Mark Manning

Economic leaders behind the Megasite industrial park in Graves County say they are "watchfully waiting" for a major investor, and focusing attention on local economic development projects.

Rob Canning, WKMS

Local officials are hopeful a new spec building north of Murray could help bring western Kentucky onto the national and global stage for business investment. 

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Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton and Hickman county's governments are splitting an $84,000 economic study aimed at bringing jobs back to the Mississippi River-bordering counties of western Kentucky.

Jackson Purchase counties may see some extra money in their budgets next fiscal year. Each county could see around $100,000 dollars, according to Purchase Regional Industrial Park Board Chair Mark Manning.

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A long-sought initiative to widen highway 641 south of Murray may have the state’s support next fiscal year. 

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.

Todd Hatton speaks with Mike Manning, Chief Ranger, and Brian McCutcheon, Park Superintendent, of Fort Donelson National Battlefield in Dover, Tennessee about events and activities this summer. In this interview, Manning also describes the historical significance of the fort during the Civil War. Work starts on a new museum, with new exhibits like gunboats, earthworks, and the effects on regional populations. For now, see the traveling exhibit, "Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War, " on display now in the welcome center. Later this summer, see an Army/Navy Exhibit offered by longtime friends of the park. See more on the Fort Donelson website