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Dropout incentives already in budget

Updated: 04/12/2013 - Kentucky education commissioner Terry Holliday says he's using money already in the department's budget to offer incentives to school districts that are quick to adopt a new dropout age of 18.

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Empty bowls to feed the hungry

Updated: 04/13/2013 - The Empty Bowls Project came to Barbourville. The proceeds go to the Christian Life Food Pantry.

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Professional wrestlers promote drug-free life

Updated: 04/12/2013 - Wrestlers Wild Willy, Marvelous Mike Murphy, Masked Superstar and Marty Gibson took turns speaking to the students about the importance of having a dream and how that starts with saying no to drugs.

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Members of Progress Kentucky responsible for recording, Democrat says

Posted: 04/12/2013 - The FBI is now investigating whether Mitch McConnell's Campaign Headquarter's in Louisville was bugged after the left leaning Mother Jones magazine released recordings of a meeting where McConnell and some others could be heard talking about possible candidates.

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Families fighting to get running water

Posted: 04/12/2013 - Folks in the Jonican area of Pike County lost running water in 1997 and have been fighting to get it back. Now some of them will get it, but others will not see it anytime soon.

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First dedication ceremony held for new U.S. 460

Updated: 04/12/2013 - The first dedication ceremony for part of the new U.S. 460 was held in Pike County on Friday. The new bridge running across Shelby Creek has been named the 'Jasper and Anna Justice Memorial Bridge.'

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Liberal group brings al-Qaeda into gun debate

Posted: 04/12/2013 - A liberal political group is using an al-Qaeda recruitment video in a TV ad attacking Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on his pro-gun stance.

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Liberal PAC leader a witness in McConnell probe

Posted: 04/12/2013 - The attorney for the director of a liberal Kentucky political fundraising group says his client is a cooperating witness in an FBI investigation into a secret recording of a campaign meeting held by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Dutch coffee company DEMB agrees to $9.8B buyout

Posted: 04/12/2013 - The management of Dutch coffee maker D.E. Master Blenders 1753 NV says it has agreed to a 7.5 billion euro ($9.8 billion) buyout offer from a group led by private German investment company Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH.

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Starting the gun control debate

Posted: 04/12/2013 - The Senate is expected next week to consider a proposal to expand required federal background checks for gun purchases at shows and online.

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Senate immigration bill may be unveiled next week

Posted: 04/12/2013 - Negotiators for Republicans and Democrats say they've reached agreement on the major elements of a Senate immigration bill they're expected to unveil next week.

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Rights groups urge US to raise concerns with China

Posted: 04/12/2013 - Human rights groups are urging Secretary of State John Kerry to raise the treatment of dissidents and other rights concerns during a weekend visit to China expected to be dominated by talk of North Korea.

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Judge denies $20M severance deal for AMR CEO

Posted: 04/12/2013 - A federal bankruptcy judge has denied a proposed $20 million severance payment for the CEO of American Airlines as part of the company's merger with US Airways.

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UNITE coalition holds celebration dinner

Updated: 04/12/2013 - Hundreds of people showed their support for students involved in Unite Clubs Thursday night at the Rockcastle Community Awareness and UNITE Club Celebration.

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