Bowling Green

10:42pm

Thu February 26, 2015
State Capitol

Senate Acts to Shut Down Internet Sweepstakes Cafes in Kentucky

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The Kentucky Senate has approved legislation that could shut down internet sweepstakes cafes in the Commonwealth.  The computer based businesses give away chances to win monetary prizes with the purchase of a service or product. 

Proponents of the bill say the games the businesses offer are equivalent to gambling.  Bowling Green Senator Mike Wilson says the establishments in his town are impacting charitable groups.  "It has taken away from, in Warren County, the revenue that comes from charitable gambling for our veterans' organizations," said Wilson.

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10:42pm

Fri February 20, 2015
State Capitol

KY General Assembly Considering Ways to Shut Down Internet Sweepstakes Cafes

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A Bowling Green Senator wants to clarify Kentucky's stance on internet sweepstakes cafes.  The computer based businesses give away chances to win monetary prizes with the purchase of a service or product.  Senator Mike Wilson's legislation aims to shut down those trades.  "I do not even know that it exists because on the front of the building it says ‘Faxes and Copies,’ and you can get copies there, but they'll only give you three,” Wilson said.  “That's not what they are there for and it says ‘No One Under 21 Admitted’ and there's a little kind of sign to the side that says 'Better than B

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5:13pm

Mon July 7, 2014
Business and the Economy

Plant Groundbreaking Helps Reinforce Economic Recovery

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An economics researcher says a groundbreaking for an aluminum plant in western Kentucky sends a bigger message about economic recovery.  Governor Steve Beshear, who was joined by other public and private sector officials, broke ground last week on a $150 million dollar aluminum production plant in Bowling Green. 

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12:31am

Sat February 22, 2014
The Commonwealth

Corvette Museum Making Plans to Capitalize on Sinkhole Problem

Three, possibly four, of the eight Corvettes that plunged into a sinkhole last week at the National Corvette Museum will be recovered early on in the process. The other four vehicles will be more difficult to recover, according to Mike Murphy, CEO of Scott, Murphy & Daniel. Murphy on Wednesday pointed out features of the Skydome's sinkhole to the Daily News.
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The cliche about turning lemons into lemonade is being realized at the National Corvette Museum, where two of the eight Corvettes swallowed by a sinkhole still can’t be seen. Outside the Skydome, which is home to the sinkhole, there are stacks of carpet tiles that once covered parts of the floor.

“They are going to sell them,” Mike Murphy said Thursday while showing the Daily News around the hole, which is up to 50 feet deep. "We've had people tell us that they would pay for some of the rocks or a piece of concrete that we might recover."

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