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Jail workers reprimanded for 2016 escape

One employee in probationary period terminated

PAINTSVILLE — Five officers received consequences for having failed to do their jobs at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in November 2016,which led to the escape of two men who were quickly recaptured. ...subscribers>>
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Woman killed in collision

LOUISA — A Lawrence County woman died Thursday morning from injuries suffered in a collision on Rt. ...subscribers>>

All 'A' Classic boys semifinals pit Sheldon Clark against South Floyd

The semifinals of the 15th Region All A Classic began Tuesday night with the girls' tournament and concludes tonight (Wednesday) with the boys' bracket at the East Kentucky Expo Center. ...subscribers>>

Finals of girls All 'A' Classic are Thursday

In the girls' bracket of the All A Classic, Shelby Valley played Prestonsburg in one semifinal Tuesday night. ...subscribers>>

Samons, Allen win Allen Central Big Sandy Idol competition

EASTERN Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) held its Big Sandy Idol competition at Allen Central High School Dec. ...subscribers>>

ACHS Idol Winners

MACKYNZIE SAMONS (RIGHT) was crowned the winner of the Big Sandy Idol competition at Allen Central High School Dec. ...subscribers>>
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South Korea crisis escalates as prosecutors to decide Samsung chief's fate
By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors will decide on Monday whether the head of Samsung Group, the country's biggest conglomerate, should be arrested as an influence-peddling scandal engulfing impeached President Park Geun-hye's government gained momentum...
Alabama AD Bill Battle announces plans to step down
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama athletic director Bill Battle plans to step down and assume a new role as special assistant to the president...
Forecast predicts sharp plunge in UK merger activity
LONDON (AP) — Mergers and acquisitions in the U.K. are likely to drop sharply this year amid uncertainty over Britain's relationship with the European Union, according to research released Monday...
I'll have the usual: Patriots advance to AFC title game
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Short nights and short offseasons.
Sterling hammered on Brexit reports, Asia markets sink
The pound struggled at 32-year lows against the dollar in Asia on Monday after reports said British Prime Minister Theresa May was ready to take the country out of the European Union in a so-called "hard Brexit"...
Made to order at N. Korea's blacklisted art factory
Pyongyang (AFP) - "That was a personal commission," says renowned North Korean sculptor Ro Ik-Hwa, pointing to a bust of A...
Beijing will 'take off the gloves', if Trump continues on Taiwan- China Daily
Two influential Chinese newspapers on Monday warned U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that Beijing will "take off the gloves" and Taiwan may be scarified if he continues to provoke Beijing over the self-ruled island once he sworn in on Jan...