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Showing 4 articles from September 29, 2009.

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Do this. NOW!
It only takes a few seconds to get this little guy a book.
Do this. NOW!
Hey, everybody. the annual First Books for Kids contest has only 2 more days to go. The state that gets the most votes wins 50,000 books distributed to children. Kentucky kids need those books!
Kentucky won last year, but Hawaii is in the lead right now. PLEASE go to the link below  and vote for Kentucky. You can vote once a day until the contest ends.
You don't have to answer the questions or fill in any personal information (unless you want to). And be sure to un-check the "yes" box directly above "submit" (unless you want to receive info about this program). If you un-check, you will not receive any e-mails from this program.
All you have to do is select Kentucky in the pull-down menu under "Where would you like to send 50,000 new books?" -- then click the submit button. When your vote is counted, you'll see who's ahead in the race.
I hope you'll take just a second to do this. Here's the link . . .
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Jimmy Tosh: Get H1N1 vaccine to protect pigs from people
Jimmy Tosh, the owner of Tennessee's largest pig farm and the supplier of pigs for factory farms here in West Kentucky told a Henry County Tennessee television that he is doing everything he can to protect his thousands of pigs from the H1N1 virus.
 "Actually, pig farmers are more worried about the pigs getting the H1N1 virus than the pigs giving the virus to people," Tosh said.  "It's only a matter of time until that happens."
...Tosh said if H1N1 does strike his farm, he does not expect the virus to last more than four to five days.  Here’s the full story… 
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Ron Crouch coming back to state government

Ron Crouch is coming out of state retirement to take a job at the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet as director of research and statistics in the Office of Employment and Training.

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State to give plant 10 million in tax incentives
Berry Plastics makes this surveyors' tape.
State to give plant 10 million in tax incentives
Gov. Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Larry Hayes today joined company and community officials in Franklin to announce the retention of 460 Kentucky jobs at Berry Plastics...
The company, which manufactures duct tape, automotive tape and other related tape products, will invest approximately $20 million in equipment and building improvements at its Franklin facility to increase efficiency.

In an effort to retain hundreds of existing jobs in the Commonwealth, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved Berry Plastics’ parent company, Covalence Specialty Adhesives LLC, for $10 million in tax incentives under the Kentucky Industrial Revitalization Act (KIRA).
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