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"Should We Raise the Minimum Wage?" is the title of a debate at Murray State University on October 4 at 6 p.m. in the Curris Center small ballroom. The event is sponsored by the conservative nonprofit organization Institute for Humane Studies. University of Kentucky economics professor John Garen will speak against raising the minimum wage. Georgia State University economics professor Bruce Kaufman will speak in favor of raising the minimum wage. Matt Markgraf speaks with Murray State University Professor of Economics Martin Milkman about this contentious issue and what minimum wage looks like in Kentucky.

UniFirst Corporation, via Facebook

An international uniform manufacturing and rental company is adding 25 jobs as part of a $12 million expansion in Owensboro.

Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, energy.gov

The U.S. Department of Energy has extended the contract for cleanup efforts at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The contract for BWXT Conversion Services was set to expire Friday. 

It has been a common belief that low-emissions vehicles, like hybrids and electric cars, are more expensive than other choices. But a new study finds that when operating and maintenance costs are included in a vehicle's price, cleaner cars may actually be a better bet.

The cars and trucks we drive are responsible for about a fifth of greenhouse gas emissions in this country. That's why Jessika Trancik, an energy scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, decided it was time to take a closer look at vehicle emissions.

Financial challenges facing today's young adults are stifling their entrepreneurial dreams. The results of a nationwide survey published by EY, a professional services firm, and Economic Innovation Group, a policy and advocacy group, suggest millennials' economic hardships prevent them from starting businesses.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority says it is promoting two executives following the announced retirement of its chief operating officer.

Joe Grimes has been named executive vice president in charge of generation and chief nuclear officer, while Mike Skaggs has been named executive vice president of operations. The changes are effective Oct. 3.

TVA Chief Operating Officer Chip Pardee plans to retire at the end of the year. Grimes has led the nuclear unit since joining TVA in 2013. Skaggs has spent 22 years at TVA.

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Unemployment has fallen over the last year in around 68 percent of Kentucky’s 120 counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

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More than 800 new jobs are coming to downtown Owensboro in one of the city’s largest-ever economic development projects. 

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Kentucky is among a coalition of 21 states suing the U.S. Department of Labor over a new rule that would make more higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay. 

Governor Matt Bevin, via Twitter @GovMattBevin

Governor Matt Bevin joined western Kentucky officials and business leaders in Marshall County Tuesday for the ground breaking and ribbon cutting of two businesses expanding, looking to create nearly 200 jobs in the region.

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