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Governor Signs Executive Order Creating Government eTransparency Task Force

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Citing the need for state government to exercise openness in how it conducts business, Gov. Steve Beshear today signed an executive order creating an eTransparency Task Force. Under the executive order, the group will bring recommendations to the governor on the creation and implementation of a "one-stop" information access tool that will include, among other things, providing information about state expenditures and state programs.

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Beshear Set To Visit Japan

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Gov. Steve Beshear is preparing to leave Sunday for a weeklong economic development trip to Japan.

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NYPD Guards NY Times Building After 2 Men Climb Facade

Posted: 06/06/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) - A cordon of police officers and private security stood guard Friday in front of The New York Times building after two daredevils scaled the skyscraper in midtown Manhattan within hours of each other.

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Oil Rises Near $132 On Price Spike Prediction

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Oil prices shot up nearly $7 a barrel Friday, extending big gains from the previous day and racing toward an all-time high after a Morgan Stanley analyst predicted prices could hit $150 by the Fourth of July.

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Governor Beshear Announces $1.5 Million In Waste Grants

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Governor Steve Beshear today announced 34 recycling and household hazardous waste grants totaling $1.5 million to expand recycling in Kentucky and reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills.

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Miner Dies In Consol Energy Mine In W.Va.

Posted: 06/06/2008 - A miner was killed Thursday after he either fell or jumped from a locomotive at a Consol Energy coal mine in West Virginia, officials said.

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Missing Woman In Letcher County

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Police say Debbie Bradshaw was last seen in the Mayking area around nine Tuesday morning.

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Cicadas Are Back

Updated: 06/06/2008 - It's a sound we haven't heard since 1991. It's a sound that can be heard throughout the mountains: the mating call of the seventeen year Cicada.

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County Receives Grant From The EPA

Updated: 06/06/2008 - Letcher County is getting a four hundred thousand dollar grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to study what areas of the county need to be cleaned up.

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KY Girl's Toes Mangled On Escalator

Posted: 06/06/2008 - A Kentucky family was on vacation heading to Disney World when something terrible happened. Their daughter's foot became stuck in an escalator at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.

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Unit Created To Combat Cybercrime

Updated: 06/06/2008 - Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway knows there are online stalkers and scam artists lurking somewhere and he's assembled a team of investigators to track them down.

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Natural Gas Leak

Posted: 06/05/2008 - A telephone line snagged on a garbage truck causes a natural gas leak! It happened Thursday morning next to the old Maytown Fire Department Building in Floyd County.

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State Resort Park Won't Become A Reality

Updated: 06/05/2008 - Some southeastern Kentucky attractions will not be getting help from the state and many are blaming the economy. A state park resort in the Tri-Cities of Harlan County will not become a reality anytime soon.

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Secretary Of State's Office Offering Employees 4-Day Weeks

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Spokesman Les Fugate says the plan is aimed at giving employees a relief from high gas prices. Fugate says employees who participate will still work their 37.5 hours per week, but they'll work longer on the four days they're on the clock.

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Hillary Clinton To End Historic Candidacy & Support Obama

Updated: 06/04/2008 - Hillary Rodham Clinton is ending her historic bid to become the first female president and will back rival Barack Obama on Saturday, capping a 17-month quest that began with the words "I'm in it to win it" with a more humble plea for party unity.

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