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Alcoa’s aluminum smelter officially closes in Warrick County

Alcoa’s aluminum smelter officially closes in Warrick County

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 25th, 2016

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NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) — Alcoa has marked the final day of aluminum manufacturing at its Warrick County plant along the Ohio River in Indiana. The location had been operating since 1960. The company announced in January it would permanently close its Warrick Operations smelter by […]

Jobless rates up in 114 Kentucky counties in February 2016

Jobless rates up in 114 Kentucky counties in February 2016

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 24th, 2016

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 24, 2016) – Unemployment rates rose in 114 Kentucky counties between February 2015 and February 2016, fell in four counties (Casey, Jackson, Marion and Russell), and remained the same in two (Gallatin and Green), according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and […]

Justices uphold $5.8 million award against Tyson Foods

Justices uphold $5.8 million award against Tyson Foods

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 22nd, 2016

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled for more than 3,000 workers at a Tyson Foods Inc. pork-processing plant in Iowa in a pay dispute with the company. The justices voted 6-2 on Tuesday to reject new limits Tyson asked them to impose on […]

Kyndle Appoints Interim President

Kyndle Appoints Interim President

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 22nd, 2016

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The Kyndle Policy Board would like to thank Brad Schneider for his work as President and CEO of our four-county regional organization. Mr. Schneider has submitted his resignation and we have accepted his resignation effective immediately. We wish him well as he begins his journey […]

Kentucky’s jobless rate at 5.8 percent in January 2016

Kentucky’s jobless rate at 5.8 percent in January 2016

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 3rd, 2016

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 3, 2016) — Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for January 2016 rose to 5.8 percent from a revised 5.7 percent in December 2015, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development […]

Logging waste prompts family to found The Wood Mill  to produce pallets, railroad ties in Union County

Logging waste prompts family to found The Wood Mill to produce pallets, railroad ties in Union County

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

February 26th, 2016

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Company locates new, 30-employee operation in former lumberyard in Sturgis Appalled by forest waste left on their land after logging and with no local facility to process it, Union County family members decided to open a zero-waste sawmill to produce railroad ties, pallets and other […]

Kyndle Tech Tuesday Luncheon to Focus on Cybersecurity Threats and Tips for Business

Kyndle Tech Tuesday Luncheon to Focus on Cybersecurity Threats and Tips for Business

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

February 25th, 2016

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Henderson – Kyndle will host its next Tech Tuesday luncheon on March 1 and the topic will center around examining cybersecurity threats and provide tips that will allow businesses to improve security. The presentation will be made by Michael Ramage, Director of the Center for […]

Indiana board approves onshore casino for Evansville

Indiana board approves onshore casino for Evansville

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

February 25th, 2016

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(Information in the following story is from: Evansville Courier & Press, http://www.courierpress.com) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The owner of Evansville’s casino now has state permission to move from its current riverboat docked along the Ohio River to a new $50 million onshore facility. Indiana Gaming Commission […]

Lexmark releases 4Q earnings, says it’s cutting 550 jobs

Lexmark releases 4Q earnings, says it’s cutting 550 jobs

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

February 24th, 2016

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(Information in the following story is from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com) LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Lexmark says it will cut 550 jobs over the next year, with some of the positions being moved out of the country. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Lexmark spokesman Jerry Grasso declined […]

Amid coal market struggles, less fuel worth mining in US

Amid coal market struggles, less fuel worth mining in US

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

February 23rd, 2016

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MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An exhaustive government analysis says that at current prices and mining rates the largest coal reserves in the U.S. will be tapped out in just a few decades. The finding upends conventional wisdom on the lifespan for […]