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Students hope relief for loan interest rates is on the way

Posted: 07/18/2013 - There is a bipartisan deal among Senators to let students dodge higher interest rates this fall. The House already passed similar legislation and the differences could be resolved before students return to campus. Faculty and staff at the Hazard Community and Technical College shared their reactions.

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Kids set sail with Brandon Smith on Carr Creek Lake

Posted: 07/16/2013 - The deep blue sea may be hundreds of miles away, but that is not a problem for one group of local youngsters here in the mountains. State Senator Brandon Smith showed them the ropes of sailing Tuesday.

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Doors of Big Creek Missions remain open

Updated: 07/15/2013 - The doors of Big Creek Missions will remain open. Ministry officials reported earlier this summer they would cancel summer camps, but now officials on the Board of Directors say the ministry will continue.

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Gas prices could increase this summer

Posted: 07/12/2013 - Officials say an increase in the price of oil and decreasing U.S. supplies could cause a 15 cent increase in the price of gas.

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Life expectancy in Perry County lowest in the country

Updated: 07/11/2013 - One study suggests many people in the mountains will not make it to their golden years. Women in Perry County have the lowest life expectancy in the nation. Around 72 years. This is based on findings from a study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

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Man last seen in Buckhorn located in Georgia

Posted: 07/09/2013 - A man who was missing for more than one month has been located. Danny Burgess, 30, showed up at a police station in Georgia last week, a police dispatcher at the KSP post in Hazard said.

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Kentucky Teleworks screenings bringing new jobs

Updated: 07/08/2013 - Over the next four days, officials with the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program are holding customer service job screenings for Kentucky Teleworks. EKCEP officials say the screenings are the first step towards a new career.

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Hazard city employee hit by car upgraded to fair condition

Posted: 07/06/2013 - A Hazard city employee was hospitalized after being hit by a car while on the job. Johnny Neace, 52, was picking up trash beside Gorman Hollow Road when he was hit by a car Friday around 9:30 a.m.

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Police investigate burglary at Perry Co. bar

Posted: 07/05/2013 - The Derby - formerly known as the Brown Derby - in Lothair was broken into sometime between 11 p.m. Wednesday and four p.m. Thursday, owner Mary Goff said.

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Vacation-proof your house before hitting the road

Posted: 07/05/2013 - Nothing can ruin a vacation more than the idea of a burglar in your home. Landlord and Avawam fire chief Leonard Toler says simple steps to protect your home could allow you to relax and enjoy your summer vacation. Toler says safety precautions let burglars know they are not welcome.

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