson (KPR) 19021 at http://wkms.org Patriot Coal Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy