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12:11 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Paducah City Commission Creates Board for New Main Street Organization

The Paducah City Commission plans to eliminate the Main Street Department and the Paducah Renaissance Alliance Advisory Board while establishing a new Main Street Board of Directors.

Paducah Planning Director Steve Ervin says the new board will assist with Main Street accreditation along with promoting Main Street, which will focus on design, organization, promotion and economic restructuring for the area.  

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12:46 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Public Innovator Rich Harwood Brings Reclaiming Main Street Campaign to Murray

Rich Harwood is the founder and president of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, based in Bethesda, Maryland. That's a nonprofit group that facilitates community discussions, like the one he participated in with the community of Newtown, Connecticut deliberating on what should be done with the school after the shooting of children at Sandy Hook Elementary.

He's also the author of a number of books, including "The Work of Hope: How Individuals and Organizations Can Authentically Do Good." What was to have been a book tour grew into his "Reclaiming Main Street Campaign," with a goal of growing more public innovators across the nation. Kate Lochte speaks with Harwood on Sounds Good.

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11:04 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Owensboro Airport to Get Federal Grant

Credit Wikimedia Commons

The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded the Owensboro-Daviess County Airport one million dollars to fund the completion of two major projects.  The grant will cover 90 percent of the overall cost of relocating a beacon to improve visibility and to the final phase of terminal building improvements.

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3:16 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Kentucky Timber Industry Projected to Stay Strong in 2014

Credit forestry.ky.gov

Kentucky's timber industry expects a profitable year in 2014 according to an economic impact report issued today during a forest industry meeting in Louisville. 

The report details the timber industry's almost $13 billion contribution to state's economy in 2013. It was more than three percent higher than 2011. The direct impact covers wood products like cabinets and flooring, employment, and trucking.

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11:29 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Meet Paducah Sun's New Executive Director

Today on Sounds Good we welcome the new executive editor of the Paducah Sun, Steve Wilson. In the mid-eighties, when he was with the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Wilson edited and directed a year-long project "Life on the Land: An American Farm Family" which won that newspaper's Pulitzer Prize.

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12:40 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Custom Cooler Inc. to Establish Manufacturing Operation in Elkton

Credit customcoolers.com

Todd County will soon be home to a new Custom Cooler Incorporated factory creating 75 jobs as part of a $5.8 million dollar investment. 

Gov. Steve Beshear's office says the company chose the location in the small town of Elkton over three other states to establish its second manufacturing facility. 

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Business
12:06 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

MSU Telecom Hosts Free Security Conference for Small Business and Security Gurus

A free technology security conference, the region's largest, The Patterns of Distinction: Security Matters Conference is coming up April 24th. Representatives from Murray State's Center for Telecommunications Systems Management: Michael Ramage, Associate Director, and Annie Vandiver, Program Coordinator speak with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to give a preview of the event and talk about some of the current issues regarding security.

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2:28 pm
Sat March 29, 2014

Roof Collapses on Downtown Murray Building

Officials block off the area around the building with the partial roof collapse.
Credit Whitney Jones / WKMS

The roof of a downtown Murray building partially collapsed this morning. Police and city officials received calls about the damaged building on 117 S. 4th St. around 10 a.m.

The building used to house Yours, Mine and Ours and still belongs to the same owner. No one was in the building when a section of the roof collapsed.

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4:06 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Paducah Power Customers See Higher Bills with Cold Weather, Limited Supply

Credit securitynet.org

Paducah Power System customers are facing a financial double whammy of cold temperatures and a limited power supply that’s costing them upwards of an extra $100 for one month.

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7:30 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Senate Acts on Public-Private Partnership Measure

A bill that would permit private corporations to partner with government to finance infrastructure projects is one step closer to becoming law.

House Bill 407 filed by Rep. Leslie Combs passed the chamber by a 27-9 vote, and includes an amendment that would prohibit tolls from being used to fund the controversial Brent Spence bridge in Northern Kentucky.

Democratic Sen. Perry Clark voted against the bill, citing a Brookings Institute study that says public private partnerships, or “P3’s,” aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.

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