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Coal baron debates Kennedy over mountaintop mining

Posted: 01/21/2010 - CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Don Blankenship and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the coal baron and the conservationist, are certain they could win over the world if only the public could see mountaintop removal mining through their eyes. On Thursday, they got their shot.

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Haiti to relocate 400,000 quake homeless

Posted: 01/21/2010 - Within days, the government will move 400,000 people made homeless by Haiti's epic earthquake from their squalid improvised camps throughout the shattered capital to new resettlement areas on the outskirts, a top Haitian official said Thursday.

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Drug roundup in Bell County

Posted: 01/21/2010 - Police in Bell County make more than one dozen drug related arrests this morning. The Bell County Sheriffs Department conducted the roundup. Officers say this wave of arrests is part of on-going investigations.

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Hearing for accused serial killer delayed

Updated: 01/21/2010 - A judge ordered a competency hearing before Michael Abner can be arraigned. He's accused of murdering three people in Pulaski County.

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Beshear expected to testify in bid-rigging case

Updated: 02/05/2010 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear testified he was not aware a conversation he had with a road contractor pertained to the key prosecution witness in a bid-rigging investigation in the state Transportation Cabinet.

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Kentucky's jobless rate increases to 10.7 percent in December

Posted: 01/21/2010 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 21, 2010) - Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate rose to 10.7 percent in December 2009 from a revised 10.6 percent in November 2009, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

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Woman killed in fiery crash

Posted: 01/21/2010 - Police are investigating why a woman was driving the wrong way on US 23 in Johnson County. She died after her SUV burst into flames when it hit a coal truck head-on.

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Man in Spiderman mask robs bank

Posted: 01/21/2010 - Police are looking for a man who robbed an Eastern Kentucky bank Thursday afternoon wearing a Spiderman mask.

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Gov. Beshear Announces Grants to Clean Up Illegal Dumps

Posted: 01/21/2010 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 21, 2010) - Gov. Steve Beshear today announced that approximately $3 million in grant funding has been awarded from the Kentucky Pride Fund for cleanup of 240 illegal dumps in 42 counties.

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EPA shows TVA's Kingston coal ash cleanup options

Posted: 01/21/2010 - CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - As the cleanup of Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston ash spill continues, the Environmental Protection Agency has suggested ways to move forward and what it could cost, but a key question remains unanswered.

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2009 saw most meth lab busts in Kentucky

Posted: 01/21/2010 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say law enforcement officials found a record number of methamphetamine labs in the state last year.

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Lexington nurse to leave for Haiti

Updated: 02/05/2010 - Rebecca Jump, a Lexington nurse, leaves Friday for Haiti, a place she's called home for awhile now.

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Traffic is moving again after accident

Updated: 01/21/2010 - Traffic is moving again along highway 15 near the by-pass in Hazard after a three-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon.

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Toyota recalls 2.3M US vehicles to fix gas pedals

Posted: 01/21/2010 - NEW YORK (AP) - Toyota is recalling 2.3 million U.S. vehicles to correct sticking accelerator pedals, the latest in a string of quality problems that have bedeviled the Japanese automaker.

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Crash kills one

Updated: 01/21/2010 - One woman is dead after police say she hit a coal truck head on.

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