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Renowned Kentucky Publisher Dies

Posted: 11/21/2008 - Tom Gish, who shined the spotlight on corruption and environmental degradation in his corner of southeastern Kentucky as an award-winning publisher of The Mountain Eagle of Whitesburg for a half-century, died Friday. He was 82.

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Hospital Faces Lockdown Twice

Updated: 11/21/2008 - A Clay County hospital faces a lockdown not once, but twice in less than 24 hours, and it was all because of a meth lab explosion.

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First Measurable Snow

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Snow blankets parts of Eastern Kentucky Friday morning, giving many a day of fun.

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Company Is Making Cuts

Posted: 11/21/2008 - Sources tell Mountain News that Computer Science Corporation in Williamsburg employs more than 500 people.

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Charges Add Up Against Teen

Posted: 11/21/2008 - A Pike County teenager is in jail, accused of stealing a car, robbing a convenience store, and then leading police on a chase.

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Red Cross Is In Need Of Donations

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Red Cross directors are helping seven families after seven house fires this week in the Big Sandy area.

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President Bush Signs Jobless Benefits Extension

Updated: 11/21/2008 - With no end in sight to economic bad news, President George W. Bush on Friday ensured that millions of laid-off workers will keep getting their unemployment checks as the year-end holidays approach.

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Kentucky Closing In On First Execution In 9 Years

Posted: 11/21/2008 - Kentucky is on the verge of its first execution in nine years as prison officials prepare to give a lethal injection to confessed child-killer Marco Allen Chapman.

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Study: Settlement Helps 50,000 Ky. Tobacco Farmers

Posted: 11/21/2008 - Kentucky has been able to invest $209 million in agriculture out of the state's share of a settlement agreement with tobacco companies, and a study concludes some 50,000 current and former growers of the crop have benefited.

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Auto Aid Effort Collapses - December Reprieve?

Posted: 11/20/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The $25 billion rescue plan for the auto industry, desperately sought by Detroit's beleaguered Big Three, collapsed Thursday as Congress drew the line at one more bailout and Democrats said they wouldn't even consider it until the companies produced a convincing plan for rebuilding their once-mighty industry.

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Lawyers Ask To Drop Charges In Bid Rigging Probe

Posted: 11/20/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Defense attorneys for a prominent Kentucky road contracter, his aide and a former top-ranking state official have asked for a hearing to determine whether charges of bid rigging should be dismissed.

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Students Go Green

Posted: 11/20/2008 - For students in one Eastern Kentucky county, it is an opportunity to help out the environment and give back to their schools at the same time.

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Pack Of Wild Dogs Runs Loose

Updated: 11/20/2008 - A night shift police officer in Floyd County fends off a wild dog with a flashlight.

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Congress Rushes To Extend Jobless Benefits

Posted: 11/20/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Jarred by new jobless alarms, Congress raced to approve legislation Thursday to keep unemployment checks flowing through the December holidays and into the new year for a million or more laid-off Americans whose benefits are running out.

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