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Coal mine layoffs put 100 people out of work

Posted: 06/12/2009 - A local coal company lays off about one hundred coal miners in eastern Kentucky. Officials warned the miners about two months ago that layoffs were possible, and today the cuts were made. Officials say these are permanent layoffs for these miners in Pike and Letcher counties, and say the depressed coal market and the economy are to blame.

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Flooding in Pike County

Updated: 06/12/2009 - A state of emergency is declared in Pike County after another round of flash flooding.

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H1N1 virus a pandemic

Updated: 10/06/2009 - WHO declares that swine flu pandemic has begun - first global flu epidemic in 41 years.

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FDA and tobacco

Updated: 06/12/2009 - The Senate struck a historic blow against smoking in America Thursday, voting overwhelmingly to give regulators new power to limit nicotine in the cigarettes that kill nearly a half-million people a year, to drastically curtail ads that glorify tobacco and to ban flavored products aimed at spreading the habit to young people.

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President Obama Looks To Toughen Surface Mining Oversight

Posted: 06/11/2009 - The Obama administration announces steps to stop expedited reviews for surface mining permits, saying it will curb environmental destruction. Environmental groups welcome the move, but those in the coal industry say it puts their livelihood in jeopardy.

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HIV awareness & testing

Posted: 06/11/2009 - FRANKFORT, KY - In honor of National HIV Testing Day on June 27, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is promoting routine HIV testing and awareness. The campaign will run during June in Kentucky to encourage as many people as possible to get tested and know their HIV status.

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Reforms for strip mining

Posted: 06/11/2009 - The Obama administration is planning tougher environmental reviews for coal companies that mine in Appalachia.

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Training to keep Kentucky safe

Updated: 06/11/2009 - More than a thousand emergency responders are in Lexington this week for a Homeland Security conference and Kentucky State Fire School.

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Flood victims continue cleaning up

Updated: 07/20/2010 - More than one month after the flood destroyed their homes, some people in the Huddy community of Pike County say it will be many more months before they can return.

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Search underway for burglary suspect

Posted: 06/11/2009 - Police think a man who burglarized a Lexington church may be back in the bluegrass, committing more crimes.

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Lightning sparks apartment fire

Updated: 06/11/2009 - Lightning from early morning storms sparked a fire in the back of a Harrodsburg apartment. The owners of the rental property consider it a total loss.

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Neighbors take Floyd County coal prep plant to court

Posted: 06/11/2009 - "Upgrade your coal plant emissions and maintenance or else." That's the order from Floyd County Circuit Court Judge Danny Caudill after 100 neighbors took their complaints to court Thursday.

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Two mines close and force more layoffs

Posted: 06/11/2009 - Premier Elkhorn Coal officials issued warning letters to their employees in April saying they would have to close two mines in Pike County if cost cutting measures were not met.

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Judge dismisses most claims by former police

Posted: 06/11/2009 - CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) - A judge in eastern Kentucky has dismissed all but two claims in a lawsuit by four former police officers in a sex scandal.

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