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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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FDA panel wants limits on hydrocodone painkillers

Posted: 01/25/2013 - Federal health advisors want new restrictions on hydrocodone, the highly addictive ingredient found in Vicodin and other widely abused prescription painkillers.

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Elderly woman dies in Letcher County house fire

Updated: 01/26/2013 - There has been another death following a house fire in Eastern Kentucky. It happened Friday afternoon in Letcher County. Fire officials say 73 year old Virginia Lowe of Thornton was trapped inside her home.

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Hatfield McCoy geocaching event set for August

Posted: 01/25/2013 - New sites are being added to the Hatfield McCoy GeoTrail in eastern Kentucky and southwest West Virginia for the second annual geocaching event in the area late this summer.

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Clay County drivers undeterred by ice

Updated: 01/25/2013 - Old Man Winter could not keep people off the roads in Clay County, one of the areas hardest hit by the ice storm.

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Ice causes major slowdowns in Laurel County

Updated: 01/25/2013 - Throughout the day Friday, it was very slow-going along Interstate 75 in Laurel County. Officials said many of the backups weren't necessarily tied to wrecks.

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