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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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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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Business
4:10 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Hopkinsville City Council Passes First Reading for Water Rate Increase

An ordinance gradually raising water bills about 31 percent in Hopkinsville is set for the city council’s approval.

Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority General Manager Derrick Watson says the ordinance which spreads the increase over three years unanimously passed its first reading at Tuesday’s city council meeting. Watson says if the increase passes its second reading the additional revenue will go toward projects in Hopkinsville.

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Business
2:36 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Excavations Begin for New McLean County Mine

Excavation work is underway at a new coal mine in McClean county that could create upwards of 250 jobs.

Lexington-based Rhino Resources Partners is digging the mine near Beech Grove by the Green River.

Company officials hope to begin mining within the year.  The mine is expected to produce about eight-hundred-thousand tons of coal in its first year of operations in 2015, but estimates put the deposit at two-million tons per year in the future. 

Based on those numbers, Rhino would pay out more than a million dollars in a coal severance tax to the state annually.

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6:37 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Murray Receives Airport Grant

Murray’s Kyle-Oakley Field Airport has been awarded a $128,000 Federal Aviation Administration grant for updating the airport’s master plan. Matching grants from within the state bring the total money for the project to more than $140,000. Kyle-Oakley Field Airport Manager Johnny Parker says the master plan is a road map for development of the airport, required by the FAA every five to 10 years.  Airport officials will have to be contracted with an engineering firm for the planning work.

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12:09 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Purchase Area Development District Drops PACRO Administrative Role

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The Purchase Area Development District is ending administrative services for an organization designed to ease the economic impact of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant's shutdown. The United States Enrichment Corporation ended its 1,000-employee operation at the Paducah plant in May. 

PADD officials say, in press release,  they've ended their services with  the Paducah-Area Reuse Organization because its mission will likely change.

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Business
6:48 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Young KY Adults A Target For New GE Products

GE's Kentucky-based appliance division is reaching out to young adults with a new line of appliances. The company has introduced its Artistry Series. It was created by a 27-year-old GE industrial designer in Louisville, who had his own generation in mind.

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7:02 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Pilot Lawsuits Could Be Shifted To Single Court

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A dozen federal lawsuits filed against the truck stop chain run by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam could be consolidated before a single judge. The cases stem from a federal investigation into alleged rebate fraud by the sales team at Knoxville-based Pilot Flying J, the country's largest diesel retailer.

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