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8:44 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Next Area Code Change Meeting Being Held in Henderson

People in the Henderson area will have a chance Monday to give their opinions on a new area code that will be needed in western Kentucky in early 2014. The Kentucky Public Service Commission is holding meetings in several cities on the issue.

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Business
6:46 am
Sat October 20, 2012

Bowling Green-to-Atlanta Air Service Under Consideration

A view of the Bowling Green Regional Airport

An airport official says Bowling Green is closing in on bringing commercial air service to the area with a route to Atlanta a possibility. Bowling Green Regional Airport manager Rob Barnett told The Daily News that five airlines at a recent conference expressed interest in flying from the southern Kentucky city to a hub in Atlanta.

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Business
5:59 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Bowling Green Corvette Plant to Idle in February in Preparation for Next Generation of 'Vette

The 2013 Corvette C7, one of the last models of the car to be produced ahead of a February idling of the plant.

General Motors plans to idle Corvette production in Bowling Green for six months to prepare for the next generation of the iconic sports car. The automaker laid out its schedule for revamping its assembly plant in Warren County for the all-new 2014 model.

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Business
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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