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1 dead, 1 injured in crash at Rosspoint

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Kentucky State Police Trooper Michael Cornett is investigating a fatal crash that occurred at Rosspoint early Friday morning.

 

Rice says actions ‘totally inexcusable’

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called “the biggest mistake of his life.”His arrest for domestic violence against his then-fiancee last February is something Rice figures will haunt him long after NFL career has ended.The Baltimore Ravens running back was arrested on assault charges following a Feb. 15 altercation in New Jersey in which he allegedly struck Janay Palme...

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Tigers land Price on deadline

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Tampa Bay’s David Price in a blockbuster deal Thursday.A person familiar with the trade, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet announced, did not say for whom the left-hander was dealt for.The trade joins Price with Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander in the rotation for the AL Central-leading Tigers, giving Detroit the ...

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A lifetime of HHS football

J.B. Donahue leans back in a chair at his office, tucked away in the bowels of Joe Gilly Memorial Stadium, and thinks back to Friday nights of his childhood, watching the Harlan Green Dragons of the late 1960s and 1970s play at Huff Park.“I don’t have memories without football games. I was going to games since I was big enough to go. My parents didn’t go until I started playing, so the neighborhood boys would escort me to the games and take me back home,” sa...

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Today in History — Aug. 1

By the Associated PressToday is Friday, August 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On August 1, 1944, an uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi occupation; the revolt lasted two months before collapsing.On this date:In 1714, Britain’s Queen Anne died at age 49; she was succeeded by George I.In 1876, ...

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Daily Bible Thought

Remember where you live and rejoice in His grace.The grace of God … abounded to many.— Romans 5:15

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New program offers free meals

Harlan Independent Schools Director of Student Services Emily Clem recently outlined the new Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program to members of the Harlan Independent Board of Education.Clem said CEP allows high poverty schools to offer both breakfast and lunch at no charge to all students while eliminating the traditional school meal application process.Superintendent C.D. Morton said this program works well in some districts “depending on the set up in t...

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Benefit planned for girl stricken with fatal condition

The Harlan Center will be the location of an Aug. 2 benefit for Michaela Brooke Greene, a 3-year-old girl who is suffering from the fatal genetic condition Leukodystrophy. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for a much-needed wheelchair accessible van so Michaela can get to her many doctor’s appointments at various facilities, some out of state.

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IDA takes step toward audit

The Harlan County Industrial Development Authority took another step toward commissioning an independent audit of the authority’s past activities during a special called meeting on Tuesday.Chairman Harry Gibson opened the meeting with a statement about the urgent need for an audit in order to comply with the state’s recommendations.“The secretary of state is saying right now,” said Gibson, referring to how quickly the audit should be performed....

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Bridge named for former state representative

A bridge over the Cumberland River leading to the Sunshine area of Harlan was named in memory of former state Rep. Henry J. Giles on Wednesday.“My father was a longtime resident of Sunshine where he owned and operated Giles Moving and Storage and Harlan’s Ready Mix Concrete,” said son Carl Giles. “He was also a three-time state representative for the 89th District in 1946, 1948 and 1952.”Passing away in the mid-1990s, son Carl took over the ...

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Boil-water advisory lifted

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

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Preparing for the fair

Nola Sizemore|Daily EnterpriseThe Harlan County Shriners 50th anniversary Horse Show and Fair began on Thursday with exhibits being set up at the fairgrounds in Putney. Harlan County 4-H Extension Agent Raymond Cox, right, and his assistant Heather Hensley are seen setting up booths with crafts and homegrown vegetables produced by children who are members of the Harlan County 4-H Program. Items will be on display during the horse show on Friday and Saturday at the fairgrounds begin...

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Arch Coal posts bigger 2Q loss

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Arch Coal Inc. said Tuesday that its second-quarter loss widened partly because of nagging rail disruptions and weaker prices for coal used in making steel, though cost controls helped the coal producer’s latest earnings surpass analysts’ expectations.The St. Louis-based company posted a loss of $96.9 million, or 46 cents per share, compared with a loss of $72.2 million, or 34 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.Losses, ...

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1 in 5 uninsured don’t want coverage

Though millions of people gained health coverage this year as a result of the Affordable Care Act, millions more remain unaware of their options or have no interest in getting insured, a new survey has found.Among those who were uninsured last year and remain uninsured, only 59 percent were familiar with the new Obamacare marketplaces and 38 percent were aware of federal subsidies to lower their insurance costs, according to the survey conducted in June by the nonpartisan Urban Ins...

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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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Justice mines have 266 violations in 5 states

LOUISVILLE (AP) — A West Virginia coal billionaire has more than 250 pending violations at mining operations in Kentucky and four other states.The Courier-Journal cited data from the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement in reporting that almost half of the citations against mines owned by Jim Justice are located in Kentucky, where enforcement officials have set an Aug. 11 deadline to take corrective action. Other violations are pending at operations in...

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Ripple effects intersecting lives

I recently watched my son trying to teach his son how to skip rocks across the surface of the water. At 2 years old (almost 3) his best efforts resulted in a plop followed by widening ripples. As much as he enjoyed watching his dad skip rocks across the surface like magic, he was content with the impact that his stone tossing had on the water’s surface.We don’t all have to be rock skipper experts who put on a good show and make a little magic for others to see. Sometime...

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McConnell offers immigration amendment

LOUISVILLE (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he wants to put strict conditions on transporting migrant children into the country’s interior, offering the proposal days after a flap surfaced about whether Fort Knox was targeted to temporarily house some of the young immigrants.The Kentucky Republican raised the issue in an amendment he filed to the Senate’s border legislation. McConnell’s proposal would require the Obama administrati...

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