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Eastern Kentucky Park Adds 950 Acres

Posted: 03/12/2007 - Cumberland Gap National Historic Park bought a 950-acre tract next to Fern Lake as part of a move to secure the lake and its surrounding watershed of 4,500 acres.

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Forest Fires Continue Across Eastern Kentucky

Updated: 03/12/2007 - Forest fires continue to be a big problem across much of Eastern Kentucky. Forestry officials say six fires are burning in Bell County alone and at least one came dangerously close to some homes.

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Darby Widow's Getting National Attention

Posted: 03/11/2007 - CBS's Bob Simon interviewed miner's widows in Harlan County on 60 Minutes Sunday evening. Simon talked to miner’s families and federal officials about why so many miners were killed in Eastern Kentucky mines in 2006.

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Could Iraq War Hurt Republican's In 2008?

Posted: 03/11/2007 - Republican Committee Chairman and Eastern Kentucky Native Mike Duncan talked about the Iraq war's effect on the upcoming 2008 presidential election.

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Officials Investigating Several Suspicious Fires

Updated: 03/12/2007 - A Pike County community is also battling several building fires and don't know how they started. WYMT's Angela Sparkman has more from Upper Pond Creek and the scare and uncertainty surrounding several fires there in the last few weeks.

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NCAA Tournament Pairings Announced

Updated: 03/12/2007 - March Madness officially began Sunday when the pairings were announced, kicking off office and online pools and triggering debate about seedings, who went where and who didn't make it at all.

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Lawmakers Press To Finish Work; Several Key Bills Still Hanging

Posted: 03/10/2007 - Melissa Lee will be back in Frankfort on Monday, urging lawmakers to pass legislation that would increase the number of inspections at underground coal mines and provide methane detectors for all miners so they can monitor for the explosive gas.

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Organization Offering Many Health Insurance

Updated: 03/11/2007 - Eastern Kentuckians who don't have health insurance now have a little more hope. A Knox County Christian ministry is offering healthcare to anyone in exchange for their time.

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Harlan Police Department Gets Top Honor

Posted: 03/10/2007 - The governor's Highway Safety Program awarded the Harlan Police Department for its outstanding achievement in traffic safety.

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Saturday's Rain Not Enough To Extinguish Forest Fires

Updated: 03/11/2007 - Forestry officials have been battling forest fires for a week now and say the dry conditions keep fueling the flames, and Saturday's rain will not be enough to make a difference.

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Sheriff's Deputy Is In Traffic Accident

Posted: 03/09/2007 - Authorities say Deputy Bart Watkins was responding to a call on northbound U.S. 27 when he was hit by a pickup truck at the intersection of highway 635.

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Man Facing Numerous Charges Following Traffic Stop

Updated: 03/09/2007 - State police say 22 year old Anthony Deaton was speeding on the Hal Rogers Parkway with flashing lights and a siren. Police later determined Deaton was not affiliated with any emergency service and he wasn't the owner of the truck he was in.

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