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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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Business
7:13 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Competition Set For KY Wines

Kentucky wineries will put their products to the test at a competition in Louisville this summer. Nationally recognized judges will sample the Bluegrass State wines at the Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition on July 27 in Louisville. The competition is open to wines from licensed Kentucky small-farm wineries. The judges will award gold, silver and bronze medals.

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Business
2:08 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Honeywell Plant Awaits Final Inspection Before Operations Resume

Honeywell officials are awaiting the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's final approval before resuming normal operations at the Metropolis plant. 

In a letter to employees, Plant Manager Larry Smith says the plant should be ready to resume work this month once an undated final inspection confirms the plant meets safety standards.

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Business
4:05 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Public Service Commission to Hold Public Meetings for Big Rivers Electric Rate Increase

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The Kentucky Public Service Commission will conduct public hearings in Paducah, Henderson and Owensboro over a proposed rate hike for electric customers who could see their bills increase by nearly 20 percent.

The proposed hike comes as Big Rivers Electric attempts to raise a $74.5 million to fill a budget hole left by its biggest customer, Century Aluminum and pay debt obligations.

The possible 20 percent increase would account for an extra $24 per month for the average customer. Industrial customers would see nearly 17 percent rate increases.

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Business
8:07 am
Wed June 5, 2013

USEC Sues DOE Seeking Funds For Decontamination

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The United States Enrichment Corporation is suing the U.S. Department of Energy over 38 million dollars in fees it says is owed for work at its plants in Kentucky and Ohio.  USEC claims the federal government failed to properly reimburse them for work performed under contract at their Paducah and Portsmouth gaseous diffusion plants from 2003 through 2011. 

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Business
7:41 am
Tue June 4, 2013

KY Economic Development Representative In Japan Retiring

Tokyo native Jiro Hashimoto is retiring after 28 years as Kentucky's economic development representative in Japan. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear called Hashimoto a tireless advocate for Kentuckians, crediting him with securing thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in investments from Japanese companies.

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Business
11:44 am
Fri May 31, 2013

USEC Notifies Employees of Paducah Plant Layoffs

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The United States Enrichment Corporation is officially notifying employees at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant of impending layoffs beginning in August. 

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