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School System Forms Drug Task Force

Updated: 05/09/2007 - The Pike County School Substance Abuse Task Force has only been in existence this school year. Through prevention and intervention, they hope to clean up Pike County's drug problem but school officials aren't the only ones involved.

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Jackson County Man Killed In Accident

Posted: 05/08/2007 - A Jackson County man is dead after a traffic accident Monday night. It happened on Welchburg Egypt Road in McKee.

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Missing Woman Found

Updated: 05/08/2007 - The Jackson County Times reports 28 year old Jennifer White of McKee was found by coon hunters Tuesday night in a wooded area.

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Groups Heading To The U.N. Protesting Mountaintop Removal

Updated: 05/08/2007 - They call it an extreme form of mining and members of several Appalachian environmental groups are asking the United Nations to abolish mountaintop removal. Those groups met with the United Nations' Commission on sustainable development in New York Tuesday asking them to embrace greater use of renewable energy and to shun clean coal technologies.

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Laurel County Soldier Dies In Iraq

Updated: 05/08/2007 - Staff Sergeant Christopher N. Hamlin died May 4 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle.

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Feds To Unveil Conclusions On Sago Mine Disaster

Posted: 05/08/2007 - MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Federal investigators will issue their report Wednesday on the Sago Mine disaster, which killed 12 West Virginia coal miners in a January 2006 explosion and prolonged entrapment underground.

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New Hotel Opens In Hazard

Posted: 05/08/2007 - A new addition to the business community of one Eastern Kentucky town. It's a new hotel that may be called Holiday Inn, but some say it will be a big help to business as well.

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Fletcher Strikes Back In Latest Ad

Posted: 05/08/2007 - Gov. Ernie Fletcher, who has come under attack in political ads by one of his Republican gubernatorial opponents, is striking back.

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Opponents Target Beshear On Gambling Plan

Posted: 05/08/2007 - A day after Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Beshear's campaign received a key endorsement, opponents went on the attack, saying his proposal to raise tax money by legalizing casino-style gambling will take years to implement and won't cover all the state's financial needs.

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Bridge Collapse Closes Pike County Road

Updated: 05/09/2007 - State Route 632 at the railroad overpass at Phelps is closed. An eighteen-wheeler hauling a D-9 bulldozer clipped the railroad bridge, causing the bridge to collapse on top of the truck and the dozer.

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Northup Offers Sharpest Criticism Yet Of Governor

Posted: 05/08/2007 - Republican gubernatorial candidate Anne Northup unleashed her sharpest criticism yet of Gov. Ernie Fletcher, charging that he didn't keep his promise to return strong ethics to state government and that he has embellished his administration's accomplishments.

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Another School District Announces Lay-Offs

Posted: 05/07/2007 - Teachers across Eastern Kentucky are getting pay raises mandated by the state, but school administrators say those raises could be costing dozens of teachers their jobs.

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Governor Announces State Funding For Energy Research

Posted: 05/07/2007 - The Governor’s Office of Energy Policy announced today that it will provide $450,511 in funding to the University of Kentucky for energy research projects. Funding will be awarded to two separate departments at UK.

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Former World Class Boxing Champion Behind Bars

Updated: 05/08/2007 - Marty Wolfe has been training young people for nearly one year on how to be successful without using drugs. But with only days left of probation, Wolfe says he failed a drug test.

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