expansion http://wkms.org en Panama Canal expansion's effect on Paducah ports http://wkms.org/post/panama-canal-expansions-effect-paducah-ports <p>The Panama Canal expansion project promises to increase river traffic in our region, but to service those ships, area ports will need to invest money to make the ports accommodate large ships.&nbsp; The Alabama Port Authority has made some of those investments in Mobile.&nbsp; Vice President of trade and development for the port authority Mark Sheppard spoke to Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce members as a follow-up to a Transportation Summit the Chamber held in May 2011. Sat, 11 Aug 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Casey Northcutt 20580 at http://wkms.org Panama Canal expansion's effect on Paducah ports Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge Gets Permission to Expand http://wkms.org/post/clarks-river-national-wildlife-refuge-gets-permission-expand <p>Congress has authorized West Kentucky&rsquo;s Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge to expand by more than 34,000 acres. The expansion would leave the refuge about four times larger than its current size. Refuge Manager Michael Johnson says the new land would give the refuge a chance for major improvements. He says,</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 19:55:13 +0000 Shelly Baskin 17001 at http://wkms.org Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge Gets Permission to Expand