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A western Kentucky business owner will serve 90 days in jail for committing environmental violations during the demolition of the former Goodyear Tire plant in Madisonville.

Obion County Unemployment Rate Improves

May 27, 2013

Obion County is no longer among the top-10 Tennessee counties with the highest  unemployment rates.

The state’s April job figures indicate that, for the first time in almost two years, the county’s 11.5 percent jobless rate is just outside the worst in the state.

Obion’s higher percentages are due mainly to the Goodyear plant closure in Union City two years ago. The tire manufacturer was the county’s largest employer with almost 2,000 jobs.