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Local Impacts From The Stimulus Package

Updated: 02/19/2009 - President Obama signed a massive 787 billion dollar stimulus package into law this week with hopes of reviving the nation's economy.

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Woman Says Chimp Bit Her in '96

Posted: 02/19/2009 - A woman says she complained to police and the owner of a chimpanzee in 1996, when she says the animal bit her and tried to pull her into a vehicle as she greeted him.

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HUD Secretary: Banks Must 'Step Up' on Foreclosure

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan says it's important that lending institutions "step up to the plate" to help make certain the Obama administration's new home foreclosure initiative succeeds.

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Volunteers Bringing Weekend Meals to Laurel County Students

Posted: 02/19/2009 - It is a shocking number. Officials say 30 percent of the students in Laurel County do not get enough food during weekends, and that number is growing. A group of volunteers in London is working to turn those numbers around.

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Economic Summit Held In Prestonsburg

Updated: 02/05/2010 - Hundreds of business leaders gathered in Floyd County to discuss what they can do to help eastern Kentucky's economy.

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Fire Destroys House

Posted: 02/18/2009 - A fire destroyed a Pike County home and nearly spread to another one Wednesday morning.

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Continued Water Woes

Updated: 02/18/2009 - Nearly four thousand people in Letcher County continue to deal with a non-consumption water advisory after Division of Water officials find petroleum in the Whitesburg water system.

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Governor Announces Energy Efficient Initiatives

Posted: 02/18/2009 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 18, 2009) - Gov. Steve Beshear today announced a couple of energy efficiency initiatives that will further establish Kentucky as a national leader in the "greening" of public buildings.

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Slain Chimp's Owner Now Says it Wasn't on Xanax

Posted: 02/18/2009 - The owner of a 200-pound domesticated chimpanzee that went berserk and mauled a Connecticut woman has changed her story on whether she gave the animal the anti-anxiety drug Xanax.

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Durbin Confirms Ethics Probe into Burris

Posted: 02/18/2009 - The Senate's second-ranking Democrat, Dick Durbin, confirms that a preliminary Senate ethics investigation is under way into his fellow Illinois senator, Roland Burris.

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Latest Economic Numbers Bleaker Than Expected

Posted: 02/18/2009 - The Federal Reserve has sharply downgraded its projections for the country's economic performance this year, predicting the economy will actually shrink and unemployment will rise higher.

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Vilsack Calls for Stricter Food Labels

Posted: 02/18/2009 - The Obama administration is throwing out food labeling rules proposed by the Agriculture Department just before George W. Bush left office.

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Obama Readies Foreclosure Aid

Posted: 02/18/2009 - A day after signing the economic stimulus into law, President Barack Obama is unveiling a plan to tackle the home foreclosure crisis.

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