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Woman Is Sentenced In Federal Court

Posted: 12/17/2008 - A woman accused of helping a man escape from the Big Sandy Federal Penitentiary in Martin County is sentenced in federal court.

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Trust Buys Acreage to Add to Cumberland Gap Park

Updated: 12/17/2008 - A nonprofit conservation organization has purchased more than 2,100 acres in eastern Kentucky with plans to eventually turn the land over to Cumberland Gap National Park.

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Kentucky Won't Be Able To Complete Mine Inspections

Posted: 12/17/2008 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The head of the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is warning that the state will only be able to complete half of all mandatory coal mine inspections because of impending budget cuts.

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OPEC Cuts Record 2.2 Million Barrels A Day

Posted: 12/17/2008 - ORAN, Algeria (AP) - OPEC on Wednesday agreed to slash 2.2 million barrels from its daily production - its single largest cut ever - while bloc outsiders Russia and Azerbaijan announced their own cutbacks of hundreds of thousands of barrels from the market.

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Obama Team Advised to Spend More Than $600 Billion on Economy

Posted: 12/17/2008 - After consulting with economists from across the political spectrum, President-elect Barack Obama's advisers are contemplating an economic recovery plan that could cost as much as $1 trillion over two years.

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Car, Home Buyers Could Benefit from Fed Rate Cut

Posted: 12/17/2008 - Consumers trying to buy a house or finance a car loan could be the big winners as a result of the Federal Reserve's decision to slash its target interest rate to nearly zero.

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Obama Picks Vilsack, Salazar for Cabinet

Posted: 12/17/2008 - Obama has two more nominations in former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack for agriculture secretary and Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar to lead the Interior Department.

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Crude Oil Prices Rise

Posted: 12/17/2008 - Oil prices rose above $45 a barrel Wednesday in Asia as investors waited to see how big a production cut OPEC will announce at a meeting later today in Algeria.

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Iraqi Police: Baghdad Bombs Kill 18, Wound 52

Posted: 12/17/2008 - Iraqi police say the toll from a double-bombing in eastern Baghdad that targeted traffic police has increased to at least 18 people dead and 52 others wounded.

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Victim Of Fire Released From Hospital

Posted: 12/17/2008 - A man who was injured in an Eastern Kentucky house fire that killed two of his daughters has been released from a hospital.

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Britain To Pull Troops From Iraq By May 31

Posted: 12/17/2008 - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Wednesday his country, the second-largest military presence in Iraq after the United States, will end its mission in Iraq by May 31.

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Three People Are Arrested On Drug Charges

Posted: 12/16/2008 - State police say 58-year old Leroy "Doc" Little, 34-year old Darren Little, and 47-year old Tracey Wooten all of Shelbiana now face drug trafficking charges.

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Kentucky Budget

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Kentucky welcome centers would be closed twice a week, but the state park system for now would be spared budget cuts, under Gov. Steve Beshear's plan to offset a hulking $456.1 million revenue shortfall.

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Federal Hearing Is Underway

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A federal hearing is underway in Letcher County to determine if a coal miner was discriminated against when he videotaped alleged safety violations in the mine where he worked and then showed that tape to M-SHA.

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Former Teacher's Trial Postponed

Posted: 12/16/2008 - Former East Ridge High School teacher Lincoln Bentley is accused of asking a student to show him her breasts in exchange for a higher grade.

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