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New Kentucky Laws Go On The Books Today

Updated: 06/26/2007 - The General Assembly passed 121 new laws during its regular session earlier this year. The bulk take effect this week, although some had emergency stipulations that put them in effect with the governor's signature and others had different specified start dates.

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Man Pinned, Killed By Runaway Truck

Posted: 06/26/2007 - A 58-year-old West Liberty man has been killed in an unusual accident five miles northwest of Morehead in Rowan County.

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One Dead, More Than 60 Hurt After Tour Bus Crash

Posted: 06/26/2007 - A tour bus carrying members of an extended Alabama family home from a reunion in New York veered off a southern Kentucky interstate early Monday and slammed into an overpass support, killing one person and injuring 66 others.

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New PRIDE Director Named

Posted: 06/25/2007 - Karen Engle, who heads the anti-drug organization Operation UNITE, will now also coordinate the PRIDE initiative in Southern and Eastern Kentucky.

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Thrill Ride That Severed Girl's Feet Still Shut Down

Posted: 06/25/2007 - A thrill ride remains shut down at four Six Flags locations around the country as investigators in Kentucky review evidence and witness statements from an accident that resulted in a teenager's feet being sheared off.

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Man Awaiting Trial For Bank Robbery Escapes From KY Jail

Posted: 06/25/2007 - Federal, state and local law enforcement are looking for an eastern Kentucky man who escaped from jail. Thirty-five-year-old Anthony Artrip of Ashland was awaiting a federal bank robbery trial.

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Peanut Ban To Expand

Posted: 06/25/2007 - A ban at a Southeastern Kentucky school could mean... no peanuts at your kid's baseball game...

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Cumberland Gap Tunnel Construction

Posted: 06/25/2007 - Thousands of people drive through it every day... crossing the Kentucky Tennessee border... but starting today... construction slowed things at the Cumberland Gap Tunnel.

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Multi-county ATV Park Could Come To Mountains

Posted: 06/25/2007 - Some private land owners say they want to organize the largest ATV park in the nation...right here in southeastern Kentucky. The trails would run through four counties...but officials say they want to hear more from residents before moving ahead with the project.

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Mine Operator Is Sentenced On Mail Fraud Charges

Posted: 06/25/2007 - Harold Simpson, the operator of Simpson Mining Company, was sentenced to three years in federal prison and he must pay one and a half million dollars in restitution.

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Volunteer Firefighters Appear In Court

Posted: 06/25/2007 - Bell County Volunteer Firefighters argued in federal court Monday that the county judge had no right to take control of their department.

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Construction Worker Falls 30 Feet To His Death

Posted: 06/26/2007 - A construction worker is dead after falling off a roof in Bourbon County. The accident happened Monday morning in the town of Little Rock, just outside Paris.

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