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Business
8:00 am
Sun August 12, 2012

Ark Park faces obstacles

The Ark Encounter theme park or what many people are calling the Ark Park is a planned theme park in northern Kentucky that’s been plagued by fundraising difficulties and construction delays.  Kentucky Public Radio’s Gabe Bullard speaks with Louisville’s LEO Weekly reporter Joe Sonka, who’s been reporting on the situation surrounding the park.

Business
6:00 pm
Sat August 11, 2012

Get a haircut, help an animal

What if you could get a haircut for twenty dollars – every penny of which goes to the Humane Society of Calloway County.  And what if that haircut was from master hairstylist, and animal lover, Patrick Lomantini of Wichita, Kansas.  Well, you can.  Lomantini’s in his second year of doing 50 haircuts in 50 states in 50 days and he’s made Murray his Kentucky stop.  Humane Society Executive Director Kathy Hodge tells Kate Lochte all about it.

Business
3:00 pm
Sat August 11, 2012

Panama Canal expansion's effect on Paducah ports

The Ohio River at Paducah
Rose Krzton-Presson

The Panama Canal expansion project promises to increase river traffic in our region, but to service those ships, area ports will need to invest money to make the ports accommodate large ships.  The Alabama Port Authority has made some of those investments in Mobile.  Vice President of trade and development for the port authority Mark Sheppard spoke to Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce members as a follow-up to a Transportation Summit the Chamber held in May 2011.

Business
3:31 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library continues to face troubles

The Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library has been beset with difficulty specifically regarding a physical location.  

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Business
4:07 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Panama Canal Expansion Could be a Chance for Increased Paducah Port Traffic

Discussion at this morning’s Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership breakfast focused on benefits western Kentucky ports will see with the expansion of the Panama Canal. 

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Business
11:49 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Trigg Co Hospital applies for $500,000 grant

Trigg County’s Hospital is finalizing building plans to apply for a 500-thousand dollar state grant to assist with construction. The Community Development Block Grants are awarded in January to organizations that serve populations where 51% of residents fall at or below the poverty level. Hospital CEO Alisa Coleman says the money would go toward construction of a new surgical suite, expanding the rehab project, and renovating an existing church building at the hospital.

Business
12:50 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Murray-Calloway Chamber Among Chamber of the Year Award Recipients

Lance Allison

Murray Calloway County's Chamber of Commerce is the best in nation in its category according to the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. Murray-Calloway Chamber beat out the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce in Anderson, South Carolina, for the $500,000 revenue and under category.

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Business
11:16 am
Fri August 3, 2012

TVA electricity: winter sales down, summer sales up

A 5 percent increase in electricity sales from hot weather this summer has boosted the Tennessee Valley Authority’s profits this quarter. But it wasn’t enough to offset the 5.9 percent drop that came with last winter’s mild patterns. TVA officials couldn't say whether they'd increase power rates at the start of the new fiscal year in October until after its board meets later this month.

Business
9:45 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Tennessee Tax-Free Weekend

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Tennesseans doing back-to-school shopping have the opportunity to stretch their dollars during this weekend’s annual sales tax holiday.  It started at 12:01 this morning and ends at one minute before midnight Sunday. Sales tax-exempt merchandise includes computers, clothing and an array of school supplies. The Tennessee Department of Revenue’s website has details for merchants and shoppers on exactly what items are tax-free.

Business
3:46 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Paducah Economic Development Executive Looks to Plant Site Redevelopment

Chad Chancellor

Paducah Economic Development Council president Chad Chancellor says officials need to start thinking about alternative future uses for the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

Chancellor's comments come on the heels of First District Congressman Ed Whitfield's comment that nuclear fuel refining operations are on their “last leg.”

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