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Fire damages small town convenience store

Posted: 01/08/2013 - It has been a staple in the small town of Weeksbury in Floyd County for nearly three decades, but today it is closed. The Quik Stop convenience store was gutted by an early morning fire.

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Workshops held to commemorate President Nixon's 100th birthday

Updated: 01/23/2013 - People attended various workshops Tuesday at Big Sandy Community and Technical College in honor of Richard Nixon. Tomorrow would have been the former President's 100th birthday. In 1974, he became the only U.S. President to resign rather than face almost certain impeachment following the Watergate Scandal.

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Historic Prestonsburg theater set to close for good

Updated: 01/23/2013 - It is official, the historic Strand Movie Theater in Prestonsburg will be closing after a deal with a potential buyer fell through. While there were glimers of hope that the Strand Theater might stay open that hope has quickly faded and many people say they are sad to see this day come.

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Officials see increase in heroin sales in Eastern Kentucky

Updated: 01/23/2013 - Officials say there is a new player in the war on drugs in Eastern Kentucky. Paul Hayes with Operation UNITE explains, "We are noticing an increase of heroin sales in our area." Prestonsburg Assistant Chief of Police Bryan Hall says heroin is, "Something we really hadn't seen much of before but now we are seeing it pretty regularly."

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Questcare EMS donates assets to hospital

Updated: 01/03/2013 - Questcare employees say they were notified earlier this week through an email that they would no longer have jobs. The move leaves nearly 100 Eastern Kentuckians out of work.

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EQT awards grant to UK College of Education

Posted: 01/01/2013 - Officials with EQT Corporation are awarding a $50,000 grant to the University of Kentucky College of Education to help propel new innovations in eastern Kentucky education.

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Treatment centers lack funding to help drug addiction

Updated: 12/27/2012 - Officials say prescription drug abuse is leading the drug epidemic. They say treating the addiction is key, but limited funding for treating substance abuse is making that difficult.

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LIHEAP preparing for crisis program applications

Updated: 12/27/2012 - LIHEAP has finished up the first phase of their heating assistance program where anyone can apply and they are now preparing for the next phase. The first phase of the low income home energy assistance program or LIHEAP served more than 8500 house holds. The next phase, the crisis program, is a little bit different.

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Inmate faces more charges

Posted: 12/26/2012 - A Floyd County inmate faces additional charges after allegedly assaulting a jail employee.

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