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Vehicle enforcement officers want pay raises

Posted: 09/13/2013 - Lt. Col. Keith Peercy said KVE officers' starting pay is some $9,000 a year less than that of state police troopers. He said that needs to be changed to prevent turnover within the agency that's charged with enforcing laws regarding commercial vehicles traveling Kentucky highways.

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Older state police cruisers costly to maintain

Posted: 09/13/2013 - State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer said financial woes are preventing the department from replacing older cruisers as quickly as he'd like. The result, he told lawmakers Thursday, has been high maintenance costs that have reached about $180,000 a month.

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Richie Farmer pleads guilty in government corruption case

Updated: 09/13/2013 - Richie Farmer, after playing for UK's "Unforgettables", launched a political career that came crashing down during a bid for lieutenant governor in 2011 when complaints began to surface about his management of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

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FCC award to expand broadband in rural W.Va

Posted: 09/13/2013 - The award from the Federal Communications Commission will support an expansion of broadband infrastructure. As a result, high-speed Internet access will be expanded to at least 40,000 rural homes and businesses in West Virginia.

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Older state police cruisers costly to maintain

Posted: 09/13/2013 - More than half of the cruisers now being used by state police troopers in Kentucky have logged over 100,000 miles and are becoming costly to repair.

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Jimmy Rose thanks supporters

Posted: 09/12/2013 - Jimmy Rose thanks his supporters for helping him make the top six on America's Got Talent.

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Students learn at Environmental Camp

Posted: 09/12/2013 - Some Harlan County elementary students put down the books and spent the day outdoors learning. The 4-H Environmental Camp is this week at Martins Fork Lake.

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Lt. Gov. visits BSCTC, discusses workforce development

Posted: 09/12/2013 - Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson was in the mountains on Thursday, discussing the role of higher education in the future of our region. Three topics were the focus at the workforce development forum held at Big Sandy Community and Technical College Prestonsburg. Speakers discussed the importance of collaboration, real life training, and having high expectations.

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E. Ky. mayor recommends consolidating cities

Posted: 09/12/2013 - The Harlan Daily Enterprise reports Lynch Mayor Johnny Adams made the comments Tuesday during a City County meeting. Adams said the cities of Lynch and Benham should consider consolidating. He said the only alternative is charging Lynch residents $14 more per month for municipal services that include water, sewer and garbage pickup.

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Preacher facing felony charges in Florida

Posted: 09/12/2013 - Terry Jones and his associate pastor, Wayne Sapp Junior, were arrested on Wednesday night after they were pulled over towing a smoker.

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