Governor Steve Beshear has signed a bill into law that gives tax incentives to automakers in Kentucky. The new law allows manufacturers and suppliers to tap the incentives if they have 1,000 employees, have been in business in Kentucky for at least five years and are willing to invest $100 million in the state.
Bowling Green entrepreneur Eric Littleton has created an IPhone app to check out local restaurants for expected wait times, daily specials, happy hours and more. Joe Corcoran spoke with him about how he turned a dream into a reality.
A group of WKU graduates has launched a smart phone application for restaurant patrons, and Bowling Green is the debut city. Eric Littleton is CEO of WhyWait, a mobile app for iPhone and Android users that lets customers know restaurant wait times, their happy hours, menus, and deals.
CSX has certified Lot 6 of the Kentucky Transpark as a Select Site, one of only five in the country to be considered the best manufacturing properties in the 23 states in which CSX operates. CSX introduced Select Sites as a new program to provide customers a simple way to access certified, rail-ready properties for a variety of industrial uses.
An anonymous purchaser has paid $4.5 million for a unique soda fountain at an auction of Coca Cola Memorabilia in Elizabethtown. The News Enterprise and the Associated Press report that the buyer bid by phone Sunday for the item offered by the Schmidt Museum of Coca Cola Memorabilia.
J. Patrick Kerr, 43, of Paducah has pled guilty to all charges in a federal indictment accusing him of theft and embezzlement of property. David J. Hale, U-S Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, says Kerr and 52 year old Susan H. Wilson, also of Paducah, embezzled and stole about $200,000 in Convention Center funds.
The two-year transportation budget passed by the Kentucky House Friday includes money to repaint the Glover H. Cary Bridge that connects Owensboro to southern Indiana. Daviess County Representative Tommy Thompson confirmed to WKU Public Radio this morning that the roads plan that passed the House contains $8.5 million for the bridge paint job, which is half the amount needed for the project.
Leaders of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce and the US Commercial Service say there is significant potential for increasing exports from Kentucky, and they will work together to provide information and training to local businesses wanting to try the global market.
Time Warner Cable has completed its purchase of Insight Communications, and changes to branding and service will begin over the next few months. Time Warner paid $3 billion for Insight and will absorb more than three quarters of a million Insight customers in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. Time Warner will also take over Insight's operations. That means some jobs will be redundant and those positions will be lost. Time Warner spokeswoman Mary Jo Green says it's too soon to tell how many employees will be let go.