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Appeals court upholds EPA ruling on W.Va. mine

Posted: 04/23/2013 - A federal appeals court says the Environmental Protection Agency had the legal authority to veto permits for one of West Virginia's largest mountaintop removal coal mines.

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Scams reported across eastern Kentucky

Updated: 04/23/2013 - The most common scam complaints the Better Business Bureau receive involve free government grants or a sweepstakes.

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Appeals court weighs home-schoolers' asylum bid

Posted: 04/23/2013 - A federal appeals court is weighing whether a family of home-schoolers from Germany should be granted asylum and allowed to continue living in Tennessee.

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More digs coming to Hatfield & McCoy feud sites

Updated: 04/23/2013 - A popular history channel mini-series brought the Hatfield's and the McCoy's back into the national spotlight. Now, officials in Pike County say thanks to the renewed popularity more digs searching for family artifacts are coming soon.

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Dog and cat food, treats recalled nationwide

Posted: 04/24/2013 - Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are urging people to stop using and return or discard certain Natura Pet Products food and treats after the company issued a recall due to potential salmonella contamination Friday.

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No big changes to Kentucky Derby security plan

Posted: 04/24/2013 - Louisville police are not planning major security upgrades at this year's Kentucky Derby in the wake of the Boston terror attack, but they are asking track visitors to be vigilant on race day.

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Hackers compromise AP Twitter account

Posted: 04/23/2013 - Hackers have compromised the main Twitter account of The Associated Press, sending out an erroneous tweet about an attack at the White House.

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Grimes still wrestling with decision on Senate bid

Updated: 04/23/2013 - Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is still wrestling with the idea of seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in next year's election.

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Lawmakers urge delay in control tower furloughs

Posted: 04/23/2013 - Two senators are urging the Obama administration to postpone the furloughing of air traffic controllers, saying the turmoil caused by reduced staffing raises economic and security concerns as well as inconveniencing thousands of travelers.

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Officials investigate phone call scams

Posted: 04/23/2013 - Police in Johnson County say some people have reported getting phone calls from someone claiming they have won several thousand dollars, but they have to pay money up front to get it.

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Beshear handing out books at juvenile jail

Updated: 04/23/2013 - Jane Beshear, a former teacher, will be among tens of thousands of volunteers who will distribute a half million paperbacks on Tuesday.

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GE hires 200 more workers for new line

Posted: 04/23/2013 - Company officials told The Courier-Journal on Monday that GE's Appliance Park plant added two assembly lines for the front-loading washers and matching dryers and hired 200 workers.

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Man dies following stabbing at E.Ky. jail

Posted: 04/23/2013 - State police tell us Michael Lynch, 31, died after being stabbed in the neck by Eric Chapman, 32, on Sunday at the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex in West Liberty.

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New study: more than half Ky. adults have no dental insurance

Posted: 04/23/2013 - The Kentucky Health Issues Poll was funded by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and conducted last fall by the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Cincinnati.

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New charges in Greenup County murder

Updated: 04/25/2013 - Detectives and Kentucky State Police troopers found a body along Happy Ridge Road in Greenup County on Friday and positively identified it as Christopher Frazier, 29, of Westwood, Ky.

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Pound, Virginia store owner robbed, tied up

Posted: 04/23/2013 - Officers with the Wise County Sheriff's Office say two people with masks went into the novelty shop known as "Get-It-Gone"earlier this week.

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2013 East Kentucky Leadership Award for Private Individual

Posted: 04/22/2013 - This year's East Kentucky Leadership Private Individual Award built a civil engineering firm from the ground up in Southern Kentucky and that company continues to break new ground across the region.

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