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Exterminators will Treat Facility
8:39 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Eastern Kentucky Medical Clinic Closed after Bedbug Infestation

The Associated Press is reporting that a medical clinic and shelter in Pikeville have been closed until early April, while owners attempt to treat the entire facility for a bedbug infestation. Westcare Kentucky Vice President Leslie Balonick says the bugs were found in a room in the men's dormitory and an exterminator advised closing the Pikeville clinic for the next ten days. Exterminators will use that time to clean out the buildings.

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Talks Underway in Frankfort
12:31 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Negotiators Start Talks over State Budget

Negotiators for the Senate and House have started talks to work out disagreements on spending priorities for a new state budget in Kentucky. A group of Representatives and Senators held their initial meeting this morning on the two year, 19.5 billion dollar budget.

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Soda Fountain Draws Higher Bid than Expected
9:25 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Buyer Pays over $4 Million for Soda Fountain

Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia
WKU Public Radio/Joe Corcoran

An anonymous purchaser has paid $4.5 million for a unique soda fountain at an auction of Coca Cola Memorabilia in Elizabethtown. The News Enterprise and the Associated Press report that the buyer bid by phone Sunday for the item offered by the Schmidt Museum of Coca Cola Memorabilia.

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Severe Weather
9:58 am
Sat March 24, 2012

F1 Tornado Strikes Louisville Area

The National Weather Service says a line of storms that moved through the Louisville area Friday afternoon produced an F1 tornado and knocked out power to about twelve thousand homes and businesses. Some homes were damaged, as well. The tornado struck about 13 miles southeast of downtown Louisville, and was on the ground for 2.5 miles.

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High Winds and Possible Tornado
3:51 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Thunderstorms Knock out Power in Louisville Area

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service says a line of storms that moved through the Louisville area this afternoon brought strong winds that knocked out power to about twelve thousand homes and businesses. Some homes were damaged, as well.

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Moonshine and Lawn Mower
2:27 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Forestry Officials Say Man on Lawn Mower Set Fires

According to Kentucky Forestry officials, an Eastern Kentucky man set a number of small fires while he was holding a jar of moonshine and riding a lawn mower. They say the man was spotted setting fires in Bell County.

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Drug Tests Included in Pending Legislation
1:30 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Tennessee Attorney General's Opinion Says "No" to Drug Tests

A Tennessee Attorney General's opinion says the Volunteer State can't broadly drug test people as a condition of their receiving welfare benefits. The opinion, which was issued by the office of state Attorney General Robert Cooper, is a response to several bills that are now pending in the State Legislature.

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Bat Malady in Park Cave
10:15 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

White Nose Confirmed in Smokies

Smoky Mountains National Park
National Park Service

Biologists in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have confirmed that two bats found in a park cave have white-nose syndrome. The fungus that causes the disease had been found earlier in the Smokies.

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Job Searches Must be Reported
10:05 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Tennessee Officials Say New Unemployment Requirements to Take Effect in April

TN Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

New guidelines issued by the U-S Department of Labor mean claimants will have to conduct documented work searches to continue receiving jobless benefits. Under terms of federal legislation enacted in February, claimants will also be required to meet face to face with state job service workers.

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Some Older Students Could Stay in School
5:15 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

House Passes Bill to Allow Older Refugees to Stay in School

Rep. Jody Richards
LRC

Refugees would be allowed to remain in Kentucky high schools past their 21st birthday under a measure that has cleared the Kentucky House of Representatives. House Bill 183 is sponsored by Bowling Green Democrat Jody Richards, who says the proposal is intended to help refugees who have come to the United States to escape persecution in other countries.

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