Katie Perkowski, Winchester Sun http://weku.fm en State Approves Business Tax Incentives http://weku.fm/post/state-approves-business-tax-incentives <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-state-approves-1025-million-in-tax-incentives-to-bring-amazon-subsidiary-to-winchester-20120329,0,2419871.story">The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority</a> approved a proposal Thursday that would give $10.25 million in Kentucky business incentives to a subsidiary of Amazon.com, should it choose to open a $20-million customer support center in Winchester. To receive the full tax credit from the state, the company, AMZN.wacs Inc, would have to create 550 full-time jobs and 600 part-time and seasonal jobs, said Todd Denham, executive director of the Winchester-Clark County Industrial Authority. The jobs would have an average hourly pay of $20.33 with benefits. The 70,000-square-foot center, Denham said, would be built on a seven-acre site to be determined. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 19:35:41 +0000 Katie Perkowski, Winchester Sun 24095 at http://weku.fm New Algae Production Project Unveiled http://weku.fm/post/new-algae-production-project-unveiled <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-east-kentucky-power-state-unveil-new-algae-production-project-20111021,0,2367017.story">The first phase of a project using algae to convert carbon dioxide</a> into fuel will begin at Dale Power Station next week, East Kentucky Power Cooperative and state leaders announced Friday in Lexington. East Kentucky Power Cooperative will work with the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research, allowing the center to demonstrate the new technology at its plant. The module uses algae to capture the carbon dioxide from coal-burning power plants, before converting it into fuel.</p><p> Sun, 23 Oct 2011 23:00:37 +0000 Katie Perkowski, Winchester Sun 14855 at http://weku.fm New Algae Production Project Unveiled Rocking Out on Interstate 64 http://weku.fm/post/rocking-out-interstate-64 <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-rocking-out-on-interstate-64-20111013,0,2868579.story">An engineer at the University of Kentucky has dusted off</a> an old idea two of his former colleagues had and turned it into a modern geological map going from Winchester to Ashland on Interstate 64. The map identifies natural or artificial rock formations on the side of the interstate at different points. It is part of a series aimed to give people a better historical context about the surroundings of their roadways and to make geology more accessible. Fri, 14 Oct 2011 14:05:13 +0000 Katie Perkowski, Winchester Sun 14314 at http://weku.fm No Cause Found in Clark Co Gas Line Rupture http://weku.fm/post/no-cause-found-clark-co-gas-line-rupture <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-no-cause-found-in-gas-pipeline-rupture-20110921,0,5208165.story">A 26-inch gas line owned by Tennessee Gas Pipeline ruptured</a> early Wednesday morning in Clark County on Irvine Road near Trapp, about five miles from the company&rsquo;s compressor station. There was no fire from the rupture, no reports of injuries, no reports of damage and no customer impact, according to a pipeline company spokesman. Gary Epperson, Clark County Emergency Management director, said the rupture was heard in at least Montgomery, Powell and Clark counties. Wed, 21 Sep 2011 17:27:42 +0000 Katie Perkowski, Winchester Sun & Fred Petke, Winchester Sun 12869 at http://weku.fm No Cause Found in Clark Co Gas Line Rupture Clark Co. Pawn Shop Ordinances Approved http://weku.fm/post/clark-co-pawn-shop-ordinances-approved <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-winchester-pawn-shop-scrap-metal-regulations-win-final-approval-20110817,0,723885.story">The ordinance regulating Clark County pawnbrokers</a> and precious metal dealers aimed at helping people recover goods stolen, often for drug money, has come full circle, and two others are one step closer to enactment. On Tuesday, the Winchester Board of Commissioners approved the second reading of an ordinance requiring pawnbrokers to hold items bought without a pawn agreement for 10 days before reselling them, and precious metal dealers to hold their bought goods for five days before recycling or reselling them. It also requires them to report goods received to law enforcement by 11 a.m. daily.