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Independent Stave Breaks Ground on $18 Million Marshall County Mill

Independent Stave Breaks Ground on $18 Million Marshall County Mill

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

September 21st, 2016

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Bourbon industry supplier to create 47 jobs FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 20, 2016) – Gov. Matt Bevin today joined local officials in Benton and Independent Stave Co. LLC executives to break ground on the company’s second Kentucky mill, which will produce barrel staves for the bourbon […]

Kentucky & 20 Other US states sue to block expansion of overtime pay law

Kentucky & 20 Other US states sue to block expansion of overtime pay law

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

September 21st, 2016

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A coalition of 21 states is suing the U.S. Department of Labor over a new rule that would make more higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay. Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt filed the lawsuit in Texas on Tuesday, urging the court […]

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dam 52 deterioration prompts unscheduled river closure

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dam 52 deterioration prompts unscheduled river closure

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

September 12th, 2016

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LOUISVILLE, KY. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District is working to maintain the Ohio River pool at Locks and Dam 52 at Brookport, Illinois, after three wickets broke free from their bases. Due to the location of the hole, the remaining wickets […]

HENDERSON – EVANSVILLE AREA SETS RECORD FOR GOODS EXPORTS IN 2015

HENDERSON – EVANSVILLE AREA SETS RECORD FOR GOODS EXPORTS IN 2015

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

September 11th, 2016

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today released a report highlighting goods exports from U.S. metropolitan areas for 2015. The International Trade Administration’s 2015 Metropolitan Area Export Overview indicates that goods exports from the Evansville, IN-KY metro area reached a record $4.5 billion. […]

Nominations Being Accepted for Industry of the Year

Nominations Being Accepted for Industry of the Year

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

August 26th, 2016

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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Industry of the Year Award. The event will take place on Thursday, September 29 at 7:30am at the Henderson Fine Arts Center. The guest speaker will be Dave Tatman, Executive Director of the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association […]

Nominations Being Accepted for Industry of the Year

Nominations Being Accepted for Industry of the Year

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

August 17th, 2016

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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Industry of the Year Award. The event will take place on Thursday, September 29 at 7:30am at the Henderson Fine Arts Center. Nominations can be downloaded here. Deadline to submit nominations is at the close of business […]

AT&T hikes prices for some plans, but raises data caps

AT&T hikes prices for some plans, but raises data caps

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

August 17th, 2016

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NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T is joining Verizon in raising the prices of some of its data plans. As with Verizon, AT&T is going to great lengths to avoid calling the changes a price hike, as the higher prices come with more data, reducing the […]

Gov. Bevin, Lt. Gov. Hampton Honor Two Area Businesses as Exemplary Volunteers

Gov. Bevin, Lt. Gov. Hampton Honor Two Area Businesses as Exemplary Volunteers

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

August 15th, 2016

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 12, 2016) – Gov. Matt Bevin, Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton and Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson today presented the Governor’s Service Awards at a ceremony in the State Capitol. They were joined by Wendy […]

Simulated coal mine for Indiana safety training approved

Simulated coal mine for Indiana safety training approved

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

August 2nd, 2016

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FORT BRANCH, Ind. (AP) — Vincennes University officials have awarded a $2 million contract to build Indiana’s first simulated underground coal mine for miner safety training. The plans approved Monday call for the nearly 40,000 square-foot simulated mine to be built at the school’s Gibson […]

Unemployment rates down in 64 Kentucky counties in June 2016

Unemployment rates down in 64 Kentucky counties in June 2016

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

July 28th, 2016

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Henderson’s rate remains unchanged FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 28, 2016) – Unemployment rates fell in 64 Kentucky counties between June 2015 and June 2016, rose in 49 counties, and remained the same in seven (Fleming, Henderson, Morgan, Simpson, Trigg, Trimble and Whitley), according to the Kentucky […]