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2007 East Kentucky Leadership Special Award Winner - Howard Stratton

Updated: 01/06/2010 - The annual Hillbilly Days Festival wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the actions of two men more than 30 years ago. Pike County residents Howard Stratton and the late Grady Kinney had an idea for a festival to raise money for the Shriner's Hospital. 31 years later, their efforts won them the East Kentucky Leadership Special Award.

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Task Force Wins National Award

Posted: 04/21/2007 - The task force that carried out the investigation won the Office of National Drug Control Policy's "Best Investigative Effort Award for 2007". The investigation led to 35 arrests in Kentucky and other states.

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Two Men Arrested On Cocaine Charges

Posted: 04/21/2007 - Police in Pikeville say the arrests came the result of a five month investigation that also involved the HIDTA Drug Task Force and Kentucky State Police.

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WANO Back On The Air

Posted: 04/20/2007 - A Southeastern Kentucky radio is back on the air after several weeks.

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1944 Miss America Defends Farm With Gun

Updated: 04/20/2007 - She's 82 years old and today says she's not afraid to use a gun to protect her community. This comes after she did just that shooting at a man's car she says was trying to steal metal near her home in Pulaski County.

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ARH Negotiations Continue

Updated: 04/21/2007 - Negotiations continued Saturday between the United Steelworkers Union and Appalachian Regional Health Care.

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Ceremony Honors Former Governor

Updated: 04/20/2007 - An Eastern Kentucky native and former governor was honored Friday with two statues. Bert T. Combs' widow was at both ceremonies and she says the placement of the statues is very appropriate.

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Senior Citizens Attend Prom

Updated: 04/21/2007 - It's prom time and everybody is joining in on the fun, even some you might not expect to see at a prom.

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Eastern Kentucky County Water System Audit Released

Posted: 04/19/2007 - The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) today released the findings of an audit focusing on the management and operations of the Martin County Water District (MCWD).

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Former School Finance Officer Indicted

Posted: 04/19/2007 - Federal officials say Peggy Vanhoose and an account clerk, Shelby Coleman, were both indicted for embezzling funds from the Johnson County School District.

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Southeastern Kentuckians Remember The Hokies

Updated: 04/19/2007 - In memory of those lives lost, students at Hazard Community and Technical College marched across campus and posted windmills in the front lawn.

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Family & Friends Remember Soldier Killed In Accident

Updated: 04/19/2007 - An Eastern Kentucky soldier made it through the battlefields of Iraq, but a motorcycle accident this week took the life of Specialist Pete Mullins. Those who knew Mullins are now remembering him.

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Hillbilly Days Underway In Pikeville

Updated: 04/20/2007 - Organizers call it the second largest festival in the Commonwealth, but the event is for more than just fun.

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