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Rise Above

Rise Above, A local group, held an Easter egg hunt Saturday at the Lawrence County Extension Office, with large crowds of children and their parents attending the event. ...subscribers>>

The Easter bunny visits Martin County Fairgrounds

THE EASTER BUNNY found time in his busy schedule to visit the fairgrounds in Martin County, where a huge crowd gathered to enjoy festivities provided by a partnership between Inez Fire and Rescue, the Martin County Ministerial Association, Tri-State Bounce and Slide, and Dirty Works Septic Service. ...subscribers>>

Fire victim's name released

LOUISA Authorities are investigating a house fire that claimed the life of a Lawrence County man last week. ...subscribers>>

Johnson Fiscal Court dismissed from suit against sheriff

PAINTSVILLE A judge last week dropped the Johnson County Fiscal Court from a lawsuit filed by a former employee of the Johnson County Sheriff's office who claims she was sexually harassed by Sheriff Dwayne Price. ...subscribers>>

Smith enters Alford plea in triple homicide

LOUISA -- One of two people charged in a triple homicide in Martin County entered an Alford plea in Lawrence Circuit Court Thursday. ...subscribers>>

Louisa council discusses phone bill monitoring contract

LOUISA — The Louisa City Council held its regular monthly meeting April 11. ...subscribers>>

Forfeiture order entered in Conn criminal case

PIKEVILLE Proceeds from the sale of his home and business along with money are among the assets disability lawyer Eric C. ...subscribers>>


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY is accepting applications for a full-time, fixed-term position as Cook/Food Services Worker in Thelma, Kentucky. ...subscribers>>
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T-Mobile keeps growing like crazy
T-Mobile's results for the first three months of 2017 are out, and it's good news for anyone wearing a magenta onesie ...
CNN anchor alleges Fox News ex-CEO Roger Ailes also harassed her
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Television journalist Alisyn Camerota said on Sunday she was a target of sexual harassment by Roger Ailes when she worked at Fox News, joining other former colleagues at the cable channel who have accused their ex-boss of inappropriate behavior...
Saudi king names son as US envoy as ties boosted with Trump
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman issued a decree late Saturday naming one of his sons, an air force pilot who has taken part in coalition strikes against the Islamic State group, as the kingdom's new ambassador to the U...
Raw: New Orleans Removes Confederate Statue
Workers in New Orleans began removing the first of four prominent Confederate monuments early Monday...
A Closer Look At Social Security Benefits
Here's a breakdown of how the Social Security Administration calculates your monthly compensation...
NC governor's judicial pick marks small win in war with GOP
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Democratic governor needed just 15 minutes Monday to replace a resigning Republican judge with an openly gay replacement on the state's second-highest court, the latest twist in his feud with the GOP-controlled General Assembly...
Abu Sayyaf militants behead kidnapped Philippine soldier: army
A Filipino soldier kidnapped last week in the southern Philippines by Abu Sayyaf militants was found beheaded, the military said on Sunday, hours after government troops killed three more members of the Islamic State-linked group in a clash elsewhere...
Revised Mazda2 gets significant updates
Despite having been in production now for more than two decades, it's probably fair to say the Mazda2 isn't the best-known or best-loved model in Mazda's range, but the manufacturer is giving it some significant updates to try to challenge that perception...