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1 hr ago | KFVS12

Prosecutor: Teacher had cocaine sent to school

A northern Kentucky teacher has been charged with having a shipment of cocaine sent to Holmes Middle School in Covington.

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1 hr ago | KFVS12

Man convicted of burying body out of prison

A man convicted of helping his boyfriend bury a body in their Old Louisville home has been released from prison and allowed to serve the remainder of his time in a halfway house.

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Related Topix: Kentucky Government

4 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

African demand for Ebola drug grows as it completely heals monkeys in lab test

A woman passes a pharmacy as it open for the first time in West Point, which has been closed in by Liberian security forces to contain the spread of Ebola.

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8 hrs ago | WAVE-TV Louisville

Polo club trying to grow fan base

When most of us think of polo we probably think of the memorable scene from the movie Pretty Woman with Julia Roberts, or perhaps Prince William and Prince Harry playing the Sport of Kings come to mind.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Julia Roberts, Prince William, World News, Prince Harry

12 hrs ago | CNET News.com

What to expect from IFA, Europe's biggest and most eccentric tech show

Huge launches are expected from Samsung, Sony and others as the German show sets the tech agenda for the rest of the year.

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Related Topix: World News, Germany, Gadgets

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WHAS11

State fair scandal: Winning pie may have store-bought crust

A blue ribbon is at stake as Kentucky State Fair officials investigate whether a store-bought crust was used to create this year's prize-winning buttermilk pie.

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Related Topix: Life, Recipes, Cake, Baked Goods, Dessert, Louisville, KY

Harlan Daily Enterprise

Does your job pay enough?

As Americans get ready to celebrate Labor Day, one question many workers may be asking themselves is are they getting paid enough for their labors? Even though the recession of a few years ago has ended, those who have jobs are working fewer hours for less money than they once were.

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Related Topix: Rutgers University, Mortgage, Personal Finance

WHAS11

Harlan ER doctor suspended by Kentucky board

A Knoxville, Tennessee, doctor practicing at Harlan Appalachian Regional Healthcare Hospital has had his license suspended by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Drug Enforcement Administration

The Hill

Grimes: Kentucky, nation 'can no longer trust' McConnell

Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes lambasted Sen. Mitch McConnell over comments he made at a private gathering of conservatives pledging to block Democratic priorities like minimum wage if he controls the Senate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Government, Barack Obama

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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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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