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Jay Hite and Patrick Whalen, both certified public accountants, have joined the accounting firm of Clayton, Byrd & Meeks, LLP as partners. Hite holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting and an MBA from Murray State University. He has worked in public accounting for eight years. Wh…

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From Aug. 8 to Wednesday, the Kentucky Career Centers added 181 jobs to its database for the regional employers, bringing the total to more than 1,589 open job orders. Some of the added jobs are listed below (Paducah unless noted otherwise noted):

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NEW YORK -- After long resisting change, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wants to revamp the "core" of the service to fight rampant abuse and misinformation. But it's not clear if changing that essence -- how it rewards interactions and values popularity -- would even work.

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NEW YORK -- Hundreds of thousands of garment workers once toiled in the sweaty, elbow-to-elbow workshops of midtown Manhattan before the whirring of sewing machines was mostly silenced by foreign competition.

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From Aug. 1 to Wednesday, Aug. 7, the Kentucky Career Centers added 193 jobs to its database for the regional employers, bringing the total to more than 1,436 open job orders. Some of the added jobs are listed below (Paducah unless noted otherwise noted):

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WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices climbed 2.9 percent in July from a year earlier, a rate of inflation that suggests Americans are earning less than a year ago despite an otherwise solid economy.

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BOISE, Idaho -- A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to help farmers produce more crops and make grocery store offerings such as strawberries, potatoes and avocados stay fresher longer.

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Jeff Cottingham has been selected as employee of the quarter at The Murray Bank. He has been IT coordinator since coming to the bank in 2005. The award recipient is chosen by the bank's employees and recognizes a person's work ethic and support of the bank's mission.

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From July 25 to Wednesday, the Kentucky Career Centers added 189 jobs to its database for the regional employers, bringing the total to more than 1,171 open job orders. Some of the added jobs are listed below (Paducah unless noted otherwise noted):

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NEW YORK -- The founder of Papa John's says the pizza chain does well with him as its public face, and that it was a mistake for the company to scrub him from its marketing materials after he acknowledged using a racial slur.

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WASHINGTON -- Employers pulled back on hiring in July, but the job gains were still enough to lower the U.S. unemployment rate a tick to 3.9 percent from 4 percent.

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DETROIT -- General Motors wants the U.S. government to exempt an SUV made in China from a 25 percent tariff imposed by the Trump administration.

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA on Friday assigned the astronauts who will ride the first commercial capsules into orbit next year and bring crew launches back to the U.S.

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Jennifer Franklin has been named senior deposit officer at FNB Bank. In her new position, she will be responsible for the overall coordination and supervision of the desposit operations department. Franklin previously served as data resource manager for FNB and will continue in that role alo…

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ELIZABETHTOWN -- Farmers around the country, including several in Hardin County, are expected to benefit from a $12 billion trade aid package unveiled Tuesday by President Donald Trump to help ease hardships created by trade disputes with China and other trading partners.

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From July 18 to Wednesday, the Kentucky Career Centers added 189 jobs to its database for the regional employers, bringing the total to more than 1,171 open job orders. Some of the added jobs are listed below (Paducah unless noted otherwise noted):

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River Metals Recycling's (RMR) Paducah site earned its second certification from OSHA's Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) on Wednesday and celebrated with an employee lunch.

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Patrick Falvey has been named chief operating officer of the Baptist Health system. He comes to Baptist Health from Advocate Aurora Health in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he served in numerous executive roles including executive vice president/chief transformation officer. His background incl…

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Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Derrick Ramsey recently visited west Kentucky. Ramsey stopped in Paducah to learn more about our innovative programs, to share the vision of the cabinet and to receive updates on projects occurring throughout west Kentucky. The s…

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Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 2, Julian Carroll Convention Center. This month's speaker is Ryan Quarles, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture, and the sponsor is Mercy Health. Cost: $15 members, $25 non-members. RSVP by calling 443…

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Several years ago, I wrote an article for this publication concerning compensation. I ended that piece with a comment that "inconsistency is a four-letter word in the HR world." At the time, I was referring to salary levels and wages, but I'd like to expand on that theme.

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Email marketing has been around for a long time, and yet it remains one of the most effective tools for communicating with clients and prospects.

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Paducah Bank has announced members of its newly formed community board. Members are nominated by bank employees and approved by the board of directors. The board will meet four times a year to discuss community concerns, give insight into customer service, help identify potential growth and …

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From July 11 to Wednesday, the Kentucky Career Centers added 163 jobs to its database for the regional employers, bringing the total to more than 1,110 open job orders. Some of the added jobs are listed below (Paducah unless noted otherwise noted):

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TOKYO -- Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned the U.S. on Friday that higher tariffs on auto imports would backfire and harm not only America's jobs and economy but also devastate the global economy.

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Friday escalated his threats to punish China for its trade policies, warning anew that he's prepared to impose tariffs on all Chinese imports and arguing that Beijing has manipulated its currency at the expense of the United States.

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MONTPELIER, Vt. -- As more students balk at the debt loads they face after graduation, some colleges are offering an alternative: We'll pay your tuition if you offer us a percentage of your future salary.

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Tammy Zimmerman of Paducah has been named to the Baptist Health board of directors, which governs the entire Baptist Health system including its hospitals, healthcare facilities, programs and affiliated corporations. She will serve through December 2021.

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DETROIT -- Federal safety investigators are looking into complaints that engines on some Ford Escape vehicles can overheat and suddenly stall while being driven.

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NEW YORK -- As Amazon gears up for its Prime Day promotion, other big-name retailers like Macy's and eBay are launching deals and sales of their own. But small businesses -- including those that don't sell much online -- shouldn't sit on the sidelines.

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Celia Parrott, physician assistant at Mercy General Surgery, has completed an intensive course in cancer risk assessment from the City of Hope's division of clinical cancer genomics. According to Lourdes, she is the first and only provider in Kentucky to earn the certification. Parrott has w…

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From July 4 to Wednesday, the Kentucky Career Centers added 176 jobs to its database for the regional employers, bringing the total to more than 1,189 open job orders. Some of the added jobs are listed below (Paducah unless noted otherwise noted):

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SAN ANTONIO -- Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually -- a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds.

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From June 27 to Wednesday, the Kentucky Career Centers added 194 jobs to its database for the regional employers, bringing the total to more than 1,171 open job orders. Some of the added jobs are listed below (Paducah unless noted otherwise noted):

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NEW YORK -- Amazon's Prime Day deals are coming to the aisles of Whole Foods as the online retailer seeks to lure more people to its Prime membership after a recent price hike.

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Several local members were recently recognized for outstanding contributions to Paducah Professional Women, Inc. (PPW) and the community. Sandra Wilson, president of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce, presented the 2018 PPW Awards of Excellence and Career Advancement Scholarship to the fo…

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MURRAY -- Raptor Ag, LLC, based in Murray, and Edmond, Okla., recently announced a hazelnut orchard development project in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Over the past year, the company has raised $25 million to develop the project's initial phase, purchasing approximately 1,000 acres and acqui…

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