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Senate candidates to share stage at annual picnic

Posted: 08/02/2013 - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, up for re-election next year, will share a stage Saturday afternoon with his top challengers at an always raucous church picnic known for spicy barbecue and even spicier speeches.

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McConnell's chief of staff moving to campaign side

Posted: 08/02/2013 - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's chief of staff will step down temporarily on Friday to take a more active role in the Kentucky lawmaker's re-election campaign as a senior adviser.

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Local west Ky. calls to break in 10-digit dialing

Posted: 08/02/2013 - Local telephone calls in western Kentucky will soon require dialing 10 digits, but customers will have a six-month period to get used to the change, starting Saturday.

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Legislation introduced in House to reform NCAA

Posted: 08/01/2013 - Lawmakers from Pennsylvania and Ohio introduced legislation in the House of Representatives that would require NCAA schools to guarantee four-year scholarships to athletes who play collision sports and due process for schools accused of breaking rules.

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Man faces more charges for car theft

Posted: 08/01/2013 - A man indicted last month in connection to an auto theft spree is facing new charges from the McCreary County grand jury.

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Breathitt County school board members file lawsuit against state

Updated: 08/01/2013 - Breathitt County Schools have been controlled by the Kentucky Department of Education since December of last year. However, school board members have followed through with a threat to sue, and are asking for immediate changes.

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Army vice chief of staff visiting Ft. Campbell

Posted: 08/01/2013 - Campbell is planning to meet with soldiers, families and civilian workers during his Wednesday visit to the Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee border.

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Rockefeller bill focuses on black lung disease

Posted: 08/01/2013 - The Black Lung Health Improvements Act of 2013 would increase miners' access to health records to facilitate the claims process, and make it easier for them to get legal representation when coal companies refuse benefits.

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Middlesboro may see new economic development

Posted: 08/01/2013 - Officials from the Kentucky Heritage Council joined the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development to discuss how preservation might help create jobs, revitalize the historic downtown, and reinvigorate the local and regional economy.

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School begins for some kids in Eastern Kentucky

Updated: 08/01/2013 - The first day of August means the first day of school for some kids in Eastern Kentucky. It was back to the classroom for students in Lawrence County on Thursday.

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Edward Snowden gets asylum in Russia, lawyer says

Posted: 08/01/2013 - Anatoly Kucherena said he handed over the papers to Snowden on Thursday. He said Snowden left Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport where he was stuck since his arrival from Hong Kong on June 23.

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