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Preliminary damage surveys begin in Middlesboro

Updated: 06/22/2011 - The flood waters are long gone, but the mud still remains in neighborhoods in Middlesboro. Now crews are quickly checking out that damage in order to make an important deadline.

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Governor tours Middlesboro flood damage

Updated: 06/22/2011 - The flood waters have gone down in Middlesboro. Now local, state, and federal officials say they will begin surveying the damage.

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Middlesboro ravaged by flood waters

Updated: 06/22/2011 - Some said it was the flood of a lifetime. Parts of Middlesboro were covered in water for hours Monday, the result of heavy thunderstorms during the night.

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Unemployment down, local companies are hiring

Updated: 06/17/2011 - Kentucky's unemployment rate fell below 10% in May, to 9.8%. That's the lowest that it's been since early 2009. But those numbers are not much comfort to people in our area still looking for jobs.

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Dip in gas prices could fuel local tourism

Updated: 06/17/2011 - We've seen some relief from those sky high gas prices in the past few days. But most folks say gas costing more than three dollars a gallon could keep them closer to home this summer.

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Lynch mayor says county judge's actions are criminal

Updated: 06/16/2011 - Officials in Lynch have turned to the county for help in providing matching funds for a grant to restore the old fire station. But city officials said the county judge has issued them an ultimatum - that they believe is criminal!

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Lynch may opt out of proposed water interconnect

Updated: 06/14/2011 - For a while, it appeared Cumberland, Benham, and Lynch officials were ready to move forward with a plan to connect their water systems. But once again, one city is saying they are not sure.

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Thieves target Harlan County church

Updated: 06/14/2011 - Church leaders in the Pathfork community of Harlan County are asking for your help to track down some thieves!

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Brother of murder victim says family will move forward

Updated: 06/12/2011 - Two people were arrested Thursday, charged with the murder of 58-year old Steven Gibson. He was found dead in his Harlan home last week, after neighbors called police for a welfare check.

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Sheriff opposes budget cuts

Updated: 06/10/2011 - Harlan County officials are in the process of approving a new budget for the next fiscal year. But the sheriff is not happy with some of the proposed cuts.

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Somerset native describes moments after Joplin tornado

Updated: 06/08/2011 - A Somerset native now living in Joplin, Missouri has quite a story to tell. The deadly twister that came through more than two weeks ago narrowly missed the church she was taking cover in.

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Radio stations take donations to Joplin

Updated: 06/07/2011 - It's been more than two weeks since a killer twister hit Joplin, Missouri. Radio stations in Somerset and London filled a semi-truck full of donations to take to the storm ravaged area.

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Harlan County pushes to dissolve city

Updated: 06/02/2011 - The population in Wallins has dwindled over the years. Now residents will soon be faced with a petition to dissolve the city.

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Summer heat arrives early in Kentucky

Updated: 06/01/2011 - With temperatures soaring into the nineties, the first of June is feeling more like the first of August. Folks around the regions are already figuring out ways to beat the heat.

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Joplin Donations

Updated: 06/01/2011 - Two radio personalities are using their fame to help those in need. Melissa Etezadi Reports.

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Copper Thefts

Updated: 05/31/2011 - Imagine trying to make an important phone call and realizing you have no telephone line -- or internet. Melissa Etezadi Reports.

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Harlan County train accident

Updated: 05/27/2011 - A deadly train accident in Harlan County. It happened around noon in the Verda community. Melissa Etezadi Reports.

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Middlesboro flood control system needs upgrade

Updated: 05/26/2011 - Flash flooding is no stranger to Eastern Kentucky, especially those living in Middlesboro. The area has an extensive canal system, but city leaders have determined that it is not working the way it's supposed to.

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