Local retailers are wrapping up the fourth quarter and hoping for strong sales while big box stores slash prices. We’re speaking with area chambers of commerce executives this month to find out what they are doing to boost sales, and what they have on their Christmas lists. Chad Lampe speaks with Mayfield Graves County Chamber Executive Director Kristin Woodward about the "Think Different" and "Think Progress" campaigns. Plus, Woodward discuss challenges she faced in 2012 and what she hopes for in 2013.
How is the retail climate among Madisonville and Hopkins Co. merchants? What initiatives are they doing for the holidays? Today on Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Harriett Whitaker, President, Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce about what the community is doing and the 'ARTcans,' part of the Downtown Turnaround Partnership.
Candidates for Kentucky's second district house seat meet tonight at for a political forum in Mayfield. Democrats Arthur Byrn and Kelly Whitaker and Republicans Richard Heath and Patrick Fisher are vying for retiring Representative Fred Nesler's seat. The Mayfield Graves County Chamber of Commerce hosts the free event which begins at 5:00 at the Graves Schools' Performing Arts Center at 1107 Housman Street.
The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a televised debate May 14th for candidates running in the primaries for mayor and city commission. The Paducah Sun reports the debate will be at 6 p.m. at Crounse Hall on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College. Four mayoral and 19 city commission candidates registered for the debate. The debate will be broadcast live and replayed locally before the May 22nd election.
The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a news conference for this afternoon at the Capitol to make what they call a major announcement regarding support for a proposed constitutional legalized gambling amendment. The event is set for noon Central. Governor Steve Beshear says he's expecting a proposal to amend the state Constitution to allow casino-style gambling to be filed soon. He also says lawmakers still have plenty of time remaining in the legislative session to get it passed. The legislative session is scheduled to run into April.