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Police: sex offender kept victim, kids in shed

Updated: 08/27/2009 - A woman who was snatched from a bus stop as an 11-year-old child in 1991 turned up Thursday after being held for the past 18 years in isolation in a backyard compound by a convicted sex offender who fathered two children with her, police said.

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Hundreds of pot plants removed from Breathitt County

Updated: 08/28/2009 - Hundreds of pot plants are destroyed in Breathitt County as a marijuana eradication team makes their way through the Big Caney community. Police say every plant destroyed is a small victory in the war on drugs.

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Public hearing to widen Mountain Parkway

Updated: 08/27/2009 - Some people in Magoffin, Morgan and Wolfe Counties attended a public hearing to discuss a project that will widen a portion of the Mountain Parkway. Officials say this is a very preliminary step in what could take years to even begin, but they say it's a start.

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More students, even superintendent catch H1N1

Updated: 10/06/2009 - The swine flu is now affecting students in another eastern Kentucky school system, where the superintendent says he was even diagnosed with the illness.

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Fire at coal prep plant

Posted: 08/27/2009 - CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Firefighters have extinguished a fire that engulfed five stories of a coal preparation plant in Logan County. State mine agency spokeswoman Jama Jarrett says the fire at the Massey Energy-owned Bandmill plant in Rum Creek started around 3:30 a.m. Thursday.

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Mudslides threaten school, fire department, and homes

Posted: 08/26/2009 - Mudslides in Leslie County threaten a school, a fire department, and several homes. Heavy rain about two weeks ago caused the slides, and local officials are hoping something is done before the next big storm.

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Fire destroys two barns

Posted: 08/26/2009 - A major fire destroys two barns near Corbin. Firefighters from Woodbine and Oak Grove Fire Departments battled the blaze.

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Father, son face numerous drug, weapons charges

Posted: 08/26/2009 - WHITLEY CITY – A father and son face numerous drug and weapons charges following an altercation and subsequent search of their McCreary County home on Tuesday.

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Kentucky man sentenced for killing Tennessee couple

Updated: 08/27/2009 - A Kentucky man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without parole by the same jury that convicted him of murder in the carjacking, rape and murder of a young Tennessee couple.

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State fights to protect children

Posted: 08/26/2009 - Sexual predators using the internet for child exploitation are increasing, and state officials are looking for ways to stop it.

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Trey Grayson enters U.S. Senate race

Updated: 01/06/2010 - He is in charge of keeping our statewide elections fair and orderly, but now Kentucky's Secretary of State is in a contest of his own. Trey Grayson is officially entering the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky.

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Horse trail gets boost

Updated: 02/05/2010 - More than one million dollars is coming to Floyd County to build a horse trail.

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Senator Edward Kennedy dies at 77

Updated: 08/26/2009 - HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the liberal lion of the Senate, has died after battling a brain tumor. He was 77.

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