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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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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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