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Rehab facility gives injured birds a second chance

Posted: 05/15/2013 - When people get hurt, they can go to a hospital and receive treatment. But what happens when birds get hurt? There is a facility in southeastern Kentucky for that.

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Letcher Elementary School remembers Melanie Cooper Blair

Updated: 05/15/2013 - Compassionate, caring and full of energy. Melanie Cooper Blair's coworkers say she was the epitome of a teacher. Blair died of cancer on Tuesday and teachers are celebrating her life and sharing memories.

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Letcher County officials name highway after sheriff

Posted: 05/14/2013 - Sheriff Danny Webb chose to serve and protect his community. That dedication has allowed Danny Webb to serve the people of Eastern Kentucky as a state trooper and Letcher County's sheriff for decades. Family, friends and coworkers managed to keep Sheriff Danny Webb Highway a surprise.

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Little league baseball burglary

Posted: 05/06/2013 - Little league baseball players in Letcher County are missing brand new bats, equipment bags and gloves. The little league president says it is going to be hard to replace everything they lost.

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Candidates named in SKCTC presidential search

Posted: 05/02/2013 - Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Michael B. McCall announced the names of three candidates to be interviewed for the position of president/CEO at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC).

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Feds move forward with plans to build prison

Posted: 04/16/2013 - The Federal Bureau of Prisons is moving forward with plans to build a prison in Kentucky, commissioning an environmental impact study on two potential sites in the southeastern part of the state.

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Major progress for future Letcher Federal Prison

Posted: 04/15/2013 - U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced that the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has awarded a third-party contract to perform an environmental impact study (EIS) in connection with a proposed federal corrections facility in Letcher County.

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Dog rescued from cliffside

Posted: 04/14/2013 - Firefighters say it was not an easy rescue for them Saturday in Letcher County. A dog was stranded almost halfway up a nearly 200 foot tall cliff.

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Professional wrestlers promote drug-free life

Updated: 04/12/2013 - Wrestlers Wild Willy, Marvelous Mike Murphy, Masked Superstar and Marty Gibson took turns speaking to the students about the importance of having a dream and how that starts with saying no to drugs.

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Motorcycle ride for autism

Updated: 04/07/2013 - The Autism Awareness Ride went from Whitesburg to Jenkins. The money raised will go to providing autism care for parents and teachers in Letcher County.

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People admit to driving distracted

Updated: 04/07/2013 - April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and some people in Letcher County admit they drive while distracted often.

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Ky. court rejects parole for prison lifer

Posted: 03/21/2013 - The Kentucky Supreme Court has declined to order a man serving a life sentence for a murder in Letcher County be paroled from prison, concluding the law doesn't allow it and the inmate misunderstood his plea agreement.

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