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Ky Cigarette, Liquor Taxes May Jump

Posted: 02/07/2009 - Lawmakers are considering increasing the state's cigarette tax by as much as 50 cents a pack and raising the tax on alcoholic beverages on either the wholesale or retail level - could take effect Sat. Feb. 14

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Elk Through Windshield

Updated: 02/07/2009 - A large elk crashes through a woman's windshield while driving in Bell County.

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Dozens in Breathitt County Still in the Dark

Posted: 02/06/2009 - The number of power outages left over from last week's ice storm is shrinking, now down to about 109,000 from an all time high in Kentucky of around 770,000. One eastern Kentucky family is still without power ten days after the storm.

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Pike County Couple Records High Seas Rescue

Updated: 02/07/2009 - The Collins family, from Pike County, caught the entire rescue on video. About nine refugees from Cuba were on a make-shift raft, made of two logs and a tarp. They had been lost at sea for about ten days.

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Scam Artists Target Storm Victims

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Kentucky Utilities says in the last two days they've already been alerted about people impersonating KU workers.

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Man Arrested After Chainsaw Attack

Posted: 02/06/2009 - Chainsaws have been in use across the state this week as people clear away storm debris, but Frankfort police say one man used his chainsaw as a weapon.

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Central Ky. Company To Close

Posted: 02/06/2009 - Nearly 200 people will be losing their jobs with the closing of a Woodford County Plant.

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Father Faces Charges

Posted: 02/06/2009 - An eastern Kentucky father faces charges after police say he paid for a hotel room and supplied alcohol for a group of teenagers celebrating a 16th birthday.

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Food Stamp Benefits

Posted: 02/06/2009 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 5, 2008) - Kentuckians who lost perishable groceries purchased with food stamp benefits after the recent winter storm have extra time to apply for replacement benefits.

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Heart Health Awareness

Posted: 02/06/2009 - Friday was national Wear Red Day and is designed to alert women about the fact that heart disease is the leading cause of death in women.

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Bush Administration Overpaid Banks in Bailout, Watchdog Says

Posted: 02/06/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration overpaid tens of billions of dollars for stocks and other assets in its massive bailout last year of Wall Street banks and financial institutions, a new study by a government watchdog says.

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