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54 min ago | Floyd County Times

Ky. Treasurer wants to return $1.5 million to Floyd Countians

If that sounds like a phony horoscope, think again. Kentucky State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach paid a visit to Floyd County on Wednesday as a part of his rounds to complete his "120 in 120" project: returning $120 million in unclaimed property to the people of Kentucky by setting up Treasure Finders events in each of the state's 120 counties.

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4 hrs ago | News Democrat

Women's Equality Day: So much achieved, so far to go

This week on Women's Equality Day, we commemorate the passage of women's right to vote - celebrating how far we have come, but also recognizing the work that remains.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Opinion

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Harlan Daily Enterprise

We're dying for drugs

Six eastern Kentucky counties - Bell, Clinton, Breathitt, Floyd, Perry and Harlan - had the highest rates of overdose deaths per 100,000 residents, according to the 2013 Overdose Fatality Report.

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Related Topix: Harlan, KY

WFIE-TV Evansville

Man faces rape charges in Hardin Co. after alleged sexual relationship with 13-year-old

A 50-year-old man who allegedly had sex with a 13-year-old girl was arrested Tuesday on rape and sodomy charges.

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Floyd County Times

Eroding wages and continued lack of jobs mark Labor Day in Kentucky

More than five years after the recession officially ended, Kentucky workers still struggle with a scarcity of jobs and face continued declines in real wages, according to a detailed new report released today by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy .

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Related Topix: Kentucky Government, Opinion

Domestic Fuel

Kentucky Gets NSF, State Grants for Biomass

In this Ethanol Report, Robert White with the Renewable Fuels Association talks about making some real headway in getting the true story about ethanol to motorcycle riders at the Sturgis Rally A total of $24 million in National Science Foundation and state grants will fund research efforts on biomass in Kentucky.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Biomass, Western Kentucky University, University of Kentucky

KCCI-TV Des Moines

McConnell: Shutdowns are a 'failed policy'

In his strongest words to date, Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, tried to quash talk that he would allow another government shutdown if he becomes Senate majority leader next year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Government, Senator Ted Cruz

WLKY-TV Louisville

Man found in burned-out car identified

WE NOW KNOW THE IDENTITY OF A YOUNG MAN FOUND DEAD IN A BURNED OUT CAR EARLIER THIS MONTH.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

WEHT

Heather French Henry Visits Western Kentucky Veterans Center

The new head of the State Department of Veterans Affairs and former Miss America in Hanson today.

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SFGate

Kentucky gets $20 million grant for energy study

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Andy Barr, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mitch McConnell, Lexington, KY, US Governors, Steve Beshear

Middlesboro Daily News

Naturally: Bell featured in book

Bell County's very own Kentucky Ridge State Forest and Wildlife Management Area is featured in award-winning Kentucky nature photographer Thomas Barnes new title "Kentucky, Naturally: The Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund at Work."

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WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Judge OKs sale of three James River Coal mines

A bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of three James River Coal Co. mining complexes to a subsidiary of Kentucky-based Blackhawk Mining LLC. The sale includes the Hampden complex in West Virginia, including the assets of Logan & Kanawha Coal Co.

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WFIE-TV Evansville

Good morning! It's 73 degrees in Louisville, and Sunrise to Go is ready to read

Here are 10 things Kentuckiana will be talking about today: 1: Hot and Humid: The heat and humidity stick around this week with highs remaining in the 90s for the rest of the week.

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney

Cincinnati.com

Kentucky legislature comes to town on Thursday

Kentucky legislature comes to town on Thursday Kentucky legislature comes to town on Thursday Check out this story on cincinnati.com: http://cin.ci/1tH0tWa Have a beef with the Kentucky General Assembly or want to tell them what a great job they're doing? Legislators from around the state will come to Northern Kentucky to hold public meetings and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Covington, KY, Northern Kentucky University, Harold, KY, Newport, KY

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Courier-Journal

Kentucky Mentor-Youth Dove Spots Still Available

Kentucky's dove season opens September 1. The state wildlife agency has prepared several public dove fields, seven of which are reserved for mentor-youth hunts.

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The Washington Post

Kentucky leader pleads guilty in kickbacks scheme

Circular saws squealed and construction workers hammered away on buildings, part of this Appalachian area's painstaking recovery from a deadly 2012 tornado.

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Related Topix: Kentucky Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News

WFAA-TV Dallas

Kentucky leader pleads guilty in kickbacks scheme

The top elected official in an eastern Kentucky county devastated by a deadly 2012 tornado has pleaded guilty to a fraud charge stemming from a kickback scheme.

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ABC News

Romney to Raise Money for McConnell in Kentucky

Mitt Romney is coming to Kentucky to raise money for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the latest in a string of high-profile politicians getting in on one of the country's most competitive midterm races.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Government, 2012 Presidential Election, Mitt Romney, Senator Elizabeth Warren

KFVS12

Kentucky man charged with threatening congressman

A Richmond man has been charged with threatening U.S. Rep. Andy Barr and officials say he also spoke of wanting to kill former Congressman Ben Chandler.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Andy Barr, Ben Chandler, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Floyd County Times

Southeast Kentucky Chamber hosts annual awards banquet

Over 500 business personnel gathered at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center as the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 57th Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, August 21. The event featured performances by 2 Grand Entertainment's The Dueling Pianos.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Harold Rogers, Eastern, KY, US Governors, Steve Beshear

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