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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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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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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.

Kentucky's unemployment rate for November came in at its lowest rate in six years.  

A state government economist says recovery from the 'great recession' is complete.

A report on the phenomenon known as "reshoring" — the opposite of offshoring — shows that while a growing number of companies are returning to the United States to do their manufacturing, the trend is smaller and less significant to the economy than it appears.

The November jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the U.S. job market continues to improve at a steady pace.

Here are the two big numbers from Friday's report:

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Kentucky’s Bourbon industry has nearly doubled its workforce in the last two years, employing more than  15,000 people. It now contributes $3 billion in gross state product to the economy each year, up 67 percent from 2012, according to a new report on Kentucky’s distilling industry.

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A rural non-profit website has found that urban areas are experiencing job growth rates twice that of rural places.

The Daily Yonder analysis states Weakley County in Tennessee had one of the nation’s highest job loss rates at more than 11 percent. Nationally, the average county had a job growth rate of one and a half percent.

Good News for Kentucky College Grads

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Earnings outlook for college students who earn a degree in Kentucky are positive, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics. Executive Director Charles McGrew who authored the 2014 Kentucky Postsecondary Feedback report, says the statistics include all students in the state of Kentucky who went on to post-secondary education. 

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Mail delivery times could lengthen in the Purchase area with the oncoming closure of Paducah’s processing plant.

The US Postal Service announced the consolidation of more than 80 mail facilities this week.

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