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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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Business
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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Business
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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Business
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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Business
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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Business
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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Business
12:19 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Cates Landing Opens in Impoverished Lake County

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An economic boost 14 years in the making is open for operation in Lake County, Tenn., this week. The Port of Cates Landing on the Mississippi River opened to river traffic late last week with a port dock, harbor channel and transload facility.

The Northwest Tennessee Regional Port Authority announced Tuesday a $500,000 grant from the state to build a railroad spur from the port to nearby Tiptonville.

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Business
7:36 am
Wed June 12, 2013

KY Offers Help To Find Locations For Businesses

Kentucky may have just made it easier for businesses to find places to start, relocate or grow their operations. The Cabinet for Economic Development and the Commonwealth Office of Technology joined forces to create a Geographic Information System intended to give the state an advantage job creation.

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Business
7:34 am
Tue June 11, 2013

KY Group Starts Radio Ad Opposing Proposed Rate Hike

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A coalition of western Kentucky utility consumers has launched a radio ad campaign to oppose a proposed rate increase sought by Big Rivers Electric Corp. The ads also encourage consumers to attend public hearings this week on the proposed increase. If the proposal is approved, electric customers could see their bills increase by nearly 20%.

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Health
12:32 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Planned Parenthood in Ky., Ind. to Merge

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The Planned Parenthood affiliates in Kentucky and Indiana are merging starting July 1. Announced Monday in Louisville, Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky will serve patients at 28 health centers across the two states.

Planned Parenthood officials say the merger will strengthen services in both states and ensure reproductive health remains accessible and affordable.

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