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6:35 am
Tue February 10, 2015

Macco Organiques Nears Settlement After Pulling Out of Paducah Deal

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Updated: 2/11/15 9:42 a.m. 

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. 

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3:21 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

What the Latest in Net Neutrality Means for Rural Providers

Michael Ramage, associate director for the Center for Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State University
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

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.

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Business
2:09 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Murray's Downtown Financial Loss from Disastrous 2014

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It’s been more than a year since a downtown building collapsed and more than six months since a fire gutted multiple buildings, which temporarily displaced 173 workers and 9 businesses.

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Business
10:46 am
Mon February 9, 2015

27 Radio Shacks On Closure List in Kentucky... Murray Not Included

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Murray’s Radio Shack may have avoided closure in the company’s recent announcement to close twenty-four hundred stores. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week.  

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Business
3:55 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Owensboro Convention Center Turns One Year Old

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The Owensboro Convention Center is one year old. 

The 170,000-square-foot facility opened on January 29th of 2014. 

Manager Dean Dennis says the first full year of operation was a successful one as the convention center welcomed more than 300 events and 27 conventions. 

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Business
3:03 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Dollar Store Products Contain Unsafe Levels of Toxic Chemicals, Report Says

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A new analysis of products purchased at dollar stores around the country show that most included significant amounts of at least one hazardous chemical. The Campaign for Healthier Solutions tested 164 dollar store products—including several from stores in Louisville—and found high levels of chemicals like polyvinyl chloride, phthalates, lead and tin in 81 percent of them.

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2:10 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Massive Anthem Security Breach Affects Many, Including Murray State Employees

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The health insurance provider Anthem is investigating a massive security breach with hackers accessing the information of 80 million people including the company’s own employees.

Murray State University is just one employer that provides Anthem benefits to its employees.  

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Business
5:32 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

MSU Advertising Expert Picks His Favorite Super Bowl Ads

Robert Norsworthy on Sounds Good
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So, how did the Super Bowl ads score? On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte gets an analysis from a Murray State Executive in Residence, Robert Norsworthy, a national advertising expert formerly of Omnicom Group, working in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications. Norsworthy picks some of his favorites and gives some insight into how ads are produced for the Super Bowl.

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Business
9:20 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Kentucky Bourbon Trail Has Record-Breaking Attendance—Again

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Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail had another record-breaking year in attendance. The trail’s nine participating distilleries had 627,032 visitors in 2014, an increase of 10 percent over the previous year.

The nine smaller facilities that make up the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour are also seeing an increase in popularity.

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4:05 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Honeywell Negotiations to Continue in February

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  Update: The bargaining date has been moved to Thursday, Feb 5. 

The Metropolis Honeywell plant and the United Steelworkers Local 7-6-6-9 are set to continue negotiations Feb. 4.

Honeywell Plant Manager Jim Pritchett said in a company letter today that the two groups have had informal talks during the past few months.

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