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Tuesday Apr 15 | WKYT

2013 unemployment up or same in half Kentucky counties

While the annual unemployment rates were lower in 51 Kentucky counties in 2013 than in 2012, the rates went up or stayed the same in more than half of the state's counties.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Magoffin County, KY, Letcher County, KY, Knott County, KY

Sat Mar 29, 2014

WBKO-TV Bowling Green

Violations Found At Ohio County Mine

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration says inspectors have issued 50 citations to three coal companies in Kentucky for alleged health and safety violations.

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Related Topix: Bear Branch, KY

Thu Mar 27, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

50 citations were issued to three Kentucky mines in February

Federal inspectors issued a total of 50 citations to three coal companies for alleged health and safety violations spotted during special inspections in February, the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration announced Thursday.

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Related Topix: Bear Branch, KY

Wed Mar 26, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Kentucky Senate plan would slash underground coal mine inspections by two-thirds

The Kentucky Senate's proposed state budget would reduce state inspections of underground coal mines by two-thirds and slash by one-third the funding of the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Explosion, US Governors, Steve Beshear, Eastern, KY

Wed Mar 19, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

House committee signs off on marijuana oil bill

State Sen. Julie Denton and Rita Wooton, a Leslie County woman whose 4-year-old son has about 40 seizures a day, embraced in joy Wednesday after a Senate committee unanimously approved the so-called marijuana oil bill.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Wooton, KY, Kentucky, Louisville, KY

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