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1:53 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

SpanTech to Expand in Glasgow

A manufacturing firm based in Glasgow, Kentucky will create 25 new jobs through a plan to expand its operations. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced the $3.8 million SpanTech expansion project, which will include purchasing new equipment and leasing an additional 55,500 square feet.

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Business
11:33 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Renovation Almost Finished at Owensboro-Daviess County Airport

Work on a nearly $3 million terminal expansion and renovation at Owensboro's airport is almost complete. Airport Manager Bob Whitmer tells The Messenger-Inquirer the project will resolve overcrowding and give the terminal a modern look.

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Business
12:50 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Confusion Over Future Kentucky Liquor Sales Leads to Strange Partnerships

A recent ruling by a federal judge has turned Kentucky’s liquor sales environment into a state of confusion. The judge struck down Kentucky laws that prohibit liquor sales in grocery stores and gas stations, calling it unconstitutional. He has since decided to place that ruling  on hold to let Kentucky lawmakers see if they can write a better law.

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Business
10:15 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Kentuckians Spending Big on "Off-Site" Wagering

For the first time, the state has official figures on how much money Kentuckians bet online or over the phone on horse races that take place in the commonwealth. State Senator Damon Thayer says about $47 million was wagered in the first half of the year.

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Business
1:21 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Kentucky's Craft Spirits Distilleries Get a Tourist Trail of Their Own

Corsair Artisan has distilleries in both Nashville and Bowling Green.

They may not be household names like Jim Beam or Wild Turkey, but Kentucky's craft bourbon distilleries now have their own tourist trail. One of the stops on the list—Corsair Artisan Distillery--is found in downtown Bowling Green.

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Business
1:08 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Kentucky Court: No Evidence for $30 Million Verdicts Against Drugmakers

A Kentucky appeals court on Friday threw out $30 million in verdicts against two drug makers, concluding that there wasn't any evidence to back claims that the pair inflated prescription drug prices to boost profits from Medicaid.

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Business/Health
1:00 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

McConnell, Other Members of Congress Come to Hobby Lobby's Defense

More than a dozen Republican members of Congress—including Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell-- hope to file a friend-of-the-court brief in Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.'s lawsuit that challenges the federal government's requirement that health insurance cover the morning-after pill.

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Business
1:23 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Valley Truck to Add Twelve Jobs in Daviess County

Valley Truck LLC is investing more than $600,000 in improvements at its facility in Utica, Kentucky. The firm will expand its workforce by a dozen jobs,  as part of the investment.

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Business
8:52 am
Sat October 6, 2012

Report Pessimistic on Viability of Kentucky Smelter Plants

Preliminary findings from a study commissioned by lawmakers to help find a solution to a rate dispute between two western Kentucky aluminum smelters and a regional utility painted a grim outlook.

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Business
2:00 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Kentucky Tax Amnesty Program to Start Next Month

Kentucky's long-awaited tax amnesty program will get started next month. The program is part of the two-year budget the General Assembly passed earlier this year. And any person or business who owes back taxes will be allowed to participate.

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