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Four people indicted on heroin crimes

Updated: 02/09/2013 - Three inmates at the US Penitentiary Big Sandy and another person were indicted Friday on charges related to heroin.

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Road construction planned on U.S. 119

Posted: 02/09/2013 - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded two construction projects in the next steps of a long-term project to widen and straighten a portion of U.S. 119 (Harlan-Whitesburg Road) in Letcher County.

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New festival planned for Labor Day weekend

Posted: 02/09/2013 - Local leadership has joined forces to plan a highly anticipated three-day Hatfield-McCoy Days event scheduled for Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, 2013.

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Harlan police program cuts down on counterfeit bills

Posted: 02/08/2013 - After a spike of counterfeit bills in Harlan at the end of last year, police are educating cashiers about money. The "Know Your Money" program is designed to cut down on fake bills. Police say it is working.

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Snowstorm snips power for more than 664,000

Updated: 02/09/2013 - Digging out is going more smoothly in some parts of the Northeast than others after a snowstorm shrouded the New York-to-Boston corridor in 1 to 3 feet of snow.

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Bell County fugitive arrested

Posted: 02/08/2013 - The hunt for a man who did not show up for his sentencing in Bell County is over.

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Prestonsburg hotel recovering after sprinkler system failure

Updated: 02/08/2013 - Cleaning up after fire or flooding can be a daunting task, but a London-based company is trying to make it easier. Workers with Servpro of Pulaski and Laurel Counties were at a Prestonsburg hotel that had sustained extensive water damage when their sprinkler system failed.

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EKU president warns of layoffs

Updated: 02/08/2013 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Eastern Kentucky University's president is warning of campus layoffs as the school prepares to reallocate 10 percent of its budget.

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President Obama works to fast track healthcare overhaul

Posted: 02/08/2013 - President Barack Obama's re-election has put health care overhaul on a fast track, at least in some states. The Affordable Care Act is the biggest addition to the nation's social safety net since Medicare nearly 50 years ago and will affect everyone in the United States in some way.

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New York, New England brace for up to three feet of snow

Posted: 02/08/2013 - A storm poised to dump up to 3 feet of snow from New York City to Boston and beyond beginning Friday could be one for the record books, forecasters warned, as residents scurried to stock up on food and water and road crews readied salt and sand.

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Aftershocks hamper relief in tsunami-hit Solomons

Posted: 02/08/2013 - Aftershocks are rattling the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, after Wednesday's 8.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami. The continued jolts are preventing relief workers from reaching villages where at least nine people were killed.

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