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Commonwealth Attorney’s Office moves to courthouse

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The Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney has moved to the ground floor of the Harlan County Courthouse, according to Harlan Commonwealth’s Attorney Parker Boggs.The office is located in the former Harlan County Judge-Executive’s office, which has been renovated, and located across the hall from the Harlan County Attorney’s Office.“We’re glad to be here in the courthouse,” said Boggs. “It’s all about location. This is a good location for our work and it’s also very accessible to the people we work with such as the clerk’s office, law enforcement agencies and the court.”


Saylor’s clutch effort keeps Harlan County All-Stars alive

Short on pitching after a hard-fought loss to North Laurel on Wednesday, the Harlan County All-Stars needed a big game from Andrew Saylor on Thursday against South London.Saylor delivered with a complete game, scattering six hits as Harlan County advanced to a rematch against North Laurel with a 7-1 win over South London.“We needed him to throw strikes and let his defense work. He did exactly what we asked,” Harlan County coach Bob Ruth...

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HCHS graduate selected as UK dancer

From the time she joined the Harlan County High School dance team as a freshman, Bailey McHargue was already looking ahead.“From Day 1 she set her goals on becoming a member of the University of Kentucky dance team,” said McHargue’s mother and coach, Tami Brock. “All four years of high school, she never really considered doing anything else or going anywhere else. It’s always been UK dance for her.”McHargue achieved that goal this spri...

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Benham discusses fire department aid money

Benham City Council welcomed new fire Chief George Birman during a meeting on Thursday. The new chief jumped right in, updating council on a situation concerning his department and state aid funds.“We’ve got some issues that go all the way back to 2002,” said Birman. “Presently, we’re not eligible for any state aid money. We’re not eligible for any FEMA grants. We’ve got to get all that taken care of.”Birman said the proble...

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Outdoor Recreation Board discusses variety of issues

The Harlan County Outdoor Recreation Authority discussed a variety of issues during a meeting on Wednesday.Board member Mike King suggested holding a Spartan or “Tough Mudder” type foot race on Labor Day Weekend.According to Wikipedia, a Spartan Race is a series of obstacle races of varying distance and difficulty ranging from one mile to marathon distances.The panel nominated King to look into the details of holding that type of event.T...

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Oplingers celebrate 50th anniversary

The Rev. Ron and Mrs. Mitzi Eads Oplinger will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 15. Now residing in Partridge, the couple is originally from Pathfork. Mitzi is the daughter of the late Rev. George and Virginia Daniels Eads. Ron is the son of the late Lomas and Shirley Hensley Oplinger.Rev. Oplinger has served as pastor of Lewis Creek Pentecostal Church in Partridge for the past 33 years. Prior to pastoring at Lewis Creek, he pastored Dry Fork Holiness Church in Leslie ...

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Scarlett’s struggles

While most children her age are enjoying the summer by taking vacations with their families, spending time at the park and library or just hanging out around the house, Scarlett Burciaga has spent her summer break having surgery — again. And unfortunately, this surgery won’t be her last.At a mere age 8, Burciaga has been through more surgeries than most adults — including 13 surgeries the first year of her life. Her first set of surgeries took p...

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College degrees on the rise in Kentucky

A preliminary report released by Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education estimates college degrees and advanced education credentials earned at public and private colleges and universities are on the rise.This is good news for the state, suggesting an increased understanding by Kentuckians of the importance of higher education not only for themselves, but for our communities, too.The report released by the council June 20 estimates nearly 63,150 degrees and c...

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