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4:11 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Whitehall Industries Breaks Ground in Paducah

An auto parts manufacturer coming to Paducah broke ground on its nearly $13 million project today.

Whitehall Industries plans to create 150 new jobs to make aluminum automobile parts. Those parts are in high demand due to increasing fuel efficiency standards.

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8:10 am
Tue June 25, 2013

USEC Shutdown Prompts Local Governments In Clean-Up Effort And Development

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The Paducah City Commission and McCracken County Fiscal Court are drafting a joint resolution to the Department of Energy concerning the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The resolution would request the clean up of the site, the elimination CERLA waste cell construction plans, and the development of the site especially in regard to the Expressions of Interest.

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3:37 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Medi-Share Resumes Operations

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  Kentucky residents can take part in a Christian-only medical risk sharing plan starting tomorrow thanks to new state legislation.

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6:57 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Honeywell To Start “Front End” Operations Today

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Honeywell’s Metropolis plant is starting the “front end” of its operations today. In a letter to employees, Plant Manager Larry Smith says the facility is ready to resume work on ore preparation and green salt production. He says the plant still needs receive final approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, but is optimistic the NRC will complete their reviews and issue a restart decision in early July.

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3:22 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Union City's $100m Discovery Park Will Open November 1st

Union City’s Discovery Park of America opens November 1.

The 50-acre park boasts a flagship “Discovery Center’ with ten educational galleries.  An earthquake simulator, a starship theater and 150 ft. observation tower are featured inside the 100,000 sq. center. Outside, the Discovery Park has themed areas, including “liberty square,” “mill ridge” and “the settlement.” Three gardens and a water feature run throughout the park.

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2:21 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

USEC Continuing Shutdown

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  The United State Enrichment Corporation is at work shutting down its operations at Paducah’s Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The shutdown comes after losing a federal contract to continue uranium enrichment operations at the Department of Energy owned site. 

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7:39 am
Wed June 19, 2013

3 More Plead Guilty In Probe Of Pilot Flying J

Three more employees of the truck stop chain owned by the Cleveland Browns' owner and Tennessee's governor have pleaded guilty in what authorities call a scheme to cheat trucking firms out of rebates. Regional sales manager Kevin Clark pleaded guilty to mail fraud in federal court in Knoxville yesterday.

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12:04 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Urban Outfitters Discontinues Prescription-Themed Merchandise

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National retailer Urban Outfitters is halting sales of a line of products that mimic prescription pill bottles and prescription pads following a plea from Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and 23 of his colleagues.

In a recent statement to the media, Urban Outfitters announced it would discontinue its “Prescription Line” of products due to its “misinterpretation.”

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7:34 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Union Miners And Supporters To Rally Again In St. Louis

Retired coal miners and their supporters are planning another rally in downtown St. Louis this morning in an ongoing dispute with Patriot Coal. The rally will be held in Kiener Plaza, with United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts expected to take part. St. Louis-based Patriot Coal wants to make significant changes to health benefits for retired miners and reduce pay and benefits for current workers. The company says the moves are necessary for survival. A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has given Patriot the go-ahead for its changes.

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4:35 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Western Kentucky Coal Mine Discrimination Suit Close to Resolution

A lawsuit against a Union County coal mine accused of discriminating against black job applicants appears to be nearing a settlement. River View Coal is a subsidiary of Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Alliance Resource Partners. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued the coal mine in 2011.

An attorney for the EEOC, Aime McFerren, said today that a settlement has not yet been reached and attorneys continue to work on a resolution. Court records indicated the parties reached an "amicable resolution" in late May, and it has been removed from the active docket.

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