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Report: Another 1,500 coal jobs lost

FRANKFORT — A new report shows more bad news for Kentucky's coal industry. ...subscribers>>
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W.Va. girl reported missing

INEZ — The Martin County Sheriff's Office is searching for a West Virginia girl who has been reported as missing. ...subscribers>>

Pairings set for 2016 KHSAA State Baseball tourney

LEXINGTON — The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) held its annual drawing for the Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament on Wednesday (April 27). ...subscribers>>

Bulldogs turn back Belfry, 8-3

LOUISA — Host Lawrence County pulled away to beat Belfry 8-3 in a 60th District baseball game Friday night. ...subscribers>>
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Floyd schools participate in STLP competition

PRESTONSBURG — Ten Floyd County Schools competed in the state Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) competition April 22. ...subscribers>>
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Earned Doctorate

FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOL Superintendent Dr. Henry Webb announced that Floyd County Area Technology teacher Jeff Shannon (left) has completed his doctorate in education from Morehead State University. ...subscribers>>
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Yahoo takes hit with loss of AT&T contract
Yahoo's struggling Internet business took a hit with the loss of a long-time contract to manage the Internet portal and search for US telecommunication giant AT&T...
3 for all: Cavaliers make record 25 3-pointers, rout Hawks
CLEVELAND (AP) — J.R. Smith made seven 3-pointers and the Cleveland Cavaliers drained an NBA-record 25 3s in a 123-98 runaway win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night in Game 2 of their second-round series...
California raises legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday approved raising the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21...
Obama urges Asian-Americans to stand up to bigotry
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders to fight bigotry and to press Congress to update U...
LEADING OFF: DeGrom looks for 4-0 start in San Diego start
A look at what's happening all around the majors Thursday:
Cavaliers set NBA playoff record for 3-pointers
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have set an NBA playoff record by making 22 3-pointers in Game 2 against Atlanta on Wednesday night...
Fired employee kills co-worker, self at Houston-area company
KATY, Texas (AP) — A man dismissed last month from a Houston-area transportation company stormed into the facility and opened fire on Wednesday, fatally shooting a former co-worker and injuring two others before turning the gun on himself, saying his life had been ruined, sheriff's officials said...
Pot legalization backers kick off California campaign
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A long-anticipated campaign to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state that produces more pot than any other commenced in California on Wednesday as supporters announced they have collected enough signatures to qualify a voter initiative for the November ballot...