Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 1:31 pm
Tobacco growers are about to face a completely free market. This month, they'll receive their last checks from a government program meant to ease them out of a Depression-era tobacco-price-fixing system.
That has left Stanley Smith, who grows about 60 acres of tobacco on his farm not far from Winston-Salem, N.C., feeling a little unsettled.
"I've farmed all my life," Smith says. "I think the best way to sum it up is our safety net now is gone."
A national information service company has ranked a Paducah-based banking technology company as one of the best cloud service providers in the world. Penton Media reports Computer Services, Inc., or CSI, is 18th among the world’s top 100 cloud service providers based on revenue growth. For context, DropBox ranked 13th and Google ranked 7th.
The Kentucky Heritage Council, Preservation Kentucky Inc. the Kentucky Main Street Program and Paducah Main Street invite the public to a full day of information and discussion about the historic preservation of downtown Paducah this Saturday at Maiden Alley Cinema and the River Discovery Center. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Kentucky Heritage Council's executive director and state historic preservation officer Craig Potts about the conference, focusing on revitalizing downtown neighborhoods.
Fall has officially arrived. The leaves are starting to turn, and the weather's getting a little cooler - making warm socks an official priority. So what better month to welcome our new underwriters: Red Roof Ranch Alpacas & Store in Cadiz?
A large brewery’s application to self-distribute has local brewers and distributors worried about the fate of distributorships and microbreweries in Owensboro and across the state. Several businesses and organizations have submitted protest letters to appeal the city’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Office approval of Anheuser-Busch InBev’s application for a license to distribute.
Tennessee Valley Authority fuel prices are the lowest they’ve been since the agency began recording them four years ago.
TVA Spokesman Scott Brooks says the average wholesale cost per kilowatt hour in November is 7 cents. He added that the fuel price is passed on to consumers and makes up about a third of the wholesale price. For November, Brooks says fuel cost is 1.8 cents out of the 7 cents wholesale price.
Paducah Power System has named Mark Crisson its interim general manager after Dave Clark stepped down two weeks ago amid community concern over high power bills.
A PPS statement says Crisson will start today and serve in the position for around five months while the utility’s board searches for a permanent replacement. Crisson is the former president and CEO of the American Public Power Association and Director of Utilities at Washington Public Utilities.
Originally published on Tue October 14, 2014 10:20 am
Fall is enrollment season for many people who get insurance through their workplace. Premium increases for 2015 plans are expected to be modest on average, but the shift toward higher out-of-pocket costs overall for consumers will continue as employers try to keep a lid on their costs and incorporate health law changes.