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Maple Festival

The first Maple Festival was held in Lawrence County Saturday at Savage Farms, North Hwy. ...subscribers>>
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New principal at BLHS

BETSY LAYNE — A veteran educator is the new principal of Betsy Layne High School. ...subscribers>>

Sheriff, county seek suit dismissal

PAINTSVILLE The Johnson County Fiscal Court and Sheriff Dwayne Price have asked that a lawsuit filed by a former sheriff's office accusing Price of sexual harassment be dismissed. ...subscribers>>

Alcohol sales begin in Warfield

WARFIELD — Alcoholic beverages are now being sold in the small town of Warfield in Martin County, with the first license being given to Rite Aid on March 3. ...subscribers>>
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God's Pantry receives AEP grant

PRESTONSBURG God's Pantry Food Bank, which serves those in need in Lawrence, Johnson, Floyd, Magoffin, Pike and Letcher counties, as well as a portion of Martin County, received a $25,000 grant last week from the American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation and Kentucky Power. ...subscribers>>

Lawrence court holds meeting

LOUISA — The Lawrence County Fiscal Court held its regular meeting Feb. ...subscribers>>
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California immigration town hall to highlight state's red-blue divide
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Russia general claims US-led coalition hit dam in Syria
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