Business

Business
4:53 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Paducah Bank Names New President

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Paducah Bank has named Mardie Herndon Jr. as the bank’s new president and COO.  Herndon succeeds Wally Bateman who is leaving the post after 20 years in the position. Bateman will remain as a director and officer for the bank.

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Business
2:36 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Hopkinsville Manufacturer to Expand Operations

A company that aims to manufacture steel tubes for the energy industry is expanding its operations and employment in Hopkinsville.

PTC Seamless Tube Corp. announced Thursday that it plans to create nearly 300 jobs and invest over $100 million in a new manufacturing facility. 

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Hospital
2:26 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Three West Kentucky Hospitals Name New Presidents

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Three West Kentucky Hospitals have named new CEO's this week.

William Brown will lead Baptist Health Paducah, Michael Baumgartner will lead Baptist Health Madisonville and Phillip Patterson will head the Owensboro Health Hospital.  Brown will also assume the newly created title of West Regional Executive to oversee operations of both the Paducah and Madisonville Baptist health campuses.  

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Hospital
10:04 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Baptist Health Madisonville Names New President

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Michael Baumgartner is the new president of Baptist Health Madisonville. Baumgartner currently serves as president of St. Francis Medical Center in Shakopee, Minnesota and has 37-years of healthcare related experience.  Current President Bert Whitaker announced his retirement in April after seven years with the hospital. Baptist Health is the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Kentucky. Baumgartner will start his new position once Whitaker retires September 23rd.

Business
6:44 am
Wed August 28, 2013

U of L Issues Demands After Norton Announcement

The University of Louisville has issued a list of demands for Norton Healthcare over the company's decision to jointly operate Kosair Children's Hospital with the University of Kentucky. U of L argues that Norton has violated an agreement by allowing the partnership, and Attorney General Jack Conway is expected to release an opinion soon.

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Business
4:36 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

KY Chamber Rep on what the Affordable Care Act Means for Businesses

An overview of how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will affect you and your business is on the horizon for attendees of this Thursday's Business@Breakfast of the Murray Calloway County Chamber of Commerce and Murray State's Town & Gown office. It starts at 7:30 a.m. in MSU's Curris Center Ballroom. The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce presentation includes several online and in-person resource options. Its Manager of Public Affairs, Ashli Watts, brings the program. The Campbellsville University and University of Louisville graduate worked at the Kentucky Bar Association and the LRC before joining the chamber last year. Kate Lochte has the interview.

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Business
7:10 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Comer Reacts To UK Hemp Study

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Kentucky's agriculture commissioner says the economic case for industrial hemp remains strong, despite a new study that paints a mixed picture.

James Comer says he still has high hopes for the crop, following the  release of the University of Kentucky study that says the legalization of hemp wouldn't immediately produce the thousands of jobs some
supporters have predicted.

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Business
7:05 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Dot Foods Plans Distribution Center In Dyersburg, TN

Tennessee officials say Dot Foods plans to build a distribution center in Dyersburg, adding 157 jobs in the process. Gov. Bill Haslam and state Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty say the facility will be the company's first distribution warehouse in the state. It represents a $24 million investment in Dyer County.

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Coal Mining
11:05 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Number Of Black Lung Cases Amongst Coal Miners Increases

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Over the decades, great gains have been made in reducing black lung disease among coal miners. But, recently, there’s been an uptick in the sometimes fatal condition. 

Fifty years ago, Central Appalachian Education and Research Center Director Wayne Sanderson said about a third of all miners contracted black lung.  Today, the potentially deadly disease afflicts about four to five percent of miners.  And, Sanderson said, that number’s climbing.

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Business
6:57 am
Mon August 26, 2013

TVA Donates To Kentucky Coal Miner Memorial

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The Tennessee Valley Authority is donating $5,000 for a coal miner memorial in Muhlenberg County. The project will be located at the County Courthouse and include the names of miners who lost their lives working in the area. TVA operates a coal burning power plant, Paradise Fossil Plant, on the Green River in the county.

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