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Flash flood threat increases as heavy rains move in

Updated: 07/04/2013 - Steady rain continues to fall across the area, and the WKYT First Alert Weather team expects it's only going to get worse as the night goes on.Heavy rain will continue to pound much of the region through Friday.

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Alcohol sales fund fireworks show

Updated: 07/03/2013 - It wouldn't be a 4th of July celebration without fireworks, and the city of Whitesburg is ready for Independence Day. Yet, this fireworks show is using money from what some say is controversial source.

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Dozens of Kentucky schools raise dropout age

Updated: 07/26/2013 - Within two days of a new state law going into effect, 54 public school systems in Kentucky voted to raise the dropout age to 18. See a list of which schools have voted in favor of the change.

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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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Jenkins city pool coming soon

Posted: 06/15/2013 - Those living in Letcher County are going to be a lot cooler come July thanks to a new outdoor facility. Construction is continuing for a new pool in Jenkins. Officials say the pool will include a 20 foot pool deck and two slides, one of which will resemble a piece of coal.

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Whitesburg business owners throw block party

Posted: 06/14/2013 - Local business owners in Letcher County say their "Downtown Summersburg" block party is just a taste of everything Whitesburg has to offer. The owners of one bakery are hoping live music, food and other family friendly games bring new faces to their community.

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New superintendent for Letcher County

Posted: 06/14/2013 - The Letcher County Board of Education selected Tony Sergent as their new superintendent. Sergent says his previous experience as both a principal and a teacher prepared him for the new position.

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Education director visits Eastern Kentucky

Updated: 05/29/2013 - Teachers, school officials and Kentucky Education Association members met in Letcher County Wednesday to host the National Education Association Executive Director, John Stocks.

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Pair arrested for indecent exposure

Updated: 05/29/2013 - Two people in Letcher County sit in jail because police say they were walking down the road… drunk and naked.

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Tips for hikers hitting the trails

Posted: 05/27/2013 - While many of you are firing up your grills others are taking advantage of our local trails with a relaxing day hike. You probably remember when around 40 hikers were rescued on Pine Mountain in early March. Many hikers say this is not deterring them from taking advantage of their day off and enjoying the great outdoors.

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