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7:05 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Conway Takes Action Against UPG

Attorney General Jack Conway filed a complaint in Franklin Circuit Court yesterday against United Propane Gas in Paducah for alleged violations of the Kentucky Consumer Protection Act. 

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Business
1:14 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Executive Editor, Ad Director and Another Staffer Leave Paducah Sun to Start Magazine

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The Paducah Sun has lost three employees who are starting a new magazine. Executive Editor Duke Conover, Advertising Director Carolyn Raney and Sun employee Maggie Wade all left on January 17th to start VUE Magazine.  Conover, Raney and Wade collectively spent more than 20 years at the Sun. 

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Business
2:37 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

TVA Sees Record-breaking Electricity Usage With Temperatures in Single Digits

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Tennessee Valley Authority saw record demand for electricity this morning with single digit temperatures across the region.

TVA Spokesperson Scott Brooks said usage was the highest since summer 2007 and the third largest demand in TVA history.

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Business
2:49 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

TVA Expects Demand to Exceed Winter Record, Asks Customers to Reduce Use

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With the temperature in the single digits, demand for electricity is expected to exceed record levels.

The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking all electric power consumers, including residential, commercial and industrial customers, to voluntarily reduce their use of electricity until tomorrow afternoon. 

TVA Spokesman Scott Brooks says demand is expected to peak Thursday night at 31,000 megawatts and Friday morning at 33,000 megawatts.  

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Kentucky Tourism
12:49 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Kentucky Bourbon Trail Sees Record Number of Visitors in 2013

Kentucky’s bourbon distillers are celebrating a record number of visitors in 2013.

The eight facilities that make up the Kentucky Bourbon Trail saw a 12 percent jump in visits last year, with nearly 572,000 visitors touring facilities such as Four Roses,  Maker’s Mark, and the recently-opened Evan Williams Bourbon Experience in downtown Louisville.

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Business
7:20 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Christian County Chamber Gets New Leadership

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The Christian County Chamber of Commerce announced the hiring of Marian Mason as its new President yesterday.  

Mason holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Texas and has completed one year of the Institute of Organizational Management from the American Chamber of Commerce Executives.

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Business
7:10 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Online Job Ads On The Rise in IL

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says online advertising for jobs in Illinois was up almost 10% in December.

The department said yesterday that 215,000 job openings were advertised in December. That's up by 19,000 from December 2012.

The department says 92% of the jobs advertised last month were full time. The five most-advertised jobs were for truck drivers, registered nurses, retail sales workers, retail supervisors and marketing managers.

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Business
12:31 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Murray State on Notice Again as TVA Prepares for High Power Demand as Temperatures Drop

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The Tennessee Valley Authority is preparing once again for high energy demand with single digit lows predicted tonight and tomorrow by issuing an internal Conservative Operation Alert. That alert delays any non-emergency maintenance activities at some of its facilities to reduce risks to the power supply.

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Business
6:43 am
Wed January 22, 2014

McConnell Touts Support For PGDP

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is running a new TV ad touting his support for workers at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

The statewide ad debuting today features the whispery voice of a throat cancer survivor who says he was exposed to radiation at the Plant.

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Business
6:31 am
Tue January 21, 2014

TN Grocery Wine Bill Going Through Negotiations

After years of bitter legislative fights over efforts to allow Tennessee grocery stores to sell wine, groups representing liquor stores and supermarkets are nearing an agreement that would give the measure its best ever chances of becoming law.

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