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10 hrs ago | WKYT

Search for man who robbed Laurel Co. gas station

Deputies say a man robbed his own place of employment. The robbery happened just before 2:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Spurr Service Station on exit 49 off I-75 in Laurel County.

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12 hrs ago | TheTimesTribune.com

Today's Headlines - July 29, 2014

Traffic signal to go up in Knox The U.S. 25E and KY-233 intersection will soon see the addition of a traffic signal, according to Kentucky Department of Transportation District 11 Public Information Officer Les Dixon.

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Related Topix: Corbin, KY

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Sentinel-Echo

Dairy company to open in London

The Vaughn Ridge Industrial Park will be booming with another new business by the first of the year - one that offers a new product and utilizes Kentucky farmers.

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Related Topix: London, KY, Drink, Milk

The Sentinel-Echo

International Relations: Swiss police officer compares police policies

A bi-annual visit to Kentucky became a working vacation for a Switzerland police officer, who learned about the operations of the Laurel County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Jackson County, KY

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Sentinel-Echo

Portion of Ky. 80 in Laurel County to be closed for bridge repair

A portion of Ky. 80 in Laurel County will be closed starting Monday as Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 11 crews repair a bridge.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Sentinel-Echo

Bennett scores high marks in yearly evaluation

Doug Bennett has been the superintendent of Laurel County Schools for two years and in that time he has been able to make a positive impression with the board of education members as is shown on his annual superintendent's evaluation.

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The Sentinel-Echo

Meeting focuses on dangers of underage drinking

A Thursday night town hall meeting designed to educate the community on the current state of underage drinking pointed out the many physiological dangers for those under the age of 21. The Laurel County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy and the Regional Prevention Center hosted a town hall meeting at the Laurel County Courthouse community room.

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The Sentinel-Echo

Prewitt's love of farming is a family thing

While some of his time is spent in the fashion of other 22-year-olds - attending college, pursuing a career - the rest of his time is spent tending to barns, fences, hay fields, tractors and, most importantly, a herd of cattle.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Eastern Kentucky University

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Sentinel-Echo

Deputies remove three children from 'unfit' home in London

Three Laurel County children were removed from a filthy East Bernstadt home that Laurel County Sheriff's deputies described as the worst home they had ever been in.

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Related Topix: London, KY, East Bernstadt, KY

The Sentinel-Echo

Rice performs at the public library

Louisville based singer/songwriter Butch Rice performed his brand of 'acoustic pop and coffeehouse folk music' for a crowd of over 40 people at the Laurel County Public Library on Tuesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY, University of Louisville

The Sentinel-Echo

Firefighters honor 2 who gave ultimate sacrifice

They sacrifice precious family time and sleep time to save the lives and property of people they often don't even know.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Wildfire, Keavy, KY

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Traffic stop starts chain of six meth-related arrests in Laurel County

Arrested in Laurel County on meth charges on July 19, 2014, clockwise from top left: Reynier Ruiz-Pena, Sherry Brown, Bradley Moore, Nora Bowman, Michelle Savage and Michael Bruner.

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WKYT

Six people behind bars after drug busts in Laurel County

Police tell us they arrested Reynier Ruiz-Pena, 32, and Sherry Brown, 34, at a traffic stop after they found 15. 3 grams of crystal meth and 100 Xanax pills.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Sentinel-Echo

Laurel County school board recognizes summer graduates

Four Laurel County summer school students walked past smiling friends, family and loved ones to the front of the crowded board of education meeting room to be honored as high school graduates during Monday night's Laurel County Board of Education meeting.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

TheTimesTribune.com

Today's Headlines - July 17, 2014

Utility bills soaking up aquatic center Once during Tuesday's Town Hall Meeting in Barbourville, it was noted, "We've got a $7 million crown jewel that we could lose."

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Related Topix: Barbourville, KY, Whitley County, KY

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Sentinel-Echo

London Downtown receives national accreditation

London Downtown was recently recognized for its efforts geared toward fellowship and preservation within the community, according to a recent press release from the organization.

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Related Topix: London, KY

The Sentinel-Echo

4th Street to be closed because of needed work

Orange cones, 'road closed' signs, and construction equipment are a familiar sight in the London area this summer and two more streets will be closed for the next four weeks.

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Related Topix: London, KY

The Sentinel-Echo

Number of Laurel farms has declined

For all of its rolling green fields, serene seas of bluegrass, and awe-inspiring rural landscapes, one of the primary industries that uses Laurel County's picturesque environments as a workplace - farming - seems to have reached a plateau in progress.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, United States Department of Agriculture, US News

The Sentinel-Echo

Former principal dies in ATV accident

A Laurel County farmer and retired principal suffered fatal injuries from a turned over all-terrain vehicle early Friday afternoon.

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Related Topix: London, KY, Bush, KY

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Sentinel-Echo

Jailer asks city to consider closing portion of Long Street

Multiple security issues at the Laurel County Detention Center have caused concern within its upper leadership, leading Jailer Jamie Mosley to seek new ways to keep the inmates, staff and community safe.

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