Westlake Chemical Company is increasing their investment in their Calvert City plant by more than $200 million. Westlake Chemical is an international petrochemical and polymer producer. The Calvert City plant employs about 400 people.
The opening of TeleTech’s Hopkinsville call center has been pushed back with no definitive date in sight. The company had announced the facility was supposed to be up and running this fall.
Christian County Economic Development Council Director Mitch Robinson tells The Kentucky New Era TeleTech is still trying to find a customer for the call center. He says the company was talking to three or four prospective customers but none committed. TeleTech says it still plans to open the Hopkinsville call center, which could create 700 new jobs.
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.
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.
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 The current outdated water system has received 33 Notices of Violations for unsafe levels of methane and acids found in the water in the past.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.