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Renters eligible for federal disaster aid

Updated: 03/28/2012 - Most people in areas affected by the tornados know about FEMA, but officials want people to know that you do not have to be a homeowner for federal assistance.

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Sheriff warns of scam

Posted: 03/28/2012 - Johnson County Sheriff Dwayne Price says they have received numerous calls about individuals soliciting money by way of computer or telephone.

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COUNTRY MUSIC HIGHWAY “ROAD TO FAME” COMPETITION NAMES TOP 20 CONTESTANTS FROM EACH AUDITION LOCATIONS

Updated: 10/22/2012 - Over the weekend, hundreds of contestants showcased their talent for Nashville, TN Music Row executives during the opening Country Music Highway "Road to Fame” auditions in Eastern Kentucky. The ‘Road to Fame’ competition is searching for the next potential star to come from Kentucky’s famed Country Music Highway, an area with a vast musical heritage and home to many country stars for decades.

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted: 03/26/2012 - April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Kentucky leads the way...in blanketing our Commonwealth in blue and silver pinwheels. The blue and silver pinwheel is a symbol of childhood and forms the cornerstone of the national Pinwheels for Prevention child abuse awareness campaign being conducted throughout the nation. Kentucky’s campaign, the second largest in the nation, is being coordinated through Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky

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Emotional toll on tornado victims continues

Updated: 03/22/2012 - Now that much of the physical damage is cleared, people are left to deal with the emotional trauma after tornados hit nearly three weeks ago.

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Another disaster recovery center opens

Posted: 03/19/2012 - The center in Inez opened Sunday for people who had property damage or other hardships from severe storms and tornadoes that passed through the area on Feb. 29-March 3.

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Academic team wins again

Posted: 03/13/2012 - Students at a Johnson County Middle School are celebrating another big win.

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JCMS students win Governor's Cup

Posted: 03/13/2012 - Students at Johnson County Middle School are celebrating another big win. The academic team won this year's Governor's Cup competition

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Volunteers helping clean-up efforts

Updated: 03/13/2012 - The volunteers on Middle Fork Road in Johnson County Tuesday are part of the Christian Appalachian Project. Some of them will be working in Eastern Kentucky as long as three weeks.

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FEMA disaster recovery centers open

Updated: 03/12/2012 - The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is open in Paintsville at the recreation center for anyone in Johnson County affected by the recent tornado outbreak. People were filing in and out all day Monday to see what assistance they can get to get back on their feet.

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Lt. Gov. Abramson visits areas damaged in storms

Updated: 03/07/2012 - Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson was in the Hager Hill community of Johnson County Wednesday to survey the damage from Friday's storms. He said the devastation is unlike anything he has ever seen or expected to see in eastern Kentucky.

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Blood donations needed

Posted: 03/06/2012 - Some area hospitals are in need of blood donations after Friday's storms.

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Donations given out to storm victims

Posted: 03/06/2012 - Donations were given out Tuesday to victims of Friday's storms. Organizers and volunteers said they were overwhelmed by the community's response.

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Johnson Co. cleanup efforts continue

Updated: 03/05/2012 - The hardest hit areas of Johnson County appear to be around Hager Hill, West Van Lear, and Denver. Crews were out in those areas Monday trying to restore power to those people as quickly as possible.

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'Kentucky Cares' campaign plans tornado relief effort for Friday

Updated: 03/05/2012 - It's a combination that proves "Kentucky Cares." On Friday -- the day Kentucky Wildcats make their 2012 Southeastern Conference tournament debut in New Orleans -- the American Red Cross is joining forces with WKYT, The Lexington-Herald Leader, Clear Channel Radio, UK IMG Sports Marketing and Central Bank in the "Kentucky Cares" campaign to make sure the victims of last week's tornado outbreak remain in everyone's thoughts.

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