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President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. When the leaders of the U.S. and Cuba had their first phone conversation in more than 50 years, they were not at a loss for words. As President Barack Obama told the story at his news conference Friday, he opened his call with Cuban President Raul Castro _ brother of famously longwinded Fidel _ with a 15-minute monologue, then apologized for taking so much time. "He said, 'Don't worry about it, Mr. President,’” Obama related. “’You're still a young man, and you have still the chance to break Fidel's record. He once spoke seven hours straight." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Brazilian author  Paulo Coelho poses for a photographer  during an interview with The Associate Press, at his apartment, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values against anonymous terrorists. The best-selling author says he was prepared to make himself an example — even if it meant inviting criticism and threats — if Sony Pictures had taken him up on his $100,000 offer for the rights to its cancelled film. (AP Photo/Boris Heger)
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President Barack Obama pauses during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba. He also touts his own executive action and a Chinese agreement to combat global warming. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Cuba's President Raul Castro smiles during a twice-annual legislative session at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. When the leaders of the U.S. and Cuba had their first phone conversation in more than 50 years, they were not at a loss for words. As President Barack Obama told the story at his news conference Friday, he opened his call with Cuban President Raul Castro _ brother of famously longwinded Fidel _ with a 15-minute monologue, then apologized for taking so much time. "He said, 'Don't worry about it, Mr. President,’” Obama related. “’You're still a young man, and you have still the chance to break Fidel's record. He once spoke seven hours straight."  (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate)
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  • Butler County Farm Bureau Receives Several Awards

    Kentucky Farm Bureau, with more than 465,000 member families statewide, is the state's largest general farm organization. Approximately 1,500 members attended KFB's 95th annual meeting in Louisville, December 3-6, to recognize this year's individual and organizational achievements and adopt policy for 2015. Bbech tree news, Wed, Dec 10 2014 @ 01:57 AM
  • 'A Christmas Carol' performance slated

    Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" will come to stage this holiday season at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset. Celebrate the holidays with the Center Stage LIVE! performance of "A Christmas Carol" on Thursday Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. "We are delighted to present one of America's favorite holiday classics that have become a holiday tradition with audiences of all ages," said Dianna Winstead, associate director of arts, culture and events at The Center. Middlesboro Daily News, Mon, Dec 1 2014 @ 03:35 PM
  • Staying on the college grid

    Managing course scheduling involves more than just cracking a complex logistical code each semester. It's also a potential bane or boon to the operating budget. University Business, Mon, Nov 24 2014 @ 06:02 AM
  • Somerset man violates probation the day of his release

    The Commonwealth Journal reports that Chief Circuit Judge Jeffrey said, "A person that is drinking beer the same day he receives probation cannot be managed in the community." He had received a 20 year probated sentence for second degree assault and first degree unlawful access to a computer. WKYT, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 01:28 PM
  • Suspicion of stolen dogs spreads across central, southern Ky.

    WKYT first reported on Tuesday about seven dogs believed to be stolen in Garrard County. Most of them were males, and several of them were boxers. WKYT, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 10:18 PM
  • State selects design firms for convention center expansion

    The holidays didn't hamper the state after all when it comes to the expansion of the Kentucky International Convention Center . Clifford "Rip" Rippetoe, president and CEO of the Kentucky State Fair Board , which manages the state-owned convention center, announced today that Lexington-based EOP Architects PSC and St. Louis-based HOK were chosen as the lead design team for the renovation of the convention center. Business Journal, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 02:56 PM
  • 'Harlan's Got Talent' coming next year

    Daily EnterpriseDredon Hopkins, left, stands on a runway at The Harlan Center with his mother, Linda Hornsby, as he tries out for "Harlan's Got Talent." Daily EnterpriseDredon Hopkins, left, stands on a runway at The Harlan Center with his mother, Linda Hornsby, as he tries out for "Harlan's Got Talent." Harlan Daily Enterprise, Tue, Nov 18 2014 @ 07:43 PM
  • Stabbing in parking lot of Somerset school

    At 8:02 a.m. Tuesday, officers responded to a domestic violence report in the lower parking lot of Meece Middle School on Barnett Street. When officers arrived on the scene, they found 30-year old Marcos Popche, a Guatemalan national living on Speedway Drive in Somerset, and Angie Lynn Rodriguez, age 32, of Hamilton Avenue Somerset, both suffering from abdominal stab wounds. WKYT, Tue, Nov 11 2014 @ 10:14 AM
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