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LCHS FFA Encourages support for 'Ag Tag'

LOUISA — Lawrence County High School Future Farmers of America advisor Melissa Blackburn is hoping to generate interest in support for the organization by making people aware of a license plate being offered that can help to generate funds for it's participants. ...subscribers>>

Fiscal court rejects bids for Blain fire trucks, seeks more East Park info

LOUISA — The Lawrence County Fiscal Court held its regular meeting Tuesday and opened bids for two fire trucks from Blaine Fire Department and turned them both down, saying they were too low. ...subscribers>>

22 indicted in Johnson

PAINTSVILLE — Twenty-two people were indicted Feb. 15 by the Johnson County Grand Jury, including a mother and her son charged with brutally beating and robbing a Leander man in January. ...subscribers>>

Jones: Bill would help economy

FRANKFORT – Senate Democratic Floor Leader Ray S. Jones II, D-Pikeville, has re-filed legislation that he says will stimulate Eastern Kentucky's economy by helping unemployed coal miners find jobs, while helping low-income families reduce their power bills. ...subscribers>>

Hogan campaign issued to be addressed

The Kentucky Registry of Election Finance will meet Thursday in Frankfort to review case files of alleged campaign violations, including one involving Lawrence County Attorney Michael Hogan's unsuccessful campaign for Kentucky attorney general. ...subscribers>>
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Lawerence Singer to sign 'major deal'

Concert, launch party scheduled Marc 18 at MAC

LOUISA —Lawrence County resident and former "The Voice" contestant, Kelsie May will appear with season 2 "X-Factor" winner Tate Stevens and season 8 "The Voice" contestant Matt Snook at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg March 18, when she will also be signing with a contract with a major record company in Canada. ...subscribers>>
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Olathe Restaurant Shooting Suspect Arrested
A massive manhunt was launched by the Kansas police after a gunman yelling racial slurs in a restaurant shot three people...
Scientists discover 7 earth-size planets with possible life orbiting star
NASA announced the discovery of the most Earth-size planets found in the habitable zone of a single star...
Iraqi forces punch into western Mosul, launch air strikes in Syria
By Stephen Kalin and Isabel Coles SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed into western Mosul on Friday after retaking the city's airport from Islamic State, as aid agencies warned the most dangerous phase of the offensive was about to begin for hundreds of thousands of civilians...
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Trump Critic Poised for Senior State Department Job
Brian Hook, a former Mitt Romney adviser, is favored by Rex Tillerson to lead his foreign-policy brain trust...
Norwegian Air launches $65 flights between the US and UK
New pair of shoes? Or transatlantic flight from the UK to the US? That's the new conundrum at travelers' disposal, with this week's launch of bottom-of-the-barrel fares by Norwegian Air, which is offering flights for as low as $65 USD one-way...
The Maha Shivaratri Hindu festival
Maha Shivaratri, or the night of Shiva, is a festival celebrated annually in honor of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction...
Officials in legal pot state vow to fight federal crackdown
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in Washington state, where recreational marijuana is legal, vow to fight any federal crackdown on the nascent industry after White House spokesman Sean Spicer said they should expect to see stepped-up enforcement of anti-pot laws...