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Garbage Collection Rates Increasing In Bell County

Updated: 11/16/2007 - High gas prices are affecting more parts of our lives everyday. That's evident in Bell County where garbage collection rates are now increasing because of the gas prices.

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Latest on ARH Strike Negotiations

Updated: 11/16/2007 - It's a total turnaround from the progress made earlier this week in the meetings between Appalachian Regional Healthcare and the Kentucky and West Virginia Nurses Associations.

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Staying Healthy During The Flu Season

Updated: 11/16/2007 - Ten people across the nation have died from what doctors are calling a mutated form of the common cold. It hasn't made its way to Kentucky, but the flu virus is already popping up in Eastern Kentucky. Tonight, we have tips on how to dodge both illnesses.

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Properly Disposing Of Prescription Medication

Updated: 11/16/2007 - Abusing prescription medication is a major problem and police say you can become a part of that problem and not even realize it. Proper disposal of unused pills is the first step to becoming part of the solution.

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Longtime Host Of 'Comment On Kentucky' Is Retiring

Updated: 11/16/2007 - Al Smith, the producer and regular host of a weekly public affairs show on Kentucky Educational Television since the 1970s, was to retire from "Comment on Kentucky" after a final appearance on the show Friday.

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Plea Changed In Police Officer's Case

Posted: 11/16/2007 - A former southern Kentucky police officer accused of being on drugs last year when his cruiser crashed into a van has changed his plea just as his trial was set to start.

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Former UK Coach Dies

Updated: 11/16/2007 - Former head UK football coach John Ray, who headed up the wildcat program from 1969 to 1972, has died.

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House Speaker Creates Gambling Panel

Posted: 11/16/2007 - House Speaker Jody Richards has set up a legislative panel to further study issues regarding the legalization of casino gambling in Kentucky.

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Staying Safe During Colder Temperatures

Updated: 11/16/2007 - Below freezing temperatures mean many in Eastern Kentucky will look to stay warm by turning on the heater, but firefighters say your heater could start a fire and they recommend checking your unit carefully before doing anything else.

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Harlan County Burning Ban Lifted

Posted: 11/15/2007 - With one month to go in the fall forest fire season, one Eastern Kentucky county is lifting their burning ban thanks to the recent rain.

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Brooks: Little Should Play Against Georgia

Posted: 11/15/2007 - Running back Rafael Little should be able to start against Georgia after making significant progress from a back injury, coach Rich Brooks said Thursday.

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Senate President Wants Mongiardo To Vacate Seat

Posted: 11/15/2007 - Now that Daniel Mongiardo will be taking the oath of office as lieutenant governor on Dec. 11, Senate President David Williams wants him to vacate his seat in the Senate immediately.

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Residents Thankful For Wednesday's Rain

Updated: 11/15/2007 - Water plant managers say the rain means no more water cutbacks for customer and no more concern over water levels. Magoffin County depends on the Licking River for water. The drought caused it to drop, but managers say the rain is bringing it back to where it belongs.

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Bell County Public Library Holding "Food For Fines"

Posted: 11/15/2007 - Libraries have trouble sometimes in getting people to return those overdue books, but the Bell County Public Library is allowing people to pay their overdue fines with food!

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Another Hospital Going Smoke Free

Posted: 11/15/2007 - Thursday was the Great American Smoke-Out Day by the American Cancer Society to encourage more people to quit smoking. The CDC reports Kentucky has the highest rate of adult smokers in the nation. Officials with the Hazard ARH took part in the smoke-out day by announcing plans to go tobacco free.

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Strike Negotiations Continue Friday

Updated: 11/16/2007 - Negotiators for the Kentucky and West Virginia Nurses Associations spent Thursday preparing for another round of contract talks with Appalachian Regional Healthcare Friday morning in Lexington.

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