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7:03 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Big Rivers Rate Meeting Cancelled

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A meeting scheduled next Tuesday in Henderson to take comment and provide information on a western Kentucky utility's proposed rate increases has been canceled due to expected severe weather.

The state Public Service Commission said staff is trying to reschedule the session regarding Big Rivers Electric Corp.'s proposal. Comments can also be submitted to the PSC in writing.

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12:18 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

MSU College of Business Presents Conference on "The Future of West Kentucky"

MSU's Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business presents an economic development conference next Tuesday, December 10 in the Curris Center. The College's dean, Dr. Tim Todd, visits Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with more information about the day long focus on "The Future of West Kentucky," including a keynote address by Kentucky Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson.

See more about the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business.

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Business
7:45 am
Wed December 4, 2013

IL Central Railroad Fined By OSHA

Illinois Central Railroad Company has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor for a number of safety violations and faces more than $100,000 in fines.

The department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it began an inspection after observing workers not wearing necessary safety gear while demolishing a Chicago bridge coated with lead-based paint.

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Business
1:00 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Daher-TLI Opens in Ballard County, Creating 20 Jobs

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A transportation management company opens today in Ballard County bringing 20 jobs and a $2.2 million investment.

Daher-Transport Logistics International manages and transports radioactive material. The Kevil facility washes and recertifies empty cylinders for continued use or for decontamination and disposal.

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Business
7:17 am
Tue December 3, 2013

PSC Worried 364 Area Code Could Cause Confusion

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The Kentucky Public Service Commission is urging caregivers to prepare the elderly in western Kentucky for the upcoming area code changes.

Mandatory 10-digit dialing in the current 270 area code goes into effect on February 1. The new 364 code will exist in the same geographic area as the 270 code.

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Business
7:26 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Big Rivers Holding Public Meeting Next Week

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The Kentucky Public Service Commission is hosting a public forum on proposed rate increases by western Kentucky’s Big Rivers Electric Corp.

The public meeting will be held December 10 in Henderson. But interested commenters in Paducah, Owensboro and Brandenburg will be linked to the Henderson forum by video conferencing.

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Business
6:30 am
Fri November 29, 2013

During Holiday Shopping Season, Small Businesses Get Their Own Day

An alternative to Black Friday starts Saturday, focusing on much smaller businesses for holiday shopping.

Murray State Small Business Development Director Chris Wooldridge said Small Business Saturday is an initiative to support mom and pop stores who don’t have the reach of large retailers.

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Business
6:45 am
Thu November 28, 2013

Kentucky Encouraging Businesses to Export as Transportation Projects Develop

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Kentucky Export Initiative officials are encouraging businesses throughout the Commonwealth to consider exporting their products.

KEI Project Manager Morgan Pierstorff said exports are a growing portion of the commonwealth’s economy, and although just three percent of Kentucky companies export, they totaled $22 billion in sales in 2012.

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Business
7:19 am
Wed November 27, 2013

KY Vehicle Exports Rapidly Rising

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Vehicle exports from Kentucky were up 43% through the first nine months of the year, setting a state record.

Governor Steve Beshear says the state exported more than $3 billion worth of vehicles between January and September.

That number could top $4 billion by year's end. The previous record for vehicle exports was $2.7 billion set last year.

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Business
7:11 am
Tue November 26, 2013

KY Lottery Sales Top $15 Billion

The Kentucky Lottery Corporation says it has reached $15 billion in sales since the lottery was started in 1989.

At a board of directors meeting yesterday officials also announced $9 billion has been paid in prizes to players and $4 billion has been turned over to the state.

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