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Morning Cram
8:46 am
Wed October 24, 2012

The Morning Cram [to bodly go edition]

Steve Silverman helped Google build its new Trekker.
Steve Henn NPR

From NPR: Google's Street View maps are headed into the backcountry.

Kentucky: Kentucky’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement effort resulted in 1,636 citations for drunken driving this year. More than 51,000 Kentucky voters have cast absentee ballots ahead of the Nov. 6 election.

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Business
8:11 am
Wed October 24, 2012

West Tennessee Non-Profits Helping Veterans Get Jobs

A partnership between two regional non-profit organizations and USDA Rural Development is helping West Tennessee veterans find jobs. Rural Development State Director Bobby Goode says the partnership is between Memphis Bioworks Foundation and the Crockett Policy Institute. The USDA is providing a $30,000 grant. The collaboration will establish a network of support organizations, a comprehensive database and outreach programs to help veterans find jobs in the energy sector.

Business
3:24 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Call center may bring 400 jobs to Paducah

A customer call service that would bring 400 jobs to Paducah has shown interest in the city’s Commerce Center. But Paducah Economic Development President Chad Chancellor says the decision to move relies on survey results.

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Business
12:24 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

R. T. Vanderbilt Expands Operations in Murray

rtvanderbilt.com

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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Education
11:29 am
Tue August 21, 2012

MSU Named Among "Great Colleges to Work For"

The Chronicle of Higher Education has again named Murray State University as a “Great College to Work For.” Murray State earned excellence in three categories, Professional/Career Development Programs, Respect and Appreciation, and Teaching Environment.

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Education
12:42 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Job Prospects for 2012 Grads

More than 1,300 students will leave Murray State University this weekend with degrees in hand, most of them searching for a job. Their competition; nearly two and a half million students graduating nationwide. 

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Jobs
6:58 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Long Term Jobless Program Ends in Illinois

Illinois' dropping unemployment rate will trigger the end of a federal program for the state’s long-term jobless. The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the Extended Benefit program ends May 12th. The program pays 20 weeks of benefits to anyone unemployed beyond 79 weeks. Department spokesman Greg Rivara says the program started paying benefits in Illinois in 2009 because of high unemployment, but the recent fall below 9 percent triggered its end. Officials urge anyone without a job to visit the Illinois JobLink website. It has postings for more than 90,000 job openings.

Business
4:27 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Jobless Rate Falls Again

The Kentucky Office of Unemployment and Training reported Wednesday that the jobless rate for the state fell to 8.6 percent in March, from 8.7 percent in February. The rate was 1.1 percentage points below the March 2011 rate. The March numbers mark the ninth consecutive month the jobless rate has declined. The largest job gains were seen in transportation and utilities with an increase of 1,900 jobs, followed by the leisure and hospitality sector with 1,800. The manufacturing and construction sector both reported job losses in March.

Afternoon Update
5:07 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 3/22/12

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From NPR: Big grocers ban pink slime.

From the Commonwealth:

Kentucky’s jobless rate has fallen to 8.7 percent.

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