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UPDATE: Pro coal group sends letter to President Obama

Posted: 10/10/2013 - Members of the CoalBlue Project sent President Obama a letter on Wednesday, proposing they work together to advance policies that would accelerate the development and deployment of sustainable coal.

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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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Half marathon held on Pine Mountain

Updated: 08/24/2013 - Saturday marked the first annual Master of the Mountain Half Marathon Trail Run on Shepherd Trail on Pine Mountain.

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BBQ restaurant to open in Whitesburg

Updated: 08/05/2013 - Hillbillies BBQ Restaurant opens Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Whitesburg. Co-owners say they are proud to start a business downtown.

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Community reacts to triple shooting and suicide

Updated: 09/10/2013 - Friday’s shooting not only affected four families, but an entire community. We talked to folks in downtown Jenkins about what some call the worst crime in recent memory.

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Letcher County facing school nurse cutbacks

Posted: 07/29/2013 - Students in Letcher County with asthma, diabetes or other health concerns may notice a change when returning to school. Budget restraints are forcing the district to cut five school nurses, affecting nine schools in the county. Nurses at the Letcher County Health Department and Superintendent Tony Sergent said student health is their main concern.

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