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Golden Alert issued in Knott County

Updated: 08/08/2013 - Lawrence “Larry” Mardis is a resident of Golden Years Rest Home which is an assisted living facility in Knott County.

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Loretta Lynn recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom

Updated: 08/08/2013 - This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Executive Order signed by President John F. Kennedy establishing the Presidential Medal of Freedom, as well as the first ceremony bestowing the honor on an inaugural class of 31 recipients.

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Golden Alert issued for Jackson County man

Updated: 08/08/2013 - Pinky Woods is described as a white male, age 58, with grayish black hair, balding on top, approximately 6 feet tall and 165 pounds.

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Bevin accuses McConnell of mudslinging in new ad

Posted: 08/08/2013 - Republican Matt Bevin is challenging McConnell in next year's GOP primary. The two have been trading political punches on Kentucky television stations for weeks already.

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Sheriff''s officers say KDH vests are much needed upgrade

Posted: 08/08/2013 - Police officers never know when they could enter a situation where someone could open fire. This is why the Laurel County Sheriff's Department saw a need for new KDH defense systems ballistic vests.

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Jimmy Rose to perform next week

Updated: 08/08/2013 - The Pineville native tweeted, "I will be on next Tuesday" from his America's Got Talent twitter account.

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Number of Ky. coal jobs lowest since 1927

Posted: 08/07/2013 - The Energy and Environment Cabinet says eastern Kentucky mines cut 916 jobs from April through June, while western Kentucky mines added 65 jobs, an increase of 1.5 percent. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported the jobs lost in eastern Kentucky followed steep declines in 2012.

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Groups protest gas pipeline at Ky. Capitol

Updated: 08/07/2013 - Some land owners spoke during a brief rally Wednesday afternoon about their fear of the proposed underground pipeline, which is being developed by a partnership of two energy companies. The more than 1,000-mile pipeline would carry a byproduct of the natural gas refining process from the northeast to the Gulf Coast.

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Name of person killed in Leslie Co. accident released

Posted: 08/07/2013 - It happened around 6 p.m. in the Helton Community on Highway 421. Kentucky State Police say Tracey Collett, age 39 of Warbranch, KY, crossed the median and hit another car head on. Collett was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Local coal company lays off 55

Posted: 08/07/2013 - A Hyden company laid off more than 50 people Tuesday. Its owners says it has not received payments for its coal.

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