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Special Prosecutor appointed in Letcher County deputy criminal case

Posted: 02/06/2015 - Kentucky's Attorney General today appointed Pike County Commonwealth's Attorney Rick Bartley as the special prosecutor in the case of a former Letcher County Sheriff's Deputy who allegedly mishandled evidence and sold six firearms which belonged to Sheriff's Department.

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Kentucky Senate passes charter school bill

Posted: 02/06/2015 - The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill aimed at allowing charter schools to open on a limited basis in the state's two most populous counties.

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Purported ISIS claim: Jordan airstrike kills female US hostage

Posted: 02/06/2015 - A purported statement by the Islamic State group claims that an American female hostage has been killed in Jordanian airstrikes on the outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the group's main stronghold.

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Louisville school bus crash sends 19 to hospital

Posted: 02/06/2015 - JCPS spokeswoman Mandy Simpson told media that the bus was carrying 36 students Friday morning when the crash occurred. Media report that a semi-truck rear-ended the bus, which then hit a police car with two officers inside. Neither officer was injured.

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US gains 257K jobs, unemployment rate ticks up to 5.7 pct.

Updated: 02/06/2015 - The Labor Department says the economy gained a seasonally adjusted 257,000 jobs in January, and added far more in previous months than originally estimated. Businesses added 414,000 jobs in November, the government now says, the most in 17 years. Total job gains in December were also revised higher, to 329,000, up from 252,000.

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House committee advances telephone landline bill

Posted: 02/06/2015 - Telephone companies would not be forced to provide traditional landlines to Kentucky's urban areas under a bill that passed a state House committee on Thursday.

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Abortion-related bill clears Kentucky Senate

Posted: 02/05/2015 - The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill aimed at requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds prior to abortions and describe what the procedure shows to pregnant women.

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Kentucky sued over lost tax incentive for Noah's Ark park

Posted: 02/05/2015 - The Christian ministry building a Noah's Ark theme park is arguing in a federal lawsuit that Kentucky tourism officials violated the group's First Amendment free speech rights by denying an $18 million tax incentive.

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Laurel County woman leads Kentucky State Police on high speed chase

Posted: 02/05/2015 - The driver of the vehicle, identified as 23 year old Tiffany J. Hotaling of Keavy, sped away as a Trooper was walking to her car leading law enforcement on an eight-mile high speed chase during which Hotaling swerved her vehicle hitting two other state police cruisers.

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