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Updated: Rescued Pennsylvania students heading home

Updated: 03/09/2013 - They came to Eastern Kentucky on their spring break to help those less fortunate, but dozens of college students from Pennsylvania, ended up in a scary situation when they got lost on a hike.

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Hikers travel the Great Eastern Trail

Updated: 03/07/2013 - Two hikers are attempting to hike the entire Great Eastern Trail, which begins in Alabama and ends in New York.

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Former coal miner training for new career

Updated: 03/06/2013 - Thousands of miners have been laid off across the region in the past couple of years, but one Letcher County man is finding a new life above ground after 13 years of hard labor digging coal in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky.

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College campus remained closed Friday after threat

Updated: 02/22/2013 - On Thursday a student at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College's Whitesburg campus overheard other students complaining about not receiving financial aid and threatening to use guns.

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Students make mock bus crash look, feel realistic

Posted: 02/21/2013 - People driving through Letcher County on Thursday might have noticed firefighters, paramedics and the coroner on the scene of a bus crash. But, no worries. It was all fake.

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Letcher Co. water outages decreasing; some still without water

Updated: 02/19/2013 - People in one eastern Kentucky community are growing frustrated after not having water for several days. Dozens of people in the Goose Creek area of Fleming-Neon in Letcher County have been without water for as many as five days while officials work to repair a water line break.

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Letcher Co. woman gives birth in own bathroom

Updated: 02/15/2013 - An Eastern Kentucky Family celebrated Valentine's Day at Appalachian Regional Hospital in Whitesburg with a new baby boy...which is not exactly what they had planned.

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High school athlete shares ACL tear experience

Updated: 02/13/2013 - Several of our high school athletes have experienced injuries like Nerlens Noel's in recent years, including a starter for the Letcher County Lady Cougars, who has recovered from an ACL tear.

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Letcher Schools superintendent announces retirement

Updated: 02/11/2013 - A long time Eastern Kentucky school superintendent announces her retirement. Anna Craft says she will step down as head of the Letcher County school system at the end of June.

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Program offers discounted spay/neuter services in eastern KY

Posted: 02/09/2013 - If you have a dog or cat that needs to be spayed or neutered but you are unable to afford it, there is a program to help you. The KY River Regional Animal Shelter in has received a grant that will help low-income folks have their pets spayed or neutered.

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Road construction planned on U.S. 119

Posted: 02/08/2013 - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded two construction projects in the next steps of a long-term project to widen and straighten a portion of U.S. 119 (Harlan-Whitesburg Road) in Letcher County.

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