2:43 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Plans Revealed for New Murray Career Center

A new Career Center is planned for Murray

Plans are underway to build Murray’s Industrial Development Career Center a permanent home in Murray's West Industrial Park. According to Mark Manning, president of the Murray-Calloway County Economic Development Corporation, the Career Center provides employment and training services for numerous companies such as Pella and is instrumental in bringing new industries to Murray.

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2:34 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Construction Begins on Murray State Paducah Campus

Foundation work is underway on the new Murray State Paducah Campus located off I-24 at Exit 7. A&K Construction won an $8 million contract to start work on the project. The new building replaces the current MSU Paducah campus in the Crisp Center.  Paducah, McCracken County, and Murray State University will all jointly pay for the project. Officials expect to offer classes at the new the campus by January 2014.

3:49 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Hopkinsville Breaks Ground on New Municipal Center

City of Hopkinsville

Hopkinsville breaks ground tomorrow on the city’s new municipal center. The Hopkinsville City Council recently authorized $8.2 million to fund the project. Administrative Coordinator Nikki Radford says the new downtown location will house the city’s administrative offices, as well as the community development council and the Hopkinsville Human Relations Commission.

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12:24 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

R. T. Vanderbilt Expands Operations in Murray

Chemical manufacturer R. T. Vanderbilt plans to invest $13.5 million in its Murray plant. The money will go toward new equipment and construction. The company announced today it will also add seven new jobs as part of the project.

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3:20 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Bird’s Point Levee Scheduled for Completion

Wikimedia Commons

The Army Corps of Engineers says the Bird’s Point Levee in southeast Missouri will be back to its former size by the end of the year. 

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2:39 pm
Wed July 4, 2012

TN Wildlife Refuge construction stalled USFWS

Problems with the contractor have stalled construction of the new Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge headquarters and visitor center in Paris.

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4:29 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Birds Point Constructi​on Delayed

Restoring the Birds Point-New Madrid Levee to its original height may take a little more time.

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4:10 pm
Mon May 28, 2012

Salvage Plan in Process for Sinking Crane, Barges

Traffic remains closed along the Tennessee River at the Ledbetter construction site as authorities develop a salvage plan for a sinking construction barge crane. 

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The Bridge
3:41 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Delta Mariner to Pass Under Eggner's Ferry Bridge Tonight

The Delta Mariner after striking the Eggner's Ferry Bridge last January
Chad Lampe

The cargo ship The Delta Mariner is expected to pass under the bridge around 6 tonight. This is the first time the ship will pass under the bridge that it mangled since the new span has been in place.  

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4:26 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Next Phase of Greenway Trail Ready to Bid

The City of Paducah has received the green light from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to take bids for the next phase of the Greenway Trail project. This phase will complete a new stretch of trail that follows the floodwall earthen levee from the Expo Center in downtown Paducah to North 8th Street near the Brookport Bridge. Bids will be advertised this weekend with a bid opening scheduled in May. Construction will begin this summer with an official groundbreaking ceremony. The project is expected to take 120 days to complete.