Business http://news.wkms.org en Paducah City Commission Creates Board for New Main Street Organization http://news.wkms.org/post/paducah-city-commission-creates-board-new-main-street-organization <p>The Paducah City Commission plans to eliminate the Main Street Department and the Paducah Renaissance Alliance Advisory Board while establishing a new Main Street Board of Directors.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Paducah Planning Director Steve Ervin says the new board will assist with Main Street accreditation along with promoting Main Street, which will focus on design, organization, promotion and economic restructuring for the area. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:56 +0000 Lance Dennee 40087 at http://news.wkms.org Paducah City Commission Creates Board for New Main Street Organization Public Innovator Rich Harwood Brings Reclaiming Main Street Campaign to Murray http://news.wkms.org/post/public-innovator-rich-harwood-brings-reclaiming-main-street-campaign-murray <p>Rich Harwood is the founder and president of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, based in Bethesda, Maryland. That's a nonprofit group that facilitates community discussions, like the one he participated in with the community of Newtown, Connecticut deliberating on what should be done with the school after the shooting of children at Sandy Hook Elementary.</p><p>He's also the author of a number of books, including "The Work of Hope: How Individuals and Organizations Can Authentically Do Good." What was to have been a book tour grew into his "Reclaiming Main Street Campaign," with a goal of growing more public innovators across the nation. Kate Lochte speaks with Harwood on<em> Sounds Good</em>.</p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:46:17 +0000 Kate Lochte 40061 at http://news.wkms.org Public Innovator Rich Harwood Brings Reclaiming Main Street Campaign to Murray Owensboro Airport to Get Federal Grant http://news.wkms.org/post/owensboro-airport-get-federal-grant <p>The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded the Owensboro-Daviess County Airport one million dollars to fund the completion of two major projects.&nbsp; The grant will cover 90 percent of the overall cost of relocating a beacon to improve visibility and to the final phase of terminal building improvements. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:04:17 +0000 Todd Hatton 39928 at http://news.wkms.org Owensboro Airport to Get Federal Grant Kentucky Timber Industry Projected to Stay Strong in 2014 http://news.wkms.org/post/kentucky-timber-industry-projected-stay-strong-2014 <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Kentucky's timber industry expects a profitable year in 2014 according to an economic impact report issued<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><span class="aqj"><span style="z-index:-1"><span data-term="goog_2133645105" style="z-index:0" tabindex="0">today </span>during a forest industry meeting in Louisville.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></span></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The report details the timber industry's almost $13 billion contribution to state's economy in 2013. It was more than three percent higher than 2011.&nbsp;The direct impact covers wood products like cabinets and flooring, employment, and trucking.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:16:30 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 39675 at http://news.wkms.org Kentucky Timber Industry Projected to Stay Strong in 2014 Meet Paducah Sun's New Executive Director http://news.wkms.org/post/meet-paducah-suns-new-executive-director <p>Today on<em> Sounds Good</em> we welcome the new executive editor of the Paducah Sun, Steve Wilson. In the mid-eighties, when he was with the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Wilson edited and directed a year-long project "Life on the Land: An American Farm Family" which won that newspaper's Pulitzer Prize.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:29:21 +0000 Kate Lochte 39671 at http://news.wkms.org Meet Paducah Sun's New Executive Director Custom Cooler Inc. to Establish Manufacturing Operation in Elkton http://news.wkms.org/post/custom-cooler-inc-establish-manufacturing-operation-elkton <p>Todd County will soon be home to a new Custom Cooler Incorporated factory creating 75 jobs as part of a $5.8 million dollar investment.&nbsp;</p><p>Gov. Steve Beshear's office says the company chose the location in the small town of Elkton over three other states to establish its second manufacturing facility.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:40:20 +0000 Rob Canning 39640 at http://news.wkms.org Custom Cooler Inc. to Establish Manufacturing Operation in Elkton MSU Telecom Hosts Free Security Conference for Small Business and Security Gurus http://news.wkms.org/post/msu-telecom-hosts-free-security-conference-small-business-and-security-gurus <p>A free technology security conference, the region's largest, The Patterns of Distinction: Security Matters Conference is coming up April 24th. Representatives from Murray State's Center for Telecommunications Systems Management: Michael Ramage, Associate Director, and Annie Vandiver, Program Coordinator speak with Kate Lochte on <em>Sounds Goo</em>d to give a preview of the event and talk about some of the current issues regarding security.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:06:14 +0000 Kate Lochte 39581 at http://news.wkms.org MSU Telecom Hosts Free Security Conference for Small Business and Security Gurus Roof Collapses on Downtown Murray Building http://news.wkms.org/post/roof-collapses-downtown-murray-building <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The roof of a downtown Murray building partially collapsed this morning. Police and city officials received calls about the damaged building on 117 S. </span>4<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> St. around 10 a.m. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The building used to house Yours, Mine and Ours and still belongs to the same owner. No one was in the building when a section of the roof collapsed.</span></p><p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 19:28:10 +0000 Whitney Jones 39561 at http://news.wkms.org Roof Collapses on Downtown Murray Building Paducah Power Customers See Higher Bills with Cold Weather, Limited Supply http://news.wkms.org/post/paducah-power-customers-see-higher-bills-cold-weather-limited-supply <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">Paducah Power System customers are facing a financial double whammy of cold temperatures and a limited power supply that’s costing them upwards of an extra $100 for one month. </span></p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:06:00 +0000 Lance Dennee 39542 at http://news.wkms.org Paducah Power Customers See Higher Bills with Cold Weather, Limited Supply Senate Acts on Public-Private Partnership Measure http://news.wkms.org/post/senate-acts-public-private-partnership-measure <p></p><p>A bill that would permit private corporations to partner with government to finance infrastructure projects is one step closer to becoming law.<br /><br />House Bill 407 filed by Rep. Leslie Combs passed the chamber by a 27-9 vote, and includes an amendment that would prohibit tolls from being used to fund the controversial Brent Spence bridge in Northern Kentucky.<br /><br />Democratic Sen. Perry Clark voted against the bill, citing a Brookings Institute study that says public private partnerships, or “P3’s,” aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:30:11 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39534 at http://news.wkms.org Senate Acts on Public-Private Partnership Measure