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Mosley concerned about safety issues at county schools

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With safety issues in mind for students across the county, Harlan County Board of Education member Myra Mosley asked Superintendent Mike Howard, at a recent special called meeting, why work, particularly at Rosspoint Elementary School, has not been completed.“Rosspoint is a mess,” said Mosley. “There are trenches where it has rained. School will be starting soon and it’s going to be dangerous for our kids to be on the playground.”Howard told Mosley, due to finding a contractor available to work, issues at Rosspoint Elementary School have been at a standstill.


Summer sledding

Kim Creech|Daily EnterpriseHarlan County assistant coach Chad Wood led a drill during a practice session last week. Wood is in his first season with the Black Bears after a successful run as coach of the New Harlan Patriots. Wood and Britt Craig led the Patriots to numerous league titles over the past decade and to the state playoffs last fall.

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The Cawood Water District has issued a boil-water advisory due to a Pineville water leak.

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Council agrees to set strict curfew

A discussion to amend the city’s curfew ordinance was held at a meeting of the Evarts City Council.Mayor Eddie Manning said the curfew is for any person under the age of 18 and is currently from midnight to 6 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.Police Chief Lupe Blas said he feels the reason a curfew was set by previous city officials was to ensure children were home and in bed and ready to get up for school on weekdays....

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Free Wellness Clinic begins Friday at HCHS

A Free Wellness Clinic will be held Friday and Saturday at Harlan County High School hosted by employees of The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.An annual event for Harlan County, Rev. Rodney Myers, chaplain at The Christ Hospital, said Friday’s clinic will be held from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday’s clinic will be from 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.During the clinic, residents will receive free physicals, eye glasses, podiatrist exams, dental exams and work,...

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Female voters wooed for fall

By Charles BabingtonAn AP News AnalysisWASHINGTON — Democratic and Republican Senators are pouring significant time and energy into pursuing female voters, a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections.Wednesday’s Senate vote on contraception legislation is the latest example of Democrats’ win-by-losing strategy, which forces Republicans to vote on sensitive matters that might rile women this fall.

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Pee Wee football registration set for Friday

Harlan County RAP team wins Transy campSeveral members of the Harlan County RAP seventh-grade team won awards at the Transylvania Basketball Camp last week and the team, which includes Cade Barnes, Carter Barnes, Jared Hawkins, Taylor Spurlock and Devin Eldridge, won the league and tournament titles with a victory over a Louisville team in the finals.Carter Barnes won the cut throat competition. Cade Barnes won the free throw competition. Spurlock was on the hot spot and...

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EPA carbon rules good for all

Richard EidlinSome national business organizations have hammered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for proposing new rules on carbon pollution from existing power plants, cutting carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030, using 2005 levels as a baseline. What planet are they on?

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Arch Coal idles coal complex

In a press release on Monday, Arch Coal Inc. officials announced they were idling the Cumberland River Coal Company complex, located in Wise County, Va., and Letcher County, near the Harlan County line. Cumberland River comprises two underground operations and related facilities.In total, 213 full-time positions were eliminated by idling Cumberland River, and in the press release the company said they are taking steps to provide opportunities at other Arch subsidiaries where availa...

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Faster, easier website unveiled today

The Harlan Daily Enterprise is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making www.harlandaily.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.Among our improved and upgraded features are:· Easier to read headlines with one-click accessibili...

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A new look, thanks to you

The Harlan Daily Enterprise is today launching a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers.It’s true that we live in a digital age, and more people than ever are turning to digital platforms to get the news and information they want. The Harlan Daily Enterprise is committed to being at the forefront of every delivery platform available. In fact, this week we are also unveiling a redesigned web...

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Arch Coal idles mine complex in Va., Ky.

APPALACHIA, Va. (AP) — Arch Coal says it is idling the Cumberland River Coal Company complex in Wise County, Va., and Letcher County, Ky.Officials said Monday that more than 210 full-time positions are being eliminated by the move.Arch Coal CEO John Eaves says the company is responding to market challenges for metallurgical coal used to make steel. Eaves said the company’s strategy is to shift its portfolio toward higher-margin, lower-cost metallurgical coal ...

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Getting ready to kick off the season

Chris Jones|Daily EnterpriseHarlan sophomore Boone Allison worked on kickoffs during a recent practice sessions. Allison was one of the bright spots for the Dragons in last year’s 2-9 season as he took over kicking duties and also played on the offensive line.

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Collett returning to Red Bird to lead basketball program

Charles David Collett’s first job as a high school basketball coach has brought him back home.Collett, a coach the past five years at Stinnett Elementary School, is taking over as the boys basketball coach at Red Bird Mission School, inheriting a rebuilding job at one of eastern Kentucky’s smallest schools.“I attended and graduated from Red Bird in 1987, played four years of varsity basketball and it has been a dream of mine since I began coaching to so...

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County approves transfer of lift stations to city of Harlan

County officials approved the preparation of two quit claim deeds to the city of Harlan after city officials receive funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to upgrade sewage lift stations across the county.During a meeting of the Harlan Fiscal Court on Thursday, Consulting Engineer Leo Miller, with Leo Miller and Associates Engineering firm of Harlan, asked the court to transfer a deed to the sewage transfer station in Rio Vista to the city of Harlan.

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Mayor says city looking at ‘tight times ahead’

Looking for ways to tighten the city’s belt financially, Sewer and Street Department Supervisor Mark Duff reported during a recent council meeting that the city will now only conduct trash pickups on the first and third Thursday of each month.He said if you have items that need to be picked up and “it’s going to be a truckload,” you can come to city hall and rent a truck.“We’ll bring it to you and you can load it and we’ll come b...

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News in brief

Project at Ky. coal plant to trap carbon dioxideHARRODSBURG (AP) — Kentucky elected officials and representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy will visit a central Kentucky coal power plant to tout a project that will capture and store carbon dioxide emissions.They will be breaking ground Monday on the carbon capture pilot system at the E.W. Brown Generating Station in Harrodsburg. The technology is designed to help old coal-burning power pla...

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Drug roundup conducted in Loyall

A rainy morning in Loyall was witness to a drug roundup on Saturday conducted by the Loyall City Police Department with the assistance of Harlan City Police.According to Loyall Police Chief Mike Lunsford, the roundup comes after a three-month investigation into drug activity in Loyall.“The majority of the people are from Loyall,” said Lunsford. “These transactions are happening in Loyall and just on the outskirts of town.”Lunsford said ...

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