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Nicole Erwin / WKMS

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin says hundreds of jobs are promised to return to Ballard county in far west Kentucky as Chinese company, Global Win will purchase of the shuttered Verso Paper Mill in Wickliffe. 

Nicole Erwin / WKMS

Union City could see up to 560 new jobs from business developments expected to open this fall and next year. 

Governor Matt Bevin's official website

Kentucky’s Secretary for Economic Development Terry Gill was in Murray this week to look at how the cabinet can better highlight Murray State’s graduates. He spoke with WKMS about Kentucky’s workforce, right-to-work, federal tariffs and trade.

Paducah Economic Development -- https://epaducah.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/PED_IndustrialParkWest.compressed.pdf

 The Paducah-McCracken County Development Authority is providing 20 free acres to an unidentified business in the I-24 Industrial Park.

Updated at 10:26 a.m. ET

As the country has clawed its way back from the worst recession in generations, companies have been creating plenty of jobs. Employers added another 223,000 positions last month alone, the Labor Department said Friday. And the unemployment rate ticked down to 3.8 percent, the lowest since 2000, from April's 3.9 percent.

Pella Corporation- Murray Operation's Facebook Page

Window and door manufacturer Pella is relocating the Murray production of a window series to an Illinois facility due to full labor and floor capacity.

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Kentucky’s latest unemployment figures show a seasonally adjusted rate of 4%. The Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics released the report on Thursday. 

EZ Pack Refuse Hauling Solutions Facebook page

  A commercial truck builder is expanding its facility in north central Kentucky, creating about 100 jobs.

More than 2 out of 3 college students today are not coming straight out of high school. Half are financially independent from their parents, and 1 in 4 are parents themselves.

David Scobey says that, as an American studies and history professor at the University of Michigan for decades, he was "clueless" about the needs of these adult students.

But then, in 2010, he became a dean at The New School, a private college in New York City, heading a division that included a bachelor's degree program designed specifically for adults and transfer students.

Autumn Weese thinks she was fired last month, but she isn't entirely sure. Weese told her boss at an Arkansas coffee shop she needed to cut back her hours as she pursued her master's degree.

"The last email I got from her said that she ... 'totally understood the situation,' " Weese says. But then colleagues started telling her how sorry they were to hear she was leaving in two weeks. That was when Weese started suspecting she had been fired.

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