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A ‘Spiritual’ performance

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Kevin Halpern | Daily EnterpriseMembers of the Mt. Sinai Spirituals perform Saturday in Lynch during the 19th annual Coal Miner Appreciation Day. During the event six people were inducted into the town’s Walk of Legends, Mike and Mary Jo O’Bradovich, Ben “Pudge” and Wandaleen Powell, James “Jim” Holland and William “Earl” Turner.


Police jail 5 in theft

Two adults and three juveniles are facing charges stemming from an alleged burglary of a residence in which handguns and cash were taken.Jessica Middleton, 25, and Morgan Boggs, 19, both of Harlan, were arrested by Kentucky State Trooper Jared Boggs on Saturday.According to a press release from Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Shane Jacobs, KSP Trooper Jared Boggs responded to a burglary complaint in Loyall at approximately 5 a.m. on Saturday.Troop...

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Fall landscape care advice

So often we hear that fall or winter is a particularly good time to do certain things in the landscape. This is usually due to the fact that plants have entered into winter dormancy.You can compare dormancy to an extended period of “rest” for plants, when they are relatively inactive in terms of metabolic processes (photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration, for example). I say relatively inactive, because although these processes slow during dormancy, they do not c...

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‘Boo Bash’ set for Friday at Harlan depot

It’s that time of year again when the Harlan County Extension Service (HCES) hosts their annual UK (University of Kentucky) Halloween Kids’ Boo Bash.Held for the past two years at the Harlan County Extension Depot, the event will take place on Friday between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.“Children must be accompanied by an adult,” said Theresa Howard, HCES Agent. “Kids are encouraged to wear costumes and come to trick-or-treat our tables for candy and fa...

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Record month for rain in region

There’s been a lot of rain across the area this month, much more than is normal, according to the National Weather Service.For many of the NWS’s observing sites across eastern Kentucky, this has been the wettest start to October on record, the agency reports.Locally, the Baxter recording site had received 7.95 inches of rain this month as of Monday. The normal average for the month is 2.89 inches. The October record high is 9.22 in 1977 and the record low is ...

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Post 10 plans ‘Shop with A Trooper’ Halloween fundraiser

CORBIN – Kentucky State Police, Post 10 will be hosting a Halloween yogurt hop at Froyoz in Corbin on Oct. 28, from 4 to 8 p.m.Froyoz is located in the Tri-County Shopping Center and offers a wide variety of ice cream flavors and delicious toppings.The proceeds of this charity event will go to fund Post 10’s Shop with a Trooper program that is designed to ensure a Merry Christmas for the areas needy children.The success of the annual Shop with a Tr...

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Pumpkins big and small

Kevin Halpern | Daily EnterpriseOne big pumpkin stands out from several smaller ones in front of Don’s Super Saver early Friday morning. There’s a good chance some of these pumpkins will end up as either as a jack o’lantern for Halloween or inside a pumpkin pie.

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Proud sweep of history

Pay attention to this moment. This week alone stands as proud evidence of Western Civilization’s inevitable march toward freedom and equality. Collectively, we have resisted, fought, even slipped backward at times. But eventually, we are always shown that our faith in the rights of all men is not unfounded.The New York Times reported Monday that “an assembly of Roman Catholic bishops convened by Pope Francis at the Vatican released a preliminary document on Monday calli...

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Horrors of the justice system

Several years ago, a police court judge we will call Billy T. was presiding and threw a man in jail for not paying his bills. His young lawyer immediately objected and said, “Judge, the United States Supreme Court said you can’t put people in jail for not paying their debts. Any fool can see that.”A pause went over the courtroom. Billy T. said, “Here is the problem. You are not in the United States Supreme Court. You are in my court, and the man is going to ...

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Upcoming American Shakespeare Company productions scheduled

The American Shakespeare Company will stage two productions this weekend sponsored by Pro-Art Association and the University of Virginia’s College at Wise Cultural Arts Series.“Faustus” will be presented in the Gilliam Center on the UVa-Wise campus beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free.In Christopher Marlowe’s tale of the struggle between good and evil, Faustus sells his soul, not for riches but for knowledge and power. In his mast...

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Local retired teachers meet

The Harlan Area Retired Teachers Association (HARTA) recently met at the depot. After the Pledge of Allegiance and a light lunch, Mary Lynn Pace conducted the meeting. She read why laughter and humor were important to our lives.Information concerning insurance was distributed. Those teachers who are 65 and over will be on the United Health Care Plan with offices in Louisville and Lexington. This plan will become effective Jan. 1, 2015. You do not have to fill out enrollment forms, ...

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Let’s talk about Medicare

October is “Talk About Prescriptions Month” and marks the beginning of this year’s Medicare open enrollment period. It’s the perfect time to talk about Medicare prescriptions and the Extra Help available from Social Security. Newly eligible Medicare beneficiaries and current beneficiaries who are considering changes to their Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage) plan, should act now. The Medicare open enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.The ...

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Battle of Leatherwood reenactment slated

A reenactment of the Battle of Leatherwood will take place on Friday through Sunday in Cornettsville.The event will kick off on Friday with an Education Day for all regional schools with demonstrations of pioneer living activities, such as soap or salt making, a period school and General Store as well as Civil War demonstrations of weapons, a cannon, camp site, map maker, undertaker, etc.Saturday events begin at 9 a.m. with weapons demonstrations, craft demonstrations, t...

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EPA’s ‘Clean Power Plan’ could cost US $366B

WASHINGTON – New analysis from NERA Economic Consulting projects significant negative economic impacts resulting from the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed “Clean Power Plan” to regulate CO2 emissions from existing fossil-fuel power plants under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.“This analysis is further confirmation that it would be irresponsible for any state to implement EPA’s costly power plan,” Hal Quinn, president of the Na...

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News in Brief

Doctor who survived Ebola speaking in LouisvilleLOUISVILLE (AP) — An American doctor who recovered after contracting the Ebola virus while treating patients in Liberia will speak at a Louisville church next month.Dr. Kent Brantly will appear at a missions health conference at Southeast Christian Church.The conference is expected to attract thousands of medical professionals, missionaries and medical students to the church’s campus....

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HCHS teams sweep Area 9 championships

Harlan County won both the boys and girls divisions on Saturday in the Area 9 meet at the HCHS course.I’m very proud of our kids today,” Harlan County coach Ryan Vitatoe said. “The boys winning the first Area 9 title in school history is a big deal for our program. I told them all week, there will only be one first team to win this title and that’s something that will never be taken from you. They took that message to heart and came out running hard to win t...

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Simpson named VP, chief financial officer at Southeast

Angela Simpson, a longtime Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College employee, has been named a vice president and the chief financial officer for the institution.A Cumberland native and SKCTC alumnus, she was recently selected for the job and brings to the position over 30 years of service to the college.In her job, she is entrusted with managing a budget in excess of $20 million for Southeast, which operates five, full-service campuses in Harlan, Bell and Letche...

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Listen to the Holy Spirit

My dad was the Archway Cookie man when I was growing up. His nickname was Archie Archway (his real name was Bob; I never really understood that). Dad’s cookie warehouse was in our basement. What a way to grow up; cases of cookies in the basement every day! My favorite was, and is, chocolate chip. You can’t buy a better chocolate chip cookie than Archway’s.Dad delivered to grocery stores in southwestern Wisconsin. The store managers would pay him cash for the cooki...

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