Kentucky Labor Cabinet

Sports
4:19 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Despite Federal Agency's Ruling, Kentucky College Athletes Can't Unionize

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A federal agency’s landmark decision will allow the Northwestern University football team to seek unionization. Kentucky college athletes currently cannot do the same.

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Health
4:36 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Webster County Salvage Firm Cited for Federal and State Asbestos Violations

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A Providence-based salvage company has been cited by the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection for federal and state health violations for the safe-removal of asbestos. 

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Environment
1:39 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Madisonville Demolition Sparks Asbestos Investigations

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The Kentucky Division for Air Quality and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration are investigating a Webster County salvage company after the possibly unauthorized demolition of a building containing asbestos in Madisonville earlier this month.

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Government
4:39 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Library Makes First Payment on Prevailing Wage Judgment

The Hopkins County-Madisonville Library is one step closer to resuming renovation on its new location after making a $28,000 dollar payment on its nearly $100,000 prevailing wage judgment.

When construction on the library’s new home began, Library Board President Carolyn Ferrell said the board misunderstood the prevailing wage requirements, which apply to public projects with budgets larger than $250,000.  

Ferrell said board and library foundation members met with Jerald Adkins with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet in Frankfort last week to discuss payment options for the rest of the bill.

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Madisonville Library Board
12:56 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Madisonville Library Board Works To Lower Prevailing Wage Bill

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The Madisonville Public Library Board is trying to cut a $98, 904 prevailing wage bill against them. The Kentucky Cabinet of Labor determined in May that the library’s renovation project is subject to prevailing wage and conducted an audit of what they believe the board owed to their contractors.  Library board attorney Randall Hardesty said the board is now trying to get the Cabinet’s calculation lowered.

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