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Nearly 1,000 Acre Forest Fire Burns In Breathitt County

Updated: 11/05/2008 - Yesterday it was just a one hundred acre forest fire but it soon turned into a massive blaze covering around one thousand acres. The fire is around the Jetts Creek area near the Breathitt-Owsley county line.

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Free Health Clinic Coming to Knott County

Posted: 11/04/2008 - The Remote Area Medical Clinic, known as RAM, offers free medical and dental services across the country. One of the clinic's next stops will be right here in eastern Kentucky.

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Election 2008: Voter Turnout

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Campaign 2008 has eastern Kentuckians voicing their opinions on who they want to elect.

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Oil Prices Surges Above $70 In Volatile Week

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Oil prices surged above $70 a barrel Tuesday in the final hours of a two-year U.S. presidential campaign, mirroring global stock markets that strengthened from Asia to Europe. A weaker dollar helped too.

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Man Claims He Was Harassed While Waiting To Vote

Updated: 11/04/2008 - Voters in southern Kentucky are waiting in long lines to cast their votes, but one man in Somerset claims his wait turned violent after someone hit him in line.

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McCain and Obama Count On Turnout For Victory

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Republican John McCain was counting on a narrow path to an upset victory Tuesday while Democrat Barack Obama pinned his hopes for becoming the nation's first black president on a ground organization designed to swell precincts with voters across the country.

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Both Parties Expect Democratic Senate Pickups

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Democrats counted on solidifying their thin leadership grip on the Senate as voters flocked to the polls Tuesday to fill 35 Senate seats. Embattled Republicans braced for losses but hoped they would be modest ones.

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Ky. National Guard Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

Posted: 11/04/2008 - A Kentucky National Guard soldier was killed in Afghanistan last week when his platoon was attacked by a group of Taliban fighters, military officials said Monday.

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Ky. Polling Places Show Waits As Long As Two Hours

Updated: 11/04/2008 - Voters showed up early hoping to beat an expected rush but waited in long lines that eased to a steady flow of traffic Tuesday on what officials expected to be a record-setting Election Day turnout.

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Gas Prices Drop Below $2.00

Posted: 11/04/2008 - If you saw gas prices at $1.89 a gallon you might do a double take. But after four dollars a gallon not too long ago prices just keep falling here in the Mountains.

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Food Pantry Is Nearly Empty

Updated: 11/03/2008 - Pikeville Homeless Shelter directors say more people are coming for meals, but they cannot afford the higher food prices to feed them all.

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Hunting Accident Is To Blame For Weekend Shooting

Posted: 11/03/2008 - Officials with the Johnson County Sheriff's office say 42-year-old Harrison Butcher of West Virginia was squirrel hunting with his uncle Sammy Preece when the shooting happened.

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Thousands Of People Are Without Drinking Water

Updated: 11/03/2008 - With nearly 4,000 people affected, local officials declared a state of emergency for the city of Whitesburg and ordered people not to use the water.

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Auto Sales "Unsustainably Weak; GM's Fall 45%

Posted: 11/03/2008 - General Motors' October U.S. sales plunged 45 percent, and Ford's and Chrysler's weren't far behind, as low consumer confidence and tight credit combined to bring the industry's sales to an "unsustainably weak level" that is the worst in 25 years.

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Money Talks: Ten Dollar Store Duds

Posted: 11/03/2008 - When it comes to saving a buck, your first instinct may be to shop at the closest dollar store. Might be a good idea, but just because something’s a buck doesn’t mean it’s always a the better buy.

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Burning Bans

Posted: 11/03/2008 - The lack of rain around the mountains is leading more eastern Kentucky counties to issue burning bans.

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Election Day Eve in Eastern Kentucky

Posted: 11/03/2008 - With predictions of a record setting voter turnout, election officials say it is important for both poll workers and voters to be prepared.

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