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Biomass - the promise of jobs for farm communities
Dinner and a healthy helping of hope was the menu Tuesday night at MSU.
Biomass - the promise of jobs for farm communities
"The Future of the Green Economy in the Purchase Area, Kentucky and the Mid-South" was the subject of a dinner meeting at Murray State on Tuesday evening.  We were there taking frantic notes on a cautiously optimistic presentation.  
... A joint effort of five states, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee, focusing on 98 counties along Old Man River, with corporate, nonprofit and educational sponsors, and coordinated by Memphis Bioworks Foundation, the project predicts that:
“…within two decades, it is reasonable to anticipate a total impact within the 98-county region approaching 50,000 total (direct plus indirect) jobs through a maturing industrial bioprocessing products economy.”
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Question: Where is the stimulus money going? Answer: Bardwell, KY
L. T. Black & Co. performing sewer work at Sr. Citizen Center in Bardwell. Grant money is the source of funds for this project.
Question: Where is the stimulus money going? Answer: Bardwell, KY
Editor's Note: Thanks to Michael Toon for sharing this story. WKJPI gets asked often where the stimulus money is going. Mike has the answer for one small West Kentucky town.
....the citizens of Bardwell, while enjoying the fresh coats of paint, new roofs and improved water system have expressed their concern about the costs to the city for these projects, fearing that these projects would spell out increased tax rates for the citizens of Bardwell.
Having heard those concerns, the Carlisle Weekly sat down with Bardwell Mayor Philip King to address those issues.
Mayor King told the Weekly that the projects that the city has undertaken, as of late have been all funded by grant money and money from the stimulus package.....
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