Government
11:52 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Kentucky Automotive Industry Assoc. Names First Executive Director

Dave Tatman
Credit KAIA

A new group formed to advance the Commonwealth’s auto industry has named its first executive director.

Dave Tatman, a former general manager at the General Motors Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, will lead the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association.

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Government
11:23 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Edelen Puts Crittenden County Offices on Notice Following Audit

Credit crittendencountydetention.com

Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen has put the Crittenden County Fiscal Court on notice after finding several problems with the county’s financial statements, particularly those from the county jail.

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Business
11:13 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Proposed Gas Pipeline to Route Through Henderson

The green line is the proposed route for the Southern Indiana Market Lateral.
Credit http://www.txgt.com/ExpansionProjects.aspx?id=4294967397 / Texas Gas Transmission, LLC

Texas Gas Transmission is planning to build a 30 mile natural gas pipeline through Henderson County, Kentucky. Known as the Southern Indiana Market Lateral, it will extend from Texas Gas mainline facilities in southern Henderson to Posey County, Indiana, to serve the new Midwest Fertilizer and SABIC Innovative Plastics plants.

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Datebook
8:31 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Datebook: July 1 - Princess Diana's Birthday

Murray Art Guild holds the annual Summer Art Party Thursday night from 6 to 9. The event kicks off the Guild's membership drive and features a Monster Draw Rally, George Bandarra's Works in Metal exhibition, live music, and art making opportunities. Willow artist Justin Roberts has donated a Classic Fan Back Chair to be raffled during the event. The public is invited to attend.

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Sports
8:17 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Boat Drag Racing in West Kentucky This Fourth Weekend

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While NASCAR fans in the Commonwealth are still recovering from action at Kentucky Speedway this past weekend, drag boat racing enthusiasts are preparing for competition this Saturday and Sunday. 

Four different types of boats can compete in drag boat racing.   Kentucky Drag Boat Association President Roger Austin says thousands will be on hand this weekend to watch between 40 and 50 boats race at speeds exceeding 150 miles per hour.

"It will be wall to wall boats from 80-90 foot houseboats to 16 foot dinghies out there watching the boat races all up and down the side of a quarter mile," Austin said. 

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Business
7:26 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Genova to Start Production in Paducah Mid-July

Credit Lance Dennee

The McCracken County Fiscal Court approved a lease to Genova Products, a Michigan-based vinyl and plumbing products company, for the former Infiniti building for ten years with an option to renew at $298,000 annually during a special meeting last night. Greater Paducah Economic Development Corporation president and CEO Chad Chancellor said Genova can start manufacturing by the middle of the month.

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Government
3:14 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Kentucky Property Tax Goes Unchanged for 2014-2015 Fiscal Year

Kentucky’s property tax rate remains unchanged for 2014.

The state Department of Revenue has set it at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. 

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Good Reads
12:30 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Vampire Novelist from Benton Debuts Final Book in Trilogy

"For Lily Drake, slaying vampires is easy. Dating them is the hard part."

Author T. Michelle Nelson's vampire fiction heroine finishes her run with the last in the Lily Drake series, "Death Warmed Over," released today. The novel published by Inkspell Publishing, concludes the trilogy by the Benton native and Murray State graduate.  From her website: "When a devastating loss crushes her will to live, can Lily go on and be the leader she has to be?  What is she willing to sacrifice to save others?" Hear the conversation:

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Politics
12:23 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

McConnell Discusses Issues and Agendas at Murray Town Meeting

Senator McConnell speak with Murray constituents.
Credit WKMS

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell offered insights during a visit to Murray this morning into what he would do if he becomes majority leader in a Republican Senate in 2015.  McConnell told attendees at the Robert O. Miller Conference Center what he’d need to get done first.  "Repair the institution," he said, "there's been a lot of institutional damage done to the Senate in the last few years.  And that's in the best interest, in my view, of both parties, and the country."

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Culture
12:18 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Madisonville's 4th Annual 4th Fest

Credit photo by Robert Wyatt

Madisonville goes all out on the week of 4th of July, featuring baseball, fireworks, live music, outdoor movie night and more. Hopkins County's Tourism and Convention Commission Executive Director Trish Noel joins us on Sounds Good to talk about 4th Fest, starting tomorrow (Tuesday, July 1) with Praise in the Park starting at 6 p.m. Hear the conversation:

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