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New State Program Helps Area Schools

Updated: 10/24/2008 - Officials with the State Department of Education say they are continuing to help schools struggling to meet No Child Left Behind requirements with a new Assist Team program.

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Gas Prices Continue To Drop

Updated: 10/24/2008 - You may have noticed some relief at the pump. Triple A says the average price of gasoline dropped more than one dollar in the last month here in Kentucky, but as oil prices drop, OPEC plans to cut production one and a half million barrels next month.

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MSHA Adds Drug Testing Hearing

Posted: 10/24/2008 - The mining industry is getting another chance to comment on proposed federal rules to expand drug testing to more than 116,000 coal miners.

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Supreme Court Upholds Kentucky's Black Lung Law

Posted: 10/24/2008 - The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the state's black lung law, which requires miners with the debilitating disease to get a panel of doctors to agree on a workers' compensation claim.

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Forest Fires Continue To Burn

Updated: 10/23/2008 - Weeks of dry weather are now making conditions ripe for forest fires and thanks to arsonists they are now igniting across the mountains.

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Tackling High School Dropout Rates

Posted: 10/23/2008 - A new report shows one in four high school students across the nation never graduate. Kentucky education officials say the Commonwealth's dropout rate is slightly better, but they say there is always room for improvement.

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Federal Funds for Ky. Entrepreneurs

Posted: 10/23/2008 - The Federal Economic Development Administration gave a local corporation more than $1 million to help with economic growth.

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Deer Hunter In Harlan County Shoots Bear

Posted: 10/23/2008 - A deer hunter in Harlan County fatally shot a black bear with his muzzleloader after the animal came too close to his hunting blind last Saturday morning.

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Watchful Eyes To Monitor Kentucky Election

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Investigators will be monitoring polling places across Kentucky on Election Day to guard against voting improprieties, the state's top law enforcement official said Tuesday.

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Greenspan Warns Unemployment Will Rise Further

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Thursday the current financial crisis is a "once-in-a-century credit tsunami" which will have a severe impact on the U.S. economy, driving unemployment higher.

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Report: Kids Less Likely To Graduate Than Parents

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Your child is less likely to graduate from high school than you were, and most states are doing little to hold schools accountable, according to a study by a children's advocacy group.

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Union College Growing While Others Look to Cut

Updated: 10/22/2008 - As many colleges are looking for ways to cut back, officials at at one local college are telling a different story. The president of Union College says numbers are growing for both students and faculty.

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Active Meth Lab Found In SUV

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Operation UNITE officials say 33-year-old Cy Doan was in the driver's seat Monday night when officers spotted the lab on the floor of the vehicle.

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