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Jayme Hobson, M.S., CSP, STS, CHST, a regional safety, health and environmental director for AECOM joint venture GUBMK in Paducah, is one of five recipients selected for a new award and professional development program by the American Society of Safety Professionals. Hobson has instituted le…

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The close relationship between workforce development and economic development will be examined for the second year in a row during a day-long symposium at West Kentucky Community and Technical College April 17.

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Several top officials in Gov. Matt Bevin's administration are calling for comprehensive reform of Kentucky's 15 area development districts, saying they no longer trust the agencies to manage and spend millions of dollars in federal and state funds for workforce development and other programs.

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Jeff Bezos boldly predicted five years ago that drones would be carrying Amazon packages to people's doorsteps by now.

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FRANKFORT -- Years of underfunding by politicians who resisted tax increases and risky investments by Kentucky Retirement Systems created a multibillion-dollar pension crisis that threatens the retirement security of Kentucky teachers, police, firefighters and other public employees.

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After college, Louisville native Will Eckman knew he wanted to launch his marketing career in a city -- and not just any city.

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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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BOSTON -- When a CIA-backed venture capital fund took an interest in Rana el Kaliouby's face-scanning technology for detecting emotions, the computer scientist and her colleagues did some soul-searching -- and then turned down the money.

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CHICAGO -- Entrepreneur Elon Musk said Thursday a high-speed transportation system that will whisk people between downtown Chicago and O'Hare International Airport at speeds of up to 150 mph could be operational in about three years.

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Kohan Retail Investment Group of Great Neck, New York, has bought Owensboro's Towne Square Mall and its 35.4 acres for $2.9 million.

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DRAFFENVILLE -- A new 8,000-square foot greenhouse off Billy Watkins Road will, before the end of the year, become a major contributor to the local fresh produce market. West KY Aquaponics, a family venture, will be the first of its kind in the area: utilizing auquaponics to produce both fis…

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WASHINGTON -- In a remarkably public confrontation, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican allies of President Donald Trump pleaded with him Monday to back away from his threatened international tariffs, which they fear coul d spark a dangerous trade war. Trump retorted: "We're not bac…

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Mobile devices pose a major security risk for your organization. It is likely you are among the 95 percent of companies that allow their employees to use their smartphones and tablets to access corporate resources.

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Last month, I wrote about the HR concerns that are usually looked at during the due diligence phase of an acquisition or merger.

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From March 11-18, the Kentucky Career Centers added the below job openings to its database for the regional employers. Some of the added jobs are listed below (Paducah unless noted otherwise noted):

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Mega Bloks, by Mattel, are displayed a Feb. 24 at Toy Fair New York, in the Javits Convention Center.

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A diverse line of Barbies, including one depicting alopecia, foreground left, one in a wheelchair, and three Inspiring Women, right, are displayed at Toy Fair New York, in the Javits Convention Center, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. From Baby Yoda to eco-friendly stacking rings, toymakers displayed …

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A pair of Funko’s Pop! Baby Yoda figures are displayed Feb. 24 at Toy Fair New York, in the Javits Convention Center.

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A traveler walks past a sign advertising a Delta Air Lines credit card on March 24, 2015, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash.

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Pets Alive Fifi “The Flossing Sloth,” by Zuru, is displayed Feb. 24 at Toy Fair New York, in the Javits Convention Center. From Baby Yoda to eco-friendly stacking rings, toymakers displayed an array of goods that they hope will be on kids’ wish lists for the holiday 2020 season. The four-day…

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New vehicles are more technologically advanced than ever. A car today can mirror your smartphone on its center display screen, warn you of objects in your blind spot, brake on its own in an emergency, adjust the climate control via voice, and much more.

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You expect your car insurance rates to increase after you buy a new vehicle, cause a crash or add a young driver to your policy. But some insurers jack up prices based on seemingly unrelated data -- like your magazine subscriptions or what groceries you buy.

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BEIJING -- Factories that make the world's smartphones, toys and other goods are struggling to reopen after a virus outbreak idled China's economy. But even with the ruling Communist Party promising help, companies and economists say it may be months before production is back to normal.

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. sales of new homes jumped 7.9% in January to the fastest pace in more than 12 years, a positive sign for economic growth.

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Fear of the spreading coronavirus has led to a global run on sales of face masks despite evidence that most people who aren't sick don't need to wear them.

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WASHINGTON -- Americans pulled back on their spending in January, even as their incomes surged, a sign the economy was growing modestly before the threat of coronavirus arose.

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It has been 10 years since the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce released the original "Leaky Bucket" report that found three major leaks in state's spending - corrections, Medicaid and public employee benefits -- all of which were consuming tax dollars at a rate that was growing faster than the …

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In a previous column, I mentioned in an earlier article the importance of having a business retention and expansion program included in a community's growth plan. Part of the reason is that it is relatively easier and less costly to maintain and grow existing businesses in a community than t…

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The close relationship between workforce development and economic development will be examined for the second year in a row during a day-long symposium at West Kentucky Community and Technical College April 17.

