A local college is backing what may become a bolstering industry in the region. West Kentucky Community and Technical College is hosting a meetup for regional craft brewers, vintners and distillers to discuss the industry and form potential partnerships as several microbreweries open across the region.
Henry County has a population of just over 32,000, an unemployment rate of 9.13% and plenty of room to grow, according to the Henry County Alliance. He says Henry County sits on one of the world's largest - and purest - ball clay deposits, largely untapped. From a retail standpoint, several establishments have opened up including CVS Pharmacies and Steak & Shake. A Hardees is currently under construction and a national chain restaurant may be arriving in the next couple of years as new strip centers are completed. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with David Hamilton, CEO of Henry County Alliance, for a general economic outlook for Paris and Henry County initiatives.
Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the day a sinkhole opened up beneath the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, swallowing up eight vintage vehicles. While the sinkhole damaged the facility, it also led to a spike in attention and attendance at the museum.
Several House members on Thursday expressed concern and urged compromise on a bill that would prevent Anheuser-Busch from owning its own distributorships in Kentucky. Still, the House economic development committee approved the bill proposed by House Speaker Greg Stumbo and sent it to the House floor.
A settlement with Macco Organiques is nearly complete after pulling out of a deal to open a production line in Paducah.
A press release from City Spokeswoman Pam Spencer says the settlement totals more than $121,000 with the city receiving nearly $65,000. McCracken County Judge Executive Bob Leeper says the county's share of the settlement amounts to around $28,000. The remaining money would go to Paducah Economic Development.
Net neutrality is back in the headlines after FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his plans to present a 300-page document at a meeting later this month, which would reclassify 'broadband.' Under the current Telecommunications Act, there are multiple areas: telephone, broadcast, information. If the proposal passes, broadband would be reclassified from an information service to a telecom service. Michael Ramage, Associate Director for the Center for Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State University, discusses the latest news, explains regulating web access as a public utility and what this might mean for consumers and communications companies on Sounds Good.