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1:03 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Gibson Guitar Case Ends in Settlement Agreement

Les Paul Gibson guitar
Sweetwater Music

Federal Prosecutors say a deal has been reached to drop the criminal case against Gibson Guitar Corporation. A highly publicized raid of the company’s Nashville facilities had drawn controversy for several months. The company, which manufactures some of the best-selling guitars in the world,  will pay a 300 thousand dollar fine.

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Business
8:29 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Daviess County Leaders Give the Go-Ahead for Further Coal Mining

Daviess County Fiscal Court has voted to allow a company's request to rezone 700 acres of land for coal mining. However, both supporters and opponents of the move say the issue isn't settled yet.

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Business
8:21 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Daviess County Commissioners to Decide on Possible Mining Expansion

Thursday's vote will be held at the Daviess County Courthouse in downtown Owensboro.
Kevin Willis

Daviess County Fiscal Court will vote Thursday evening on whether it should uphold a decision to rezone nearly 700 acres for coal mining. The Owensboro Metropolitan Planning Commission narrowly approved the request in May.

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Business
8:11 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Haslam Wants Tennessee Schools to Better Prep State Workforce

Gov. Bill Haslam has brought together business leaders struggling to hire qualified workers and education officials who say they need more help preparing the state's workforce.

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Business
8:08 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Scott County Town to Have Packaged Liquor Sales

Voters in Georgetown have resoundingly approved the sale of package liquor. According to the Georgetown News-Graphic, the unofficial referendum results showed the measure passed with more than 70% of voters approving it.

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Business
8:23 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Big Rivers Electric Customers in Henderson Region Will Get Chance to Sound Off on Rate Increase

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has scheduled public hearings for next month in Henderson and Paducah to get input on a proposal that would raise rates for customers of Big Rivers Electric Corp.

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Business
8:16 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Kentucky State Fair Offers Chance for Temp Work

Temporary workers are needed for this year's Kentucky State Fair, and applications will be accepted starting Monday. The Courier-Journal says positions include maintenance staff, grounds, housekeeping, admission gate keepers, tour guides and tram drivers.

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Business
3:00 am
Thu July 26, 2012

It's a Small World: British Scandal Impacting Kentucky Pension Systems

A former financial planner for the Kentucky Pension Systems says an international banking scandal is leading to millions of dollars in losses for Kentucky agencies. Financial analyst Chris Tobe believes the pension systems have lost money due to the false interest rates associated with the LIBOR banking scandal.

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Consumer Protection
10:21 am
Sat July 21, 2012

BBB Issues Warning about Online Car Scams

The Better Business Bureau is warning area consumers to beware of criminals who are hijacking online car ads.  Some scam artists are offering to sell cars at below-market prices as part of the ploy.

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Business
4:34 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

EPA to Review Part of Controversial Rule on Power Plants

The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing part of a controversial rule that sets the first federal standards to reduce toxic air pollution from power plants. The controversial rule was issued in December. Its aimed at curbing mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal and oil-fired power plants.

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