Union County

Business
12:41 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Kyndle Sparks Economic Development in Northwest Kentucky

The merger of the Henderson Chamber and Northwest Kentucky Forward that happened at the first of the year means another cooperative economic development group joins the West Kentucky Regional Chamber Alliance in taking our region's issues to Frankfort. You hear Kyndle and you think of the digital readers, but with a Y, it's an acronym for the Kentucky Network for Development, Leadership and Engagement. Kate Lochte speaks with Chief Executive Officer, Brad Schneider on Sounds Good today, beginning with an event in 2012 that got the ball rolling.

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Environment
7:18 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Whooping Cranes Make Stop In KY En Route To Florida

Credit wikipedia

A flock of whooping cranes being guided by an aircraft on the way to Florida has arrived in Union County.

The endangered birds began a migration in early October from a wildlife area in Wisconsin. A release from the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership this week says the cranes have entered Kentucky.

It is the 13th group of birds involved in a project to reintroduce the species in eastern North America.

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Business
3:18 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Little Kentucky Smokehouse Doubles Size, Creates 18 Jobs

Credit http://www2.ca.uky.edu

A Union County fresh meat company announced today that it is doubling the size of its operation, creating 18 new jobs.

Uniontown’s Little Kentucky Smokehouse opened in 2003 and is building a second 40,000 square-foot facility. Currently, the ham company employs 70 people and sells its meats across the country.

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Society
5:01 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Western Ky. Mine Settles Discrimination Lawsuit

Credit alrp.com

A western Kentucky coal company has agreed to pay $245,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that the company turned away African-American job applicants.

A statement from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said River View Coal will pay the settlement to a group of black applicants who looked for work at a Union County underground mine.

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Education
1:43 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Green River Regional Educational Co-op Wins $40 million in Federal Grants

Credit mspmentor.net

Kentucky's Green River Regional Educational Cooperative, or GRREC, is a winner an estimated $40 million in Federal Race to the Top District Funds. GRREC represents 23 Western Kentucky School Districts, including Union County, Daviess County and Owensboro Independent. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne  Duncan says this year’s Race to The Top saw many new school districts competing for funds.

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Jobs
2:46 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Unemployment Rates Drop Throughout Ky.

The latest Kentucky job numbers show Fulton County still has highest unemployment rate in the Commonwealth at just over 16.5 percent. Still, the state Office of Employment and Training reports most counties improved in September, with jobless rates increasing in only 12. Woodford County had the lowest at 5.3 percent. Union County posted the lowest numbers in western Kentucky at almost 6 percent.  Calloway was next, just under half a point higher.

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Government
7:26 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Sturgis plan to consildate water system makes economic sense

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The city of Sturgis’s plan to shut down its water plant and move to the county water system is a good economic decision. That’s the opinion of Department for Local Government Commissioner Tony Wilder. He said the 34-year old Sturgis water plant spends 40-thousand dollars a year to meet current cleaning standards. Wilder said it’s cheaper for Sturgis to connect to the Morganfield plant than to build a new local one.

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Business
2:59 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Sturgis to get new water source

The city of Sturgis, Kentucky will purchase treated water from the Union County Water District with the help of state funds. Governor Steve Beshear announced a new $986,000 state grant today, as well as an additional $3-million from the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority. The current outdated water system has received 33 Notices of Violations for unsafe levels of methane and acids found in the water in the past. Water rates will not increase for Sturgis residents.

Government
3:27 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Princeton & Sturgis Alcohol Vote

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Residents of both Princeton and Sturgis Kentucky  go to the polls tomorrow to decide the fate of alcohol sales in their cities.

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Business
11:08 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Patriot Coal Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

A major coal company with mines in Appalachia and Western Kentucky has filed for bankruptcy. In a news release, Patriot Coal said it was undertaking the move to facilitate restructuring.

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