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Layoffs Announced At Rubberlite

Updated: 01/22/2009 - HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - A manufacturer of customized rubber and plastic products has laid off 16 workers, citing the industrywide downturn as a result of the economy.

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Unemployment Claims Jump More Than Expected

Posted: 01/22/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of new unemployment claims jumped more than expected last week, as companies continue to cut jobs at a furious pace and more Americans turn to an extended benefits program.

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Garbage Rate Hike

Updated: 01/22/2009 - People living in one Eastern Kentucky city will soon have to pay more for their garbage pick up.

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Gates Says 'Challenge' in Closing Guantanamo

Posted: 01/22/2009 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the question of how to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp while also protecting the safety of the American people is a "challenge we will continue to face."

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Obama Says US `Will Not Torture'

Posted: 01/22/2009 - President Barack Obama says the United States "will not torture" as it detains terrorism suspects and works to keep the country safe.

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Obama Issues Appeal to Israel, Hamas

Posted: 01/22/2009 - President Barack Obama is calling on Israel and Hamas to take steps aimed at ensuring that the cease-fire that's in place in Gaza will endure.

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Obama Tasks Clinton to Step Up US Diplomacy

Updated: 04/09/2009 - Hillary Rodham Clinton starts her new job as secretary of state today with a mandate from President Barack Obama to step up diplomatic efforts and restore the nation's tattered image abroad.

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Pay Freezes Spread During Recession

Posted: 01/22/2009 - The White House, Tropicana Casino and Resort and Avis are all part of a growing trend by employers to use pay freezes as a key cost-saving tool for surviving hard times.

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GOP Leader Seeks Obama Meeting on Stimulus Plan

Updated: 04/09/2009 - A House Republican leader says the GOP is seeking a meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss concerns the minority party in Congress has with parts of $825 billion economic recovery program.

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Local Fire Department Not Responding

Updated: 01/22/2009 - People in one Letcher County community say the local fire department is not doing its job. County officials say the Mayking Fire Department has not responded to several recent emergencies and the community wants to know why.

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Grease Ordinance

Posted: 01/21/2009 - Officials in one eastern Kentucky city are enforcing an ordinance dealing with restaurant grease.

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Old Hospital Focus Of Revitalization

Updated: 01/21/2009 - An old vacant eastern Kentucky hospital was an eyesore for years. The Corbin property is now set to become the focus of a neighborhood revitalization.

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Volunteer Coach Pleads Guilty

Posted: 01/21/2009 - Police say John Green assaulted referee Jeff Ely during an October middle school football game between Bell County and Corbin.

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Jury Selection Is Underway

Posted: 01/21/2009 - Jury selection is underway in the trial for three people accused of holding a Perry County woman against her will.

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Traffic Accident Closes Road

Updated: 02/05/2010 - Traffic is moving again on Highway 25E after a serious accident near Middlesboro Wednesday afternoon.

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Boulder Crashes Through A Home

Updated: 01/21/2009 - One man's home is nearly destroyed after a rock crashed into it Wednesday morning.

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Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Kentucky State Police are searching for the suspect of an armed robbery at an Eastern Kentucky bank.

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