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DEA Beefs Up Ohio Valley Opioid Enforcement

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Wednesday enhanced federal enforcement targeting opioids in the Ohio Valley region, including a new Drug Enforcement Administration field division in Louisville. At a press conference in Washington, D.C., Sessions said the Louisville field division will be the first new DEA division established in 20 years. He said it will have about 90… Read More

Clean Power Plan’s Repeal Gets Hearing In Coal Country

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Last month the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt chose an eastern Kentucky mining town as the venue to announce his intent to repeal the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era rule that sought to limit greenhouse gas emissions. On Tuesday the agency returned to coal country to conduct its only public hearing on the matter… Read More

Sexual Harassment Investigation to Cost Kentucky Taxpayers $50K

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – An investigation of sexual harassment allegations against four Republican lawmakers in Kentucky will cost taxpayers up to $50,000. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Legislative Research Commission’s contract with a Louisville law firm to investigate the matter is worth up to $50,000 to conduct a human resources investigation and to provide legal… Read More

OU Lancaster Theatre’s ‘A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play’ Opens Dec. 7


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The Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials for fruitcake and the magic of LIVE sound effects and musical underscoring. The Ohio University Lancaster student actors bring dozens of characters to the stage, as the familiar story unfolds: three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a… Read More

ABC Players Bringing ‘Elf the Musical Jr.’ to Stuart’s


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December 1-3 marks the ABC Player’s production of Elf the Musical Jr. at Stuart’s Opera House. The production features over 40 children, and is based on the Broadway musical of the same name, which is related to the beloved 2003 film starring Will Ferrell. Take a listen to this conversation, featuring an interview with the production’s director… Read More

US Supreme Court Rejects West Virginia Natural Gas Case

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected landowners’ request to review the ruling by West Virginia’s highest court concluding natural gas companies can deduct post-production costs from the royalties paid landowners for mineral rights. In May, the West Virginia Supreme Court reversed its November ruling in the case after Justice Beth Walker… Read More

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NPR National Security Editor Assesses Trump’s Recent Trip & Other Policy Matters


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The pomp, pageantry, and elaborate ceremonies honoring President Donald Trump on his recent Far East trip met the White House expectations for presidential optics and the perception of exalting the U.S. President. However, many observers wonder if President Trump actually made much headway in negotiating new trade agreements or getting additional help in solving the… Read More