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Hundreds of Acres Burn In Leslie County

Updated: 11/07/2008 - Our pilot says visibility in the air is usually up to 40 miles but in this smoke, we could only see two miles away. We take you up close to where fires threatened several homes and some historic buildings.

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Help For Drought Stricken Farmers

Updated: 11/06/2008 - Some local farmers tell us they are struggling to make ends meet during this drought. The USDA is now offering disaster assistance loans to help.

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Fire Threatens Homes In Harlan County

Updated: 11/06/2008 - Forestry officials fear several homes along Highway 119 could be consumed by the flames. We were there Thursday as they took action to protect the homes.

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Rewards Offered In Arson Cases

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Forestry officials say you are their eyes and ears when it comes to investigating arson cases.

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Thefts May Rise In Coming Months

Updated: 11/06/2008 - Kentucky State Police in the Big Sandy Region say they received nearly 100 theft reports in the last couple of months.

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Water Cleared For Consumption

Updated: 11/06/2008 - The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) has lifted the water consumer advisory for Letcher County following analysis of samples taken of the raw and finished water at the Whitesburg and Letcher County water systems.

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Former Trooper Enters Alford Plea

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The second former Kentucky State Police trooper accused of beating a man he and another trooper took into custody in December 2006 entered an Alford plea to an assault charge Wednesday in Laurel County District Court.

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Coal Truck Involved In Crash

Updated: 11/06/2008 - Police say their preliminary investigation shows the driver of the coal truck tried to avoid the crash, when he lost control and flipped the truck.

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Potential Obama Appointments Draw Keen Speculation

Posted: 11/06/2008 - While President-elect Barack Obama enjoyed a few days with his family after a hard-fought election, speculation swirled in the nation's capital around potential administration appointees.

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Forest Fire Season Heating Up

Updated: 11/06/2008 - Officials say at least 20 new fires popped up Wednesday alone across Southeastern Kentucky.

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Trial Is Delayed Again

Posted: 11/05/2008 - The Hazard Herald reports the trial against Charlotte Crawford, Billy Crawford, and Penny Ford is now set for January.

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Forest Fire Creates Health Concerns

Updated: 11/06/2008 - More than ten fires over the last two days are keeping rangers in the Kentucky River Forestry District very busy.

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County Receives Land At No Cost

Updated: 11/05/2008 - The state transportation cabinet is giving millions of dollars worth of land in Scott Fork to the county.

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Gay Activists Jarred By California Marriage Defeat

Posted: 11/05/2008 - In a heartbreaking defeat for the gay-rights movement, California voters put a stop to gay marriage, creating uncertainty about the legal status of 18,000 same-sex couples who tied the knot during a four-month window of opportunity opened by the state's highest court.

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State Steps In To Help Letcher Water Situation

Updated: 11/05/2008 - Officials say the ongoing water emergency situation in Letcher County might last longer than expected. Now the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management is stepping in to help.

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