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EPA criticizes plan for King Coal Highway segment

Posted: 06/25/2013 - In a letter released Monday, the EPA says the study is limited. It recommends that alternatives be evaluated to ensure that the least environmentally damaging option is chosen.

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Laurel inmate death caused by superbug infection

Posted: 06/25/2013 - Jail officials say 28 year old Cortney Beldon Hensley, who died in March after being held at the Laurel County Detention Center, was sickened by a strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus called MRSA 300.

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Somerset gets new police chief

Posted: 06/25/2013 - The Somerset Police Department is reporting on their Facebook page that Major Doug Nelson is now the head of the department.

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Two Kentucky high schools win national school spirit award

Posted: 06/25/2013 - The “National High School Spirit of Sport Award” was created by the National Federation of State High School Associations to recognize those individuals who exemplify the ideals of the spirit of sport that represent the core mission of education-based athletics.

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Woman escapes house fire in Krypton

Updated: 06/24/2013 - A fire Monday evening in the Krypton Community burned one woman's house to the ground, but no one was hurt.

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Students say Mountain Music School a success

Updated: 06/25/2013 - Close to 100 banjo, fiddle and guitar players are filling the Cowan Elementary School for a lesson in mountain music. The 12th annual Cowan Creek Mountain Music School is a weeklong program with 20 instructors.

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Friends and family remember Letcher County crash victims

Posted: 06/24/2013 - Nicholas Adam Spencer's former Cordia High School basketball teammate and Allie Cutting's cousin talk about what they will remember about the two young people who died in a car accident in Letcher County over the weekend.

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Man hit, killed by a vehicle in Pike Co.

Updated: 06/24/2013 - The Pike County deputy coroner says 35 year old Donald Brent Castor of Mouthcard was weed-eating near the highway Saturday around 4 in the afternoon when a vehicle hit him.

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Snowden possibly seeks asylum in several countries

Posted: 06/24/2013 - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has possibly applied for asylum in other countries besides Ecuador.

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Groups say W.Va. failing at surface mine oversight

Posted: 06/24/2013 - Coal River Mountain Watch, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition and other groups are planning a news conference Monday outside the federal Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation Enforcement's offices.

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Pike Co. escapee caught

Updated: 06/24/2013 - Brandon Damron, 21, was arrested Tuesday evening in an abandoned house.

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