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Man Dies In Bell County Fire

A man died in a fire in Bell County Wednesday evening. Firefighters responded to a home on Avondale Avenue in Middlesboro around 7 p.m. Bell County Coroner Jay Steele said once the fire was out, firefighters discovered the body of Melvin Ray Shackleford, 41, inside. An autopsy is pending to determine the exact cause of Shackleford's death. ...

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4 hours 5 minutes ago

Police Searching For Escaped Lincoln Co. Inmate

Police continue the search for a Lincoln County inmate who walked away from a work detail on Wednesday. Authorities say Kenneth Shaffer disappeared while working at the Garrard County recycling center on Wednesday. Shaffer was serving a 45-day sentence for DUI and other offenses.

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9 hours 15 minutes ago

Ward Tops Witten In Three Sets

LEXINGTON, Ky. - After taking former Kentucky Wildcat Jesse Witten to a third set and winning his second round, 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-2, Britain's James Ward still was not happy. And neither was Witten. Witten didn't like the officiating, and Ward, last year's winner, didn't care for the crowd,... Read Story

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11 hours 19 minutes ago

Central Kentucky Winery Auction Off

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - A one-time tobacco farm that had been converted to a winery has now been converted to multiple tracts of land and a lot of equipment scattered about to new owners. An auctioneer sold off the Acres of Land Winery in Richmond at a foreclosure liquidation sale... Read Story

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17 minutes 26 seconds ago

Western Kentucky Man Pleads Not Guilty To Slaying

HOPKINSVILLE (AP) - A southwestern Kentucky man has pleaded not guilty to shooting someone after an argument and leaving the man in the street in Hopkinsville. The Kentucky New Era reported that 21-year-old Brandon D. Smith entered the plea Wednesday in Christian County Circuit Court. He's charged with the fatal... Read Story

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36 minutes 40 seconds ago

Kentucky Pushing Court Records Online

COVINGTON (AP) - Kentucky is pushing to digitize court records and eventually make them more accessible to the public. State Supreme Court Justice Michelle Keller says the goal is to get all 120 Kentucky counties and all types of cases operating on a single system by the end of 2015.... Read Story

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2 hours 40 minutes ago

Stumbo Tweets Raise Ruckus

A tweet from Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo's Twitter account caused a ruckus on Wednesday. Stumbo, along with House Majority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins and Democratic caucus leader Sannie Overly, traveled to the White House to talk coal regulations with Obama administration officials. Photos posted on Stumbo's Twitter account... Read Story

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12 minutes 12 seconds ago

US Unemployment Aid Applications Drop To 284,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in eight years. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000. That's the lowest reading since February 2006, nearly two years before the Great... Read Story

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2 hours 9 minutes ago

Naked Thieves Take Burgers From SW Florida Eatery

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest." Waitress Nancy Sansevieri was still laughing after police released surveillance video Wednesday showing the college-aged men - two naked and one clad in underwear... Read Story

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2 hours 55 minutes ago

Obama Wants Limits On US Company Mergers Abroad

LOS ANGELES (AP) - President Barack Obama is tapping into growing misgivings about tax-driven overseas mergers by U.S. corporations, issuing a new call to end the practice quickly and questioning the patriotism and citizenship of those companies. The push comes amid a developing trend by companies to reorganize with foreign... Read Story

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