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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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Spate of attacks masks a weakening Islamic State: experts
The steady drip of jihadist attacks in Europe, including the slaying of a policeman on Paris's world-famous Champs Elysees Thursday, might give the impression the Islamic State group is thriving -- but experts say that's wrong...
Russian army denies building up forces near North Korea: Ifax
The Russian military said on Friday it was not building up its forces near the border with North Korea, denying earlier media reports which said it was, the Interfax news agency reported, citing an army spokesman...
Trump bemoans ā€˜ridiculous standard' of judging presidents by first 100 days
President Trump is complaining about the ā€œridiculous standardā€ of judging an administration on its first 100 days...
Best animal friendships
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How to live happily ever after
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20 children killed when minibus hits truck in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A minibus carrying young students collided with a truck and burst into flames in South Africa on Friday, killing about 20 children...
Parole denied for Brinks heist getaway driver Judith Clark
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former Weather Underground radical who drove a getaway car in a bungled 1981 Brinks armored-car robbery that left three people dead was denied parole on Friday despite the fact Gov...