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Insurance exchange grows into $39.5M operation

Posted: 02/18/2013 - Federal health care reforms have led to the creation of a government agency in Kentucky that will be comparable in staffing to the secretary of state's office with 30 employees - but it also has scores of contract workers and an annual budget more than 10 times larger, at $39.5 million.

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Immigration bill would set an 8-year path to residency

Posted: 02/18/2013 - A newspaper is reporting says that a draft of an immigration bill prepared by the White House lays out an eight-year process for illegal immigrants to become legal permanent residents.

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Proposed bill makes for safer child exchanges

Updated: 02/17/2013 - In the wake of last month’s deadly shooting on the campus of Hazard Community Technical College, there is now more interest in the safety of custodial exchanges.

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Senate won't tackle casino gambling this year

Posted: 02/15/2013 - Senate leaders are sensing little interest in a bill that could legalize casinos in Kentucky and won't consider the issue in the current legislative session.

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Letcher Co. woman gives birth in own bathroom

Updated: 02/16/2013 - An Eastern Kentucky Family celebrated Valentine's Day at Appalachian Regional Hospital in Whitesburg with a new baby boy...which is not exactly what they had planned.

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Local small business owner weighs in on minimum wage debate

Posted: 02/15/2013 - A new call from Washington to raise the federal minimum wage has some cheering, but others say the move would drive up inflation and hurt small businesses. WYMT spoke with a small business owner in Hazard to see what she thinks about the debate.

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Keeneland wants to buy Prestonsburg racetrack

Updated: 02/15/2013 - Nothing is official yet, but officials with keeneland released a statement saying they filed a non-binding letter of intent with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to acquire the assets of Appalachian Racing, Inc. which includes Thunder Ridge Raceway in Prestonsburg.

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Former Bell Co. Constable jailed for contempt of court

Posted: 02/15/2013 - A former Bell County Constable is now in jail on contempt of court charges. Last year, Jesse Hall and his wife Juanita Hall were ordered to pay restitution when they pleaded guilty to stealing funds intended for charity, but they have not paid up.

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Perry County man indicted on murder charges

Updated: 02/16/2013 - Police say Dalton Stidham gunned them down three people during what was supposed to be a custody exchange on January 15th. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and the grand jury indicted him on the charges today.

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Facebook wins German court fight on fake names ban

Posted: 02/15/2013 - Schleswig-Holstein state's data protection body said Friday it will appeal the court decision. It argues the ban on fake names breaches German privacy laws and European rules designed to protect free speech online.

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Reality Check: Meteors & Kentucky

Updated: 02/15/2013 - While the meteor that exploded in the sky above Russia is getting worldwide attention, Kentucky too has been ground zero before for meteorites.

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