The Murray location at 112 N. 12 St. opened Nov. 7 and the company will held a grand opening ceremony on Nov. 17.
Three or four people work at the new site, which features an ATM, one-lane drive-through and a teller line inside.
Federally chartered in June 1971, the credit union received approval to change from a common bond charter to a community charter in August 2005. The credit union has two other locations, one in Calvert City and one in Draffenville.
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Allstate Insurance Agent Scott Jordan bought out and merged two local Allstate offices that were offered up by two local agents retiring.
Jordan’s office is at 2920 Lone Oak Road, the former office of Marvin Green. Jordan said he also bought out Deborah Edmonds’ agency, formerly at 109 Memorial Drive. Both Green and Edmonds have retired, he said.
A Lone Oak High School graduate, Jordan has been in the insurance business for 10 years after graduating from Mississippi State University.
Call 270-534-4800 for more information.
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ATTUS Technologies Inc., an affiliate company of Computer Services, Inc. in Paducah, announced a new software product that will help banks and other institutions comply with Federal Reserve changes that went into effect Nov. 19.
An enhanced version of the company’s WatchDOG Wire software will allow banks and companies to better comply with regulations designed to alert institutions to any customers listed on terrorist watch lists, according to a company release.
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On Nov. 19, the Kentucky Oaks Mall celebrated a grand re-opening. The day marked the completion of the largest renovation in the 28-year-old mall’s history, according to Joe Bell, spokesman for the Cafaro Co., the mall’s owner.
A&K Construction of Paducah led the $10 million project that added 10 new skylights, remodeled bathrooms, new carpet and tile flooring and other features. The one-story, 350,000-square-foot building also has new exterior signs and upgraded HVAC systems.
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Paducah-based Computer Services, Inc. partnered with mobile banking application provider Malauzai Software, Inc. to deliver SmartApps, a suite of iPhone and Android platform banking applications, to financial institutions nationwide.
SmartApps provide a mobile banking platform to supplement text- and browser-based banking features, allowing financial institutions to create expanded capabilities, according to a CSI release.
The apps are tied directly to CSI’s core system so business and retail banking customers can use one mobile software product rather than using an internet banking platform that requires a different application for each customer segment.
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Independent film production company Cardinal River sold off inventory at its location in the Arcade building at Fourth Street and Broadway. Signs advertised a moving sale open to the public with prices ranging from $5 for office equipment to thousands for film and still-photo camera equipment.
The company planned to move into post-production work and move all of its remaining equipment to the Cardinal River office at 500 Broadway above the Paducah Symphony Orchestra office downtown, according to Sheloa Nichols, production manager.
No more details were given about the sale. Owner Avery Crounse was unavailable for comment.
Back in Paducah for more than a decade, Crounse spent 35 years pursuing photography and film making and garnered a cult following for a trio of horror films. His horror film “The Invisible Kid” (1988) starred Karen Black, a former Oscar nominee.
Two years ago, Crounse and Cardinal River employees began work on a multi-genre film about Paducah and its arts community. Crounse has said the film would be shot over a year and then sold exclusively online.
No further details on the Paducah movie project were available.
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West Kentucky Lawn & Garden opened at 2605 Bridge St.
The shop, co-owned by Mike and Jim Ladd, sells and services Briggs & Stratton engines and Kawasaki hand-held power products. It also offers repairs on all makes and models of small engines and lawn mowers. Call 270-408-5296 for more information.
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ATTUS Technologies Inc., an affiliate company of Computer Services, Inc. in Paducah, launched the ATTUS Watch List application this month on salesforce.com’s AppExchange.
Companies can use the app to comply with federal laws and check names against lists at the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security, and other anti-terrorism and anti-money laundering watch lists, according to a company release. The app was built using Force.com, salesforce.com’s social enterprise platform for building employee-facing social apps.
Also, CSI hosted the fall meeting of Professional Organization for Information and Network Technologies in late September.
The POINT group focuses on building the information technology industry in west Kentucky by providing networking and professional development opportunities.
EntrePaducah and The Regional Business and Innovation Center sponsored the meeting where Mike Hopkins, president of DEVsource in Murray, spoke about cloud computing. Founded in 2001, DEVsource is a technology company that specializes in providing proactive managed technology services, network and system audits.
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Trendy Repeats celebrated 10 years in business in October. The consignment store held a special sale and celebration on Sunday, Oct. 16.
The business first opened at 129 S. Fifth St. with 1,030 square feet, said co-owners Bill and Lisa Dunn, in a release.
The store operated in three other locations in Paducah’s downtown for nine years before moving to its current location, a 9,000-square-foot space at 2193 Bridge St.
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AmeriGas Partners announced an acquisition of the propane operations of Energy Transfer Partners, which operates through subsidiaries in 41 states including two locations in western Kentucky.
Energy Transfer’s subsidiaries are collectively called Heritage Propane, which owns Tri State Propane at 710 Clark’s River Road and Ohio Valley Gas Company at 832 W. Broadway in Mayfield.
AmeriGas Propane’s acquisition of Heritage Propane adds more than 1 million retail propane customers, and more than 500 million gallons, to AmeriGas’ nationwide propane distribution operations.
