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Alternative Spring Breakers Volunteer In Eastern Kentucky

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Some visitors from the north are getting a new perspective on eastern Kentucky while helping feed local children. WYMT's Marie Luby met with the group of alternative spring breakers from Ithaca College - her alma mater in New York.

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Madoff Pleads Guilty To Huge Financial Swindle

Posted: 03/12/2009 - Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that he carried out an epic fraud that robbed investors around the world of billions of dollars, turning a revered money man into an overnight global disgrace whose name became synonymous with the economic meltdown.

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State Auditor Releases 2007 Knott County Fiscal Court Audit

Updated: 03/12/2009 - State Auditor Crit Luallen today released the 2007 Knott County Fiscal Court audit, finding that the administration of county judge-executive Randy Thompson has failed to correct numerous prior-year audit findings.

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Iraqi Journalist Who Threw Shoes Gets 3 Years

Posted: 03/12/2009 - The attorney for an Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at then-President George W. Bush says his client has been sentenced to three years in prison for assaulting a foreign leader.

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One Step Closer to Recreation Center in Letcher County

Posted: 03/12/2009 - Some say it could help keep teens off drugs in Letcher County. Officials approved a seven million dollar loan to build a recreation center in Whitesburg, and county leaders hope to get construction underway in just a few months. Officials say the new recreation center will be state of the art, eco-friendly, and something the county has needed for a long time.

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Hair Dryers Recalled

Posted: 03/11/2009 - Hair Dryers Recalled By Big Lots Stores, Inc. Due to Electrocution Hazard.

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Lumber Plant Closes

Updated: 03/11/2009 - The unemployment line grows in one county after a lumber mill plant shuts down.

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Drive-By Shooting Arrest

Posted: 03/11/2009 - An eastern Kentucky man is behind bars after an alleged drive-by shooting in Hazard.

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Old Building Is Torn Down

Posted: 03/11/2009 - Crews tore down a more than 100 year old building in Pike County.

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Forest Fire Is Finally Out

Posted: 03/11/2009 - A huge forest fire that burned for more than one week in Pike County along U.S. Highway 119 is out.

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Marines In The Making - Part Two: Educators Workshop

Updated: 03/11/2009 - The first night of boot camp is a culture shock for marines in the making. We continue our series with a group of Kentucky educators, who had their own chance to live the experience during a workshop in January.

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OPEC Expected to Cut Production

Posted: 03/11/2009 - A senior Kuwaiti official says OPEC is likely to announce a production cut during its meeting Sunday in Vienna.

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Geithner Says Toxic Asset Plan Close to Finished

Posted: 03/11/2009 - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the Obama administration is close to finishing a plan to deal with the toxic assets at the heart of the financial crisis.

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Citizens' Police Academy in Harlan County

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Some people in Harlan County are getting a hands on look at how the sheriff's department works through the citizens' police academy. Tuesday's lesson included domestic violence, the sheriff's chaplin program, and offered a real life demonstration on the use of force.

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