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Shriners Horse Show and Fair begins July 31

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Celebrating their 50th anniversary, the Harlan County Shriners (HCS) will host their annual horse show and fair July 31, Aug. 1 and Aug. 2 at the Shriners Fairgrounds in Putney.“This year is a very special year marking 50 years of having been blessed to help numerous children from Harlan County and the surrounding counties,” said HCS Club President William D. Howard. “Founders of the Harlan County Shriners Club are to be commended for their dedication and the legacy they left for us to follow for these past 50 years.”Howard said during the past 50 years, the club has helped children and their families, free of charge, providing transportation to those who need medical care.


Boil-water advisory issued

Due to a main line break, Black Mountain Utility District has issued a boil-water advisory for all of Sukey Ridge and the Keith area. Bring water to a rolling boil for one minute before consumption.

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Today in History — July 29

By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.Today’s Highlights in History:On July 29, 1914, transcontinental telephone service in the U.S. became operational with the first test conversation between New York and San Francisco. Massachusetts’ Cape Cod Canal, offering a shortcut across the base of the peninsula, was officially opened to shipping traffic...

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Daily Bible Thought

Through prayer, we have instant access to our Father.Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.—Hebrews 4:16

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City tries to collect delinquent taxes

Collection of delinquent property taxes and unpaid privilege licenses highlighted a recent meeting of the Evarts City Council. Mayor Eddie Manning said nearly $23,000 in property taxes are delinquent and approximately $7,300 owed for privilege licenses remains unpaid.Handing out a list of delinquent property tax home owners and businesses owing for privilege licenses, Manning said the city may want to take some different measures to collect those funds.City Clerk Kristi ...

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What’s Goin’ On

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Kentucky youth works his way into showbiz

CADIZ (AP) — Anyone who has ever sat down to watch TV has, at some point, seen something on that screen that made them think, “Wow, that’s cool, I wish I could do that.”Such was the case with 6-year-old Brody Allen, who was watching TV with his mom, Sabina Allen, one day in January when he asked how he could be on TV.“Brody just one day asked, I think a typical kid question, ‘How do those kids get on TV,’ and when I explained the...

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.This fossil fuel trade threatens to undermine President Barack Obama’s strategy for reducing the gases blamed for climate change and reveals a little-discussed side effect of countries acting alone on a glo...

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Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a “direct connection” between the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate and her supporters, with “no need to please the powers-that-be,” Palin says in a video mission statement on her channel’s home page.“Are you tired of the media filters?” she asks. R...

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‘Sharknado’ sequel has bite, lots of laughs

NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t worry about me. The Sharknado Evacuation map supplied by Syfy network places me, as a resident of Lower Manhattan, smack in the zone most in peril this sharknado season. But I’ll be ready.You might as well batten down the hatches, too. “Sharknado 2: The Second One” (which, if you hadn’t guessed, is an encore follow-up sequel to last summer’s campy classic) premieres Wednesday (9 p.m. EDT).The original “...

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Trees already preparing for winter

Even though we are in the hottest period of summer, it’s hard to believe that trees are already starting to prepare for winter. During the month of August and September, many trees will begin to shut down by gradually reducing active growth and preparing to go dormant during the winter months.As trees prepare to shut down, they begin to produce less chlorophyll, a green pigment that combines with sunlight to make food for growth. Since trees begin using chlorophyll more rapid...

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Armed response not a job for educators

Arming teachers to respond to deadly attacks is an unsettling concept.Gov. Jay Nixon on July 14 vetoed legislation that would permit educators who specifically are trained for armed response to carry concealed weapons.We understand and appreciate the motivation for the legislation.Massacres in the schools, although rare, are a grim reality. We support exploring ways to prevent violence or, failing that, to limit its scope, not only in schools, but in all venue...

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Those who fought in ‘Forgotten War’

FRANKFORT — The Korean War is sometimes referred to as America’s forgotten war, but for those who served and their loved ones, it will never be forgotten. Kentucky saw more than 30,000 of its citizens serve in the conflict and on July 27, the commonwealth officially honored their service. It was with honor and great reverence that I sponsored House Bill 234, which marked July 27 as Korean War Armistice day.

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Remembering the 1970s

Technology has transformed our world tremendously. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that life is getting easier for most people. And, greatly due to modern medicine, life expectancy has increased significantly from around the turn of the 20th century when the average person lived to be about 50 years old. Sure, there were those who, despite difficult lives of working the fields, hunting, trapping, timbering or even working in unsafe coal mining conditions that existed in the day, ...

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Sustainable Harlan: Energy for Change

Sustainable Harlan: Energy for Change is a new exhibit opening July 31 at the Kentucky Coal Museum. The exhibit consists of photographs from around Harlan County and interviews with Harlan County residents about the challenges we face and our sources of hope for the future. At 5:30 p.m. there will be a free soup bean, cornbread, and sandwich dinner and open tour of the exhibition.

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State hospital live streaming video from NICU

BOWLING GREEN (AP) — A southern Kentucky hospital has begun live streaming video of newborns in its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, allowing parents and staff to keep an eye on the babies.The Medical Center’s NICVIEW program cost $35,000 and has been in place for nearly three weeks.There are 10 cameras mainly used for the NICU, but some are used in cases such as when a father is in the military and stationed overseas.

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Ohio lineman picks Gators over UK

Kentucky lost a marquee recruit when Cincinnati offensive lineman George Brown gave his verbal commitment to Florida over UK on Friday. Rivals.com ranks him as the No. 118 overall prospect in the 2015 class — and No. 5 overall player in Ohio. That would have made him the highest ranked Rivals.com commitment in the Mark Stoops’ era at UK.His final five schools were Kentucky, Florida, Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana State but it was clear Kentucky and Florida, which both g...

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Brown has good feel for how quarterbacks learn

Maybe he only did it because he knew he was meeting with the media before the Greater Louisville Alumni Association luncheon Friday in Louisville, but offensive coordinator Neal Brown met with quarterbacks Reese Phillips, Maxwell Smith, Drew Barker and Patrick Towles Friday morning.“I’ve got a good feel for how they learn, what makes them learn, what makes them tick, what motivates them,” Brown said. “Now what we’re going to do is turn up the heat on t...

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