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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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Most Wanted: Arrest made after woman is wanted for assault

Updated: 06/18/2014 - The Fayette County Sheriff's Office arrested Lashanda Lightfoot today. A warrant was issued for her arrest after police say she got into an accident while under the influence, injuring the passenger in her car.

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Local health officials comment on mosquito-borne illness

Updated: 06/18/2014 - This week, WKYT has been tracking the latest on the Chikungunya, or Chic-V, a mosquito-borne illness that's making its way around the U.S. Lexington-Fayette County health official, Kevin Hall, has been on the lookout for it in the Bluegrass. There are no confirmed cases here yet.

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Cannabis supporters push for medical marijuana

Posted: 06/18/2014 - Cannabis supporters, buoyed by a series of small victories in Kentucky over the past two years, hope to use their momentum to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky.

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