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Genova Products brining 125 jobs to area


Gov. Steve Beshear joined company officials and local leaders to announce Genova Products Inc., is establishing operations in Paducah. The company manufactures PVC pipe and fittings, and is expected to create 125 new jobs and invest $4.9 million into the project. Genova makes plumbing and building materials, mostly from vinyl. The company is leasing a 100,000-square-foot factory that once housed Infiniti Plastic Technologies. (Genova Products, Inc.; Updated: 11:30 am, Tuesday)

Murray State gets millions in research

In 2012, the commonwealth of Kentucky received $28.1 million in federal funding for research projects with the state providing only $1.45 million in matching funds, a 19-for-1 leverage of state money. Murray State University received $4.6 million dollars with 69 awards. The grants come under the Kentucky Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research program. The program is designed to fulfill the NSF's mandate to promote scientific progress nationwide. (Updated: 11:27 am, Tuesday)

Downtown Murray counts up the losses

The area around the Murray court square is trying to bounce back from a chain of events that happened in a six-month span. Murray's Main Street has determined that eight of 26 businesses affected by cave-in's, collapses and fire were forced to move because they lost their locations. Nine had to move temporarily because of safety concerns and four left all together. The interruptions has cost about $300,000 a day, and interrupted nearly 200 jobs. (Updated: 11:24 am, Tuesday)

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