</p><p> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 17:39:46 +0000 Katie Perkowski, Winchester Sun 10820 at http://weku.fm Clark Co. Enacts Stolen Good Ordinances http://weku.fm/post/clark-co-enacts-stolen-good-ordinances <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-clark-county-enacts-stolen-goods-ordinances-20110811,0,2821068.story">Clark County recyclers and legislators </a>have reached a compromise on the two disputed drug-related theft ordinances, and the Clark County Fiscal Court has passed second readings of those two and a third ordinance. Jerry Joiner, manager of Stuff Recycling, and Spencer Blue, vice president of Freedom Metals, appeared before the commission and expressed thanks for coming up with a compromise and working with them on the ordinances. Fri, 12 Aug 2011 17:06:14 +0000 Katie Perkowski, Winchester Sun 10470 at http://weku.fm Clark Co. Firm Receives Grant for New Press http://weku.fm/post/clark-co-firm-receives-grant-new-press <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-walle-receives-grant-for-new-press-20110805,0,6570702.story">The state has awarded Clark County&#39;s Walle Corp.</a> a $600,000 grant it applied for in February to help buy a $3 million press for printing labels, and the company was to receive the money Thursday. In February, Walle Corp., a label supplier for consumer packaged goods, applied for the money through the 2011 Kentucky Community Development Block Grant program. Fri, 05 Aug 2011 17:44:15 +0000 Katie Perkowski, Winchester Sun 10011 at http://weku.fm Winchester Officials Defer Theft Ordinances http://weku.fm/post/winchester-officials-defer-theft-ordinances <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-winchester-officials-defer-new-drugrelated-theft-ordinances-20110803,0,6295844.story">After hearing pleas and some heated testimonies</a> from two local recyclers, the Winchester Board of Commissioners deferred approving first readings of two of three drug-related ordinances concerning receipt of stolen goods. Representatives from Freedom Metals Inc. and Stuff Recycling raised concerns about the ordinances regulating other recyclers and motor vehicle recyclers. Thu, 04 Aug 2011 17:23:19 +0000 Katie Perkowski, Winchester Sun 9923 at http://weku.fm Cracking Down of Drug Related Crimes http://weku.fm/post/cracking-down-drug-related-crimes <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-drugrelated-theft-ordinances-approved-by-clark-county-fiscal-court-20110728,0,4118804.story">The Clark County Fiscal Court </a>approved first readings of three ordinances aimed at curbing drug-related thefts and outlining new guidelines for pawnbrokers and precious metal dealers, motor vehicle recyclers and other recyclers. Now, precious metal dealers would have to place a 10-day hold on items purchased before they could be resold, damaged or recycled, instead of the previously proposed five-day hold.</p><p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 16:29:38 +0000 Katie Perkowski, Winchester Sun 9579 at http://weku.fm Civil War Fort Asks For Help http://weku.fm/post/civil-war-fort-asks-help <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-tourism-commission-struggles-to-preserve-civil-war-fort-at-boonesboro-20110707,0,1269482.story">The Winchester-Clark County Tourism Commission </a>was introduced to the Civil War Fort at Boonesboro &mdash; which is in its sixth summer open to the public &mdash; in 1998. Now, the commission can no longer afford to maintain the site on its own and is asking the county and city for help. Fri, 08 Jul 2011 17:24:14 +0000 Katie Perkowski, Winchester Sun 8164 at http://weku.fm Civil War Fort Asks For Help Carcinogen Found in Clark Co. Chickens http://weku.fm/post/carcinogen-found-clark-co-chickens <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-fdastudy-finding-carcinogen-in-chicken-worries-chicken-farmer-20110616,0,4790666.story ">About a month ago, Jeannie and Doug Naselroad </a>of Cole Road began raising chickens for eggs in their backyard. On Tuesday, eight tetra tints (referred to as Easter chickens for their pastel eggs) played a &ldquo;game of football,&rdquo; as Jeannie calls it, chasing each other for a bug inside their version of a football field &mdash; a homemade green chicken tractor. Fri, 17 Jun 2011 18:22:16 +0000 Katie Perkowski, Winchester Sun 6774 at http://weku.fm