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Panel passes hemp bill, uncertain future awaits

Posted: 03/06/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A proposal that could open the door to industrial hemp farming in Kentucky has cleared a House committee - but it still faces an uncertain future in the full chamber.

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2nd year of statewide teacher survey underway

Posted: 03/06/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky teachers are being asked for the second year in a row to take a survey on working conditions, and cash prizes are being offered to increase participation.

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Hemp proposal up for committee vote on Wednesday

Posted: 03/06/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The House Agriculture and Small Business Committee is expected to vote Wednesday on a proposal that could open the door to industrial hemp farming in Kentucky.

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3-day W.Va. mining symposium starts Wednesday

Posted: 03/06/2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey are on deck for Thursday, while Reps. Shelley Moore Capito, David McKinley and Nick Rahall have been invited Friday.

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10 Things to know for Wednesday

Posted: 03/06/2013 - Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday.

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Grant will help expand "H.O.M.E" program

Updated: 03/05/2013 - More than $5 million in grant money has been given to the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program for their "H.O.M.E." initiative.

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Thieves targeting Paintsville church

Updated: 03/05/2013 - We have brought you stories about struggling food banks across the region and while most of those are dealing with a lack of donations, one in Johnson County is dealing with much more. As a string of thefts could be taking food off the tables of needy families.

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Charges dismissed in cold case

Updated: 03/05/2013 - Police charged Ernest Hensley with murder for the death of Harry Miller Maupin in 1985.

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Sirens go off for statewide tornado drill

Updated: 03/05/2013 - You may have heard storm sirens go off this morning, but it was all a drill. The statewide tornado drill happened this morning.

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Some concerned bill could enable discrimination

Posted: 03/06/2013 - House Bill 279 sailed through the Kentucky House of Representatives and is now in the Senate. It's supporters say its designed to protect religious freedoms, but others say it could have different effects.

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