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Payday lenders to face stronger scrutiny

Posted: 08/31/2014 - Payday lenders in Kentucky are coming under increasing restrictions because of a pair of laws passed by the state and federal governments in recent years.

Bluegrass Poll: Most Kentuckians support hiking minimum wage

Updated: 08/31/2014 - As Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer and the day to honor the American worker, a new Bluegrass Poll finds Kentucky voters want to put more money in workers’ pockets by raising the federal minimum wage.
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Berea to hold public meeting on gay rights law

Posted: 08/31/2014 - The city of Berea has scheduled two meetings in September to discuss a proposed city law that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

US airstrikes and aid for Iraqi city under siege

Posted: 08/31/2014 - The Pentagon says the U.S. military has conducted airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid to the beleaguered Iraqi city of Amirli, where thousands of Shiite Turkomen have been cut off from food and water for nearly two months by Islamic State militants.

Floyd County woman goes into labor during flood

Posted: 08/29/2014 - It is a story of happiness in a time of fear. Many people in the Big Sandy Region continue to clean up following last Friday's heavy rainfall. One family in the Banner community of Floyd County, has quite a story to one day tell the newest member of their family.
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Militia says it 'secured' US compound in Libya

Posted: 08/31/2014 - An Islamist-allied militia group says it has "secured" a U.S. Embassy compound in Libya's capital, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting.

Bluegrass Poll: McConnell expands lead over Grimes

Updated: 08/31/2014 - With two months to go before the November election, a new Bluegrass Poll found Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell strengthening his lead over his Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.
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WV tourism impact unclear following Jan. chemical spill

Posted: 08/30/2014 - A roller coaster of rapids will await thrill-seekers for the start of the Gauley River whitewater season as southern West Virginia businesses anticipate an influx of visitors to finish out a tourism season that for a time simmered in the stigma of a chemical spill in Charleston.

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