ballard county

via River County Economic Development Project

A multi-county effort in far western Kentucky seeking to tap into an economic boost from the newly expanded Panama Canal is seeking public input on a name. 

MSU Public Relations

Murray State University is now home to an historic, 534-acre farm in Ballard County. Long-time district judge, attorney and farmer Jimmy Don Robinson has donated his farm, known as Eagle Rest Plantation, to benefit the Hutson School of Agriculture.

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Residents in Barlow have the opportunity to vote in an upcoming local election to lift the town’s ban on alcohol.

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A new jobs report shows unemployment rates fell in 83 Kentucky counties, rose in 33 and remained the same in 4 between April 2015 and April 2016. 

Allison Crawford, WKMS

County and economic development officials of Kentucky’s four western river counties are collaborating to develop a regional economic development initiative driven by the Panama Canal expansion. The expansion, which is set complete next month, is expected to significantly increase container shipping along the Mississippi River.

Allison Crawford

Farmers, fishermen, business owners, park managers and government officials from Kentucky counties along the Mississippi River met Thursday at Columbus-Belmont State Park for a National Geographic workshop on geotourism, which focuses on the distinctive geographical character of a place. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

A state audit has found several issues in the Ballard County Fiscal Court, including overpaid health reimbursements, unpaid overtime and incorrect contributions to employee retirement funds.

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A man has been charged in the shooting of two Ballard County girls. 

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Ballard County voters narrowly passed a property tax to support the county’s ambulance service, by just 28 votes. 

ENERGY.KY.GOV

  The University of Kentucky’s Department of Forestry has released a whitepaper detailing the economic impact of the potential closure of the Verso paper mill in Ballard County.

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