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5:19 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Another Building in Downtown Murray to be Demolished

Maple Street during downtown Murray fire.
Credit Troy Taylor

Another downtown Murray building at 500 Maple Street is set to be razed following a summer fire. 

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4:56 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Meet Local Farmers: Red Roof Ranch Alpacas in Cadiz

'Tis the season to get out the coats, scarves, earmuffs and warm socks. But maybe those socks made from sheep's wool just aren't warm enough? Introducing alpaca fiber or "the fiber of the gods" as the Incans called it. It's a luxury fiber similar to cashmere, but has a hollow core that gives it an extra insulating property, which makes it lighter and warmer. On Sounds Good, we meet Kathy Tinkham of Red Roof Ranch Alpacas in Trigg County and learn how she got into raising alpacas and some of the items in her store that will keep you warm this winter season.

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12:15 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

Paducah Power System, West Kentucky Allied Services Offering Assistance with Energy Bills

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The Paducah Power System and West Kentucky Allied Services have teamed up to help people struggling to pay their energy bills this winter. 

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Business
8:30 am
Fri November 28, 2014

[Update: Audio Added] On Small Business Saturday Some Shoppers Care More About Experience Than Price

Credit American Express

Small businesses are preparing for more holiday shoppers tomorrow with the fourth annual American Express Small Business Saturday.

Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce President Aaron Dail said the day is a culmination of the Shop Small initiative that encourages shoppers to make their purchases at locally owned businesses.

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Business
5:49 am
Fri November 28, 2014

AFL-CIO Supports Black Friday Strikes Against Walmart

Originally published on Fri November 28, 2014 3:00 am

The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Bargain hunters heading to Walmart, in addition to looking for holiday deals, may find workers participating in Black Friday Strikes.

Since 2012, Our Walmart, which is an employee labor group, has been staging strikes on the day after Thanksgiving.

Employees at stores in six states and Washington, D.C., plan to participate and more locations are expected to join in.

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Business
4:31 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Paducah Power System Looks to Lower Rates, Offer Free Energy Efficiency Tools this Winter

Credit Paducah Power System

Even though Paducah Power System customers won’t see benefits of the company’s new financial plan until this summer, General Manager Mark Crisson says he’s currently trying to cut costs and provide free tools for customers.

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2:51 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Pennyrile Electric Chooses New President

Credit Hickman-Fulton Counties RECC http://www.hfrecc.com/

The Pennyrile Electric Board of Directors has picked Greg Grissom as the cooperative’s new president and CEO.

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4:59 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

MSU Alumna 'Dishes' on Global Marketing Career Ahead of Campus Lecture

Kristie Helms

A former editor of the Murray State News, Kristie Helms is now engaged in international business as Vice President and Global Head of Promotions and Social Business with the global marketing department at State Street Corporation in Boston. Helms is back in Murray tomorrow as a speaker for the 9th Annual Global Alumni Lecture. Kate Lochte speaks with Helms on Sounds Good about her career and about being a finalist in the Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Debut Fiction for her book Dish it Up, Baby.

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5:48 pm
Sat November 15, 2014

Billionaire Spent Millions In Charity, But Avoided Mine Fines

Jim Justice owns Southern Coal Corp., which has 71 mines that have racked up thousands of violations and millions of dollars in fines.
Scott Halleran Getty Images

Originally published on Sat November 15, 2014 9:54 pm

Among the mining executives that NPR investigated, one coal mine owner in West Virginia stands out. His mines owe nearly $2 million in overdue fines, while he, himself, is a prominent billionaire.

Jim Justice is West Virginia's richest man, with a net worth of $1.6 billion, according to Forbes. He owns 70 active mines employing 1,200 miners in five states. In addition to running his businesses, he has invested or given away more than $200 million in the last five years.

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Business
4:55 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Paducah Power Customers Won't See Rate Changes Until July, Board Approves Plan to Reduce Debt

Credit paducahpower.com

Paducah Power System customers aren’t likely to see a rate change until July 2015 now that the utility board has approved a plan to handle its increasing rates and debt.

Board members signed off on Interim General Manager Mark Crisson’s plan yesterday.  It aims to bring the Power Cost Adjustment, or PCA, down from more than 2 cents per kilowatt hour to almost half a cent for fiscal year 2016. 

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