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7:35 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Kentucky Pledges $1 Million to Develop New Air Service

Gov. Steve Beshear has pledged $1 million in coal severance revenue to be used in Pikeville's push to get an airline to serve far eastern Kentucky. Pikeville officials have been trying to get passenger air service to their local airport for more than two years.

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7:15 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Eastern Kentucky Coal Mine Closing

Alpha Natural Resources is closing its Still House Branch Mine in Cumberland, leaving 40 miners without jobs. Alpha spokesman Rick Nida told the Harlan Daily Enterprise that another 40 workers will be reassigned to its Cloverlick mines in Harlan County and Northfork mines in Letcher.

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8:46 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Owensboro Grain to Explore Idea of Gas-Fired Turbines

Owensboro Grain Co. is exploring the possibility of using natural gas-fired turbines to generate its own electricity for a soybean plant. CEO Jeff Erb called the idea "pie in the sky" for now, but the company's board has approved looking into the co-generation option.

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Business
11:47 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Corbin Company Cutting About 250 Jobs

A company in southern Kentucky says it is cutting about 250 workers after a federal contract wasn't renewed. Computer Sciences Corporation said in a statement that all the jobs at its facility in Williamsburg would be impacted by the loss of the contract.

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11:34 am
Thu October 25, 2012

UMW Sues Coal Companies Over Pension and Healthcare Benefits

The United Mine Workers of America is suing Arch Coal and Peabody Energy.  The suit involves pension and healthcare benefits for bankrupt Patriot Coal Corporation's active and retired miners and their families.

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Business
1:19 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

New Group Plans Bigger Push for Expansion of Broadband Access in Kentucky

A national group that has pushed expanding broadband access in other southern states is now focusing on Kentucky. Citizens for a Digital Future is opening up a Kentucky chapter to help advocate for these issues with lawmakers and private businesses.

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7:45 am
Tue October 23, 2012

First Shipment in Kentucky-India Coal Deal Delayed

The first shipment in a huge deal to export coal to India hasn’t yet left Appalachia. The deal was announced in August: Kentucky-based Booth Energy agreed to send up to nine million tons of coal a year to India for 25 years, at an estimated value of $7 billion. The first shipment was supposed to be on its way by the end of September.

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8:44 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Next Area Code Change Meeting Being Held in Henderson

People in the Henderson area will have a chance Monday to give their opinions on a new area code that will be needed in western Kentucky in early 2014. The Kentucky Public Service Commission is holding meetings in several cities on the issue.

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6:46 am
Sat October 20, 2012

Bowling Green-to-Atlanta Air Service Under Consideration

A view of the Bowling Green Regional Airport

An airport official says Bowling Green is closing in on bringing commercial air service to the area with a route to Atlanta a possibility. Bowling Green Regional Airport manager Rob Barnett told The Daily News that five airlines at a recent conference expressed interest in flying from the southern Kentucky city to a hub in Atlanta.

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5:59 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Bowling Green Corvette Plant to Idle in February in Preparation for Next Generation of 'Vette

The 2013 Corvette C7, one of the last models of the car to be produced ahead of a February idling of the plant.

General Motors plans to idle Corvette production in Bowling Green for six months to prepare for the next generation of the iconic sports car. The automaker laid out its schedule for revamping its assembly plant in Warren County for the all-new 2014 model.

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