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12:19 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Purchase Area Development District Receives $500K in SBA Microloan Funding

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The Purchase Area Development District has received $500,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration to assist new or expanding businesses in seeking an SBA microloan.

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4:07 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Christian County Chamber of Commerce Business Competition Underway

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  The Christian County Chamber of Commerce's third annual Christian County Cares business plan competition is underway, where entrepreneurs could win resources to help with their start-up.

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4:14 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

CSX Announces Construction of Rail Inspection Yard in Christian County

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Local officials are welcoming the announcement of construction of a CSX rail yard just south of Hopkinsville.

Thursday, the Florida-based rail company confirmed plans to build a rail inspection and repair yard within the Casky community in Christian County. 

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Business
3:57 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

UPG Pre-Paid Propane Supply Unavailable Until Feb. 15; KY Atty. General Investigating

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Kentucky's Attorney General's office is questioning a Paducah based company's reasoning for cutting its deliveries of pre-paid propane.  

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Business
12:15 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

MSU Marketing Professor on the Buzz and Economics of Super Bowl Ads

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 Super Bowl ads cause a lot of buzz.  On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Murray State Marketing Professor Glynn Mangold about the creativity and economics of Super Bowl advertisements. They talk about this year's highlights, trends, the different types of marketing, what's successful and what's not.

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Business
10:12 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Underwriter Spotlight: SEVA Fitness in Paducah

WKMS welcomed another new underwriter recently - Eric Romanak and SEVA Fitness in Paducah. You might be tempted to think of barbells and treadmills and lots of lycra when you think about fitness, but that's not really what SEVA Fitness is about. 

Eric explains what he does as a "health first" approach, meaning instead of just working to "look better," SEVA Fitness strives to help you "feel better" by teaching holistic fitness and health. As a health and wellness coach, Eric offers personal, individualized training incorporating practices like yoga and martial arts to help with mobility, strength, athleticism and even weight loss. 

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7:15 am
Fri January 31, 2014

PSC Approves Agreement On Sebree Smelter

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved agreements that Century Aluminum of Kentucky says are necessary to keep operating its smelter.

The agreements allow the smelter to be supplied power purchased on the open market by Kenergy Corp. rather than power generated by Big Rivers Electric Corp.

The PSC said in its order yesterday that the agreements are substantially the same as those it approved in August for the Century smelter in Hawesville. 

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Business
7:03 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Despite Controversy, 'The Butler' to Be Shown in Elizabethtown This Weekend

Five months after Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” made its debut in theaters, residents of Elizabethtown will have the opportunity to see the film on the big screen this weekend. The State Theater in downtown Elizabethtown will show the movie Friday through Sunday. 

In August, Ike Boutwell, the owner of the town’s first-run movie theater and a Vietnam veteran, refused to show the film because it featured Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan. 

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6:59 am
Fri January 31, 2014

KY House Panel OKs Bill To Raise Minimum Wage

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A bill aimed at raising Kentucky’s minimum wage has cleared a state House committee.

The measure is one of House Speaker Greg Stumbo’s top priorities. He says the current minimum wage doesn't provide a living wage.

Stumbo says full-time employees working at minimum wage make less than the average cost of a used car in the U.S. The House Labor and Industry Committee approved the bill yesterday.

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4:41 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Construction on Oak Grove Village Mall Project Near Fort Campbell Finally Underway

Former state Sen. Joey Pendleton cuts the ribbon marking the beginning of construction on Oak Grove Village.

Hear John's full report.

  Construction has finally begun on the long-in-development, 110-acre Oak Grove Village mall project, near Fort Campbell. John Null explains the hold-up and what Oak Grove Village might do for the cities of Hopkinsville and Oak Grove.

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