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New Keavy Fire Chief named

Posted: 09/24/2013 - Richard Bales is the successor to his older brother, Ronnie Bales, who was the Keavy Volunteer Fire Department Chief for more than 40 years.

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Repairs planned for Evarts road

Posted: 09/24/2013 - Parts of Laurel Branch in Evarts are already breaking off, but Evarts city officials say repairs are already planned.

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Pike judge executive wants federal help for struggling economy

Updated: 09/25/2013 - Judge Executive Wayne T. Rutherford sent a letter to Congressman Hal Rogers asking for his help to obtain money from Abandoned Mine Land (AML) trust funds citing nearly $2.5 billion that he believes belongs here in the mountains.

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London police investigate possible hazmat situation

Updated: 09/24/2013 - The Laurel County Sheriff's Office issued a travel advisory Tuesday afternoon for East 4th street and Tobacco Road in London, after reports of an explosion and dangerous vapors in the area.

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Feds to drop 1 case against W.Va. judge upon plea

Posted: 09/24/2013 - Suspended Mingo County Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury will enter a plea next week in a conspiracy that federal prosecutors say was designed to protect the reputation of former sheriff who bought drugs from a campaign-sign maker.

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EKY schools choosing to go peanut-free

Updated: 09/24/2013 - Leaders at one Eastern Kentucky school are taking matters into their own hands to keep children with food allergies safe.

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Appeals court upholds sentence of ex-school chief

Posted: 09/24/2013 - A federal appeals court has upheld the two-year prison sentence and $250,000 fine of a former eastern Kentucky school superintendent who pleaded guilty to leading a vote-buying conspiracy during the 2010 primary elections.

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March for hunger awareness in Rockcastle County

Posted: 09/24/2013 - “Hunger Awareness March gives us the opportunity to focus on the problem of hunger within our community, and to take action in making the event an effort to end hunger,” said Carolyn Lindsey, Grateful Bread’s program manager.

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Mall siege: city morgue preparing for many bodies

Posted: 09/24/2013 - The government official says morgue employees were told to prepare for many bodies. Morgue employees were dressed in smocks early Tuesday, though no bodies had been delivered.

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Tax Committee to gather info on temporary sales tax

Posted: 09/24/2013 - The idea being heard by the Interim Joint Committee on Local Government Wednesday is to allow ballot referendums on whether to temporarily impose a sales tax of up to one cent to pay for new parks, sidewalks, roads and buildings.

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Scholarships offered to students affected by drug abuse

Posted: 09/24/2013 - Help is on the way for Kentuckians who have overcome drug addiction and are looking to go back to school. Attorney General Jack Conway on Monday announced a new scholarship program that is also open to people who have been affected by drug abuse.

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