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Aleris to expand plant in Lewisport

Posted: 09/24/2014 - An Ohio company says it will spend $350 million to expand its plant in Hancock County to begin manufacturing aluminum sheet for vehicle bodies.

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Tourism, agriculture seen as key in Appalachia

Posted: 09/23/2014 - A new report says state government needs to spend more money promoting eastern Kentucky as a tourism destination to help the region pull itself out of poverty following the loss of thousands of jobs because of the declining coal industry.

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Man arrested in Frankfort for firing shots into the air

Posted: 09/23/2014 - The Franklin County Sheriff's Office say they responded to a shooting at a mobile home park last night. Deputies say Jason Aldridge, 25, fired several shots into the air during a dispute.

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Beshear asks for Eastern Ky. disaster declaration

Posted: 09/23/2014 - Gov. Steve Beshear has asked for a federal disaster declaration in eastern Kentucky following heavy rains that caused flooding, washed out roads and forced people from their homes.

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UK harvests hemp research plot

Updated: 09/23/2014 - The University of Kentucky has legally harvested its first hemp crop in years. UK planted the hemp seeds back in May.

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Group to present ideas on improving Appalachia

Updated: 09/23/2014 - A group working to create new economic opportunities for eastern Kentucky will present its findings to Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear and Republican U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers.

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