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In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, Idrissa Kargbo, top right, Sierra Leone's national marathon champion, helps volunteers distribute information on Ebola in Freetown, Sierra Leone. As a boy, marathon runner Idrissa Kargbo sprinted through the villages of Sierra Leone on errands for his grandmother and later as a coffee courier. Now at 23 years old, his times have qualified him for races on three continents. (AP Photo/Michael Duff)
Sierra Leone reaches final day of Ebola lockdownResidents complain of food shortages on Sierra Leone's final day of Ebola lockdown
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US general: Arab nations need to help in IraqJoint Chiefs chairman: Arab nations need direct role in fight against Islamic State group
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This Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 photo shows smoke from a California wildfire rising behind Lake Tahoe as seen from the Nevada side of the lake near Incline Village, Nev. Higher humidity Friday helped slow the growth of the massive Northern California wildfire that authorities say was set deliberately and has forced some 2,800 people to evacuate. (AP Photo/Steve Ellsworth)
Huge Northern California wildfire keeps growingAuthorities seek to assess damage from huge Northern California wildfire while preventing more
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A Hawthi Shiite rebel holds his rifle while guarding a checkpoint on a street leading to the state television building in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Yemen's top security body imposed an overnight curfew in restive areas of the capital, Sanaa, on Saturday after Shiite rebels took over the state television building amid heavy clashes and the U.N. envoy to the country signaled that a deal had been reached to end the violence. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
Yemen state media: Prime minister resignsYemen state news agency says prime minister has resigned as violence rages
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This image released by 20th Century Fox shows a scene from the film, "The Maze Runner." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Ben Rothstein)
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The freed Turkish hostages are welcomed at the airport in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by Islamic militants in Iraq three months ago were freed and safely returned to Turkey on Saturday ending Turkey’s most serious hostage crisis. The 49 hostages were captured from the Turkish Consulate in Mosul, Iraq on June 11, when the Islamic State group overran the city in its surge to seize large swaths of Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo)
Erdogan: Turkey won't give hostage release detailsTurkish president vows to keep the secret behind release of 49 hostages held by Islamic State
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This Screen grab from the U.S. Department of State's Facebook page "Think Again Turn Away," taken Sept. 20, 2014, criticizes the Islamic State group as part of a broad social media campaign. As the Islamic State group battles across Syria and Iraq, pushing back larger armies and ruling over entire cities, it is also waging an increasingly sophisticated media campaign that has rallied disenfranchised youth and outpaced the sluggish efforts of Arab governments to stem its appeal. The U.S. State Department launched a “Think Again Turn Away” campaign on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, with Arabic and English videos similar in style to those of al-Qaida and the Islamic State group but none have gained the traction of the Islamic State’s videos. (AP Photo)
Arab states lag in media war against extremistsArab governments slow to combat Islamic State group's sophisticated social media campaign
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Demonstrators with opposing opinions clash at the beginning of an anti-war rally and march in downtown Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fightingThousands march through central Moscow to demonstrate against fighting in Ukraine
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Turkish soldiers stand guard as a Syrian refugee boy carries his belongings at the border in Suruc, Turkey, late Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey on Friday to find refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria in the past 48 hours.(AP Photo)
Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000Official says Syrian refugee flood into Turkey hits 100,000 as Islamic State group advances
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  • Suspect in Brethitt County sexual abuse case also charged in Pulaski County

    According to the Commonwealth Journal, Robert Morris, 68, of Eubank was indicted earlier this month by a Pulaski County grand jury on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse. The Kentucky Attorney General's Office announced the indictment of Morris in a release on Thursday, as well as that of Brenda Morris, 61, on charges of complicity to Robert Morris' alleged offenses. WKYT, Sat, Sep 13 2014 @ 05:16 PM
  • Hamilton named Young Entrepreneur of the Year

    Floyd County entrepreneur Shane Hamilton, third from left, owner of Service Maids, LLC, is the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards winner in the Young Entrepreneur category. Representatives from EIEA sponsoring partners, from left, Dr. Thomas Erekson, dean of Eastern Kentucky University College of Business and Technology; Ray Moncrief, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation; Brett Traver, executive director, Southeast Kentucky Economic Development ; Lonnie Lawson, president and CEO, The Center for Rural Development; and Dr. Michael T. Benson, president of Eastern Kentucky University, present Hamilton with the EIEA award. Floyd County Times, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 03:54 PM
  • State winner in 'Promote Your School' essay from Adair Co., too

    The KHEAA press release identifies the state winner, McGregor Scott, as being from Somerset, Kentucky. But many Adair Countians will recognize McGregor Scott from the little farm at the intersection of Gradyville and Milltown. Columbia Magazine, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 02:14 PM
  • Somerset sisters tackling Appalachian Trail

    That's what Sarita "Sam" Gibson and Lee Redmond are aiming to become by launching a daunting hike along the famed Appalachian Trail. The two local women - Gibson is 49, Redmond 56 - are both sisters and longtime travel buddies. WKYT, Sun, Sep 14 2014 @ 11:26 AM
  • Drury named 2014 EIEA recipient

    Harlan County entrepreneur Greg Drury, third from left, is the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards winner in the Start-Up Business category. Harlan County entrepreneur Greg Drury, third from left, is the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards winner in the Start-Up Business category. Harlan Daily Enterprise, Sat, Sep 13 2014 @ 04:39 PM
  • Kentucky Town Beats High Gas Prices-By Opening a Public Gas Station

    Earlier this month, the small city of Somerset , Kentucky, drew national attention when it opened a municipally owned and operated fuel center in an effort to drive down gas prices for local residents. As a result of its proximity to Lake Cumberland, a popular tourist destination, the city of 11,000 residents has long struggled with high fuel prices-especially during the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Yes! Magazine, Fri, Sep 12 2014 @ 05:06 PM
  • Pulaski Grand Jury indicts couple on rape and sex abuse charges

    Pulaski Grand Jury indicts couple on rape and sex abuse charges By Daniel Kemp, Deputy Communications Director News from KY Attorney General Jack Conway's office Attorney General Jack Conway today announced that a Pulaski County grand jury has indicted a husband and wife on rape and sex abuse charges. On September 4, 2014, the grand jury indicted 68-year-old Robert Morris on one count of first-degree rape and one count of first-degree sexual abuse. Columbia Magazine, Fri, Sep 12 2014 @ 04:22 AM
  • Man drives mower to Pulaski Co. drive-thru while drunk

    The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says they've arrested two people in separate incidents of driving drunk while on a lawn mower in a week's time. The most recent case happened on September 6. The Sheriff's Office says deputies received a call about an intoxicated man on a lawn mower using the drive-thru at the Hardee's in Science Hill. WKYT, Thu, Sep 11 2014 @ 11:52 AM
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