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Beshear Offers Plan To Help With Pensions

Posted: 12/30/2008 - Gov. Steve Beshear has called for changes to the state pension system that he says would ease the financial burden for local governments across Kentucky.

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Feds Approve Use Of Belt-Air, Shelters In Mines

Posted: 12/30/2008 - Federal regulators have approved coal mine safety measures that would allow the questionable practice of using conveyer-belt tunnels as ventilation shafts and require all underground mines to install airtight shelters for trapped workers.

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Coal Company Agrees To Pay $276,000

Posted: 12/30/2008 - A coal company has agreed to pay more than $276,000 in past-due penalties for federal mine safety violations at five underground locations.

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Former Doctor Convicted in Second Trial

Posted: 12/30/2008 - A second trial for a former eastern Kentucky doctor accused of overprescribing pain medicine has ended with a single conviction.

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Mexico Calls Off Search for Cruise Passenger

Posted: 12/30/2008 - Mexican authorities have suspended their search for a Florida woman who apparently fell from a ship balcony during a Christmas week cruise.

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Israeli Official: Temporary Truce Possible

Posted: 12/30/2008 - There's word that Israel is considering suspending its Gaza air strikes to give Hamas militants a chance to halt their rocket attacks.

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UPDATE: Ill. Governor Names Burris to Replace Obama

Updated: 12/30/2008 - Gov. Rod Blagojevich has defied U.S. Senate leaders and his own state's lawmakers by appointing former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris to replace President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate.

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Hearing Scheduled on $28M Madoff Trustee Request

Posted: 12/30/2008 - A Manhattan bankruptcy judge will hear a request by the trustee overseeing the liquidation of Bernard Madoff's investment firm for a $28 million transfer to cover expenses.

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Israel Presses Its Attack

Posted: 12/30/2008 - Israel's prime minister says the aerial destruction in Gaza is only phase one.

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Local Shopping a Success

Posted: 12/29/2008 - Store owners in eastern Kentucky say a push to shop locally led to a successful season.

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Family, Friends Remember Marine Killed In Iraq

Posted: 12/29/2008 - A 19-year-old Marine killed in Iraq was remembered for giving his life "for the country he believed in" when family and friends gathered Monday for his funeral.

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Restaurant Trends In 2009

Updated: 12/29/2008 - Americans may be more worried than ever about their finances, but they are not about to give up dining out.

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Well Water Near TVA Ash Spill May Be Unsafe

Posted: 12/29/2008 - Some water samples near a massive spill of coal ash are showing high levels of arsenic, and state and federal officials on Monday cautioned residents who use private wells or springs to stop drinking the water.

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Racially Charged Obama Song

Updated: 12/29/2008 - Chip Saltsman, sent members of the Republican National Committee a holiday CD featuring a racially charged song about president-elect Barack Obama.

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