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Coroner: Autopsy shows no trauma

Posted: 07/21/2009 - The coroner tells the Commonwealth Journal, autopsy results on Sampie Sparkman showed no trauma.

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Train derails

Posted: 07/21/2009 - WHARNCLIFFE, W.Va. (AP) - Four people were hurt, including one who suffered serious injuries, when a Norfolk Southern Corp. freight train derailed and struck a loading facility at a coal preparation plant in southern West Virginia on Tuesday, a spokesman for the railroad said.

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New KSP Post Commander

Posted: 07/21/2009 - The Kentucky State Police Post in Harlan has a new commander.

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County officials hope 'Rangers' curb vandalism

Updated: 07/21/2009 - Officials say vandals are destroying parks across Letcher County, but say they have a plan to hopefully stop the vandalism, littering, and drug dealing that's slowing down progress.

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Multi-Generational Center

Posted: 07/20/2009 - Gov. Steve Beshear and the Department for Local Government (DLG) today announced a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the construction of a Multi-Generational Center in McCreary County.

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Six officers will get pay raise

Updated: 12/09/2009 - Six Somerset police officers will get a two thousand dollar raise to settle a lawsuit.

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Community leader dies

Posted: 07/20/2009 - A Harlan County activist and community leader is dead. Gladys Fowler Hoskins died Saturday at the UK Medical Center.

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Money is still available from FEMA & SBA

Posted: 07/20/2009 - The federal government has approved nearly nineteen million dollars to help more than five thousand may flood victims in Pike, Floyd, Magoffin, Breathitt, and Owsley Counties.

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Kentucky driver safety campaign begins

Updated: 07/20/2009 - Police are hitting certain roads, trying to increase safety while driving. Their new campaign, "Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass," targets counties in the state that rank high in accident-related deaths.

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Army report finds faulty monitoring at Kentucky depot

Posted: 07/20/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - An Army inspector general's report concludes a chemical weapons stockpile in Kentucky inadequately monitored deadly nerve agent housed there for at least two years.

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Robbery suspect is out of jail

Posted: 07/20/2009 - A man charged in connection with a gas station robbery that turned deadly in Lexington and was later arrested in Jackson County, is now out of jail.

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Child dies after being run over

Posted: 07/20/2009 - It happened Friday night just after 5pm at a home on Phoebe Fork Road in Whitley County.

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Hillbilly Christmas in July

Posted: 07/19/2009 - Black leather jackets, sunglasses and hundreds of Harleys hit the road this morning. The "Hillbilly Christmas in July" motorcycle ride, which raises money for Shiner's Hospital, took off from Pikeville to finish in Lexington. Geared up and ready to go, the ride is a new one for some bikers.

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Farmers markets grow economies

Updated: 07/18/2009 - If you want to help the economy in your area during some rough times, look no further than where you choose to do some of your grocery shopping. One type of local business can help, and it can be found anywhere.

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