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11:51 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Paducah Economic Development Names New CEO

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Paducah Economic Development board members have chosen a new CEO after a nearly four-month national search.

Scott Darnell currently serves as president of North Carolina-based Burke Development Incorporated. He says the years of cooperative leadership in McCracken County drew him to the position and that he has plans to work with displaced gaseous diffusion plant workers.

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4:11 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Kentucky is the 4th Best State for Entrepreneurs

Kentucky ranks in the top 5 of the best entrepreneurial climates in the nation according to an annual economic study.

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Business
1:58 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

August Underwriter Spotlight: Eddy Creek Marina Resort

Eddy Creek Marina It wouldn't be summer in our region without a trip to the lakes. And longtime WKMS underwriters, Eddy Creek Marina Resort, have the kind of view that makes you want to be on the water all day, and stay in a lakeside cabin by night. 

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Business
5:56 am
Tue August 19, 2014

(Update - Honeywell Issues Statement) Honeywell Negotiations Continue This Week

UPDATE: Honeywell has issued a statement on the situation.

“The company and the union continued bargaining on Tuesday, but little progress was made. 

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4:36 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Honeywell Officials Say Picketing Union Workers Breaking Conduct Standards

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Honeywell officials say locked out union workers are breaking conduct standards at the picket line in advance of a new round of bargaining starting next week.

Honeywell spokesperson Peter Dalpe says union picketers have blocked the Metropolis plant’s entrance by walking in front of vehicles, left nails at the entrance and used slurs directed at workers going into the plant. But United Steelworkers Local 7-669 spokesperson John Paul Smith says that’s not the case.

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4:29 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Should We Kill The $100 Bill?

Noel Celis AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue August 19, 2014 2:02 pm

Of all the U.S. currency in the world, nearly 80 percent is in $100 bills. That's about a trillion dollars.

Some people want to get rid of the bill altogether. Ken Rogoff, an economist at Harvard University, says the $100 bill helps criminals:

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4:23 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

City-Run Gas Station Makes Waves In Southeastern Kentucky

Bob Thomas fills up his pickup truck at the municipal-run gas station in Somerset, Ky. There are no candy bars, 44-ounce soft drinks or lottery tickets sold. The price of gas here is $3.36 a gallon, about 20 cents lower than the statewide average.
Emil Moffatt WKYU

Originally published on Tue August 19, 2014 6:41 pm

After years of complaints about high gas prices in Somerset, Ky., the city council and mayor did something about it. Last month, Somerset began selling gasoline to the public.

"It should have been this way years ago — fair," says Bob Thomas as he fills up his green pickup truck at the municipal Somerset Fuel Center.

The price is $3.36 a gallon, lower than the statewide average.

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Business
12:09 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

PADD Approves $250k Loan to Automate Production Line at Elkton Facility

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The Pennyrile Area Development District is helping a Todd County tile company jumpstart their automated production line. 

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Business
4:41 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

'Drink To Your Wildside' at a Brewery Opening in Paris

Jon's wife Chelsea designed the logo

A craft brewery is getting ready to open in Paris, Tennessee, by two friends producing beers in out-of-the-ordinary styles. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Randall Perry, the co-owner of Perrylodgic Brewing Company about how he and his business partner got started, where they're setting up shop and the types of beer they'll brew this fall.

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3:31 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

How Facebook's Messager App Affects You (And Your Privacy)

On July 28, Facebook announced they would stop allowing messaging in their iPhone and Android apps and are requiring those who want to message to download a standalone app. Murray State Lecturer and Facebook Specialist Elizabeth Thomas visits Sounds Good to discuss what Facebook is doing about messaging and how it's latest advertising strategy affects businesses and consumers.

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