Monday March 31, 2014

Early Sunday morning, the Kentucky Senate and House Budget Conference Committee reached a deal on the state budget that included how much money Rupp Arena will be getting for their upcoming renovation. The House and Senate have reached an agreement on a two-year budget deal. That deal does not include the $65 million for the Rupp Arena renovation.
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Many students spend years after college working off tens of thousands of dollars in school debt. But at seven "Work Colleges" around the country, students are required to work on campus as part of their studies doing everything from landscaping, growing and cooking food to public relations and feeding farm animals to pay off at least some of their tuition before they graduate.
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Pikeville officials say Appalachian Air is set to take off from eastern Kentucky in mid-April even though some work may remain unfinished. Pikeville City Manager Donovan Blackburn says the proposed seamless baggage transfer between Appalachian Air and national air carriers at the Nashville International Airport will likely not be in place when the service begins flights.
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A central Kentucky school superintendent has been charged with DUI after being arrested while driving a board of education vehicle. Hodgenville Police officers arrested LaRue County school chief Sam Sanders early Saturday morning for a DUI in a car registered to LaRue Board of Education. Sanders was taken to LaRue County Detention Center and released.
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The Pine Mountain community will hold a trash pick-up day on Saturday, April 5. The group will meeting at Laurel House at Pine Mountain Settlement School. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. For more information.
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The Whitesburg Lions Club’s annual Easter egg hunt is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, at noon at Fishpond Lake. Children of all ages are welcome. An Easter bonnet contest will be part of the event. Refreshments will be served.