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Letcher County facing school nurse cutbacks

Posted: 07/29/2013 - Students in Letcher County with asthma, diabetes or other health concerns may notice a change when returning to school. Budget restraints are forcing the district to cut five school nurses, affecting nine schools in the county. Nurses at the Letcher County Health Department and Superintendent Tony Sergent said student health is their main concern.

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Park at Flat Lick Falls under construction

Posted: 07/29/2013 - Officials say increased tourism in Jackson County and easier access to Flat Lick Falls are the main motivations for the construction of a new park in Gray Hawk.

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Birth certificate concerns: Past and present

Posted: 07/29/2013 - Questions concerning President Barack Obama's birth certificate have been in and out of headlines for some time now, but not too long ago, trouble producing accurate birth records affected more than just the president.

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Drivers say highway is dangerous

Updated: 07/30/2013 - People who live and travel along Highway 15 in Perry County say certain stretches are dangerous.

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Green paint splattered on Washington landmark

Posted: 07/29/2013 - A cathedral spokesman says the paint was discovered this afternoon. He says the paint was still wet, leading officials to believe the vandalism had just occurred.

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W.Va. man pleads guilty to mine violations

Posted: 07/29/2013 - Federal prosecutors say 36-year-old Craig Belcher of Bluefield pleaded guilty Monday to providing a false statement, representation and certification in a Mine Safety and Health Administration document.

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eTranscript introduced to help high school seniors

Posted: 07/29/2013 - Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson said Monday that electronic transcripts will streamline the college admissions process. In some cases, he said, students will be able to complete the admissions process totally online.

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Judge: Ky. Medicaid expansion can move forward

Posted: 07/29/2013 - The Courier-Journal reports a judge on Friday ruled against an injunction to stop the federal Affordable Care Act that would add about 308,000 beneficiaries to the Medicaid rolls next year.

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Rand Paul hits back at Christie over surveillance

Posted: 07/29/2013 - Christie last weak criticized Paul's opposition to warrantless federal surveillance programs as harming efforts to prevent terrorism. Paul was at a fundraiser outside Nashville on Sunday.

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New trial date set on vote fraud charges

Posted: 07/29/2013 - U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell set an Oct. 28 trial date for former Clay County Circuit Judge R. Cletus Maricle, former school superintendent Doug Adams and six other defendants.

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Ariel Castro's son says life sentence 'appropriate'

Updated: 07/29/2013 - The son of the Cleveland man who admitted kidnapping, raping and enslaving three women for about a decade says his father belongs behind bars for the rest of his life.

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KY GOP Spokeswoman charged with DUI

Updated: 09/23/2013 - A woman who identified herself to police as the spokeswoman for the Kentucky Republican Party was arrested on Sunday morning and charged with driving while intoxicated, according to officials.

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