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7:58 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Western Kentucky Counties Moving Toward Work Ready Status

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Several western Kentucky counties are moving toward Work Ready Community status. McCracken and Christian counties have joined Union County in receiving the Work Ready Community in Progress designation from the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board.

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7:53 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Kentucky Residents Could Get Part of Foreclosure Settlement

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Kentucky residents could get part of a 49 state settlement if their home was foreclosed on between 2008 and 2011. The Paducah Sun reports the $25 billion settlement between the states and five of the country’s biggest banks means 16,000 Kentuckians could be eligible for $2,000 in relief funds.

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7:36 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Patriot Coal Agrees to Close Mountaintop Removal Mines

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A St. Louis-based coal company with mines throughout the region has agreed to phase out its mountaintop removal sites. Patriot Coal agreed to the measure as part of a settlement that grants the company more time to control water pollution at its mines in West Virginia.

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8:16 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Illinois Foreclosure Rate on the Rise

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Illinois' home foreclosure rate rose 6 percent in October compared to the previous month, and was 19 percent higher than in October of last year. A RealtyTrac report released Thursday shows Illinois with almost 15 thousand foreclosure filings last month, the third-highest rate in the nation. Filings include default notices, auction-sale notices and bank repossessions. Nationally, October's foreclosure activity rose 3 percent from the previous month but fell 19 percent from October of 2011.

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4:37 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Lyon County to Vote on Alcohol Sales

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Lyon County residents have an alcohol referendum scheduled for Jan. 15. Judge Executive Wade White says the petition to bring alcohol to the county began in May and was turned in Nov. 2 with around 650 signatures. Only 579 were required.

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9:43 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Report: Papa John's Faces Lawsuit Over Text Messages

Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 8:36 am

The problem was with spam, not the pizza.

A class-action lawsuit seeking $250 million has been filed against the Papa John's pizza chain because of a 500,000 unwanted text messages sent to customers, CNN Money is reporting

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4:43 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Rural Post Offices to Reduce Hours in 2013

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The United Postal Service will reduce hours at more than 25 rural post offices in western Kentucky next year. Nationally, the USPS proposes reducing hours at 13,000 post offices to help save money. United States Postal Service Spokesperson David Walton says the two-year plan to reduce hours is an alternative to closing small branches. He says,

“We look at it as a win-win situation. You know, we can keep the post offices open and make the community happy but at the same time we’ll be able to reduce the hours at these locations, which will in turn save the Postal Service money as well.”

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3:47 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Broadcasters Renew Call For Cell Phone Radio Receivers

The Kentucky Broadcasters Association is joining other industry-related groups in urging cell phone companies to install radio receivers in all their phones.

"Everybody has a cell phone, let’s face it. And the need for such a service on these phones becomes very noticeable, especially in the event of severe weather," said KBA President Gary White.

"You know, we had some tornadoes back earlier this year. We’ve got all of the activity that’s happened up on the east coast now. Let’s face it, we’re going to get more and more severe weather as we move on."

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3:19 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Teletech Moves Forward with Hopkinsville Call Center

The Teletech call center in Hopkinsville is expected to open in the first quarter of next year. Hopkinsville-Christian County Economic Development Director Mitch Robinson says the company originally anticipated opening this fall, but pushed back the date because they did not have a committed client.

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2:36 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Beer Comes to Princeton

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Princeton’s Heaton's Marathon convenience store received its first shipment of beer today making it the first local business to sell alcohol since city residents voted to allow such sales August 7th. Alcohol Beverage Control Administrator Brent Thompson says Heaton’s was the first local business to apply for a license after the vote.

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