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Local woman wins Calipari’s slogan contest

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Don’t bother Rene Cornette during a University of Kentucky basketball game. Don’t call her house, don’t knock on her door and don’t make any plans for family or other gatherings that you need her to be a part of when a game is scheduled.“I understand I am a fan to the extreme,” she said.Cornette’s love for basketball began at an early age as she grew up playing against her dad, Gary Cobb, at their home in “Around the World” near Wallins. “I am geared like my dad when it comes to basketball. I take it very seriously. I get it from him.”

 

Helping the community

Nola Sizemore|Daily EnterpriseRecruits from the Appalachian ChalleNGe Academy, at Grays Knob, spent the day volunteering their time weed-eating for the city of Lynch. This endeavor is part of their community service training.

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Daily Bible Thought — April 19

You can’t boast in Jesus while you’re preoccupied with yourself.We also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ. — Romans 5:11

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Harlan Co. men arrested in Lee, Va.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested two Harlan County men on multiple theft charges.Buddy Duane Hardy, 40, of Cawood, and Derrick Ray Robinson, 28, of Coalgood, were arrested and charged with two counts of shoplifting, three counts of conspiracy and two counts of grand larceny.According to the press release, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received a call on a shoplifter at the Dollar General Store in Pennington Gap, Va. Officers arrived on scen...

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Disagreement heard on personnel reading water meters

A disagreement between Benham City Councilman Darrell Creech and water plant operator Charles Allison ensued at a recent meeting of the Benham City Council over personnel reading water meters.Creech questioned why two men were now reading water meters when the job only requires one person and in years past only one person had read them.Allison responded that it now requires two people, because the meters are approximately 38 years old, filled with water and/or dirt, and ...

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Elevator available for use at county courthouse

Modernizing and remodeling of the Harlan County Courthouse has been an ongoing project for the county for the past several years. One of the things especially needed in the project was an elevator to make the courthouse more accessible to the disabled and handicapped.“The elevator has been in place for the past several years, however, just recently my office was moved to the second floor and there are three sets of stairs you have to climb in order to reach my office from the...

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Annual Ridge Runners’ Ramp Fest held

Photos by Nola Sizemore|Daily EnterpriseSeveral people enjoyed a meal of cooked ramps, polish sausage, fried taters, cooked cabbage, soup beans and fried cornbread fritters during the annual Harlan County Ridge Runners Ramp Fest, held in Evarts.With temperatures near 80 degrees, those attending the recent Ramp Fest enjoyed their meals at the picnic tables at the North Evarts RV Park.Evarts City Council member Shelly Shackleford is pictured dipping up soup bean...

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County names Lynch bridge in honor of veteran

Harlan Fiscal Court members approved naming a bridge at the junction of KY 160 and Johnson Road in Lynch the Danny “Butch” Cuzzart Bridge in honor for his service to our country and sacrifices he endured.Magistrate David Kennedy read a letter from Cuzzart’s family which said, “Butch was born in Lynch to J.C. and Jacklyn Cuzzart and he played football for Lynch High School in 1964-1965. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in his senior year and after graduation h...

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