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Historic Prestonsburg theater set to close for good

Updated: 01/23/2013 - It is official, the historic Strand Movie Theater in Prestonsburg will be closing after a deal with a potential buyer fell through. While there were glimers of hope that the Strand Theater might stay open that hope has quickly faded and many people say they are sad to see this day come.

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GM recalls 55,000 vehicles to fix shifter problem

Posted: 01/04/2013 - The recall affects certain 2013 models of the Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, Avalanche and Express. Also included are the GMC Sierra, Savana and Yukon as well as the Cadillac Escalade.

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Congress approves $9.7 billion in Sandy flood aid

Posted: 01/04/2013 - It replenishes the National Flood Insurance Program that was due to run out of money next week with some 115,000 Sandy-related claims as well as 5,000 from other floods unresolved.

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UofL dorms closed for mold to reopen

Posted: 01/04/2013 - WLKY-TV reports students are expected to move back into Miller Hall on Saturday and Sunday. Classes at the state's second-largest public university begin Monday.

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David School survives financial woes

Updated: 01/04/2013 - The David School Principal Diantha Daniels told the Lexington Herald-Leader that 20 students were enrolled in the fall and four more are expected to begin this month at the Floyd County school.

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Beshear strikes no optimistic tone on gambling

Posted: 01/04/2013 - Gov. Steve Beshear is sounding less than optimistic about the odds of passing a constitutional amendment on casino gambling in a legislative session that begins next week.

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State closing McCreary County jail

Updated: 01/04/2013 - The state is shutting down a troubled jail in southern Kentucky. On Friday, jail officials are moving all inmates out of the McCreary County jail.

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Poll: Obesity's a crisis but we want our junk food

Posted: 01/04/2013 - Americans blame too much screen time and cheap fast food for fueling the nation's obesity epidemic, but a poll finds they're split on how the government should help.

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Gay marriage supporters look to next session

Posted: 01/04/2013 - A Senate committee voted in favor of a measure to allow gay marriage Thursday. But Senate Democrats delayed a floor vote because three supporters needed for passage were absent.

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Officials see increase in heroin sales in Eastern Kentucky

Updated: 01/23/2013 - Officials say there is a new player in the war on drugs in Eastern Kentucky. Paul Hayes with Operation UNITE explains, "We are noticing an increase of heroin sales in our area." Prestonsburg Assistant Chief of Police Bryan Hall says heroin is, "Something we really hadn't seen much of before but now we are seeing it pretty regularly."

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