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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>>
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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>>
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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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Five dead in shooting at Mexico music festival
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