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Wild horses at Dingo shot to death

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Over two dozen wild horses that roam an area of Straight Creek known as Dingo are reportedly dead.Marcella Chadwick, CEO of the Harlan County Humane Society, said a total of 28 horses had been discovered dead as of Friday afternoon.“People that live over there keep us informed as to what’s going on with the horses because we’re kind of over them (the horses) now,” said Chadwick. “They called me this morning and they’ve found mares and foals that have been shot and just left. They’re dead. It’s been probably two days ago when they were shot.”

 

Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, August 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On August 23, 1914, Japan declared war against Germany in World War I.On this date:In 1305, Scottish rebel leader Sir William Wallace was executed by the English for treason.In 1775, Britain’s King George III proclaimed the Ame...

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Leslie blanks Dragons behind 3 Whitaker TDs

Kevin Whitaker showed flashes of his considerable potential as a sophomore quarterback for the Leslie County Eagles in 2013.A year older, wiser and stronger, Whitaker demonstrated Friday he may be ready to take the next step as one of the better quarterbacks in the region. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound junior was the difference as the Eagles took control in the second quarter on the way to a 28-0 win over visiting Harlan in a game that was stopped midway through the third quarter after a...

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Evarts police capture fugitive

A man who escaped from the Harlan County Detention Center is back behind bars.Acting on information received from citizens, Evarts police captured Michael Bryant Day, of Evarts, early Friday morning.Day had been on the run since escaping from the detention center in May of this year.“This morning myself, Chief (Lupe) Blas, Officer William Clogston and Officer Owen Noe apprehended Michael Day at a trailer on Baileys Creek Road,” said Evarts Police O...

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LOCAL SPORTS

Collins, McHargue propelLady Cats to win at JACESLed by 10 points from Brooklyn Collins and eight from Phebe McHargue, Rosspoint rolled to a 35-9 win Tuesday at James A. Cawood in seventh- and eighth-grade basketball action.Kassydee Owens scored 11 points as Rosspoint defeated James A. Cawood 32-14 in fifth- and sixth-grade basketball action.Rosspoint defeated Cumberland 32-17 in previously unreported action from Mo...

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HHS outperforms state ACT average

Students from Harlan Independent School District continue to outpace state and national averages on the ACT exam, Superintendent C.D. Morton said at a meeting of the Harlan Independent Board of Education on Thursday.Results from the 2013-2014 administration of the ACT show that Harlan High School students outperformed the state average in every assessment area, which includes English, math, reading and science, culminating with a 21.8 average composite ACT score, nearly two points ...

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God bless pastors and their families

My dad didn’t become a pastor until after I had gone away to college. He was in his late thirties. He’s been at the job in different churches ever since.I wasn’t a child growing up in a pastor’s house, so I missed a lot of the stress and pressure that is put on a pastor’s kid in the church and in school. Pastors and their families live in a fishbowl, with people constantly scrutinizing them under a microscope. After all, if they can find something wron...

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Avoid expensive errors when paying for college

It’s just about Back-to-School time again. If you have young children, you might be hustling them to the store for backpacks and binders. But if you fast-forward a few years, you can envision driving your kids a little farther — to their college dorms. And when that day comes, you’ll want to be financially prepared. So you’ll want to avoid making costly mistakes when preparing for, and paying, those big bills. Here are some of the most common of these errors:

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Arrest Records

The following individuals were recently lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center:• Thomas Boggs, 23, of Cumberland, careless driving, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, trafficking in marijuana and third-degree criminal trespassing;• Kathie Brock, 25, of Putney, failure to appear;• Rebecca Combs, 27, of Evarts, non-payment of fines;• Whitney Faith Cooper, 24, of Loyall, operating a motor ve...

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News in Brief

Lower jobless rates reported in 108 countiesFRANKFORT (AP) — State officials say last month’s jobless rates in 108 Kentucky counties were lower than in July 2013.The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training says unemployment rates rose in 10 counties and stayed the same in two.It says Boone County in northern Kentucky had the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 5.8 percent.Caldwell County was next at 6 percent an...

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Advisories issued, lifted

• Due to a main line break in Pineville, Cawood Water District has issued a boil-water advisory for all customers in Pathfork until further notice.• Black Mountain Utility District has lifted the boil-water advisory in effect for all Wallins and Coldiron customers.

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Friday, August 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On August 22, 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war against Belgium.On this date:In 1485, England’s King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field, effectively ending the War of the Roses.In 1787, inventor John Fitch de...

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Bears planning to play keep away

No one doubts the Bryan Station Defenders can score points, lots of points, in lightning fashion.Bryan Station topped the 40-point mark five times in a 5-6 campaign last year. The Defenders were held below 20 points only once, a 55-7 loss to eventual 6A state champ Scott County in the second round of the playoffs.A scrimmage win over Ryle last week indicated that the Defenders could be just as explosive this year, which makes the game plan pretty clear for the Harlan Cou...

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Patriots get physical in win over Skins

A hard-hitting defense and unstoppable ground attack sent the New Harlan Patriots to a surprisingly easy 46-14 victory over visiting Cumberland in seventh- and eighth-grade football action Thursday.Garry Henson led the Patriots in the first-half barrage, running for two touchdowns at tailback while recovering two onside kicks on special teams and forcing an interception from his linebacker position as New Harlan set the tone for the game with an ultra aggressive defense.

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HCHS, Harlan each off to 0-2 start

Harlan County opened its season on the road at Jenkins on Monday and left with a 25-16, 25-23 loss.Brittany Clem and Selena Hatmaker led Harlan County in the opening set with four and three points, respectively. Katelyn Reynolds and Candice Huff had one point each.Charleigh Mefford led HCHS in the second set with three points. Hatmaker, Huff and Shelby Cowan added two points each. Reynolds contributed one point.Jenkins won 21-14, 21-13 in the freshman game. Ha...

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UK’s freshmen receivers making strong impression

For Dorian Baker, the biggest shock to his system in making the adjustment from high school football to the college game wasn’t the complex playbook or a sticky cornerback or a hard-hitting safety that wanted to separate him from the ball at every opportunity.It was his alarm clock.As he prepared for his first practices as a Kentucky Wildcat, Baker was setting his alarm for a time previously reserved for teenage hijinks.“I might be just going to sl...

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2 submit proposals to lease ‘Big Store’

Two individuals, with two entirely different plans, are vying for the lease of the “Big Store” building adjacent to the Lynch City Hall.The building was once used by U.S. Steel as a grocery, furniture, commissary and payroll office.At a recent meeting of the Lynch City Council, Frieda Holtz submitted a business proposal to lease the “Big Store” building from the city to construct a “worship center.”

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Board reluctantly agrees to debt settlement plan

Nearly two decades removed from participation in a failed workers’ compensation program, the Harlan County Board of Education has agreed to pay over $275,000 to settle old debts.During Tuesday’s regular session, the board opted to spread the payments out over the next seven years. Board members deeply regretted the fact they had little choice in the matter.“We’ve got to do it,” said Board chairman Gary Farmer. “They’ve got you ov...

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