Photo by Jamie MiddletonThe Highsplint Lake is pictured on a recent sunny day in Harlan County.
Harlan County’s unemployment rate was again near the highest in the state, according to information released by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.With the rate of 17 percent, Harlan ranked among the counties with the highest levels of unemployment in January, falling slightly behind Jackson with a 18.5 percent rate; Magoffin with an 18.3 percent; and Leslie with a 17.7 percent rate.Among other county’s with high rates were Letcher, 16.0...
Looking at spending $20,000 for meters at the water plant, members of Lynch City Council questioned why they are “being singled out” while other water plants don’t have the same equipment.Water plant operator Dewayne Morgan said in his preliminary research he found meters on the filters will cost the city approximately $20,000.Mayor Johnny Adams said the city was given 30 days to make a decision about what they were going to do after an inspection was r...
The Harlan County Outdoor Recreation Board held its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, discussing the purchase of new trail maps and the possible repair of a truck.Board member Ken Crider brought the issue of an engine repair on a Dodge truck early in the 20 minute meeting, advising the panel the motor could be repaired.“We decided it was worth fixing the engine,” said Crider. “We had the guys take it apart. Really, the only thing that’s wrong wit...
Harlan Fiscal Court on Tuesday heard a request from Certified County Road Supervisor Marvin Goins to purchase a sewer/tile cleaning machine from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s surplus supply.“To obtain this piece of equipment new would cost over $40,000,” said Goins during the special called meeting. “The one we’re getting is twice the size of the one I looked at for $44,000. So, I would estimate the cost of the one we’re getting, if new, ...
Our tendency to wander is matched by God’s willingness to pursue.With my whole heart I have sought You; oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! — Psalm 119:10
Eudena Hall will celebrate her 90th birthday at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at Harlan Nursing Home — no gifts.
Anne Shelby, a well-known regional author and lecturer, will present a program about Aunt Molly Jackson and her half-siblings Jim Garland and Sarah Ogan Gunning at the Middlesboro-Bell County Public Library later this month. The program is sponsored by the Bell County Historical Society and Museum and is being hosted by the library.
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