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2:12 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

USEC Still Undecided On PGDP Future

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Workers at Paducah's Gaseous Diffusion Plant will remain employed for at least the next 60 days as United States Enrichment Corporation officials continue discussions regarding future operations. USEC Spokesperson Paul Jacobson says the company has not yet decided on what kind of workforce it will leave behind. The plant currently employs around 1100 people.

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Business
4:08 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Whitehall Industries to Bring 150 Jobs to McCracken County

An automotive business is set to bring 150 jobs and make an 11 million dollar investment in McCracken County. Whitehall Industries makes aluminum parts for automobiles.

Paducah Economic Development President Chad Chancellor said the manufacturer is planning to move into the Tyler Mountain Water building that has been vacant for several years. Chancellor said the company is waiting on the results of an environmental study, which should be final within a month.

“We’ve been wanting an automotive supplier for a while because there’s automotive all around us,” he said. “I think it will be great to take an asset that’s sitting there with no jobs in it and turn it into a project like this.”

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Business
3:59 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

New Candle Plant Bringing 150 Jobs to Fulton

A major candle manufacturer is establishing a new plant in Fulton, Kentucky, bringing 150 new full-time jobs to the city. MVP Group International is a candle and fragrance goods manufacturer based in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Business
2:44 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

KY Legislators Want Big Rivers And Smeltors To Find Middle Ground

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A legislative panel has postponed its vote on a bill that would allow two aluminum smelters in western Kentucky to purchase electricity on the open market.

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Jobs
12:46 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Owensboro Granite Manufacturer Adds 25 Jobs

An Owensboro granite countertop manufacturer is expanding its business and almost doubling its workforce. State tax incentives of up to $250,000 allow Unique Granite and Marble Incorporated to add 25 new full-time employees and invest $400,000 in its expansion.

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Business
8:38 am
Fri January 18, 2013

KY Employment Numbers Rising

The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet says the state's jobless rate has dropped to 8.1 percent.

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Business
8:34 am
Fri January 18, 2013

TN Unemployment at Five Year Low

The number of unemployed Tennesseans is at its lowest point since the economic meltdown of 2008.

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Jobs
1:14 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Kemmerich Metal Engineering Will Add Plant and More Than 100 Jobs in Murray

The German company Kemmerich Metal Engineering will build its U.S. headquarters in Murray. The automotive parts supplier plans to add 120 jobs to the community in the next five years. Murray Calloway Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Mark Manning says Kemmerich is the first business to locate in Murray's new northern industrial park.

One of the reasons this company is coming here is because everything had been pre-prepared. All the utilities were in place, the ground was cleared and compacted, so it will speed up construction by months.

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Business
4:18 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Dippin' Dots Plans Expansion for Paducah Plant

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Paducah-based ice cream company Dippin’ Dots plans to upgrade and expand operations at its plant. The announcement comes after bankruptcy proceedings for the company ended yesterday.

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Politics
4:05 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Hemp Industry Won't Grow Overnight, Agriculture Economists Say

As Kentucky and federal lawmakers consider legalizing industrial hemp, the chair of the University of Kentucky's agriculture economics department notes that such an industry won't rise overnight.

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