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5:29 am
Fri April 3, 2015

President Obama Wants More Programs Like Code Louisville

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In his first visit to Louisville while in office, President Obama on Thursday evening announced a new federal initiative called TechHire.

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Business
8:08 am
Fri March 20, 2015

State's Overall Unemployment Continues to Fall, Coal Jobs Remain Stagnant

Credit Austin Ramsey, WKMS

As Kentucky's overall unemployment rate continues to fall, employment in the coal mining industry is somewhat stagnant. The state's jobless rate for February came in at 5.2 percent, the lowest since the fall of 2004. 

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Government
2:32 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Kentucky Receives $20 Million to Address Long Term Unemployment

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Kentucky is one of 10 states chosen to develop a model program to assist those who are long-term unemployed and on food stamps.  

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Business
12:01 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Furniture Manufacturer Adding 42 Jobs to Ohio County Facility

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A furniture manufacturer is expanding operations at its Ohio County facility and is expected to create up to 42 new jobs and invest $318,000 in the area.  

The Indiana-based Kimball International Inc. produces office furniture for companies in the hospitality industry.  

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Business
8:51 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Nearly 300K New Jobs In February; Unemployment Dips To 5.5 Percent

Job applicant Rafael Ferrer, 49, (left) greets a representative of the Hilton Bentley Miami Beach hotel during a job fair at the Hospitality Institute in January.
Lynne Sladky AP

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 8:41 am

The U.S. economy added 295,000 jobs last month, according to the Labor Department's monthly survey, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent. The latest strong data beat expectations and follow a robust jump the previous month — a sign that the nation's economy is finally picking up steam.

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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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Education
10:01 am
Fri January 30, 2015

NSF Grant Expands Rural Tech Education at Hopkinsville Community College

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Hopkinsville Community College has been awarded its first National Science Foundation grant, a $200k award through the Advanced Tech Education program. It's called "Technological Education for the Rural Community" and focuses on access, low math comprehension and employability. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with faculty members Sherry McCormack of math and Stuart Zieman of industrial electronics to learn more about their project.

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Politics
10:48 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Right to Work Bill Passes Kentucky Senate After Fierce Debate

Sen. Minority Whip Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, rises to argue against Right To Work legislation in the Senate chamber.
Credit Rae Hodge, wfpl.org

FRANKFORT — Moments after Senate Republicans and Democrats finished congratulating each other Thursday on their bi-partisanship on anti-heroin legislation, a fierce debate erupted along party lines over the contentious legislation known as Right To Work.

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Business
11:26 am
Wed January 7, 2015

2015 Economic Initiatives for Murray and Calloway County

Murray Calloway Economic Development Corporation's Executive Director Mark Manning on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Several economic development projects are in the works in Murray and Calloway County. From an automotive parts manufacturer, to buildings equipped for potential use to road projects, there are several goals for 2015. We get a scan from Mark Manning, Murray Calloway Economic Development Corporation's Executive Director, on Sounds Good.

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Government
4:45 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

Ky. Chamber Report: Employment Up 5.6 Percent Since 2008/2009 Recession Low

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A new report from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce finds the commonwealth has added a lower percentage of jobs than the United States as a whole in the years following the most recent recession.

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