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$10,000 reward in Blanton case

PAINTSVILLE — Family members are offering a $10,000 reward to anyone with information of the location of Sandy and Larry Blanton that leads to the arrest and conviction of person or persons responsible for their disappearance. ...subscribers>>
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Man found not guilty in rape retrial

LOUISA After approximately two hours of deliberations, a Lawrence Circuit Court jury returned with a unanimous decision of not guilty for James Russell Lemaster, whose rape case was tried for a third time beginning Monday. ...subscribers>>

State Court of Appeals orders resentencing of Johnson man

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Court of Appeals Friday ordered the resentencing of a Johnson County man who entered a conditional guilty plea to drug and persistent felony offender charges in 2010. ...subscribers>>
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Snow play

CHILDREN ALL OVER the Big Sandy region had the opportunity to enjoy playing in the snow last weekend, with snow amounts ranging from 2-5 inches. ...subscribers>>

Utilities company seeks dismissal of lawsuit

PAINTSVILLE — Paintsville Utilities has asked that a federal lawsuit filed by a former worker who claims he was denied a termination hearing be dismissed. ...subscribers>>

$1,500 mini-grants are available

SALYERSVILLE — The Local Magoffin County Board for KY-ASAP now has mini-grants up to $1,500 available to community-based public or private non-profit agencies or organizations. ...subscribers>>

Feb. 21 hearing set in Sluss case

INEZ — A hearing is scheduled Feb. 21 in Martin Circuit Court for Ross Brandon Sluss, who was convicted in the 2010 head-on collision that killed 10-year-old Destiny Brewer and injured three others. ...subscribers>>

Magoffin man is convicted

PIKEVILLE — A Magoffin County man was convicted last Wednesday, Jan. ...subscribers>>

PSC to hold hearing on gas rate proposal

FRANKFORT The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a hearing Thursday, Feb. ...subscribers>>
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New wheels

MARTIN COUNTY SHERIFF Garmon Preece received a new Ford Interceptor last week, the first of two vehicles purchased for his department through coal severance funds by the Martin County Fiscal Court. ...subscribers>>
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Evidence destroyed

MARTIN COUNTY SHERIFF Garmon Preece and other officers in his department went through evidence last week and destroyed items that were no longer necessary. ...subscribers>>

Separate crashes claim two lives

PRESTONSBURG — Two separate accidents Sunday claimed the lives of two Floyd County men. ...subscribers>>
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