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RNC Elects First Black National Party Chairman

Posted: 01/30/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican National Committee has elected former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele the first black Republican National Committee chairman.

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RNC Chairman Abandons Re-Election Bid

Posted: 01/30/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Mike Duncan, former President George W. Bush's hand-picked national party chairman, abandoned his re-election bid Friday after his support steadily erode over three rounds of balloting, ensuring a fresh face at the beleaguered GOP's helm.

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United Storm Relief Fund To Help Kentuckians Impacted By Ice Storm

Updated: 04/08/2009 - In support of the United Way of the Bluegrass and its effort to help victims of this week’s ice storm, WKYT along with News Radio 630 WLAP and The Herald-Leader are teaming up for “United Storm Relief” on Monday, Feb. 2.

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Economy Likely Shrank at Fastest Clip Since '82

Posted: 01/30/2009 - The Commerce Department is set to release a report Friday that's expected to show the economy shrank at a pace of 5.4 percent in the October-December period. That's a much faster descent than the 0.5 percent decline logged in the prior quarter.

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Generators Hard to Find

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Generators are one of the hottest items after the ice storm, and many people in the Big Sandy say they are hard to find.

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Minister Is Sentenced To 16 Years In Prison

Posted: 01/29/2009 - LONDON, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a southeastern Kentucky minister to more than 16 years in prison for laundering drug money and hiding a federal fugitive.

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Energy Companies Prioritizing Areas To Restore Power

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Over 30,000 Blue Grass Energy members are still without power. Power restoration for medical facilities is a priority. They are also working on substations that will restore power to large numbers of individuals.

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School Loses Funding

Updated: 01/29/2009 - As school systems across the state face budget issues, officials with one Eastern Kentucky school system came together today to approve its draft budget.

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Inmate Dies

Posted: 01/29/2009 - A Big Sandy Federal Prison inmate is dead. The Martin County facility is on lockdown.

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War Declared On Trees

Updated: 04/08/2009 - The ice and snow are melting, but the trees aren't going anywhere

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Better Business Bureau Warns Of Potential Scams

Posted: 01/29/2009 - In the wake the winter storm, the Better Business Bureau is urging homeowners to carefully check out contractors before hiring someone to repair ice and snow damage.

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Senate GOP leader says party must change

Posted: 01/29/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) - After crushing defeats in back-to-back elections, the top Senate Republican warned Thursday that the GOP risks remaining out of power in the White House and Congress unless it better explains its core principles to woo one-time faithful and new loyalists.

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Kentucky Declared Federal Disaster Area

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Late Wednesday, President Barack Obama signed a request from Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear for federal emergency declarations.

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Mother & Daughter Injured In Apartment Fire

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Cold Temperatures and Widespread power outages are making the job more difficult for firefighters. This morning, crews in Burgin had their hands full fighting a large apartment fire that injured two women.

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Woodford County Hit Hard By Storm

Updated: 04/08/2009 - The Versailles area has been hit hard by the winter storm. There are trees down all over, as well as power lines. At the height of the storm, there were more than 5,000 customers without power.

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