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2 submit proposals to lease ‘Big Store’

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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.”


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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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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Family discord lands 3 in jail

The routine task of serving warrants ended with a woman, her husband and a son all going to jail on various charges.Sherry Jones, 54, Fred M. Jones, 58, and Robert Anthony Marlowe, 30, all of Loyall, were arrested on Wednesday by Loyall City Police Chief Mike Lunsford.“Yesterday I received complaints on Sherry Jones and Marlowe, who live next door to Fred Jones” said Lunsford. “Sherry and Fred are married, but they’re separated.”L...

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Eagles should soar to top of NFC East

It’s always good to start any journey going toward the light, so we begin our tour of the NFL’s other conference the same as we began the first, by taking a right turn on the compass.The Philadelphia Eagles have the most potential for immediate success. Quarterback Nick Foles appears to be on the cusp of performances best described as “Brady-esque.” Head coach Chip Kelly’s zone-read schemes appear to be a perfect fit for the skill set in Foles’ b...

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News in Brief

Coroner: 3 dead before blaze beganINEZ (AP) — Officials say two women and a young girl found in the ruins of an eastern Kentucky house fire were killed before the blaze was set.Media reported that officials with the Martin County coroner’s office say preliminary autopsy results show all three were shot and stabbed.Firefighters were called to the blaze near Inez early Saturday, and they found the bodies of 46-year-old Cainie Johnson...

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Death sentence of 6-time killer upheld in state

LOUISVILLE (AP) — A six-time convicted killer condemned to death for a 1991 slaying in Kentucky has lost a bid for a new trial and sentencing after the state’s high court on Thursday found that a large amount of evidence and testimony warranted the verdict.The decision by a unanimous court turned away 57-year-old Michael Dale St. Clair’s bid for a fourth sentencing hearing in Bullitt County in the death of distillery worker Frances “Frank” Brady of Bar...

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Several local reunions set

• James A. Cawood High School class of 2004’s 10 YEAR REUNION will be held Aug. 29 and 30. All graduates are invited and will be attending the Harlan County High School football game on Friday evening, followed by dinner at The Portal, in Harlan. On Saturday, a family picnic (barbecue potluck) will be held at the large shelter house at Martins Fork Lake beginning at 5 p.m. For more information and to post what dish you plan to bring, visit the Facebook page.

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State retirement system to receive $23 million

LOUISVILLE (AP) — One of Kentucky’s public pension systems lost $69 million because it unknowingly purchased risky mortgage-backed securities in the run up to the 2008 housing market crash. But Thursday, the system got $23 million of those losses back in an unprecedented settlement with Bank of America and its related companies.Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway announced the settlement along with the federal Department of Justice and attorneys general from five ot...

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State Supreme Court upholds ethics rule

LOUISVILLE (AP) — Prosecutors in Kentucky will no longer be able to require defendants as part of a plea agreement to waive their right to appeal bad advice from an attorney after the Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday banned the practice.A defendant sometimes has the right to claim his lawyer’s advice was bad. The rule upheld by the high court bars prosecutors from requiring defendants to waive that appeal right and a defense attorney from advising clients to accept th...

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Advisory lifted

Cawood Water District has lifted the boil-water advisory for Pathfork.

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Un-bear-able fun at the state fair

Kentucky State Fair photoTwo young visitors to the Harlan County booth at the Kentucky State Fair play with a stuffed bear. Harlan County Tourism Director Brandon Pennington told the Harlan City Council on Monday that so far over 2,000 pieces of coal, 1,500 brochures and 1,000 Harlan County maps have been handed out at the state fair, which continues through Sunday in Louisville.

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Dr. Harold Pease Columnist

Many may not realize that Congress had prayer today before they deliberated. In a typical workweek, Monday through Friday, prayer is said every morning in the U. S. Senate and in the U. S. House of Representatives. Each House invites and pays a Christian minister to pray each day for a week that they are in session.Ministers apply for this privilege and they come from every sector of the country. This has been so since the 1st Congress in 1789 some 225 years ago and will continue a...

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State must reassess marijuana policies

In July, Washington became the second state where marijuana could be purchased legally for recreational use.Folks have been buying pot legally in Colorado since the first of the year, and Reuters reported in April the state expects recreational sales to generate $98 million in revenue this year.Earlier this month, the District of Columbia Board of Elections voted to put a recreational use initiative on the ballot in November. Alaskans will also be voting on the issue thi...

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