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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 were found shot to death on Friday.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.”

 

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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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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