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Business
7:20 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Quinn Encourages Illinoisians to Play Lottery for Veterans

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has bought $20 worth of Veterans Cash lottery tickets and is calling on others to play the game which benefits military veterans in the state. The governor helped launch the new game ahead of Veterans Day.

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Business
4:30 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

New Metal Company Retains Hopkins Co. Jobs

A company buyout in Hopkins County retains 60 metal manufacturing jobs, and opens the possibility of expansion. The Madisonville-Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation and company officials announced Tuesday the formation of Integrated Metal Solutions.

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Business
7:07 am
Tue November 6, 2012

TVA Board Chooses New CEO

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s board has chosen a former energy chief from North Carolina to succeed retiring Tom Kilgore as the chief executive of the nation’s largest public utility.

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Coal
2:39 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Patriot Coal to Close Surface Mine in Henderson

Patriot Coal Corporation says it plans to close a Henderson County surface mine by the end of the year. The Bluegrass Mine Complex near Hebbardsville in Henderson County employs 89 workers. Henderson County Judge-Executive Hugh McCormick tells The Gleaner he’s very disappointed about the announcement, and it will impact the area's economy.

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Business
11:55 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Supports New Tests Despite Lower Scores

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Kentucky’s Chamber of Commerce supports the Commonwealth’s new education standards despite a 30%

decline in assessment scores released last week. Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson says education officials expected lower scores because of more rigorous standards that were established after the legislature passed sweeping education reform in 2009. Adkisson says the scores, while accurate, shouldn’t be scoffed at.

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Business
7:00 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Morgan Keegan Settlement Checks on the Way

The Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions says checks from the recent Morgan Keegan settlement will be mailed today to investors who filed an approved claim. The fund administrator, A.B. Data, will issue 1,930 checks totaling just over $4.5 million to Commonwealth investors.

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Business
6:57 am
Mon November 5, 2012

PED Says 450 Jobs Coming to Paducah

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Paducah Economic Development officials say they've signed a deal that will bring 450 jobs to the area. Development President Chad Chancellor tells The Paducah Sun the agency has an agreement with Colorado-based Teletech Holdings, which has promised 450 call center jobs that have an average wage of $9.50 an hour.

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Health
6:00 am
Mon November 5, 2012

New Rule Continues Medicaid Burden on Independent Pharmacists

A recent decision by a statewide Medicaid operator has independent pharmacists upset again

Back in January, it was a group of pharmacists who blew the door off the hinges when it comes to problems with Kentucky'’s Medicaid managed care system.

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Business
7:58 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Paducah Riverfront Project Groundbreaking

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The Paducah Riverfront Development Project breaks ground today after several years of delays. The ceremony is at 11 am in Schultz park, and will celebrate the launch of the project. The PRDP was delayed several times after endangered mussel species were found at the proposed locations. The decision to move forward comes after a recent ecological impact report came back clear for the current location. Paducah Mayor Bill Paxton said in August that construction would likely begin early next year.

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Health
12:26 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Trover Health System Joins Baptist Health

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Trover Health System is now Baptist Health Madisonville. The name change is official Thursday as the healthcare provider joins the Louisville-based family of hospitals. Baptist Health Vice President of Planning and Development Andy Sears says it means the network now owns eight hospitals.

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