The deal cost AmeriGas Propane roughly $2.9 billion, including $1.5 billion in cash, approximately $1.3 billion in AmeriGas common units and the assumption of $71 million in debt, according to the AmeriGas website, amerigas.com.
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The Murray-Calloway Endowment for Healthcare at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital hosted a Basic Financial Management Workshop Friday, Oct. 28, at the Murray-Calloway Transit Authority Building.
The workshop helped foster effective financial practices in a nonprofit organization to ensure sound records management.
Julie Couturier spoke at the workshop. Couturier is the financial manager at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich., and has been in the accounting and finance field for more than 10 years.
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SmartPath Technologies, an IT solutions and support company in Calvert City, celebrated its move into a new facility at 78 Ash St. The company held an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, Oct. 28, said Kristy Kerns, with the company.
The company was previously located at 868 Holly St., and the move provides more space for growth, Kerns said.
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White Lili Boutique opened at 307 Ferry St. in Metropolis, Ill., on Oct. 28.
Owner Melissa Griffith said the shop offers ladies apparel, giftware and accessories. The Metropolis native earned a bachelor’s degree in retail management from Southern Illinois University.
Call 618-524-9260 for more information.
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Two businesses combined to operate under one roof with the opening of a new combination salon and massage therapy practice in Reidland at 5440 Reidland Road.
Tonjua Yopp, owner of Dragonfly Design Hair and Nails, and Scottye Williams, owner of Xenos Holistic Body Therapies, held an open house on Nov. 6.
Yopp was looking for somewhere to move her cosmetology practice around the same time Williams said she was hoping to move her massage therapy business from Paducah city limits to closer to Reidland.
Williams said the services offered by both businesses include massage, body treatments, facials, hair and nail services and custom nail art. Call 270-898-3311 for more information.
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Peel & Holland, based in Benton, became a member of Benefit Advisors Network, a national network of employee benefit brokerage and consulting firms.
Joining 42 nationwide members, Peel & Holland now offers clients resources available only to larger broker firms such as compliance and pharmacy directors, as well as access to products and services for specialty markets. Peel & Holland is an insurance, employee benefits and risk consulting firm serving clients in 21 states since 1924.
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Gifts Plus moved from its 2200 Broadway location to 3125 Lone Oak Road beside of Hank Brothers True Value Hardware. The store owned by Carol and Steve Spraggs has been in business for 17 years.
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Children’s Corner, a new child care center, opened in Lone Oak at 130 John E. Robinson Drive.
Owner Laura Hughes said the newly-renovated center offers morning preschool and afternoon activities for three age groups divided among 1 to 5 year olds. Full-time and part-time care is available, Hughes said.
Rita Hughes is the center’s assistant director. Call 270-554-0331 for more information.
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The state launched Kentucky Business One Stop, an interactive website to help businesses start and operate in a more efficient way.
The website, onestop.ky.gov, was created by Senate Bill 8, and features a link to the Secretary of State’s office allowing people to register a new business online. It also provides a way to communicate and interact with the state’s Department of Revenue, and provides a guide to walk people through all the steps needed at the state and local levels to start a business in Kentucky.
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Paducah, and Barkley Regional Airport, are featured in the November/December issue of SkyWest magazine.
The two-page spread, which is in the seat back of every United Express airplane, details a possible Christmas trip to Paducah and what attractions and events to visit.
Go Publications and the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau collaborated with the airport to produce the article and photos.
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Burrito Express opened at 102 E. South St. in Mayfield. Co-owner Alex Pacheco said the restaurant offers dine-in and take-out options along with alcoholic beverages. Call 270-247-3333 for more information.
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Plans moved along for Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Paducah and Murray.
Western Kentucky-based Four Dough, LLC plans to file for a building permit in Paducah by year’s end for a Dunkin’ Donuts location, according to Mike Spaulding at Four Dough.
“We are in negotiations for a leased piece of property in Paducah to locate another shop there,” Spaulding said on Nov. 10.
“I can’t tell you where it is at this point because of work and plans that are still going into it. I do expect to (file for a permit) in the next 30 days.”
Spaulding said he plans to submit a site plan before the end of January to the planning department in Murray for a Dunkin’ Donuts at 300 N. 12th St.
The company received approval from the Murray Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Adjustments to build a 3,650-square-foot building with space for an additional tenant. The approval was needed to rezone the property from R-2, single familiy residential, to a commercial B-4 zone. A garage and house sit on the property that will need to be cleared.
Spaulding said he is still searching for another business to operate inside the proposed Murray location.
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A week after Dippin’ Dots filed for federal bankruptcy protection, the Paducah-based ice cream maker was back in the national spotlight, this time for a TV appearance.
A one-hour episode of “Top Secret Recipe” on Country Music Television aired at 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, with its host Todd Wilbur attempting to clone the company’s ice cream beads that are sold at 20 below zero.
The show features Wilbur attempting to reproduce some of America’s popular restaurant foods.
The company filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Nov. 3 to stave off foreclosure on more than $11 million in loans.