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15 hrs ago | The Sentinel-Echo

Deputies remove three children from 'unfit' home in London

Three Laurel County children were removed from a filthy East Bernstadt home that Laurel County Sheriff's deputies described as the worst home they had ever been in.

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Related Topix: London, KY, East Bernstadt, KY

19 hrs ago | The Sentinel-Echo

Rice performs at the public library

Louisville based singer/songwriter Butch Rice performed his brand of 'acoustic pop and coffeehouse folk music' for a crowd of over 40 people at the Laurel County Public Library on Tuesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY, University of Louisville

23 hrs ago | The Sentinel-Echo

Firefighters honor 2 who gave ultimate sacrifice

They sacrifice precious family time and sleep time to save the lives and property of people they often don't even know.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Wildfire, Keavy, KY

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Traffic stop starts chain of six meth-related arrests in Laurel County

Arrested in Laurel County on meth charges on July 19, 2014, clockwise from top left: Reynier Ruiz-Pena, Sherry Brown, Bradley Moore, Nora Bowman, Michelle Savage and Michael Bruner.

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WKYT

Six people behind bars after drug busts in Laurel County

Police tell us they arrested Reynier Ruiz-Pena, 32, and Sherry Brown, 34, at a traffic stop after they found 15. 3 grams of crystal meth and 100 Xanax pills.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Sentinel-Echo

Laurel County school board recognizes summer graduates

Four Laurel County summer school students walked past smiling friends, family and loved ones to the front of the crowded board of education meeting room to be honored as high school graduates during Monday night's Laurel County Board of Education meeting.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

TheTimesTribune.com

Today's Headlines - July 17, 2014

Utility bills soaking up aquatic center Once during Tuesday's Town Hall Meeting in Barbourville, it was noted, "We've got a $7 million crown jewel that we could lose."

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Related Topix: Barbourville, KY, Whitley County, KY

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Sentinel-Echo

London Downtown receives national accreditation

London Downtown was recently recognized for its efforts geared toward fellowship and preservation within the community, according to a recent press release from the organization.

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Related Topix: London, KY

The Sentinel-Echo

4th Street to be closed because of needed work

Orange cones, 'road closed' signs, and construction equipment are a familiar sight in the London area this summer and two more streets will be closed for the next four weeks.

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Related Topix: London, KY

The Sentinel-Echo

Number of Laurel farms has declined

For all of its rolling green fields, serene seas of bluegrass, and awe-inspiring rural landscapes, one of the primary industries that uses Laurel County's picturesque environments as a workplace - farming - seems to have reached a plateau in progress.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, United States Department of Agriculture, US News

The Sentinel-Echo

Former principal dies in ATV accident

A Laurel County farmer and retired principal suffered fatal injuries from a turned over all-terrain vehicle early Friday afternoon.

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Related Topix: London, KY, Bush, KY

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Sentinel-Echo

Jailer asks city to consider closing portion of Long Street

Multiple security issues at the Laurel County Detention Center have caused concern within its upper leadership, leading Jailer Jamie Mosley to seek new ways to keep the inmates, staff and community safe.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

WKYT

Fallen firefighter memorial unveiled in Laurel County

The names of the two firefighters who died in the line of duty in Laurel County are emblazoned on the national and state Fallen Firefighter's Memorial.

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Related Topix: Fire

Wed Jul 09, 2014

TheTimesTribune.com

Today's Headlines - July 9, 2014

Thanks to some quick work by two volunteer fire departments, what could have been a serious, damaging structure fire to a Knox County mobile home Tuesday was contained within five minutes.

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Related Topix: Knox County, KY, Lily, KY, Corbin, KY, Williamsburg, KY

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Sentinel-Echo

Summer feeding program helps thousands of Laurel children

A large majority of Laurel County students recieve free or reduced lunch, around 6,300 students or 66 percent to be exact.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, East Bernstadt, KY

The Sentinel-Echo

Laurel County Fiscal Court rejects salt bids

Seeking the best price for the county's salt supply resulted in magistrates rejecting one bid and agreeing to purchase salt from the state.

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The Sentinel-Echo

1 dead in Wednesday shooting

A family argument turned into murder Wednesday afternoon as an uncle turned a shotgun on his nephew shortly before 4 p.m. According to the Laurel County Sheriff's Office, 61-year-old Gary Collier shot and killed 44-year-old Jack Sturgill of Tennessee following an argument between the two at Collier's residence on Collier Road Right Fork, near ... (more)

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, London, KY

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Two-vehicle crash in Laurel County kills SUV passenger

Trina Angel, 40, of McKee was a passenger in a Chevrolet Blazer that was hit by a Chevrolet pickup at 12:57 a.m., according to a news release from the Laurel County sheriff's office.

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Related Topix: London, KY

Sat Jul 05, 2014

WKYT

One person dead in overnight Laurel County crash

Police say a Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling westbound on Ky 1956 when it dropped off the shoulder of the road into a ditch.

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Related Topix: London, KY, East Bernstadt, KY

Fri Jul 04, 2014

The Sentinel-Echo

Couple charged in domestic assault

A Laurel County couple were jailed Sunday night following a domestic dispute that included one of them being stabbed by the other.

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Related Topix: Corbin, KY, London, KY

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