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8:32 am
Wed August 26, 2009

Metropolis' First Chain Drug Store

Metropolis, IL – Metropolis, Illinois will get its first official chain drug store tomorrow, with Walgreens opening its doors at 8:00 am. The 13,000 square-foot building sits at the corner of 10th and Market Streets. It will be the city's second largest retailer, just a bit smaller than Big John's supermarket. The new Walgreens has hired at least 12 local people to work at the store and is one of some 7,000 nationwide.

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Regional Headlines
8:30 am
Wed August 26, 2009

Head of League of Cities Announces Resignation

Lexington, KY – The head of the Kentucky League of Cities has announced that she plans to resign effective January 1. Sylvia Lovely, who has worked for the organization for 22 years, says she will pursue other opportunities.

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Regional Headlines
8:24 am
Wed August 26, 2009

Baseball Tourney Coming to Brooks Stadium

Paducah, KY – The next TranSouth Baseball Tournament will be held at Paducah's Brooks Stadium. The tournament will bring in six collegiate baseballs teams to play over four days. The tournament will be held May 9th through the 13th of next year. The city anticipates the economic impact of the event to be around a quarter million dollars. This comes after the Ohio Valley Conference moved its tournament earlier this year to Jackson, Tennessee.

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Regional Headlines
8:23 am
Wed August 26, 2009

Singh Files Counterclaim

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Regional Headlines
8:20 am
Wed August 26, 2009

Commissioners Change How City Pays Firefighters

Paducah, KY – Paducah city commissioners last night approved a new way to pay firefighters overtime and also passed a 4% pay increase for the fire department. Overtime will now be calculated at a reduced rate by not including a state incentive in their base-pay. Firefighters receive over $3,000 a year for completing required training. The 4% raise is supposed to offset the overtime reduction.

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The Economy Project
6:13 pm
Tue August 25, 2009

Cash Strapped US Postal Service Offers Employees Buyouts

Louisville, KY – The US Postal Service announced today they will offer $15,000 buyouts to employees in an effort to cut costs. The recession and internet communication have the USPS facing a seven billion dollar shortfall. USPS spokesperson for Kentuckiana David Walton says the buyouts are only the latest in a series of cost-cutting measures.

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Regional Headlines
4:04 pm
Tue August 25, 2009

Ballard Steps Aside

Madisonville, KY – A Madisonville lawmaker is stepping down after 22 years in the legislature. State representative Eddie Ballard says he won't seek re-election next year. The 79-year-old Democrat quipped his age had nothing to do with his decision, saying, "I won't even be 80 until December." Ballard chairs the House Tourism Development and Energy Committee.

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Regional Headlines
3:55 pm
Tue August 25, 2009

Shelter Wars in Hopkins County

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Regional Headlines
11:31 am
Tue August 25, 2009

Metropolis Mulls Utility Rates

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Regional Headlines
11:24 am
Tue August 25, 2009

Representative Holds Teletown Hall Meetings

Washington, D. C. – First district U-S Representative Ed Whitfield will hold a series of Tele-Town Hall Meetings this Thursday. Thousands of residents will be randomly called to participate during four telephone conference calls. Participants will be allowed to ask questions about health care reform. Around thirty-thousand people are expected to take part.

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