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Court: Ky can be sued over retirement changes

Posted: 04/25/2013 - The Kentucky Retirement Systems and six professional associations sued the state in Franklin Circuit Court over a 2008 law that sought to stop people from retiring, then quickly returning to employment by the state.

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Ky court orders release of child death records

Posted: 04/25/2013 - The court released the 3-3 vote on Thursday on whether to halt a lower court decision ordering the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to open the cases. The tie vote let the lower court decision stand.

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U.S. regulators report 11 mining deaths so far in 2013

Posted: 04/25/2013 - The report issued Wednesday by the Mine Safety and Health Administration showed that eight fatalities occurred in coal mines, with the remainder reported in metal and nonmetal mines.

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Two men facing drug charges in Ashland

Posted: 04/25/2013 - Investigators say 26-year-old Joshua Howard, of Ashland, and 24-year-old Blake Laudahl, of Eddyville, Ky. sold heroin to a confidential informant.

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Nearly $200K ready for early childhood initiative

Posted: 04/25/2013 - The money is being divvied up in grants of nearly $50,000 each to fund four regional initiatives to improve education and health services for Kentucky's youngest citizens.

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KOGA members discuss new drilling opportunities

Posted: 04/25/2013 - Drilling horizontal oil wells was the topic of Wednesday's meeting of the Kentucky Oil and Gas Association. More than 150 members - many of whom are natural gas producers - learned about what some are calling a lucrative future for horizontal oil drilling on the Berea Sandstone oil play.

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Repairs made to flood damaged roads

Updated: 04/25/2013 - Some people in Eastern Kentucky were able to leave their homes today for the first time since flash flooding one week ago left them stranded.

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Officials: Bomb suspect acknowledged role

Posted: 04/24/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Two U.S. officials say the surviving suspect in the Boston bombings acknowledged his role in the attacks to FBI investigators.

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Officials: Suspect did not have a weapon when arrested

Posted: 04/24/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Two U.S. officials say the surviving suspect in the Boston bombings did not have a weapon when police captured him hiding inside a boat in a neighborhood back yard.

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US regulators report 11 mining deaths in '13

Posted: 04/24/2013 - ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Federal regulators say mining deaths during the first quarter of this year totaled 11, with West Virginia claiming nearly half of those fatalities.

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Environmental attorney considers US Senate bid

Posted: 04/25/2013 - Environmental attorney Tom FitzGerald says he may seek the Democratic nomination to run for U.S. Senate next year but perhaps not if Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes gets in the race.

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Region participates in mock disaster drills

Posted: 04/24/2013 - The mock disaster exercise is used to train first responders and health care providers how to handle chemical weapons spills such as anthrax.

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