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Watchdog has never requested contract reviews

Posted: 03/24/2013 - Despite that, the Louisville Democrat has been paid extra for his role as co-chair of the General Assembly's Government Contract Review Committee over the past four years.

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GOP's 'no' on Medicaid becomes "Let's make a deal'

Posted: 03/24/2013 - Given the choice of whether to expand Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law, many Republican governors and lawmakers initially responded with an emphatic "no."

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CSX train derails, 4 cars land in river

Updated: 03/24/2013 - Officials say just before 10 o'clock Saturday morning, 15 CSX cars were derailed near lower Splashdam Road in Dickenson County, sending four train cars into the Russell Fork River which runs into Kentucky.

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Coal Bowl Invitational held in Pikeville

Updated: 03/24/2013 - The academic meet was put on through a partnership between the University of Pikeville, Mullins School, and CEDAR, Inc. Eight schools were represented at the competition.

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Powerball jackpot tantalizes at $320 million

Posted: 03/24/2013 - People across the country are hoping to pick the six winning Powerball numbers drawn Saturday night - and the $320 million jackpot that comes with them.

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Zumbathon to raise money

Updated: 03/24/2013 - More than 50 people took part in the Zumbathon and they raised more than $1200.

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US, Afghanistan OK detention center transfer

Posted: 03/23/2013 - The Pentagon says the U.S. has reached an agreement with the Afghanistan government to transfer the Parwan Detention Facility to Afghan control.

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White House praises Senate-passed budget

Posted: 03/23/2013 - But spokesman Jay Carney isn't raising too much hope for compromise with the GOP-led House, which previously passed a competing budget that makes deep cuts to social programs.

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Holder averts furloughs of prison staffers

Posted: 03/23/2013 - Attorney General Eric Holder says he has averted daily furloughs of 3,570 federal prison staffers around the country, staving off what would have been a serious threat to the lives and safety of staff, inmates and the public.

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CSX train derailed in Virginia

Updated: 03/23/2013 - Troopers say 15 cars from the train have overturned, four of those cars are in a local creek.

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Fundraiser features eclectic mix of handbags

Posted: 03/23/2013 - Gucci and Coach handbags will sit next to purses created out of military boots and seatbelts during a northern Kentucky fundraiser next month to benefit people with special needs.

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3 W.Va. airport towers on FAA closure list

Posted: 03/23/2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration released the list Friday. The Charleston Gazette reports that it includes contract towers at airports in Lewisburg, Parkersburg and Wheeling.

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Southern Ky. eyesore transforming into park

Posted: 03/23/2013 - The Commonwealth Journal reports that City Council members in Somerset recently approved plans calling for some benches and possibly a fountain at a site where apartments once stood.

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Feds raid 17 California auto stores for nitrous oxide

Posted: 03/23/2013 - Hundreds of law enforcement officers raided Southern California auto parts shops and other businesses suspected of illegally selling nitrous oxide for use as a recreational drug, in one of the largest such raids to date.

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