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A slaughterhouse is a safer place to work than it used to be, according to a new government report. But data gathered by federal regulators doesn't likely capture all the risks faced by meat and poultry workers.

Paducah Power System

Paducah Power System will save $9.7 million over the next 18 years after refinancing its 2009 peaking plant bonds. The peaking plant is used during times of high demand. PPS says demand for the bonds was six times higher than the available supply.

Many of the department stores that once anchored bustling shopping malls continue to close. Macy's will shutter 36 additional stores this year; 78 Kmart and Sears locations will also close. What to do with that vast, vacant space?

There is no traffic, and no problem finding parking at Owings Mills Mall in Maryland. The 5,000 or so parking spaces are all vacant. A J.C. Penney closed last month and a Macy's closed last year.

When it opened in 1986, it was anchored by a Saks Fifth Avenue and catered to well-to-do Baltimore suburbanites.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet,

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet seeks public feedback on proposed goals for increasing Disadvantaged Business Enterprise involvement on highway projects. The forums for District 1 and 2 are June 2. 

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Trigg County is one of three more Kentucky communities certified as work ready. 

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner said in a statement the county is now on the official list of Kentucky Work Ready Communities. 

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Kentucky bourbon production hit a nearly 50-year high last year. An industry group says the state’s distilleries filled nearly 1.9 million bourbon barrels last year, the highest level since 1967. 

Lisa Autry, WKYU

The last commercial flight from Bowling Green was 44 years ago, but that’s about to change.

The Bowling Green-Warren County regional airport announced Tuesday that Contour Airlines will begin offering service to Atlanta and Destin, Florida. 

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Two western Tennessee communities are receiving state Site Development Grants to prepare economic development sites for market. 

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

  The owner of Kentucky’s first hemp processing plant will open its doors to the public Saturday. Kentucky Hemp Works, located in Hopkinsville, was the first of 35 processing plants to join the Kentucky Department of Agriculture in its statewide hemp pilot project.


Cement manufacturer Lafarge has announced they are no longer expanding operations at their plant in Massac County, Illinois.

The plan had been to add a third kiln at the Joppa Cement Plant which would have created around 50 new jobs.