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3:34 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Tennessee, Kentucky Rural Electric Groups Look Deeper Into Consolidating

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Hickman-Fulton Counties Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation and Gibson Electric Membership Corporation are proceeding with an in-depth study on consolidating the Kentucky and Tennessee utilities.

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2:38 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

MSU Professor: Businesses Have a Social Responsibility to End Human Trafficking

Credit Courtesy of Dr. Katherine Taken Smith

We begin a new series of reports called Racer Scholar Profiles, highlighting Murray State Faculty research, scholarly and creative activities across colleges and schools. Our first guest is Dr. Katherine Taken Smith, who teaches consumer behavior and promotions management in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business. She published an article on human trafficking and its connection with businesses, what corporations can do to eliminate human trafficking in their supply chains and how consumer behavior can put pressure on businesses to be proactive in curbing the demand for this modern form of slavery. 

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Business
12:59 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Slowdown at Hopkinsville Tubing Plant Results in 71 Layoffs

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A Hopkinsville steel tubing plant has laid off 71 workers a year-and-a-half after committing to creating more than 280 jobs and investing $102 million into re-establishing operations in the region.

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Business
10:29 am
Tue February 24, 2015

Kentucky Crafts Beverage Conference Encourages Makers to Continue Growing Industry

Dry Ground brewery in Paducah.
Credit Whitney Jones

A local college is backing what may become a bolstering industry in the region. West Kentucky Community and Technical College is hosting a meetup for regional craft brewers, vintners and distillers to discuss the industry and form potential partnerships as several microbreweries open across the region. 

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Business
2:46 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

A Look at Economic Initiatives in Paris and Henry County

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Henry County has a population of just over 32,000, an unemployment rate of 9.13% and plenty of room to grow, according to the Henry County Alliance. He says Henry County sits on one of the world's largest - and purest - ball clay deposits, largely untapped. From a retail standpoint, several establishments have opened up including CVS Pharmacies and Steak & Shake. A Hardees is currently under construction and a national chain restaurant may be arriving in the next couple of years as new strip centers are completed. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with David Hamilton, CEO of Henry County Alliance, for a general economic outlook for Paris and Henry County initiatives.

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Business
1:28 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

TVA Officials Prepared for High Energy Demand

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With temperatures forecast to dip below zero degrees Wednesday night, Tennessee Valley Authority officials are making sure they have enough power on reserve to meet peak demands.

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Business
5:07 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

A Year Ago Today, a Sinkhole Swallowed 8 Vintage Vehicles in Bowling Green’s Corvette Museum

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Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the day a sinkhole opened up beneath the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, swallowing up eight vintage vehicles. While the sinkhole damaged the facility, it also led to a spike in attention and attendance at the museum. 

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Business
5:03 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Craft Beer, Anheuser-Busch At Odds Over Kentucky Beer Bill

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Several House members on Thursday expressed concern and urged compromise on a bill that would prevent Anheuser-Busch from owning its own distributorships in Kentucky. Still, the House economic development committee approved the bill proposed by House Speaker Greg Stumbo and sent it to the House floor. 

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Business
3:47 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Kentucky Officials, Manufacturing Nonprofit Disagree on Exports, Job Losses

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Kentucky officials and a national economic research group are at odds over the impact of alleged currency manipulation in Japan.

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Business
4:47 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

Car Parts Manufacturer Adding 115 New Jobs to Hopkinsville Plant

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A car parts manufacturer in Christian County is expanding production while creating up to 115 new jobs. 

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