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Statewide tornado drill scheduled

Posted: 03/04/2013 - Storm sirens across the commonwealth will sound off Tuesday for severe weather awareness month.

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Nominee for head of EPA announced

Updated: 03/04/2013 - Controversy has surrounded Kentucky coal and the Environmental Protection Agency for months, and now a new nominee for head of the EPA has many in the coal business worried that the industry will continue to decline.

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Religious freedom bill could threaten to derail fairness laws

Updated: 03/04/2013 - A religious freedom bill is making its way through the General Assembly. Some say the bill will protect individuals from government interference in matters of faith, but others worry it will take away other civil liberties.

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Hemp proposal in Ky. not up in smoke after all

Posted: 03/04/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A proposal that could open the door to industrial hemp farming in Kentucky is scheduled for a vote in the House Agriculture and Small Business Committee later this week.

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2 sentenced in plot to ship aircraft to Iran

Posted: 03/04/2013 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - An Iranian national received 23 months in federal prison and an American citizen who worked as an airline pilot has been sentenced to 46 months in prison for their roles in a plot to ship helicopters and aircraft parts to Iran's state-run civilian airline in violation of the U.S. trade embargo.

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Pilot teacher evaluation program gets raves

Posted: 03/04/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A pilot program using new ways to evaluate teachers is drawing raves from some of those using it as the state continues to work toward standardizing educator assessments across Kentucky in 2014.

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Record 259 nominations for 2013 Nobel Peace Prize

Posted: 03/04/2013 - The Norwegian Nobel Committee says a record 259 nominations have been received for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, with publicly disclosed candidates including a Pakistani teenager shot by Taliban militants and a U.S. soldier accused of leaking classified material to WikiLeaks.

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Several jails in Southwest Virginia expanding

Posted: 03/04/2013 - The Bristol Herald Courier reports the project will add 512 new beds to Southwest Virginia Regional Jail facilities in Abingdon, Haysi and Duffield.

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Five injured in Laurel County crash

Posted: 03/03/2013 - The Laurel County Sheriff's Department is investigating a car accident that left five people seriously injured.

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Salyersville church set to rebuild

Updated: 03/03/2013 - The EF-3 tornado that ripped through Salyersville took their church building but church members remained grounded in their faith. Now, that faith and perseverance can be seen as the church begins to rebuild.

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