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USEC returns Paducah plant to DOE


United States Enrichment Corporation returned full control of the 750-acre uranium enrichment complex near Paducah to the U.S. Department of Energy. The transfer of control followed a year-long process to prepare the plant for a return to full DOE control. DOE has responsibility for the decontamination and decommissioning of the 60-year old complex and has contracted with Fluor Federal Services, Inc. to begin deactivation activities at the site. (USEC; Updated: 12:46 pm, Tuesday)

KY write-in candidate deadline this week

The deadline to file to be a write-in candidate in the General Election is Friday, and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding interested individuals to turn in their paperwork and filing fee to the appropriate filing officer. Write-in candidates for any office must file a Declaration of Intent to be a Write-In Candidate and pay a statutorily prescribed filing fee. (Updated: 12:44 pm, Tuesday)

Kentucky bourbon makes economic mark

A new study shows Kentucky's bourbon industry is making a bigger splash in the state's economy, nearly doubling its workforce in two years and leading a $3 billion distilling sector. The report released by the University of Louisville's Urban Studies Institute showed the number of licensed distilling companies have tripled in the past two years to 31. The bourbon sector's workforce now tops 15,400. (Updated: 12:41 pm, Tuesday)

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Ft. Campbell to restrict alcohol sales

Soldiers at Fort Campbell who want to get a drink on post will have limited hours to do so starting Nov. 1.      Garrison Commander Col. David "Buck" Dellinger is imposing restrictions on alcohol sales. Sales will be limited to 9:00 am until 10:00 pm, Monday through Friday and 7:00 am until 10:00 pm on weekends and holidays. Dellinger cited statistics showing 95 of the 107 DUI charges issued within the past five quarters took place between the hours of 10:00 pm and 9:00 am. Sixty-six of the 88 non-DUI alcohol-related incidents that took place in that time period occurred between 10:00 pm and 2:00 am. (Updated: 12:38 pm, Tuesday)

LBL Howl-O-Ween this weekend

LBL invites the public to the 20th Annual Howl-O-Ween children’s program on Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:30pm at Woodlands Nature Station. You can take a guided hike along a 1/4 mile woodland trail and meet costumed animal characters during this non-scary, daytime event. Tickets go on sale at 12:00 pm and the cost $5 per person. Howl-O-Ween offers children a great opportunity for outdoor fun and entertainment while learning about some of Land Between The Lakes' wildlife. Visitors can partake in crafts, face painting, and see live animals. The first tour leaves at 1:00 pm, and the last tour leaves at 4:00 pm. (Updated: 12:34 pm, Tuesday)

Road work projects in our area

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of KY 787 near the McCracken-Marshall County Line starting Monday, October 27. KYTC Spokesman Keith Todd said KY 787/Bryant Ford Road will be closed at the county line extending northward to Bypass Road for a culvert replacement project. The section of road should be closed for four weeks. Additionally, the KYTC plans to place beams on two new bridges as part of reconstruction of the I-69 Interchange with the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway and the Wendell Ford-Western Kentucky Parkway south of Madisonville. Motorists may experience some minor delays during the delivery and placement of the beams over the next two weeks. (Updated: 12:30 pm, Tuesday)

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