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Some Henderson County teachers will not be returning to the classroom next school year. 

Faced with a $6.7 million shortfall, the school system is cutting positions.  Layoff notices are going out this week to teachers at every school. 

School system spokeswoman Julie Wisher says about 80 positions are being cut. 

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A Hopkinsville steel tubing plant has laid off 71 workers a year-and-a-half after committing to creating more than 280 jobs and investing $102 million into re-establishing operations in the region.

Hopkinsville’s Jennie Stuart Medical Center will eliminate 70 job positions through an accelerated retirement program and layoffs.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has cut an unspecified number of jobs across departments at the academic medical center.

Vanderbilt spokesman John Howser told The Tennessean the cuts were not considered layoffs. Howser said Vanderbilt, one of the city's largest private employers, was taking steps to address workplace performance.

USEC Still Undecided On PGDP Future

Apr 2, 2013

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.


Officials with Michigan-based Hemlock Semiconductor say they’re laying off three-fourths of their Clarksville employees shortly before production there was to begin.

Earlington Lays Off Three City Workers

Dec 14, 2012

The City of Earlington is temporarily laying off three of its Street Department workers effective Dec. 21 with another three possible in the coming weeks.  The Madisonville Messenger reports the causes are a projected decrease in tax revenue and a delay in receiving coal severance funds. Earlington Mayor Mike Seiber says he made the decision to save the city $30,000 in order to offset the $40,000 decrease in projected property tax income. The city anticipates calling all of the laid-off workers back in six to eight weeks.

Courtesy of DuPont

The more than 700 employees at the DuPont Titanium Dioxide plant in New Johnsonville, Tennessee will not lose their jobs according to Public Affairs spokesman David Hastings. The chemical maker is cutting 1,500 jobs throughout the company after a third quarter in which earnings fell sharply. The company reported net income of $10 million today, compared with $452 million for the same period last year. CEO Ellen Kullman said weaker than expected demand in titanium dioxide and photovoltaic markets contributed to the decline.

Energy Electric Inc. to lay off 44

Jun 15, 2012

Joppa Illinois' coal-fired power plant will shed nearly four dozen jobs in the next two months. Energy Electric Inc. President Bill Sheppard says 19 of the 44 job cuts will be management personnel. 

Oil-Dri Layoffs

May 31, 2012

Residents of Mounds, Illinois are coming to terms with an announcement Wednesday that the Oil-Dri plant is slashing its workforce in half.