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If Ebola comes to Harlan …

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While the likelihood of a patient with the Ebola virus ever coming to ARH Harlan for care is small, even hospitals in rural areas are now faced with having to prepare for the possibility.The medical staff at ARH Harlan has been doing that ever since a hospital in Dallas treated the first patient to arrive in the United States with the virus, who subsequently died. Two health care workers who came in contact with him also developed the disease.Debbie Caldwell, RN, chief nursing officer at ARH, says the staff there has undergone “many, many hours of practice and planning in the last two weeks” in preparation for the possibility they did encounter a person with Ebola or Ebola-like symptoms.

 

Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2014. There are 70 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 22, 1934, bank robber Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd was shot to death by federal agents and local police at a farm near East Liverpool, Ohio.On this date:In 1746, Princeton University was first chartered as the College of New Jer...

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A championship goodbye

Teddy Stephens had been here many times before, standing under a goal at James A. Cawood Elementary School, watching his Cawood Lady Comets cut down a net to celebrate a county championship.

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HCHS rallies for title

When they watched a 24-19 lead slip away in the second set Tuesday at Harlan to fall behind 2-0 to Bell County, the Harlan County Lady Bears’ run of 52nd District Tournament championships appeared to be over.The Lady Bears, however, had other ideas. Several heroes emerged as Harlan County rallied, winning three straight sets to capture its third straight district title.“It was very impressive the way they bounced back,” Harlan County coach Donna Vicini ...

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‘Zombie Walk’ set for Saturday

Evarts is moving ahead with plans for their first annual “Zombie Walk” to be held on Saturday at 5 p.m.During a meeting of the Evarts Tourist Commission on Monday, members voted to offer prizes to the best dressed in four different categories during the event.“Walkers of all ages are welcomed,” said clerk Kristi Lamb. “Walkers will need to register before the parade begins. Registration will be between 4 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. You must register ...

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News in Brief

Increased wrecks occur during deer breeding seasonFRANKFORT (AP) — This is the main breeding season for whitetail deer, and Kentucky officials say the last three months of the year is responsible for about half of the wrecks involving deer.The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources Department’s Gabe Jenkins says drivers should take into consideration the time of day and surroundings as they travel. He says deer are most active around dawn and d...

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Proclamation signed for retired teachers

FRANKFORT — This week, Kentucky honors the retired teachers. Rep. Rick Nelson joined Gov. Steve Beshear to officially proclaim Kentucky Retired Teachers Appreciation Week by signing House Joint Resolution 19 (HVR 19) into law.Nelson, a sponsor of this legislation, encourages all Kentuckians to recognize the impact of our former educators and thank them for their service.“Kentuckians everywhere owe an incredible debt to all our former teachers, school administ...

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Man jailed after bond is revoked

A man’s failure to comply with the conditions of his bond resulted in a trip back to jail with a higher bond in Harlan Circuit Court on Monday.Jonathan Howard, 23, of Tazewell, Tenn., appeared in front of Special Judge Daniel Ballou for arraignment on charges including burglary.According to the Harlan County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, Howard was in court on Monday for arraignment on a 2013 indictment for third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking and ...

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Arrest Records

The following individuals were recently lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center:• Veronica Boggs, 49, of Cumberland, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs;• Robert E. Brock, 47, of Cranks, alcohol intoxication in a public place, first-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and failure to appear;• Lonnie Collins Jr., 39, of Baxter, contempt of court;• Sarette Nicole Fugate...

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Nobel Peace Prize winners must light way to end fighting

The Nobel Peace Prizes recently awarded to a 17-year-old Pakistani girl and an Indian man should inspire the leaders of their countries to end their decades-long, dangerous struggle over Kashmir.The time to find a peaceful future for Kashmir is now.Violence between Pakistan and India along the disputed Kashmiri border has escalated lately into the worst fighting between the nuclear-armed countries in more than a decade, causing U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to say h...

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Property Transfers

The following property transfers were recorded in the Harlan County Clerk’s Office:• Derrick Anthony Saylor and Megan Nicole Saylor to Derrick Anthony Saylor and Megan Nicole Saylor a parcel or tract of land in Harlan County;• Mary Pennington to Jennifer Pennington a parcel or tract of land in Harlan County;• Vera M. Baldwin and Bill Jack Baldwin Jr. to Meridzo Center Ministries, Inc. a tract or parcel of land in Harlan...

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The courts verses the elected majority on same-sex marriage

A frequently asked question is how can a non-elected judge undo the elected will of the majority of the people on same-sex marriage? “What value is my vote?” they protest. In state after state the Defense of Marriage Act defining marriage as between a man and a woman was passed — even in liberal bastions like California. Likewise, in state after state, since passage, non-elected federal appellate judges have ruled same-sex marriage to be constitutional, reversing the will of...

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Kentuckians invited to ‘Stand At The Cross’

CARYVILLE, Tenn – Residents of southern and eastern Kentucky are invited to participate in a unique and massive prayer walk on Nov. 8.Sponsored by the Stand in the Gap Coalition (SIGCO) – whose mission is similar to the anti-drug organization Operation UNITE in Kentucky’s Fifth Congressional District – the “Stand At The Cross” prayer walk will take place at noon just off I-75 exit 141 near Caryville, Tenn. This is where one of Jim Potter’s ...

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Annual bike ride to the summit held

The second annual Black Mountain Madness Ride to the Kentucky Summit took place on Oct. 4 in Cumberland. Over 30 cyclists participated with four states represented — Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio and riders from all over Kentucky.Bringing visitors through beautiful fall scenery, this year included a beginners 12-mile route, intermediate 35-mile route, experienced 70-mile route and the newly added extreme 80-mile route.Fifteen cyclists undertook the extreme route, 14 ro...

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 21, 1944, during World War II, U.S. troops captured the German city of Aachen (AH’-kuhn).On this date:In 1797, the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, also known as “Old Ironsides,” was christened in Boston’s harbor....

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What’s Goin’ On

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Police arrest 2 for drugs

A Closplint man is facing drug charges after police received a complaint he was selling marijuana.Johnny Bush, 59, was arrested on Sunday by Kentucky State Police Trooper Brandon Burton.According to the citation, Burton arrived at Bush’s residence to check on complaints of marijuana trafficking. Burton made contact with Bush at the back door of his residence. Bush reached into his pocket while talking to Burton and pulled out a small bag among other items. Bush tol...

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Williamsburg claims playoff win over Pats

WILLIAMSBURG — Unable to slow the high-powered Williamsburg offense, the New Harlan Patriots needed a flawless game offensively to stay alive in the middle school state playoffs on Saturday. The Patriots turned the ball over three times and were unable to recover any onside kicks, a trademark during their recent six-game winning streak, in falling 48-24 in the Region 3 semifinals.Dalton Ponder, Williamsburg’s talented seventh-grade quarterback, made big plays with his a...

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