Economy

Economy
9:20 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Tourism Spending Up in Ten County Area

The ten-county Caves, Lakes and Corvettes Region saw an increase of 3.7% in direct tourism expenditures in 2011 equaling nearly $340 million. The increase added an overall amount of nearly $534 million in total expenditures to the region's economy.

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Unemployment Problems
7:08 am
Sat May 12, 2012

Extended Unemployment Benefits to End Today in Illinois, California, and Florida

Construction Workers on the Job

Thousands of Americans who have been receiving extended unemployment benefits will no longer receive that money, if they live in states that no longer qualify for the program. Under federal law, the rate of unemployment must be 10 percent higher than for the previous three years for extended benefits to remain in each state. States that no longer qualify, as of today, include California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas.  Officials in California say that state alone will see more than 90, 000 people lose their extended unemployment benefits today.

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Economy
1:45 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Kentucky's Middle School Science Scores Better Than the National Average

Eighth-graders in Kentucky are scoring higher than their national counterparts in science in what's known as the "nation's report card." The Kentucky Department of Education reports that for 2011, the state's average score was 157, compared with the national average of 151. The grading scale goes from 0 to 300.

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Economy
1:21 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Kentucky's Budget Director Says No Need to Panic Over Revenue Decline

Kentucky is reporting a decline in general government revenue in April after several months of growth. State Budget Director Mary Lassiter said today the nearly 1% drop in revenue isn't a sign that the economy has taken a step backward.

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Simpson County Economic Development
11:22 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Governor Announces Plant Expansion in Franklin

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear this morning announced that Vermont Thread Gage is investing  $1.7 million in a growth project that will add to its workforce in Simpson County, Kentucky. The 35,000 square foot expansion will lead to fifteen additional jobs at a facility that already employs about one hundred people.

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Economy
6:45 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Retirement Savings Week Program Coming to WKU

Weatherby Administration Building

Many people facing retirement are finding that its difficult to predict how much money they will need to cover rising costs for food and gasoline after they retire. The WKU Human Resources Department has scheduled a series of meetings next week to help employees plan ahead for the future.  We hear from  Kari Aikins of the WKU Human Resources Department..........

State Revenues Higher than Last Year
12:55 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

State Budget Director Says General Fund Receipts Increase

The Office of the Budget Director for the State of Kentucky says General Fund receipts were up significantly last month. State Budget Director Mary Lassiter says General Fund receipts grew 8.4 percent in March, compared to March of last year.

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Economy
4:31 am
Tue April 10, 2012

Solar Company To Bring 30 Jobs To Edmonson County

Taggart Solar, LLC plans to locate a new manufacturing facility in the Edmonson County Industrial Park in Edmonson County in a 10,000 square foot leased building. The company's $440,000 capital investment will create 30 new jobs. 

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Expansion Project in Campbellsville
11:26 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Jobs Coming to Taylor County

A travel and hospitality company is creating 125 jobs at its facility in Campbellsville. Serco, which is an international service company based in the United Kingdom, is expanding its reach in the hospitality and travel industry.

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Indiana and Tennessee Have Higher Income Figures
8:20 am
Sat March 31, 2012

Kentucky Per Capita Personal Income Rises, But Still Lags Behind Other States

Figures compiled by the U-S Commerce Department indicate that per capita personal income in Kentucky increased more than four percent in the past year. 

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