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Democratic governor gives job to GOP lawmaker

Posted: 07/15/2009 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Republican state Sen. Charlie Borders to a lucrative position on the Kentucky Public Service Commission.

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Harry Potter party to prep for premiere

Updated: 07/15/2009 - As people are across the country waited in line to see the latest Harry Potter movie, some fans in Harlan County started celebrating the premiere a little early.

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Coal company boycotts Tennessee tourism

Updated: 07/14/2009 - At least one eastern Kentucky coal company is asking hundreds of employees to cancel their vacations in nearby Tennessee, and take their business elsewhere, after they say they are tired of opposition to the coal industry.

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Sen. Borders ponders retirement

Updated: 07/14/2009 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Republican Sen. Charlie Borders of Grayson says he is pondering retirement after 18 years in the state Senate.

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Gillispie lawsuit gets some legislative help

Updated: 07/14/2009 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The University of Kentucky says it needs lawyers who can practice in Texas in its fight with former men's basketball coach Billy Gillispie, and a state legislative panel has agreed to spend up to $100,000 to help with the bill.

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Heart disease awareness

Updated: 02/05/2010 - The number-one killer of women across the United States may not be what you think. In the last 20 years, heart disease has taken more women's lives than any other disease or cancer. Now one group is visiting Eastern Kentucky to educate women on the risk factors and measures they can take for prevention.

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Police: Worst child abuse case they have ever seen

Updated: 07/14/2009 - Police say a Pike County man severely beat his girlfriend's 20 month old son so badly that the baby had a broken leg and his entire head was black from the bruising.

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Several mines cited

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Several eastern Kentucky mines were recently cited for failing to submit an emergency plan to federal mining officials.

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Officials search for stabbing suspect

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Officials in Tennessee are investigating a stabbing involving an Alabama woman who was picked up by a man in London, Kentucky.

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Man will spend time behind bars

Posted: 07/14/2009 - A Laurel County man will spend more than one year behind bars for spanking his girlfriend's four year child hard enough to leave bruises.

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Mine safety competition

Updated: 07/14/2009 - For many miners, it's a chance to take part in some friendly competition, while also sharpening their safety skills.

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Sotomayor denies bias in 'wise Latina' remark

Posted: 07/14/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor firmly denied racial bias Tuesday at her Senate confirmation hearing and said an oft-criticized remark about her Hispanic heritage affecting judicial decisions was a rhetorical device gone awry.

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2nd widow settles suit over husband's VA death

Posted: 07/14/2009 - EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - The second of two Kentucky widows who sued the U.S. government after their husbands died in 2007 of allegedly substandard care at a southern Illinois Veterans Affairs hospital has settled her case.

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Alcohol, hotel taxes likely to increase in Corbin, many disapprove

Updated: 07/14/2009 - Corbin officials are one step closer to raising some taxes. At July's Corbin City Council meeting, council passed the first reading of an ordinance to increase the alcohol tax and the hotel tax, but not everyone sees the benefits.

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Bell County dentists could face legal action

Updated: 02/05/2010 - Several dentists in Bell County could be facing disciplinary and legal action after being accused of hiring a woman posing as a licensed dental hygienist.

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