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History of Van Lear celebrated

Updated: 08/03/2013 - Festival season is well underway in the mountains with several going on this weekend. One of those events is the annual Van Lear Days in Johnson County. One of the big attractions is the home of country superstar, Loretta Lynn.

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Kentucky Blood Center in need of donations

Updated: 08/03/2013 - Officials with the Kentucky Blood Center are urging folks with O negative, A negative and B negative blood types to donate as soon as possible, because the amounts of those blood types are running low.

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Closing of W.Va. 10 prompts complaints

Posted: 08/03/2013 - The state Division of Highways has shut down eight miles of state Route 10 between Dabney and Man. Traffic has been detoured onto a 17-mile stretch of county routes 14 and 16.

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Firefighters to be honored at Fort Knox

Posted: 08/03/2013 - The move comes as the fire truck that the men served on at the Pentagon on September 11th goes on display at the newly renovated General George Patton Museum of Leadership at the Central Kentucky Army post as a symbol of hope and heroism.

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Lawmakers wrap up review of wildlife commission

Posted: 08/03/2013 - The State Journal reports the Program Review and Investigations Committee recommended on Thursday that the commission adopt bylaws regarding what items should be brought for its approval.

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Twitter hands down new rules to beat abusive talk

Posted: 08/03/2013 - In a message posted to its website, Twitter says it is introducing a one-click button to report abuse and updating its rules to clarify that "we do not tolerate abusive behavior."

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Republicans go on attack-against others in GOP

Posted: 08/03/2013 - It's a party divided over spending, over foreign policy, over a willingness to risk a government shutdown in order to defund the health care law - and more.

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Red Sox owner enters $70M deal for Boston Globe

Posted: 08/03/2013 - The New York Times Co. says it has agreed to sell The Boston Globe to the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox for $70 million, a massive drop from the record $1.1 billion it paid for it.

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McConnell, challengers set for political showdown

Posted: 08/03/2013 - Like spectators to a pro-wrestling SmackDown, people have been streaming into the normally quiet western Kentucky community of Fancy Farm to see Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell face two top challengers at, of all places, a church picnic.

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Ohio kidnapper moved to correctional institution

Posted: 08/03/2013 - A Cleveland man sentenced to life in prison for holding three women captive over a decade and raping them repeatedly has been moved to a correctional institution.

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FDA links stomach bug in 2 states to Mexican farm

Posted: 08/03/2013 - Federal health officials are apparently zeroing in on the source of at least some of the cyclospora infections that have sickened more than 400 people in 16 states.

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Court reinstates preacher's free speech challenge

Posted: 08/02/2013 - The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday found that the university's free speech policies are vague and inconsistently enforced. Judge Boyce F. Martin wrote for the court that the policy requirements "threaten to chill free speech."

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Four car accident near London

Posted: 08/02/2013 - The Laurel County Sheriff's office says a Chevy Truck ran out of room on the road and clipped the front of a semi. This caused the pick up truck to spin out in front of the semi-truck.

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