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Scammers try to get quick cash by posing as firefighters

Updated: 06/19/2014 - Over the last week, two people have been going door-to-door in Laurel County claiming to be raising money for a local fire department. The problem? The fire chief says it's a scam and these people are just keeping the money.

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Officials say there are promising signs in heroin fight

Updated: 06/19/2014 - Lexington Police say they believe the work they've been doing on the heroin problem has been paying off. A narcotics officer told WKYT heroin addicts are realizing that they'll die if they don't get help.

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WKYT Investigates: Dangerous drive

Updated: 06/19/2014 - Week after week, cars have stopped to wait their turn to pass a spectacle. "It's about as bad as it gets, I think," said Darrell Hisel. Hisel said Kentucky 2004, a state road in Jackson County, is dangerous.

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Laurel County rallying around ill state trooper

Updated: 06/19/2014 - Trooper Jason Vanhook was diagnosed with leukemia in March. But instead of being down for the count, his community has helped him and his family rise up from the devastating illness.

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Kentucky coping with black lung backlog

Posted: 06/19/2014 - Department of Workers' Claims Commissioner Dwight Lovan told lawmakers Thursday that as more coal miners lose their jobs more of them are filing black lung claims. The department has had more than 300 claims filed so far this year, and none of them have been processed.

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Kentucky's unemployment rate holds steady at 7.7 percent in May

Updated: 07/09/2014 - Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate remained at 7.7 percent from April 2014 to May 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

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