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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says reducing the population of invasive Asian carp is the number one issue he wants to accomplish in west Kentucky this year and next.

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A McDonald's in Calvert City is destroyed after a fire broke out late Tuesday morning. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Calvert City is at a crossroads whether to move forward with the development of a riverport on the Tennessee River. City and County officials recently met with the Riverport Authority to consider options for a possible access road that would connect the site to major roadways.

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  A Calvert City chemical company is expanding into a new five-million-dollar Research and Development Facility.

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A Presbyterian congregation is facing excommunication and has been asked to vacate its church after a divergence with the national church on same-sex marriage.

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A Marshall County steel mill is expected to close later this year, leaving more than 100 workers out of a job.  

via Kentucky State Police

The Kentucky State Police is seeking community assistance in solving a theft of more than $100,000 dollars of equipment stolen from a western Kentucky construction site. 

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet awards two contracts for interchange upgrades on the I-69 corridor in Marshall and Graves Counties. Governor Matt Bevin announced both contracts totaling more than $60 million dollars will go to Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers.

Westlake Chemical Corp. is investing $130 million in its Calvert City facility, allowing for employee  job retention, as well as upgrades at the facility. The upgrades will improve plant efficiency, reducing bottlenecks in the manufacture of products that are used for construction materials, including piping, windows, fencing and decking.

Two new transportation projects are expected to boost Marshall County tourism and provide accessibility to Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park.

Gov. Steve Beshear was in Calvert City yesterday to announce funding for a project which will enhance and beautify U-S 62 and its interchange at Interstate 24.