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Eastern Ky. drug epidemic has reshaped communities

Updated: 12/01/2013 - Prescription drug abuse has reshaped Eastern Kentucky. In 2010, inpatient and emergency room charges related to drug overdoses totaled $78 million, much of it paid by taxpayers.

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EKY region braces for winter weather

Updated: 11/11/2013 - As the Eastern Kentucky region braces for its first batch of winter weather this season, county officials work to tighten budgets without compromising safety.

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Kentucky coal miners rally in nation's capital

Updated: 10/29/2013 - Miners from Kentucky and other states joined 30 members of Congress in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to rally against regulatory polices they say are killing jobs in coal country.

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2 agencies seek to withdraw from state pensions

Posted: 09/27/2013 - The Courier-Journal reports the quasi-governmental agencies Frontier Housing in Morehead and Housing Oriented Ministries Established for Service in Whitesburg filed the request last week in Franklin County Circuit Court.

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Young man inspires others to donate organs

Posted: 09/07/2013 - The Mountain Eagle reports that at least 24 people in Letcher County have signed the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry since 21-year-old Jacob Lucas was killed last month in a car crash.

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Fatal fire in Letcher County

Posted: 09/06/2013 - Coroner Marty Baker has told WYMT that 66-year-old Bettie Joe Fields died this morning after a single-wide trailer she was in caught fire.

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