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Old 08-10-2008, 10:43 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Thanks, I don't even mind varying opinions if they are based on accurate knowledge, but it bothers me when assumptions are made that are not correct and based on limited knowledge. I don't presume to know more about Louisville or Lexington or any other city in Kentucky than those that live and work there and I am sure I would be told about it if I did. Some people think the only two cities in Kentucky worth talking about are Louisville and Lexington. I will get off my soap box now...lol.
Thanks, Dixie! Been saying about the same thing for a while in here. I bet there are a lot of people, and I'm not talking about in this forum, who don't know Kentucky goes all the way to the Mississippi River!
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Old 08-10-2008, 11:31 PM
 
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High tech jobs are great, but this country also needs a manufacturing base. If we get to the point that everything is produced overseas, we will be at the mercy of other countries for all of our goods, which to me seems like a pretty precarious situation to be in. Bringing a forward thinking manufacturing company that produces electric cars to the state is a great step IMO.
Correct. Many people, simply will not get "high tech" jobs no matter what. A good example. My step father who was a draftsman for a major aerospace company was talking to his gardener one day. The gardener was making more money than my step father was!!!!!!!

My local mechanic makes about $75.00 per hour. How much are high tech jobs paying, with only a High School diploma, which is what my mechanic has?

High tech is fine for those who want it. Unfortunately this country's obsession with College for everyone and cutting back the trade classes, is not simply elitism at its' worst but it hurts the students who would actually do better at and enjoy more, a service sector job.

Mind you they may want to go to trade school, and those places are growing quite nicely thank you, as opposed to college. A friend who is a Physician pointed out that a 2 year college degree today puts a student at about the same educational level as a High School graduate from the late 1950's and early 1960's. Schooling has been dumbed down so everyone can graduate and go to college. I see this as an employer. So many students can barely read when graduating it isn't even funny.

Bowling Green is obviously doing quite well in balancing the needs of its community.
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:31 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Leonard, I ran into something like what your mechanic's fee. We recently bought a house and the septic system needed a little work. Just to dig a hole to find the box downline from the tank and adjust the flow, maybe 30 minutes work, $250 minimum charge! Glad he didn't have to put new lines in! Wish I had had the chance to get backhoe training at my state job!
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:48 PM
 
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Actually, isn't the site they're considering in Franklin, not Bowling Green?
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:07 AM
 
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I just heard on the news that this will definitely be locating in Simpson County (Franklin) and they will hire 1,000 people initially planning to employ about 4,000 eventually. This will be great for both Simpson and Warren county's economy.
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:32 PM
 
Location: The Frenchie Farm, Where We Grow 'em Big!
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Congrats Franklin County!!!!!!!

$84 million ZAP! plant for Kentucky to be announced today - AutoblogGreen
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Old 08-25-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I think KY should sell areas along the Cumberland Parkway/ KY 80 corridor more for potential industrial sites instead of union strongholds in the Golden Triangle. KY might have got Hyundai if they had a potential site in Simpson or Laurel counties, rather than Hardin
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:17 PM
 
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This is supposed to generate about 7,000 jobs eventually because of all of the associated and spin off businesses, like a tire manufacture, windshield factory, etc. Unemeployment is fairly low in Simpson and Warren counties so this should help the other surrounding counties that have people needing work. These cars are only made in China at this time. They are breaking ground next week so they are wasting any time on this.
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Old 08-28-2008, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Unfortunately, most of the actual manufacturing doesn't take place here anymore, but Fruit of the Loom does mill a lot of their own cotton down further south. My husband's grandmother was an inspector at Fruit of the Loom when they did sew here until she was in her seventies and she didn't want to retire then. That was when it was called Union Underwear. The corporate headquarters is in Bowling Green still and a big distribution center where places like Wal Mart load their trucks from.
Does Fruit of the Loom still have a plant in White House, TN?
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Old 08-28-2008, 05:23 PM
 
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Does Fruit of the Loom still have a plant in White House, TN?

Not that I am aware of Missy. My next door neighbor works at Fruit and when I see her I will ask to be sure.
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