Business http://news.wkms.org en 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 Downtown Paducah Hotel Franchise Announcement Could Come Within a Week http://news.wkms.org/post/downtown-paducah-hotel-franchise-announcement-could-come-within-week <p>The Paducah Riverfront Development Authority plans to reveal the franchise for a new downtown hotel.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">PRDA Executive Director Steve Doolittle says the city wants to release the franchise with an architectural rendering. But the rendering could delay the roll-out.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:12:54 +0000 Whitney Jones 39512 at http://news.wkms.org Downtown Paducah Hotel Franchise Announcement Could Come Within a Week No Alcohol Sales in McCracken On Election Day http://news.wkms.org/post/no-alcohol-sales-mccracken-election-day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The McCracken County Fiscal Court voted 3-1 to pass a county ordinance prohibiting alcohol sales on Election Day with Commissioner </span>Zana<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Renfro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> dissenting.</span></p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:05:07 +0000 Lance Dennee 39479 at http://news.wkms.org No Alcohol Sales in McCracken On Election Day