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Paducah Economic Development officials say they've signed a deal that will bring 450 jobs to the area. Development President Chad Chancellor tells The Paducah Sun the agency has an agreement with Colorado-based Teletech Holdings, which has promised 450 call center jobs that have an average wage of $9.50 an hour.

300 New Jobs in the Works for Paducah

Oct 30, 2012
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Paducah development officials are negotiating with a Florida company to bring 300 new jobs to the city. Economic Development President Chad Chancellor tells The Paducah Sun he expects to reach a deal in the near future. Chancellor says he won’t name the company involved until the deal is finalized. He will say the company is an outsource call center. Chancellor says similar businesses offer salaries around 9 dollars an hour, with benefits. He says incentives for the company would be provided by the PED rather than tax money.

Building Cross-State Alliances with KTRA

Oct 22, 2012

What’s good for one is good for all. That was the philosophy that led to the formation a few years ago of the Ken-Tenn Regional Alliance. It’s an economic partnership organization formed between Fulton, Hickman, and Carlisle counties in Kentucky, and Lake, Obion, and Weakley counties in Tennessee. KTRA was designed to focus on promoting the region’s shared assets, and building infrastructure.  KTRA’s new executive director Hollie Holt joined Angela Hatton in the WKMS studios.

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The Hopkinsville City Council is reviving a smoking ordinance proposed earlier this year. Committee of the whole members consider the measure Thursday to ban smoking from indoor places such as restaurants and bars. Mayor Dan Kemp proposed the new law in April, and it was set to come up for a vote in June.

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