Business

Tobacco Settlement Lawsuit
1:14 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Appeals Court Upholds Tobacco Deal

A Federal Appeals Court has ruled that the 1998 National Settlement between 46 states and 19 tobacco companies is valid and doesn't amount to a conspiracy or anti-competitive behavior by the government. The U-S 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati rejected claims from General Tobacco, a now-closed company based in North Carolina. The company had claimed the agreement it was misled into taking part in the agreement, causing it to effectively shut down five years later.

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"Work-Ready" Counties Recognized
5:05 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Three Kentucky Counties Certified as "Work Ready"

Workers at downtown Bowling Green construction project
WKU Public Radio

Daviess, Warren, and Woodford Counties have qualified for "work ready" certification, according to Governor Steve Beshear. The designation means the communities have local workforces that are ready for existing and future jobs.

 

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Business
3:55 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Effort to Expand Auto Incentives Would Help Bowling Green Corvette Plant

A Louisville lawmaker is looking to enhance job creation in Kentucky’s auto industry by amending a law that's already on the books. House Speaker Pro Temp Larry Clark has filed House Bill 400 to update the 2007 Kentucky Jobs Retention Act, which helped bring 3,000 jobs to Ford plants in Louisville.

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Changing Kentucky's Tax Code
7:45 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Governor Unveils Tax Commission He Hopes Will Overhaul System

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has put together a bipartisan group of 23 Kentuckians to serve on his tax commission. The group is made up partially of lawmakers from each party, although they won’t be able to vote on commission issues.

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Expanded Gambling
3:11 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Newly Formed Kentucky Group will Soon Begin Advertising Push for Expanded Gambling

A newly-formed coalition of businesses, unions and education groups have teamed up to get a constitutional amendment for gambling on the ballot in Kentucky.

The group is called the Kentucky Alliance for Jobs. It's a 501(c)(4), meaning it can raise money and advertise to support casino gaming.

The alliance is led by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Dave Adkisson says the coalition is large and diverse, and the members don't always get along.

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Business
1:41 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

Southern Indiana to Get 400 New Toyota Manufacturing Jobs

Americans have grown used to hearing about U-S jobs being shipped overseas. Now, one of the biggest names in global auto manufacturing is moving jobs from Japan to Indiana.

Toyota Motor Corporation is shifting producing of its Highlander sport-utility vehicle from Japan to its plant in Princeton, Indiana. Toyota plans to invest 400-million dollars to expand the Gibson County factory, and add 400 new jobs.

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Business
1:32 pm
Sat February 4, 2012

New Leadership Ready to Lead Bowling Green Chamber

More than 600 local business leaders and guests filled the Sloan Convention Center Thursday night for the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner to see D. Gaines Penn officially officially sworn in as the 2012 chairman. Penn is the managing partner of the English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley law firm in Bowling Green.

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Kentucky Bourbon
8:22 am
Sat February 4, 2012

Beshear Wants to Help Bourbon Industry by Eliminating Barrel Tax

Kentucky bourbon barrels

Kentucky’s bourbon distillers may soon be getting one of their biggest wishes: a change in the barrel tax. The tax, named because it charges property taxes on bourbon aging in barrels in distillery warehouses, is a one-of-a-kind.

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Business
9:22 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Holley to Add 136 Jobs in Bowling Green

Bowling Green-based Holley Performance Products plans to build a new warehouse, start a new product line, and add 136 jobs in Warren County. Governor Steve Beshear made the announcement this morning.

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Business
9:01 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Construction Workers Return to the Job at Cincinnati Casino Site

Crews have returned to work today at the Cincinnati casino site where more than a dozen workers were injured last week. Just five days after a floor collapsed while concrete was being poured, about one hundred people are working at the site, according to Jennifer Kulczycki of Rock Gaming.

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