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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 […]

Gov. Matt Bevin Issues Price Gouging Emergency Order to Protect Consumers

Gov. Matt Bevin Issues Price Gouging Emergency Order to Protect Consumers

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

July 8th, 2016

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FRANKFORT, KY (July 8, 2016) – Gov. Bevin has activated the state’s prohibitions on price gouging to protect consumers during strong weather system that continues to affect a significant portion of the Commonwealth. The price gouging emergency order is effective as of 5 p.m. EST, […]

Ervin Cable Construction to Expand Union County Headquarters

Ervin Cable Construction to Expand Union County Headquarters

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

July 8th, 2016

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Telecom construction company to create 20 jobs with $511,000 investment Kyndle announced Ervin Cable Construction LLC, a telecom construction company, will expand its headquarters in Sturgis with a $511,000 investment, a project expected to create 20 full-time jobs. Ervin Cable President Brad Ervin said the […]

Tri-State BBB® Hears from Consumers on Calls Offering Government Grants

Tri-State BBB® Hears from Consumers on Calls Offering Government Grants

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

May 17th, 2016

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  Evansville, IN – May 17, 2016 – The Tri-State Better Business Bureau has recently received several calls from consumers questioning various offers regarding government grants. Callers may explain that consumers are “pre-qualified” or a “recipient” for a number of different reasons, but grants must […]

Peabody, largest US coal miner, seeks bankruptcy protection

Peabody, largest US coal miner, seeks bankruptcy protection

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

April 13th, 2016

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NEW YORK (AP) — Peabody Energy, the nation’s largest coal miner, is seeking bankruptcy protection. The filing comes less than three months after another from Arch Coal, the country’s second-largest miner, which followed bankruptcy filings from Alpha Natural Resources. New energy technology and tightening environmental […]

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 […]