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4:18 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Dippin' Dots Plans Expansion for Paducah Plant

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Paducah-based ice cream company Dippin’ Dots plans to upgrade and expand operations at its plant. The announcement comes after bankruptcy proceedings for the company ended yesterday.

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8:21 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Clarksville Plant Laying Off Workers Before Production Starts

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Officials with Michigan-based Hemlock Semiconductor say they’re laying off three-fourths of their Clarksville employees shortly before production there was to begin.

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8:18 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Dippin' Dots Resolves Legal Woes

One of the last remaining pieces in the bankruptcy case of Paducah-based novelty ice cream maker Dippin' Dots has been resolved.

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Business
7:51 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Judge Sets Conference in Dippin' Dots Bankruptcy

A federal bankruptcy judge wants to hear from the parties involved in the case of novelty ice cream maker Dippin' Dots.

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Business
2:23 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Local Health Department Awaits MCO Reimbursement

The Hopkins County Health Department is continuing to wait for over $300,000 of reimbursement from one of the Commonwealth’s three managed-care organizations. 

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Business
12:35 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Broadband Fiber Optic Service Expanding for Rural Areas

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A major project to install fiber optic broadband service in western Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee is nearing its midpoint. West Kentucky and Tennessee Telecom crews have finished installation in the Graves County towns of Fancy Farm, Wingo, and Farmington, reaching more than 2,000 rural customers.

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6:00 am
Tue January 1, 2013

Paducah - McCracken County Riverport Gets State Grant for Repairs

The Paducah/McCracken County Riverport is getting about $150 thousand in state grants this year to perform facility repairs.

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Business
9:11 am
Mon December 31, 2012

KY Plants Uses Sorghum to Make Ethanol

A Hopkinsville energy plant has helped a Tennessee sustainable feedstock producer reach an important milestone. Memphis-based Delta BioRenewables delivered a commercial-sized batch of sweet sorghum juice this month to the Commonwealth Agri-Energy plant. The plant’s machines that turn corn into ethanol are now using sweet sorghum for the same process.

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8:44 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Settlement Grants Net $11.2 Million

A 2011 settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Tennessee Valley Authority means 13 Kentucky organizations will receive a total of $11.2 million dollars in grants over five years. The settlement covers allegations that TVA violated the Clean Air Act.

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6:31 am
Fri December 28, 2012

KY Tobacco Sales to Minors Under National Rate

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A new survey of retail tobacco outlets in Kentucky shows more than 94 percent are compliant with the law barring tobacco sales to people younger than 18. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services says Kentucky's average since the program began in 1997 is 9.5 percent violation, which was below the national average of 15.8 percent in that time.

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