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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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Governor stands ready to sign redistricting bill

Posted: 08/23/2013 - Gov. Steve Beshear said he stands ready to sign the measure into law on Friday, after lawmakers finish up their work of redrawing boundary lines around House and Senate districts.

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