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Motel tax increase gets first reading

Lawrence court's action would raise levy to 4 percent

LOUISA — The Lawrence County Fiscal Court Monday approved the first reading on an amendment to an ordinance that will increase the motel tax by 1 percent, but the approval wasn't unanimous. ...subscribers>>
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Blaine man dies while working on auto

LOUISA — A Lawrence County man died from injuries suffered while he was working on his automobile Saturday. ...subscribers>>

KHSAA participation numbers reach record levels in 2015-16

LEXINGTON — The Kentucky High School Athletic Association enjoyed record participation levels during the 2015-16 school year, with 79,805 rostered participants across the KHSAA's 13 sports and four sport-activities. ...subscribers>>
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KCU Signing

ALL-AREA PERIMETER player Christian Villers, who graduated from Ashland Blazer High School earlier in the year, has signed with the Kentucky Christian University men's basketball program for the 2016-17 season. ...subscribers>>
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The science of vision via virtual reality

PIKEVILLE Area middle and high school students sharpened their technology skills and learned about the science of vision in a setting centered on virtual reality during the University of Pikeville's second Esports and Vision Science Academy. ...subscribers>>
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Mountain Arts Center joins with BSCTC to host summer vocal camp

PRESTONSBURG Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) and the Mountain Arts Center (MAC) will host a summer vocal camp featuring Ron and Chery Brendel July 25-28 at the MAC. ...subscribers>>
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Arizona sheriff: 3 slain in possible murder-suicide
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Sushi restaurant worker among 93 Hawaii hepatitis A cases
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Coast Guard: 46 abandon ship in Alaska waters, await rescue
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two Good Samaritan ships were helping rescue 46 crew members who abandoned a sinking fishing vessel in Alaska's Aleutian Island chain, Coast Guard officials said Tuesday...
Authorities ID remains as those of missing treasure hunter
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A treasure hunter who disappeared this year while searching for an author's cache of gold and jewels in the New Mexico wilderness was confirmed dead by authorities Tuesday after his remains were discovered west of Santa Fe...
Young boy who went missing from Boston beach found dead
BOSTON (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who went missing from a summer day camp at a Boston beach has been found dead in the water...