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5:33 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Discovery Park of America Exhibit Designer Takes Us Through the New Union City Museum

Based in New York City, Thinc Design is an exhibition design firm that has created museum experiences around the world. It's originator, Tom Hennes, says the Discovery Park of America in Union City, inspired by the philanthropy of retired businessman Robert Kirkland, is full of fascinating exhibits. These exhibits, he says, are inspired by the community of Union City. We've met the Boston-based architect Louis Siriani who designed the building. We meet Tom Hennes with Kate Lochte, as we continue our coverage of this remarkable new tourism feature in our region.

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12:53 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Longtime Bourbon Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson Dies at 75

Rick Howlett

Originally published on Thu September 12, 2013 8:52 am

One of the legends of Kentucky’s bourbon industry has died.

Longtime master distiller Lincoln Henderson died Tuesday at the age of 75.

Henderson spent 40 years as master distiller for Louisville-based Brown-Forman Corporation, helping develop brands such as Woodford Reserve and Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel.

Henderson came out of retirement in 2006 to start a new brand, Angel’s Envy, with his son and grandson.

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Business
5:59 am
Tue September 10, 2013

IL Gov. Claims 80K Jobs From Foreign Firms Since 2009

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn claims Illinois has added 80,000 jobs through foreign firms since he took office, but some economists say he can't take all the credit. The Chicago Democrat released new jobs figures while in Japan for a conference with other governors and business executives. He returns today.

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Business
3:23 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Illinois Gaming Officials Seek Around the Clock Operations

The Illinois Casino Gaming Association is asking state regulators to allow 24 hours a day operation.

Currently, no casinos are open more than 22 hours.  The Illinois Gaming Board has scheduled a public hearing for Sept. 19th to consider the request. 

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4:17 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Norton, University of Louisville Continue Arguments

Officials with  Norton Healthcare have rejected the University of Louisville’s request that they end their recently announced pediatric services partnership with University of Kentucky Healthcare.

University of Louisville’s health care entity  partners with Norton, which owns Kosair Children’s Hospital. The hospital sits on state-owned land and under state rules it  must be used for the benefit of U of L and the citizens of the Commonwealth.

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7:25 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Federal Grant to Assist Local Airport

The Mayfield-Graves County Airport will get more than $200,000 for runway and pavement rehabilitation. The money is part of a $3.5 million dollar grant four rural Kentucky airports will share. State officials say other grant recipients include Breckinridge County Airport at Hardinsburg, the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport and the Stanton-Powell County Airport. The grants are from the U.S. Department of Transportation, but the state will help cover a portion of all four projects.

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11:59 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Paducah Recycling Facility Faces Possible Closing

The City of Paducah could face serious issues with its recycling capabilities in the near future. During a workshop Tuesday, Greater Paducah Sustainability Project-RecycleNow representatives updated the mayor and commissioners on its status.

The nonprofit organization has managed a recycling operation in a facility owned by Paducah Water for the past four years. This December, Paducah Water will need the building back. GPSP-RecycleNow Treasurer Bob Johnson said the situation is dire.

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9:13 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Kemmerich will Not Develop in Murray

Kemmerich Engineering German auto parts manufacturer has announced it will no longer develop a plant in Murray.

Economic Development Corporation C-E-O Mark Manning announced today that disagreements over the feasible cost of the project resulted in Kemmerich leaving the negotiation table and seeking other options elsewhere. 

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4:57 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Policy Solutions Around the Growing Workforce Needs of Manufacturers

Greg Higdon, President & CEO of Kentucky Association of Manufacturers
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Former Kentucky State Senator Greg Higdon, now President and CEO of the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, seeks policy solutions around the growing workforce needs of manufacturers. These needs include recruiting more students into workforce development programs; developing a curriculum spanning secondary and postsecondary education to produce a more work-ready adult graduating and more. The Fancy Farm native’s career trajectory has put him in Frankfort for work, but Higdon returns to western Kentucky each weekend and he visits Kate on Sounds Good to talk about his latest progress.

Business
7:20 am
Fri August 30, 2013

PADD Starts Micro Loan Program

Area businesses should find it easier to receive small loans as the Purchase Area Development District announces a new Small Business Administration loan program. The Microloan Fund gives between $1,000 and $50,000. The program is designed to help small, local or emerging businesses in rural areas who need assistance in purchasing equipment, or require capital in the Purchase Area.

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