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Associated Press

Posted on October 13, 2012 at 1:30 PM

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TOP NEWS:

MOREHEAD STATE-SATELLITE

MOREHEAD, Ky. — Scientists at Morehead State University have made contact with a satellite built by the school that was launched into space in September. The Independent (http://bit.ly/VQxFf8) cited a statement from the university in reporting that the next step will be to assist the Cosmic X-Ray Background Nanosatellite perform experiments, including taking measurements that could add insight to physics of the early universe.

ALSO:

TVA PENSION FUND

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A shortfall in the Tennessee Valley Authority's pension fund is affecting electric ratepayers.

GEMS ACADEMY

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Shruti Gautam, a 9-year-old girl in fourth grade at Cumberland Trace Elementary School, wants to be an aerospace engineer because it is "cool." An AP Member Exchange. AP Photo.

IN BRIEF:

UNITED FOR COAL — Friends, families and business operators who depend on coal mining are lining up along highways in Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio.

DIVERTED FLIGHT — A flight from Atlanta to Indianapolis has been diverted to Louisville, Ky., where it landed safely.

VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS — A fire official says departments all over Harlan County are "hurting" for enough volunteers.

DORM FIRE — A western Kentucky judge won't dismiss tampering with evidence charges against a man who was acquitted during a second trial of a Murray State University dorm fire that killed one student.

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