Wednesday April 2, 2014

More than 370,000 people have signed up for health insurance through the state's marketplace. But as the governor and his staff celebrated the numbers yesterday one in every 12 Kentuckians now has health insurance through Kynect the program's future is less certain in the state legislature.
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Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies are praising the community for help in busting a meth lab late Monday night. Deputies say information provided by the public also helped get children out of a dangerous situation.  Sheriff Price says the tipster was able to provide information into the best time to search the home. Deputies also found several needles throughout the home and on the floor...those and the meth all able to be in direct contact with the children.
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Tuesday morning, a man in Bell County jumped in the Cumberland River to get away from police. State police say a trooper was making a traffic stop for a speeding violation on a car on US-25E in Four Mile when the man got out of the car, ran off and jumped in the river. 49-year-old Roger Ramey was driving under the influence and that could be why he tried to escape.
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Kentucky's roughly 100,000 teachers and administrative staff will get an automatic pay raise in each of the next two years even if their school districts can't afford it. The state's two-year spending plan, approved Monday by the Kentucky General Assembly, requires school districts to give employees a 1 percent raise in the 2015 school year and a 2 percent raise in the 2016 school year.
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It is an issue parents in Pike County have faced before...possible cuts to the health department's school nurse program.  A program that school officials say allows their parents to feel much more comfortable with having their child in school, whether they have chronic illness or not. Now, due to financial issues the nurses could be pulled out of the schools. It is a program that provides healthcare for hundreds of children in Pike County.
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Middlesboro Police arrested seven people on drug charges and some include trafficking near a school. Investigators say the arrests follow a lengthy undercover investigation. Middlesboro Police say at least three people were dealing drugs not far from the Middlesboro Board of Education Building where some classes are held. Police arrested 31-year-old Michael Earle, 31-year-old Billy Earle, and 49-year-old Gerald Ayers.