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Kentucky counties adopt right-to-work laws to compete with Tennessee

Kentucky counties adopt right-to-work laws to compete with Tennessee

December 31st, 2014 1:23 pm by Associated Press

Two more Kentucky counties located along the Tennessee border have approved right-to-work laws.

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VW recalling 38,000 vehicles on fuel leaks, fire concerns

VW recalling 38,000 vehicles on fuel leaks, fire concerns

December 31st, 2014 10:37 am by Associated Press

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling about 38,000 cars, including some Chattanooga-made Passats, because a fuel leak in the engine may cause a fire.

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Tobacco auction system is all but snuffed out

Tobacco auction system is all but snuffed out

December 31st, 2014 9:23 am by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press

This tobacco-belt tradition, once as much a part of Kentucky's fabric as bourbon or horse racing, is fading away - and it's taking the maestros like Foy with it.

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Local restaurateurs hoping Jonesborough makes for good location to park Hillbilly Butts

Local restaurateurs hoping Jonesborough makes for good location to park Hillbilly Butts

December 30th, 2014 9:51 pm by Tony Casey

After months of solid business, the town of Erwin sent Pat and Lewis Carsten a letter on Oct. 16 saying their Hillbilly Butts and Brisket BBQ food cart wasn't permitted within the town's B-2 zoning district.

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2-year-old accidentally kills his mother in department store

2-year-old accidentally kills his mother in department store

December 30th, 2014 6:57 pm by Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press

A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at a northern Idaho Wal-Mart and her concealed gun fired, authorities said Tuesday.

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TVA to upgrade pollution controls at Ky. power plant

TVA to upgrade pollution controls at Ky. power plant

December 30th, 2014 2:13 pm by Associated Press

A coal-fired power plant in western Kentucky built in the 1950s is getting emission upgrades on two of its generating units.

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Low gas prices to stay put in new year

Low gas prices to stay put in new year

December 29th, 2014 4:58 pm by Tony Casey

Many people look to the new year as an opportunity for change, but one that won't change at the gas pumps is the low prices.

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Tennessee lawmakers seek extension of hospital funds

Tennessee lawmakers seek extension of hospital funds

December 29th, 2014 8:54 am by Associated Press

Members of Tennessee's congressional delegation are requesting an extension of federal funds to help hospitals care for tens of thousands of low-income patients while they seek a permanent solution to a problem that is unique to the state.

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Proposed hotel-motel tax increase back on table

Proposed hotel-motel tax increase back on table

December 27th, 2014 9:34 pm by Gary B. Gray

An unsuccessful effort this spring to raise Johnson City's hotel-motel tax is back on the table, and the issue likely will be among those discussed Monday when city commissioners confer with state legislators.

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N. Korea uses racial slur against Obama in Sony hack row

N. Korea uses racial slur against Obama in Sony hack row

December 27th, 2014 1:07 pm by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press

North Korea blamed its recent Internet outage on the United States on Saturday and hurled racially charged insults at President Barack Obama over the hacking row involving the movie "The Interview."

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