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City seeking festival vendors

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The Evarts Tourist Commission is looking for merchandise and non-profit vendors for its eighth annual Labor Day Festival.This year’s festival, scheduled for Aug. 30 from noon to 9 p.m., will feature live entertainment from local bands “Big Daddy and the Heat” and rock ‘n roll band “Coal Trucker.”The headlining band for the event will be America’s Got Talent contestant Marty Brown, who has released four studio albums and has charted one single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.There will be food and craft booths and rides on the Harlan County Shriners Train.

 

Daily Bible Thought

Refuge can be found in the Rock of Ages.I will sing of Your power; yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; for You have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.—Psalm 59:16

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Today in History — July 31

By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On July 31, 1964, the American space probe Ranger 7 reached the moon, transmitting pictures back to Earth before impacting the lunar surface.On this date:In 1777, the Marquis de Lafayette, a 19-year-old French nobleman, was made a major-general i...

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Within his grasp

Chris Jones|Daily EnterpriseHarlan senior defensive back Tanner Morris went after the ball during a drill. The Green Dragons hope to bounce back from a disappointing 2013 campaign when they open the season Aug. 22 at Leslie County.

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Police jail 2 over dog

Harlan County sheriff’s deputies arrested two people on Tuesday accused of stealing a dog.Donna Eversole, 34, and Albert Osborne, 50, both of Loyall, were arrested by sheriff’s Det. Danny Lewis and Deputy Mitch Alford.According to the complaints, Paula Gregory claims that Eversole and Osborne took a dog belonging to her on July 27.The complaints state Eversole and Osborne sold the dog knowing it was not their dog to sell. They confessed to sheriff&...

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Summer Reading Program 2014

Week 1The theme for the Summer Reading Program was science. The first week at the Evarts Public Library children made their own “goop” to observe the changes in consistency when certain liquids are mixed. Afterwards everyone enjoyed ice cream with their favorite toppings.Week 2In keeping with the science theme for the Summer Reading Program, children experimented with...

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Milestones at ‘Camp Grandma’

When my grandchildren were younger, I turned my home into a summer camp for them. Now most are grown and too busy with their own, big kid activities. It’s kind of sad, but it’s all part of life. It just happens, but I’ve got photos to remind me of the fun we had.One year, my son’s two children came down from Seattle. Brooklyn was 11 and Jackie was 8. When they arrived, Brooklyn was especially clingy. She wanted to be hugged a lot and often a hug would last a...

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AG announces settlement benefiting service members

FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway, along with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and 12 other state attorneys general, has announced a settlement resolving allegations that consumer lender Rome Finance, which specialized in providing consumer financing to military service members, engaged in predatory lending practices that cost service members tens of millions of dollars.As a result of the settlement, 228 Kentucky service members will receive $1.2 million...

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Help kids transition back to the classroom

The dawn of a new school year is an exciting time. Kids may not want to say goodbye to days spent lounging by the pool, but such disappointment is often tempered by the prospect of returning to school with friends.For parents, getting kids ready for a new school year is about more than updating their wardrobe or organizing carpools with fellow parents. Re-acclimating kids to the routine of school after a relaxing summer is a significant undertaking, and the following are a handful ...

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$1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.In less than six months, prescriptions for Sovaldi have eclipsed all other hepatitis C pills combined, according to new data from IMS Health. The prospect of a real cure, with fewer nasty side effects, is enticing thousands of patients to get treated for the first time....

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What’s Goin’ On

To place an announcement in the “What’s Goin’ On” section email: bmoore@civitasmedia.com; fax: 606-573-0042; or drop a written/typed copy of the announcement by our office at 1548 Hwy. 421 South (beside Hardee’s). Announcements should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If information is received in time, it will be published one or two days before the event. Announcements will not be accep...

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Cooking fresh vegetables

Nola Sizemore|Daily EnterpriseA zucchini workshop was recently held at the Harlan County Extension Depot. Harlan County Extension Service Assistant Pat Duncan put together a hamburger zucchini skillet and other zucchini recipes for approximately 30 people who participated in the event.Nola Sizemore|Daily EnterpriseDuring a Zucchini Workshop, Harlan County Extension Agent Theresa Howard distributed a zucchini recipe leaflet with 37 different ways to enjoy fresh...

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News in Brief

Republican state Rep. Ben Waide indictedFRANKFORT (AP) — A state representative was indicted on two counts of violating state campaign finance laws for accepting $10,000 from a company and illegally reimbursing himself $6,000 from his campaign account, the state attorney general announced Tuesday.Forest “Ben” Waide, 51, was accused of accepting $10,000 in campaign contributions from Liberty Rehabilitation, where he is a partner. State l...

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Ducky Dash slated Saturday in Middlesboro

This weekend, downtown Middlesboro is preparing to celebrate those qualities that make America great. Throughout the day on Saturday there will be live music on the City Hall parking lot at Lothbury and North 20th Street, along with a solemn dedication of two new names to the Tri-State Vietnam Veterans Memorial at 7 p.m.Free hamburgers and hot dogs will be served to veterans.Artists and crafters will be invited to join the festivities, sharing their unique handmade produ...

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Couple to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Billy Furgerson, of Redbud, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Pamela Furgerson, to Michael Middleton, son of Helen Middleton and Hayward and Jane Middleton, all of Evarts. The bride-elect is currently employed by the Harlan County Board of Education. The prospective groom is currently employed by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The wedding will take place at 4 p.m. on Aug. 9 at the Harlan Center. All family and friends are invited to attend....

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A catastrophe without end

This year is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. American troops entered the fray three years after the war started. The war was an intense slaughter of human life. New modern artillery and machine guns were employed, but the European military leaders were unable to adjust, unable to develop new tactics to compensate for the new weapons. Millions of soldiers died and neither side could prevail.

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Improve end-of-life health care

The day my father died from prostate cancer — Jan 11, 2011 — is the day I decided that no family should ever experience the same pain. That day everything changed for me. I had worked for seven years at an organization whose sole focus is end-of-life care, yet I had not had even one conversation with my father about his end-of-life wishes. It was truly a wake-up call, an eye-opening experience I hope I never have to repeat.

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The Harlan Daily Enterprise print edition has new look

The print edition of the Harlan Daily Enterprise now features a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers.Even though we live in a digital age, with more people than ever turning to digital platforms to get the news and information they want, we recognize that our print products remain extremely important, both to thousands of readers and to our advertisers.

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