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Finishing college for free

Updated: 07/14/2009 - Some Eastern Kentuckians will be eligible to head back to college...for free. A new program is providing a great opportunity for adults who want to take another try at furthering their education.

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Court throws out Letcher County mining lawsuit

Posted: 07/10/2009 - A federal appeals court throws out a lawsuit filed by a Letcher County miner, calling for stricter limits on coal dust that can lead to black lung.

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Federal flood funding

Updated: 02/05/2010 - U.S. Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) announced today that a key committee in the U.S. House of Representatives has approved federal funding for flood control efforts in southern and eastern Kentucky.

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Meth bust in Jackson County

Posted: 07/09/2009 - The sheriff says all the components needed to make a meth lab were found at the home of 30-year old Jason Ray Marcum in McKee.

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Eight Kentucky miners injured

Posted: 07/09/2009 - CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (AP) - Company officials say eight miners were injured in a mantrip accident at a western Kentucky mine, with a broken leg the most serious injury.

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44 positions at newspaper eliminated

Updated: 07/10/2009 - The publisher of The Courier-Journal says the newspaper has eliminated 44 jobs, or 7 percent of its work force, as part of a broader reduction across Gannett Co. Inc.'s local newspaper division.

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Offices combined

Posted: 07/09/2009 - The Pike County Fiscal Court agrees to combine the offices of energy and community development.

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Former deputy's bond not reduced

Updated: 07/09/2009 - The bond for a former sheriff's deputy charged in connection with the murder of a former sheriff, will not be reduced.

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Boost for downtown revitalization

Updated: 02/05/2010 - There are some encouraging signs in one eastern Kentucky downtown community that is in the process of revitalization. Discover Downtown Middlesboro officials hope it is just the beginning.

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Fighting Allergies

Updated: 07/09/2009 - Eastern Kentucky's weather has gone from one extreme to the other this year, causing headaches for allergy sufferers.

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Homeless trends changing

Updated: 07/10/2009 - A new report by the Department of Housing and Urban Development shows homelessness trends in America are changing, especially in some rural areas like Eastern Kentucky.

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Couple's disagreement lands man in hospital

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Officers with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department say 28-year told Paul Mounce was hit just before noon on highway 1247 at Elihu Cabin Hollow Road by his Fiancé.

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Three drug related arrests at motel

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Police say they found the suspects at the Super 8 Hotel off of the Hal Rogers Parkway with dozens of OxyContin and other pills and marijuana.

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Galbraith intends to run again for governor

Posted: 07/09/2009 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Lexington attorney Gatewood Galbraith has filed a letter of intent with the state saying he intends to run for governor in 2011.

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