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Hazard boy collects pennies to help hospice patients

Updated: 03/07/2014 - The next time you see a penny on the ground, pick it up and give it to Nick Hoskins. In the past five years he has collected nearly $2,000 in coins - mostly pennies - and donated all of it to hospice care patients in Perry County.

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Family, county in dispute over cemetery move

Posted: 01/28/2013 - Michael and Marcia Caudill of Letcher County say a "burial is a sacred contract" and the hilltop Caudill-Hall Cemetery near Whitesburg shouldn't be relocated.

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Kentucky-North Carolina renew rivalry next season

Posted: 01/28/2013 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – The rivalry between two of the most tradition-laden basketball programs will renew next season as Kentucky and North Carolina have agreed to a two-year, home-and-home series beginning in the 2013-14 season.

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Iran: Monkey successfully sent into space

Posted: 01/28/2013 - Iranian state TV says the country has successfully sent a monkey into space in what's described as another step toward Tehran's goal of a manned space flight.

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House forging ahead with redistricting proposals

Posted: 01/28/2013 - The Lexington Herald-Leader reports House Speaker Greg Stumbo sent a letter to House members asking them to submit proposed boundaries for new legislative districts by Feb. 1.

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Police in Harlan County expand mission to mentor kids

Posted: 01/28/2013 - Officers John Teagle and William Clogston say the Evarts Police Department in Harlan County has organized anti-bullying sessions with students and a new "Cops and Kids Fishing" program.

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Economists growing more upbeat about year ahead

Posted: 01/28/2013 - A quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economists released Monday shows half of the economists polled now expect real gross domestic product - the value of all goods and services produced in the United States - to grow between 2 and 4 percent this year.

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Billions in gas drilling royalties transform lives

Posted: 01/28/2013 - Private landowners are reaping billions of dollars in royalties each year from the boom in natural gas drilling, transforming some lives even as the windfall provides only a modest boost to the broader economy.

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Leslie County mining accident kills one

Updated: 01/28/2013 - A man has died after a mining accident in Leslie County. The Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing is investigating the death of Perry County man, Jerry Watts.

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Pikeville Medical Center awarded loan

Updated: 01/26/2013 - U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers announced the approval of a $45 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Rural Development for an expansion project for the Pikeville Medical Center.

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Baptist Health Names Hanson as President & Chief Executive Officer

Posted: 01/25/2013 - Baptist Health (formerly Baptist Healthcare System) has named Stephen C. Hanson President and Chief Executive Officer, effective March 8. Hanson succeeds President and Chief Executive Officer Tommy J. Smith, who announced his retirement last year.

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