Champion Homes, via Facebook

A global name in modular and mobile home construction is investing $6.3 million towards creating a production facility in Marshall County. 

Champion Home Builders Inc. plans to lease a 100,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility on Venture Lane in Benton while creating up to 150 new jobs.  

The announcement was expected by economic development officials earlier this week.  

Murray State University

With classes already underway, Murray State University President Bob Davies stopped by the WKMS studios to  give an update on leadership staffing changes that occurred over the summer as well as a look forward at future and current construction projects.

Plans Revealed for New Murray Career Center

Mar 18, 2014

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.

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.

Hopkinsville Breaks Ground on New Municipal Center

Sep 17, 2012
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.

R. T. Vanderbilt Expands Operations in Murray

Aug 29, 2012

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.

Bird’s Point Levee Scheduled for Completion

Jul 24, 2012
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. 

TN Wildlife Refuge construction stalled

Jul 4, 2012 / USFWS

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

Birds Point Constructi​on Delayed

Jun 19, 2012

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

Salvage Plan in Process for Sinking Crane, Barges

May 28, 2012

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