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Business
8:40 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Clarksville Semiconductor to Start Production in 2013

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A Clarksville, Tenn., semiconductor company should begin production of a critical base component of solar energy panels in 2013. Hemlock Semiconductor Director of Contract Manufacturing Terry Strange says construction has gone well on the $1.2 billion first phase of the project.

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Developing: Chuck Jones Lawsuit
3:39 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Long Legal Battle Likely in Store for Chuck Jones in Copyright Infringement Case

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Murray Businessman Chuck Jones could be in for a long, and expensive, legal battle with textbook publishers McGraw Hill and Pearson Education according to one attorney. Karl Means is the Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group for the Shulman Rogers law firm in Potomac, Maryland. Means says the restraining order requested last Thursday is likely just the first piece of litigation Jones will face. He also says criminal charges, while uncommon, are still possible for Jones. Listen to the interview with Means by clicking "Listen" above. Means does not represent anyone involved in the lawsuits.

Business
2:59 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Sturgis to get new water source

The city of Sturgis, Kentucky will purchase treated water from the Union County Water District with the help of state funds. Governor Steve Beshear announced a new $986,000 state grant today, as well as an additional $3-million from the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority. The current outdated water system has received 33 Notices of Violations for unsafe levels of methane and acids found in the water in the past. Water rates will not increase for Sturgis residents.

Chuck Jones Lawsuit
4:27 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Lawsuit Filed Against Chuck Jones Alleges Counterfeiting Textbooks

MSU

A lawsuit filed in US District court against Murray businessman Chuck Jones and several of his associates and businesses alleges Jones used companies he owned to infringe the copyrights of several textbook publishers.

McGraw-Hill and Pearson Educations allege Jones and his associates produced counterfeit covers for international editions of their textbooks, allowing him to sell and rent them as US editions for a significant profit.

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Developing
2:45 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

CBR Files Restraining Order against Owner Chuck Jones

MSU

College Book Rental Company, a company owned and until recently, managed by Murray businessman Chuck Jones has filed a restraining order against Jones. In late August, Jones relinquished control of the company to Nashville based consultant Myles MacDonald as part of a settlement with his business partner.

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Business
3:24 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Call center may bring 400 jobs to Paducah

A customer call service that would bring 400 jobs to Paducah has shown interest in the city’s Commerce Center. But Paducah Economic Development President Chad Chancellor says the decision to move relies on survey results.

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Coal Mining
11:43 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Hopkins County Magistrates Side with Union in Patriot Coal Bankruptcy Case

Archival photo of Kentucky coal miners headed to work.
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Three Hopkins County magistrates have aligned themselves with a union’s effort to move a coal company's bankruptcy case to a coal producing region despite legal advice to stay out of the matter. In July, Patriot Coal filed for bankruptcy in New York – an area far from coal producing regions. 

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Business
3:06 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

N. Y. Company Buys Interest in Ellis Park

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The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved a bid from Saratoga Harness Racing Inc. to purchase a minority interest in Ellis Park.

The Gleaner reports Saratoga, which owns Saratoga Casino and Raceway in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., will pay $4 million in the deal that calls for a 30-percent ownership stake and oversight of all activities at the track, including the newly installed instant racing machines.

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Business
9:35 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Low Mississippi River water hampers port work

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Low water in the Mississippi River is delaying work on a new west Tennessee river port.  Cates Landing construction site project manager Michael Sanders says the low levels are delaying placement of rock, completion of piers at the site, dredging operations and work on the walkways, lighting, power and other site work.  

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Business
9:34 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Madisonville Company Signs Partnership with Chinese Company

Madisonville oil and gas production company Navitas Land and Mineral hopes to more than double its employees through a partnership with Chinese Company Shengli Highland Petroleum Equipment. Navitas CEO Daniel Williams says Highland will provide supplies and help with Navitas’s drilling site production.

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