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4:13 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Honeywell Metropolis Recalls Remaining Laid-Off Workers

Credit The Southern Illinoisan

Honeywell’s Metropolis plant is bringing back the remaining 11 workers on its recall list to meet its 2014 production targets. 

Plant Manager Jim Pritchett says the recall allows workers to get trained and recertified in time to support plant operations in January.  

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Business
7:14 am
Wed December 11, 2013

PSC Grants Rehearing In Big Rivers Case

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Kentucky utility regulators are revisiting a portion of their decision adjusting revenue and rates for Big Rivers Electric Corp. to offset the loss of its largest customer.

The Kentucky Public Service Commission granted a rehearing yesterday on one of three issues raised in the case.

The issue deals with calculating revenue Big Rivers will receive from the continued operation of its Coleman plant.

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Paducah Riverfront Redevelopment Project
9:39 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Paducah Announces More Downtown Hotel Details

The Paducah City Commission announces the contract with developers to bring a hotel to downtown Paducah.
Credit John Paul Henry

The equivalent of ninety new jobs and 9.3 million dollars annually are expected to come to downtown Paducah after the proposed upscale hotel opens in 2015 according to Paducah Riverfront Development Authority Executive Director Steve Doolittle. 

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Paducah Riverfront Redevelopment Project
5:43 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

New Details Coming for Downtown Paducah Hotel

Details about a new hotel coming to downtown Paducah will be announced Tuesday at at 4:45 at City Hall. The hotel, which is expected to be open by June 1, 2015, will have at least 120 rooms, a restaurant and bar and will be connected to the Julian M. Carroll Convention Center. 

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Business
6:59 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Big Rivers Starts Workforce Reductions

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Big Rivers Corp. says it expects to trim its workforce by 165 positions when it idles two generating plants.

The Messenger-Inquirer reports that the western Kentucky utility sent layoff notices to employees last week.

The layoffs are part of the utility's continuing adjustment to the loss of two smelter-customers. Both plants canceled long-term contracts to get cheaper power on the open wholesale market.

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Business
7:03 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Big Rivers Rate Meeting Cancelled

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A meeting scheduled next Tuesday in Henderson to take comment and provide information on a western Kentucky utility's proposed rate increases has been canceled due to expected severe weather.

The state Public Service Commission said staff is trying to reschedule the session regarding Big Rivers Electric Corp.'s proposal. Comments can also be submitted to the PSC in writing.

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Business
12:18 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

MSU College of Business Presents Conference on "The Future of West Kentucky"

MSU's Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business presents an economic development conference next Tuesday, December 10 in the Curris Center. The College's dean, Dr. Tim Todd, visits Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with more information about the day long focus on "The Future of West Kentucky," including a keynote address by Kentucky Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson.

See more about the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business.

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Business
7:45 am
Wed December 4, 2013

IL Central Railroad Fined By OSHA

Illinois Central Railroad Company has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor for a number of safety violations and faces more than $100,000 in fines.

The department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it began an inspection after observing workers not wearing necessary safety gear while demolishing a Chicago bridge coated with lead-based paint.

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Business
1:00 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Daher-TLI Opens in Ballard County, Creating 20 Jobs

Credit http://www.tliusa.com/

A transportation management company opens today in Ballard County bringing 20 jobs and a $2.2 million investment.

Daher-Transport Logistics International manages and transports radioactive material. The Kevil facility washes and recertifies empty cylinders for continued use or for decontamination and disposal.

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Business
7:17 am
Tue December 3, 2013

PSC Worried 364 Area Code Could Cause Confusion

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The Kentucky Public Service Commission is urging caregivers to prepare the elderly in western Kentucky for the upcoming area code changes.

Mandatory 10-digit dialing in the current 270 area code goes into effect on February 1. The new 364 code will exist in the same geographic area as the 270 code.

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