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Published on NewsOK Modified: February 25, 2013 at 7:36 pm •  Published: February 25, 2013
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COAL-ENDING SETTLEMENT

WASHINGTON — One of the largest U.S. electricity producers will stop burning coal at two of its power plants and make deeper pollution cuts at more than a dozen others under a legal settlement reached with the Environmental Protection Agency, eight states and several environmental groups. American Electric Power agreed late Friday in federal court in Columbus, Ohio, to retire or switch to natural gas two coal-burning units at the Muskingum River power plant in Ohio and the Tanners Creek power plant in Indiana by the end of 2015. By Dina Cappiello.

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FORT CAMPBELL BOOSTERS

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — A group that supports Fort Campbell will be in Washington as automatic budget cuts loom. Citizens for Fort Campbell makes a yearly trip to support the military community around the U.S. Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee border.

BANK ROBBERIES

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — There's an upward trend in bank robberies in the southern Kentucky city of Bowling Green.

ADDICTION GROUP

ERLANGER, Ky. — A northern Kentucky group that supports recovering drug addicts has restarted after dissolving a few years ago, and its members are headed to Frankfort next week to start lobbying. The group is the northern Kentucky chapter of People Advocating Recovery. PAR is a statewide organization that works to eliminate the barriers to recovery from addition.

IN BRIEF:

STUDENTS INJURED — A Louisville school spokesman says eight students were taken to a hospital after they complained of minor injuries when a city bus collided with their school bus.

SHERIFF'S PATROLS — The Laurel County Sheriff's Office has begun a program to patrol homes where owners are away.

BUNGEE BRIDGE — A former railroad bridge spanning the Kentucky River in central Kentucky will become a haven for bungee jumpers.

ROOF REPAIR SCAM — A man has been given three to four years in prison for bilking homeowners out of thousands of dollars in a roof repair scam.

LEXINGTON FIRE — Authorities are trying to determine the cause of a weekend fire in Lexington that has displaced nine people.

OHIO RIVER BRIDGES — A bidder who claims to have submitted the best deal for the downtown portion of the Ohio River Bridges project has had its challenge denied by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

SCOUT COOKIES-THEFT — Police in Erlanger say a man stole about $70 from Girl Scouts who were selling cookies in a supermarket parking lot.