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Feds issue warnings to 10 US mines

Posted: 10/07/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal safety regulators on Wednesday warned 10 mining companies that their operations have a potential pattern of health or safety violations.

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Corps plans hearings on mountaintop mining changes

Posted: 10/07/2009 - CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Six public hearings across the Appalachian coalfields next week figure to be the latest battleground in the fight over the future of a practice known as mountaintop removal mining.

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Fatal fire in Laurel County

Updated: 10/07/2009 - Officials tell Mountain News a Laurel County woman is dead after a fire at her home this morning.

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Kentucky based company clears profit

Posted: 10/07/2009 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Chain restaurant operator Yum Brands Inc. says its fiscal third-quarter profit climbed 18 percent.

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Kentucky man drowns in Gulf of Mexico

Posted: 10/07/2009 - PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two tourists from Kentucky and Tennessee drowned off Panhandle beaches this week after entering rough surf.

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Transportation Committee addresses development in Eastern Kentucky

Updated: 10/07/2009 - Better roads leads to economic development and new jobs. That was the message tonight as members of the Kentucky General Assembly's Transportation Committee gathered in Pikeville to take a first hand look at the region's road problems.

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Officials commit to improving 119

Posted: 10/06/2009 - Federal and state officials say they are committed to making improvements to a dangerous section of Highway 119.

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Officials release body of hanged Kentucky census worker

Posted: 10/06/2009 - LONDON, Ky. (AP) - Authorities have released the body of a part-time census worker found in a remote Appalachian forest nearly a month ago with a rope around his neck and "fed" scrawled across his chest, but they still will not say if someone killed him.

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Body identifed

Posted: 10/06/2009 - We have more information on the investigation into a body found last week in a car in Lawrence County.

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Two more school systems closed due to illness

Updated: 10/06/2009 - From the WYMT Newsroom, officials with the Harlan County and Williamsburg Independent school systems tell Mountain News the district will be closed for the remainder of this week due to illness and decreased attendance.

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