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HCHS football homecoming candidates announced

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Photos by Vicki BlakleySenior football homecoming candidates are pictured, from left, front row: Alison Harris, Kennedy Thompson, Bridgette Bennett, Lauren Smith, Rachel Carmical, Taylor Leisge and Taylor Lemar; back row: Kayla Curry, Reagan Nease, Jessica Hall, Morgan Bailey, Savannah Sergent, Chelsea Niday and Autumn Stewart.


Tackling the Lions in the NFC North

If there’s any such thing as a one-man team in the NFL, it is Aaron Rodgers and his Green Bay Packers. Give Eddie Lacy a nod as a terrific back, but when Rodgers went down last year, the team went 0-5 in November. It was only the ineptitude of Chicago and Detroit that left them with an open door to the post-season.It’s very hard not to pick the Pack to win the division again since they’ve done it four years in a row, but three consecutive early exits from the play...

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Friday, August 29, the 241st day of 2014. There are 124 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On August 29, 1944, 15,000 American troops of the 28th Infantry Division marched down the Champs Elysees (shahms ay-lee-ZAY’) in Paris as the French capital continued to celebrate its liberation from the Nazis.On this date:In 1533, the last...

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Signs of summer’s close

We are quickly coming to everyone’s favorite time of year. The signs of summer’s close are the start of school, Labor Day and another deer season.Autumn in most states brings cool mornings and warm evenings. It’s the days that country folks enjoy the screen door and open windows. The air seems cleaner and fresher, and the once hazy skies are now as clear as a mountain stream.The most prominent signs of fall are the leaves that are changing from hues of ...

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News in Brief

3 killed in eastern Ky. crashJACKSON (AP) — State police say three people have died and two more suffered injuries when a truck flipped over on an eastern Kentucky highway.WYMT-TV reports the crash happened Wednesday night in Breathitt County on Kentucky 3193.Trooper Tony Russell said it appears the driver lost control of the vehicle, overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle. Russell said the truck, which had five passengers, began ...

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Off-road festival slated

Plans are being finalized for the Coal Country Off-Road Festival on Sept. 26-28 at the Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park.Jon Grace, director of Adventure Tourism, believes this will be one of the biggest years for the festival and one of the most memorable years for the festival’s haunted trail.“Barring a catastrophe, I think this will be the best year yet. I highly suggest you go through the trail and see everything,” said Grace.Grace is expect...

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KSP charges pair with burglary

Kentucky State Police acted quickly Wednesday night to catch two people suspected of burglary.According to a press release, on Wednesday at approximately 6:30 p.m., KSP Post 10 Harlan received a call of a burglary at a residence on Nealie Lane in Hinkle in Knox County.Preliminary investigation indicates that someone entered the residence and stole money, jewelry and medication. Trooper Jake Wilson began an investigation at that time.A short time later, at appr...

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Labor Day weekend activities scheduled

• James A. Cawood High School class of 2004’s 10 YEAR REUNION will be held Friday and Saturday. 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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Lynch sets rules for burning, fireworks

Highlighting a recent meeting of the Lynch City Council were the first readings of a Burn Ban Ordinance and a Fireworks Ordinance.Lynch City Clerk Erica Eldridge read the Burn Ban Ordinance, which prohibits uncontrolled and unrestricted outdoor burning in the city.Eldridge said the ordinance is “to prevent needless damage to life and property because of public and private nuisances caused by outdoor fires deliberately or carelessly set and maintained.”

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Cruisin’ Bloody Harlan

Kevin Halpern | Daily EnterpriseAn event dubbed by organizers as “Cruisin’ Bloody Harlan” was held Saturday in downtown Harlan. Sponsored by The Portal, owners of a wide range of classic cars, trucks and motorcycles came to display their vehicles. Two more cruisins’ are planned this year, on the first Saturday of both September and October.

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Journalist’s death a grim reminder of job’s hazards

The horrifying murder of American journalist James Foley by Islamic extremists has shocked the world and provided chilling evidence of the brutality of the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria or ISIS.The video released of a masked terrorist beheading the freelance photojournalist is the latest atrocity of the group whose members have overrun parts of Iraq and Syria, as they rape, slaughter and plunder scores of civilians — Muslims, Christians and any other non-beli...

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Police fish man from river

A Harlan man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly fled from police on two separate occasions before being caught and arrested.Teddy Smith, 29, was arrested on Wednesday by Kentucky State Police Trooper Danny Caudill.KSP Sgt. Jeremy Lee said troopers located Smith in the Cawood area.“We had information that Smith was living out of his vehicle,” said Lee. “We sent troopers up there to search for Smith because he had felony warrants....

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Miss Food City contestants sought

ABINGDON, Va. – Held at the beautiful Paramount Center for the Arts in downtown Bristol, Tenn., the annual Miss Food City Pageant showcases young women from across the region. Co-sponsored by WXBQ 96.9 FM 24 Carrot Country, the pageant will take place at 7 p.m. on Oct. 11.Contestants are being sought throughout the region. The pageant entry fee is $100 and applications are now available online at www.foodcity.com.Deadline for entry is 6 p.m. on Sept. 25. Entrants w...

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Lower Medicare, Medicaid costs projected

Reduced costs for medical services and labor have trimmed the 10-year projected cost of Medicare and Medicaid by $89 billion, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.Medicare spending is projected to drop by $49 billion — or less than 1 percent — from 2015 and 2024, while Medicaid spending is expected to drop by $40 billion — or about 1 percent — over the next decade, CBO said in an update to its April forecast.

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The president of these United States

In this time in our history as a nation, if ever a president needed prayer, this one does.Some people stand behind every word President Obama says and every move he makes just because he’s a Democrat, and some do it just because he is the first African-American president. I personally choose to think for myself and weigh the facts in the balance.

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Dr. Harold Pease Columnist

In yet another emerging scary scandal, not well publicized, the CIA recently acknowledged that it “had secretly searched Senate computer files related to an investigation of the agency’s Bush-era harsh interrogation program.”Searched Senate computer files!!! Good grief, that is our own government that they spied on!! Is there nobody safe from spying???Their admission that they had lied for several months when accused of having done so and their apology ...

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We’re dying for drugs

Six eastern Kentucky counties – Bell, Clinton, Breathitt, Floyd, Perry and Harlan – had the highest rates of overdose deaths per 100,000 residents, according to the 2013 Overdose Fatality Report.Substance abuse, particularly the diversion and abuse of prescription drugs, is one of the most critical public health and safety issues facing Kentucky, the report states.Over the past decade, the number of Kentuckians who die from drug overdoses has steadily climbed...

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Boil-water advisories lifted

• Cawood Water District has lifted the boil-water advisory in effect from Mary Alice to the end of the line at Liggett.• The boil-water advisory has been lifted for the Jones’ Creek area of the city of Evarts’ water system. For more information, call the Evarts Water Plant at 606-837-3232.

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