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Government
3:20 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Whitfield: Keeping an Open Mind on PGDP Future

Congressman Ed Whitfield

Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield says despite his comments that the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion plant is on its "Last Leg" he’s keeping an open mind about the facility's future. Whitfield's comments about the plant were published in the Washington-based Weapons Complex Monitor

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Business
4:10 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

USEC Keeps Its Doors Open

Enriched Uranium
Wikimedia Commons

The 1200 employees at Paducah’s Gaseous Diffusion plant learned this week their jobs will be safe for another year. 

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Morning Cram
10:11 am
Wed May 16, 2012

the morning cram [see them tumbling down edition]

alyraisman.com

"...drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds."

NPR reports on the journey to stardom for US gymnast Aly Raisman.

Kentucky ~ 1,200 jobs in Paducah are safe for now. Paducah commissioners oppose flying the rebel flag

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Jobs
5:04 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Multi-Party Agreement Extends Paducah's USEC Operations for One Year

DOE

The United States Enrichment Corporation today entered into a multi-party arrangement with Energy Northwest, the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) to extend uranium enrichment operations for about a year at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Paducah, Ky.

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Business
4:13 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

USEC Paducah Contract Extended

Paducah, Kentucky

The Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant agreed to a power contract with Tennessee Valley Authority through September. United States Enrichment Corporation spokesman Paul Jacobson says the contract extension will allow them to operate safely, even if they aren’t enriching uranium at the plant.

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Afternoon Update
4:30 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 4/26/12

Shay Sowden wikimedia commons

Today on NPR: It's been 20 years since Los Angeles erupted in riots after the acquittal of four white police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King. The city has seen a lot of changes since then, but the police department has undergone an outright transformation.

Around the Commonwealth:

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Business
3:56 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

USEC Implements Cuts

The company that operates the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion plant says it's cutting spending and implementing layoffs at two of its locations around the country.

The United States Enrichment Corporation's headquarters in Bethesda, MD is freezing salaries, hiring, as well as undergoing a 10% staff reduction. Spokesman Paul Jacobson says these changes are a result of shifts in the national and global market.

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Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant
4:15 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

PGDP Still Faces Potential Shutdown

DOE

As the end of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant’s TVA utility contract nears, the plant’s operators are still searching for ways to keep the plant open for the foreseeable future. The plant’s current TVA contract expires at the end of May. United States Enrichment Corporation officials are negotiating new terms to provide a better market for their services and allow them to continue operations. USEC's Paducah Plant Spokesperson Georgann Lookofsky says the new contract is just one of several problems they need to solve to keep the plant running.  She says,

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Afternoon Update
5:07 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 3/22/12

USDA

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From NPR: Big grocers ban pink slime.

From the Commonwealth:

Kentucky’s jobless rate has fallen to 8.7 percent.

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2012 General Assembly
1:51 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Kentucky Lawmakers To Add Pressure to DOE to Keep USEC Open in Paducah

DOE

Kentucky lawmakers are set to pass a bill with the hope it will help a uranium enrichment plant in Paducah create new operations.

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