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Tenn. lawmakers drafting hemp bill

Posted: 08/24/2013 - Republican Sen. Frank Nicely said Kentucky and six other states have passed measures legalizing hemp even though federal law prohibits it.

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Injured dog found on top of coal train

Posted: 08/24/2013 - A small dog was found injured on top of a coal train. Officials at the Floyd County Animal Shelter are trying to piece together how this could have happened.

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Pair charged with wire, mail fraud in buying plot

Posted: 08/23/2013 - David and Carson Cameron of Vevay, Ind., face federal charges of mail fraud and wire fraud. In two criminal complaints, the U.S. Secret Service says the men pocketed as much as $1.3 million in profits off merchandise from Home Depot stores around the country over a four-year period.

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Ky. children's hospitals announce partnership

Posted: 08/23/2013 - The Courier-Journal and the Lexington Herald-Leader report officials at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville and the University of Kentucky HealthCare's Kentucky Children's Hospital in Lexington said on Thursday that they have signed a letter of intent.

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Coal advocate David Gooch dies

Posted: 08/23/2013 - David Gooch lobbied for the coal industry throughout the commonwealth and the country.

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Lawmakers approve legislative redistricting bill

Posted: 08/23/2013 - A legislative redistricting bill lacking any overt attempts at partisan one-upmanship has received final passage and now heads to Gov. Steve Beshear to be signed into law.

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Former SW VA city official indicted by grand jury

Posted: 08/23/2013 - The Bristol Herald Courier reports 46 year old Loretta Mays of Norton was indicted by a Wise County grand jury on Wednesday on 135 counts ranging from forgery to felony embezzlement.

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TVA board votes for 1.5 percent rate increase

Posted: 08/23/2013 - The agency's board of directors approved the hike and a $10.5 billion fiscal year 2014 budget at its meeting on Thursday. The new fiscal year begins Oct. 1.

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Lawmakers to receive sexual harassment training

Posted: 08/23/2013 - The allegations against Democratic state Rep. John Arnold of Sturgis triggered a public outcry, forcing House Speaker Greg Stumbo to address the matter on the floor Thursday evening. He assured angry colleagues the matter "will be dealt with responsibly" and that Arnold could be expelled from the House if the charges are proven.

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Grandparents form group to fight for custody rights

Posted: 08/23/2013 - Several grandparents met Thursday in Harlan County to discuss ways to improve legal protections for people who raise their grandchildren. The group is called "Full Hearts, Empty Arms."

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