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Adventure Tourism Initiative Puts Focus on ATV Safety
Adventure Tourism Initiative Puts Focus on ATV Safety
LT. GOVERNOR COMPLETES ATV COURSE 
AS PART OF ADVENTURE TOURISM INITIATIVE

 
One of the few victories for the administration came with the creation of the Kentucky Adventure Tourism initiative shepherde along by  First Lady Jane Beshear, a horseback riding enthusiast, Lt. Governor Daniel Mongiardo, and Senator Brandon Smith, two Eastern Kentuckians who see Adventure Tourism as an economic development tool for the state. Legislators were especially enthusiastic over the develpment of ATV trails, similar to the Hatfield - McCoy Trails in West Virginia.
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Kentucky's Unemployment Rate Rises in June
“Retail trade businesses accounted for the majority of the 1,000 jobs added since May 2008, reflecting a store opening and an expansion at a different retailer. All industries in the sector reported year-over-year job growth, with the majority of these employment gains occurring in retail trade enterprises,” Detzel said.
The construction sector recorded 700 more positions in June 2008. Since June 2007, employment in this sector has increased by 2,100 positions. “This is the third consecutive month of employment gains in the construction sector, which is reflective of strength in specialty trade contractors,” said Detzel.
 The government sector, which includes public education, public administration agencies, and state-owned hospitals, added 500 positions in June 2008. Since June 2007, this sector has risen by 9,200 jobs.
“A majority, 5,700, of the year-over-year employment gains in the government sector occurred in the local government subsector,” said Detzel.
Between May 2008 and June 2008, the number of positions in the natural resources and mining sector rose by 100 jobs. Since June 2007, the segment has gained 300 jobs.
The manufacturing sector lost 4,200 jobs in June 2008. Compared to June 2007, jobs in the sector were down by 10,700 in June 2008.
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Paxton Lays Off Employees in Paducah
Staff reductions at WPSD Channel 6 and the Paducah Sun hit almost three dozen employees at  Paxton Media Group's hometown this week. No firm numbers are available. When contacted, veteran reporter Bill Bartleman wouldn’t comment on the layoffs, but other sources say they came as a total surprise.

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Ft. Campbell Soldier Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross
Chief Warrant Officer David Cooper
Ft. Campbell Soldier Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross
...Immediately upon taking off, Cooper’s aircraft became the target for enemy fire. Cooper flew his helicopter directly into the enemy fire, attacking the enemy positions and diverting fire away from the ground forces.
He landed his helicopter near the crash site twice during the engagement, where his fellow pilots downloaded ammunition and fuel from the crashed Little Bird...
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