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Fri, Dec 19, 2014 05:18 AM
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Issue

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Louisa voters say yes to alcohol

Wet forces win by 166-vote margin

LOUISA — Voters in Louisa have spoken, deciding Tuesday to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages in the city of about 2,500 people. ...subscribers>>
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Johnson Co. teacher arrested on drug charges

PAINTSVILLE — A Johnson County teacher and another man were arrested Monday on methamphetamine charges in the Thealka Park area of Johnson County. ...subscribers>>
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Lawrence County upends host Raceland

RACELAND — Visiting Lawrence County pulled away  to defeat former 16th Region rival Raceland 80-68 Friday night. ...subscribers>>

Visiting Lady Bulldogs fend off Fairview

ASHLAND — The visiting Lawrence County girls' basketball team shot 52. ...subscribers>>
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'Kentucky, Naturally'

PAUL SHEETS OF Paintsville, a member of the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund Board, and state Rep. ...subscribers>>

Big Sandy area students compete in Kentucky Colonel's 6th Grade Showcase

Results have been released of Kentucky Colonel's Sixth Grade Showcase competitions held Dec. ...subscribers>>
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