Friday, May 17 2013 7:01 AM EDT2013-05-17 11:01:29 GMT
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed. The group said Friday the attackMore >>
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:35 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:35:35 GMT
Around 1:30 Thursday morning, the Owensboro Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at the Hampton Inn, located at 615 Salem Drive.Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised thatMore >>
Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised that a male subject entered the business armed with a rifle, and demanded money.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-16 10:53:21 GMT
Police say a 7-year-old boy is critically injured, after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Indianapolis. The boy was hit about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on the city's south side. A police spokesman saysMore >>
Officers were told that the boy was trying to cross the busy two-lane street when he was hit.More >>
Wednesday, May 15 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-15 10:53:05 GMT
European officials are investigating some of the world's biggest oil companies on suspicions of price manipulation over more than a decade. Shell, B-P and Statoil all say they're co-operating with theMore >>
The commission carried out unannounced inspections, because of concerns the companies may have worked together in reporting distorted prices.More >>
Governor Steve Beshear announced Tuesday Unique Granite and Marble Inc. plans to expand manufacturing operations in Owensboro, creating 25 new, full-time jobs and investing $400,000 in the project.
According to a news release from Governor's office, "Unique Granite and Marble is a true small business success story, with an owner who saw a need in his community, began filling that need and is now looking to expand the company's footprint," said Gov. Beshear.
"We're excited to see these 25 new jobs and a $400,000 investment in the Commonwealth."
Unique Granite and Marble has been manufacturing custom granite and quartz countertops in Owensboro since 2004, after the company saw a need in the local market and transitioned from home building and remodeling to countertop manufacturing.
With 28 current employees, Unique Granite and Marble has grown into the Owensboro area's largest fabricator of custom stone countertops.
With the expansion, the company plans to establish a new division to produce countertops for large commercial and multi-family units throughout a six-state region.
"We look forward to the opportunities presented to us with the support of the people at the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation," said Unique Granite and Marble CEO Rick Thomas.
"These incentives will be used to bring jobs back to Owensboro. This community has given so much to us; we are very excited for the opportunity to give back."
To encourage the investment and job growth in Owensboro, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $250,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program.
The performance-based incentive allows a company to keep a portion of its investment over the term of the agreement through corporate income tax credits and wage assessments by meeting job and investment targets.
"I congratulate Unique Granite on its success, which has tangible proof in this welcomed expansion," said Sen. Joe Bowen, of Owensboro.
"Unique Granite has really established a strong reputation in the homebuilding industry, so I'm not surprised at all that it is expanding operations here and across a broad section of the country," said Rep. Tommy Thompson, of Owensboro.
"It's another example of the quality products that are produced in our community, and I'm certainly happy that our local and state officials could help the company make this possible."
"This is a great opportunity for the Owensboro area, and it speaks highly of our local workforce and the quality of craftsmanship done by Unique Granite," said Rep. Jim Glenn, of Owensboro.
"I'm pleased to see the company take this step." "Unique Granite and Marble is experiencing success in our economy, and Owensboro is happy to support its growth," said Owensboro Mayor Ron Payne.
"This creation of 25 new, full-time jobs is wonderful news for our community."
"Unique Granite and Marble is a great example of the quality businesses that we have in Owensboro and Daviess County," said Nick Brake, president of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation.
"We thank Rick and his team for choosing to grow here, and we deeply appreciate their commitment to increasing the economy in our region."
For more information on Unique Granite and Marble, click here.
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:38 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:38:49 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,More >>
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:54:39 GMT
Evansville police made a large drug bust Fir day night. It happened at a home in the 600 block of Jefferson Avenue near Garvin Street. Police say officers were in the area and could smell a strong odorMore >>
Officers got a search warrant, and once inside the home, found what they call a substantial amount of marijuana.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:35 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:35:07 GMT
(KRIS/NBC) - A dream came true for a Texas foster child who never had a permanent place to call home. That all changed thanks to one family who granted his wish, 24 hours before it was too late. DamienMore >>
A dream came true for a Texas foster child who never had a permanent place to call home.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 3:10 PM EDT2013-05-18 19:10:16 GMT
On Wednesday morning, the Evansville Museum will unveil the new home for the Vulcan Statue that, in July of 2012, was moved from the basement of the Old Courthouse. Since the moving of Vulcan, OaklandMore >>
On Wednesday morning, the Evansville Museum will unveil the new home for the Vulcan Statue that, in July of 2012, was moved from the basement of the Old Courthouse.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:53 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:53:17 GMT
One person was killed in an accident at a recycling center. in Muhlenberg County. It happened at the Greenville Recycling Center II, which is on Wickliffe Street. 28-year-old, Robert Adam Baxter of Greenville,More >>
One person was killed in an accident at a recycling center. in Muhlenberg County. It happened at the Greenville Recycling Center II, which is on Wickliffe Street. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:05 AM EDT2013-05-18 15:05:55 GMT
Spend your Saturday enjoying some wine, art and jazz on Newburgh's Riverfront. Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival is set to go from noon until 9 p.m. on Saturday. Local wineries will be offeringMore >>
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival is set to go from noon until 9 p.m. on Saturday.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:21:45 GMT
NEW ALBANY, IN – New Albany police said Friday that a mother found dead along with her two young children in a creek in Binford Park in March drowned her two young children and then herself. New AlbanyMore >>
Investigators said Jaime Clutter, 35, suffered from mental illness -- possibly psychosis and postpartum depression -- when she walked her children to Binford Park March 13 and drowned them. More >>
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