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Nurse practitioner Kelly Patterson, APRN, recently joined Baptist Health Medical Group Cardiothoracic Surgery. She has more than 10 years of experience providing nursing care to patients in western Kentucky. A board-certified nurse practitioner, Patterson earned a bachelor's degree in nursin…

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I try to dedicate as much time as I can to traveling throughout the 1st Congressional District and seeing the exciting programs and opportunities underway, especially relating to workforce development. Based on recent stops in our district, I'm encouraged to see that efforts to equip our wor…

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Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Thursday, March 5, Julian Carroll Convention Center. This month's sponsor is Lundberg Medical Imaging and the featured speaker is Charles S. Gascon, regional economist and senior coordinator at the Federal Reserve Ba…

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Today, people use their trucks for everything from taking the kids to school to hauling concrete. Notably, 78% of full-size trucks sold in 2019 were in the versatile crew-cab configuration, according to Edmunds data. There are also more pickup models on sale than ever before.

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Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond moved sharply higher at the opening bell Wednesday after executives rolled out a raft of initiatives to turn the struggling chain around.

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From Feb. 5-13, the Kentucky Career Centers added the below job openings to its database for the regional employers. Some of the added jobs are listed below (Paducah unless noted otherwise noted):

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Ron Henley has been named director of facilities at Baptist Health Paducah, with responsibility for engineering/maintenance, bio-medical engineering, pbx, emergency management, valet, construction, security and safety. He previously served as the safety officer for the hospital since 2016. H…

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Michael Searcy has joined Paducah Bank as the senior credit underwriter and portfolio manager for metro markets. The long-time Louisville resident is a 25-year banking veteran with extensive experience in credit underwriting, analysis, and loan review. Searcy spent 15 years as vice president…

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Millennials grew up online. From making their first screen names with America Online in the '90s and poking around chatrooms, to using HTML to customize their Myspace pages in high school, and now curating their Instagram feeds, navigating the internet is second nature to these digital natives.

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DETROIT -- Despite a 40-day strike by factory workers and slumping sales in the U.S. and China, General Motors still made money last year. The company posted a $6.58 billion profit for the year, but that was down almost 17% from 2018.

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From Jan. 29-Feb. 5, the Kentucky Career Centers added the below job openings to its database for the regional employers. Some of the added jobs are listed below (Paducah unless noted otherwise noted):

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In a previous column, I detailed retirees' biggest lifestyle regrets, such as not traveling more before their health gave out and not communicating clearly with a partner about what they hoped retirement would be like.

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy expanded at a moderate 2.1% annual rate in the final three months of 2019, capping a year when a weak global landscape and a sharp pullback in business investment resulting from President Donald Trump's trade fights combined to slow growth.

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WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department says its new 20-year bond, which it is introducing to help finance budget deficits projected to top $1 trillion over the next decade, will be offered on a quarterly basis in the months of February, May, August and November.

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In 2020, the Baptist Health Paducah cancer program will celebrate nearly 20 years of being nationally accredited. Baptist Health Paducah reached the milestone of 50 years of cancer care in 2017. The multi-disciplinary program has been nationally accredited since 2001, with the area's only ra…

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From Jan. 22-29, the Kentucky Career Centers added the below job openings to its database for the regional employers. Some of the added jobs are listed below (Paducah unless noted otherwise noted):

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Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, Julian Carroll Convention Center. This month's sponsors are Paducah-McCracken Co. NAACP and McCracken County Community Career Endowment, and the featured speaker is newly-elected Kentucky Attorney G…

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McCracken County public school teachers April Griggs and Jennifer Shidal are among 3,381 new national board-certified teachers, according to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. They join the 4,786 teachers who successfully renewed their certification this year. There are …

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It's that time of year again when we promise ourselves to do those things that we know we should, but just haven't quite gotten around to them yet. The infamous New Year's resolutions.

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For the past five months, this column has examined the top threats in 2019, according to the 2019 Cyber Threatscape Report, including geopolitical actors, evolving cybercriminals, ransomware, supply chain threats, and supply chain vulnerabilities. This month, we are focusing on the final thr…

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A skilled workforce means more than workers having the technical skills to the job. Today, more employers are not only looking for employees who can do a job correctly, but they are looking for workers with a mastery of “soft skills.”

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SAN FRANCISCO -- For two years running , California's wildfires have sent plumes of smoke across Silicon Valley. So far, that hasn't spurred much tech innovation aimed at addressing extreme-weather disasters associated with climate change.

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Money, it's a gas. Unless you need to borrow some from your parents. Then it's a conversation many adults will avoid at all costs, even if it means paying for groceries with couch nickels.

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Nearly every time a hotly anticipated new or redesigned vehicle first hits dealer lots, a number of enterprising dealerships will take the opportunity to make some additional profit. The good news for consumers is that there are ways around these markups.