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9:00 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

United Way's Dail Selected as Mur/Cal Chamber of Commerce President

The Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce has selected Aaron Dail as the organization’s next President. Dail currently serves as the Executive Director of Murray Calloway County United Way.

"I'm excited and humbled to have this honor in representing our Chamber members and community efforts,” said Dail.”I'm looking forward to beginning work in partnership with the board and staff to accomplish great things and to meet and listen to the needs and wants of our chamber members."

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Business
6:16 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Madisonville Leaders On Kentucky Export Initative Outreach

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Conversation with Lee Lingo
Conversation with Kent Waide

Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber President Lee Lingo and Madisonville Area Manufacturers Association President Kent Waide of Ruby Concrete join Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. They are collaborating on a Kentucky Export Initiative Outreach Meeting Thursday. The luncheon will help local and regional businesses learn about opportunities and benefits in exporting products. The two organizations partner to bring the event to the Madisonville Economic Development office at 755 Industrial Road, at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday, July 18).

Business
7:32 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Pilot sends checks to companies shorted on rebates

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Pilot Flying J has sent checks to trucking companies allegedly shorted on rebates amid an FBI investigation of alleged fraud by the sales staff at the nation's largest diesel retailer.  Company CEO and Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says that following an audit, his company has sent out money owed, with interest, to customers. 

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Business
7:23 am
Tue July 16, 2013

KY Treasurer warns of unclaimed property scams

KY State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach
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Kentucky State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach is urging residents across the Commonwealth to be alert for scams involving unclaimed property.  Hollenbach says several business firms are using the Freedom of Information Act to obtain unclaimed property owner information. He says their intent is to sell individuals an unclaimed property search. 

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Business
11:00 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Ashland, KY Journalist with Advice for Paducah on Bouncing Back from Tough Economy

Downtown Ashland
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USEC's shutdown of operations at the Paducah gaseous diffusion plant is underway; layoffs are slated to begin next month. Paducah and McCracken County will see a loss of about 12 hundred jobs, many high-skilled and high-paying.  Organizations and agencies there are addressing the problem, but it's perhaps useful to also consider the experience of another community that underwent a similar economic reverse 20 years ago. 

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Health Care
12:19 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Kentucky Spirit Exits Ky. Medicaid Managed Care Program

Medicaid managed care organization Kentucky Spirit has officially exited the commonwealth, leaving health officials with approximately 125,000 members to transfer to other MCOs.

The move occurred in the early morning hours Saturday after the Kentucky Court of Appeals had previously denied the state’s emergency motion for a mandatory injunction to keep Kentucky Spirit from leaving.

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Business
7:02 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Honeywell Metropolis resumes full production

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Officials for Honeywell’s Metropolis plant say the facility will begin full production of uranium hexafluoride this morning.  Honeywell made the announcement yesterday after the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s completion of a plant upgrade review last week. 

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Business
2:48 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Riken Elastomers Breaks Ground on Expansion

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A Hopkinsville automotive manufacturer is adding three production lines and six jobs in a 20,000 square foot expansion.

Riken Elastomers is investing $7 million in the project.

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Business
1:15 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Udderly Kentucky Milk Available in Walmart Stores

A new brand of milk called Udderly Kentucky is now available in 32 Walmart stores in central and south-central Kentucky.

The milk is produced, pasteurized and bottled in Kentucky and is being offered in whole, 2 percent, 1 percent and skim varieties in gallon sizes.

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Business
7:19 am
Thu July 4, 2013

KY High Court To Hear Case Over Instant Racing

The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear arguments in August over whether a slot machine-like device, known as Instant Racing, is legal in the state. The high court yesterday set a hearing in the case for Aug. 21 in Frankfort. The state and The Family Foundation, which is challenging the game, were given 30 minutes each to make their case.

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