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FrontPage News

Wickliffe Paper Mill to close - 310 jobs lost

Verso Announces Plans for Major Reductions in Coated Paper and Pulp Production Capacity

Actions at Androscoggin and Wickliffe Mills Will Reduce Production Capacity by 430,000 Tons of Coated Paper and 130,000 Tons of Dried Market Pulp

Just seven months after purchasing the paper mill formerly known as NewPage and formerly-formerly known as Westvaco, Verso Corp is closing the plant down. To read the reasoning for the shut down, read the press release posted on the company website after the jump:

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Education

Dr. Brian Parr returns to Murray State as head of the department of agricultural science
Dr. Brian Parr
Dr. Brian Parr returns to Murray State as head of the department of agricultural science

MURRAY, Ky. -- Dr. Brian Parr has joined the Hutson School of Agriculture at Murray State University in the department of agricultural science as professor and head. Parr, who previously got his professional start in higher education at Murray State, has returned after seven years at Auburn University...

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Editorials

Get Real UK: Hemp is a weed. Just throw the seed into the ground
Henry Ford taking a sledge hammer to a hemp bumper on an early Ford.
Get Real UK: Hemp is a weed. Just throw the seed into the ground

Clinton, KY. August 20, 2015 - Once again the urgency to consider hemp as an alternative crop comes out of the blue. The closing of the Wickliffe paper mill and loss of those very good jobs, the quietly sinking price of row crops and the need for jobs in counties that may be "work ready in progress" but have few new prospects, leave me to wonder why hemp research is dragging on for at least another year.

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Technology & Science

MSU professors present
Murray State University faculty members Dr. Josh Ridley (left) and Dr. Murphy Smith will present a Christian Faculty Network event, "God\'s Blueprint: Scientific Evidences for a God-Designed Universe," on campus. Photo provided
MSU professors present "God's Blueprint: Scientific Evidences for a God-Designed Universe"

MURRAY, Ky. -- Christian Faculty Network (CFN) is sponsoring a speaker event, "God's Blueprint: Scientific Evidences for a God-Designed Universe," on Monday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m. in the Curris Center Theater, located on the third floor. The event is open to all students, faculty, staff and members of the surrounding community.

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Community and Regional News

Gov. Beshear Announces Grayson, Hickman as Newest 'Kentucky Work Ready Communities in Progress'
Hickman County becomes a "work ready in progress" county.
Gov. Beshear Announces Grayson, Hickman as Newest 'Kentucky Work Ready Communities in Progress'
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