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Fletcher, Beshear Clash Over Casino Gambling

Posted: 07/12/2007 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Ernie Fletcher and Democratic challenger Steve Beshear clashed over casino gambling and a stalemated special legislative session in a feisty forum Thursday.

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Ky. Education Commissoner To Start Amid Controversy

Posted: 07/12/2007 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's incoming education commissioner will be starting amid swirling controversy, including a police investigation at the school district she's leaving.

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Man Drowns In Lake Cumberland

Updated: 07/13/2007 - The Wayne County coroner says the body of 24 year old Jimmy Lowman has been recovered from Lake Cumberland.

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Miner, Widows Ask MSHA To Make Seal Rule Permanent

Updated: 07/13/2007 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Some disturbing images were presented to a federal panel hearing testimony today on a rule requiring stronger seals for abandoned sections of underground coal mines.

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Websites Introduce Younger Kids To Chats

Updated: 07/13/2007 - This past spring, 10-year-old Adam Young joined other tweens on Club Penguin, playing games, throwing virtual snowballs and chatting with fellow kids who appear onscreen as plump cartoon penguins. A few weeks later, Adam asked Mom to pay $5 a month for extra features, such as decorating his online persona's igloo.

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$54 million Secured For Ongoing Dam Repairs

Updated: 07/12/2007 - A federal spending bill includes 54 (M) million dollars for ongoing repairs at the Wolf Creek Dam. The funds are targeted at stopping seepage and stabilizing the lake's level once the fixes are done.

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Kentucky Firefighters To Help Battle Fires In Northwest

Posted: 07/12/2007 - Fourteen full-time and five seasonal Kentucky Division of Forestry firefighters are leaving today to assist in fighting wildfires in Idaho. An additional forestry employee left yesterday to assist with information and communications on a large fire in Oregon.

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Eleven Kentuckians Died In Holiday Driving Crashes

Updated: 07/12/2007 - Preliminary statistics indicate that eleven people died in ten separate crashes on Kentuckys roadways during the five-day Independence Day holiday reporting period.

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Complaints Of Copper Theft Spike In Leslie County

Updated: 07/12/2007 - Over the past few months, TDS Telecom in Leslie County has seen a spike in the number of customer complaints. The complaints had nothing to do with severe weather.

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Weekend Death Ruled An Accident

Posted: 07/11/2007 - Police tell the Times Tribune that the weekend death of a Corbin woman has been ruled an accident.

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Former First Lady Lady Bird Johnson Has Died

Posted: 07/11/2007 - AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lady Bird Johnson, the former first lady who championed conservation and worked tenaciously for the political career of her husband, former President Lyndon B.

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Meth Lab Found Near School

Posted: 07/11/2007 - MOREHEAD – A recently used methamphetamine lab was discovered in a residence near Clearfield Elementary School on Monday, July 9.

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Officers Honored For Their War On Drugs

Posted: 07/11/2007 - The war against drugs continues here in Eastern Kentucky and Wednesday in Perry County, some local officers were recognized for their role in the fight.

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Somerset Out Of Running For Research Lab

Updated: 07/11/2007 - It could've meant jobs and a boost to the economy, but the bio lab that many said would have helped Southern Kentucky so much, won't be coming.

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Man Arrested After Allegedly Shooting Uncle

Updated: 07/11/2007 - His wife says it was an accident and a misunderstanding. Police say that Wolfe County man is accused of criminal attempt to commit murder. He allegedly shot his own uncle, who's at the UK Hospital in stable condition.

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