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Cats open season with rout of UT-Martin

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LEXINGTON (AP) — Kentucky scored almost every time it had the ball, and its few failures against Tennessee-Martin weren’t for lack of effort.Most satisfying for the Wildcats were contributions from all phases, particularly a running game that seems poised to establish its own identity.Braylon Heard stated the backfield’s case with first-half touchdown runs of 73 and 43 yards, spurring Kentucky to a season-opening, 59-14 rout of the Skyhawks on Saturday.“It was a good start obviously,” Wildcats coach Mark Stoops said. “I’m very pleased with the team’s effort. There’s a lot to get corrected, but overall we did a lot of good things.”

 

Fatal crash reported in Bell County

We currently have a reporter on the scene of a fatal crash in Bell County. This wreck is off U.S. 119 in the Tanyard Hill area. One person is dead, and they are possibly from Harlan County. It is a one-vehicle crash, and the vehicle has reportedly struck a tree. A name has not been released yet. We will update further once we receive a press release from the Kentucky State Police.

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ARH doctor suspended

An emergency room doctor at Harlan ARH Hospital has had his license suspended by the state.The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure suspended Dr. Donald Ramsey, of Knoxville, last week after an evaluation determined “he cannot practice with reasonable skill and safety at this time.”

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Prosecutor: Teacher had cocaine sent to school

COVINGTON (AP) — A northern Kentucky teacher has been charged with having a shipment of cocaine sent to Holmes Middle School in Covington.Arin Staples resigned Aug. 15 after being questioned by the Drug Enforcement Administration.A Kenton County Grand Jury indicted Staples on a felony drug charge Thursday.Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Sanders told The Kentucky Enquirer that Staples also purchased cocaine at other times, too.&...

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Payday lenders to face stronger scrutiny

LOUISVILLE (AP) — Payday lenders in Kentucky are coming under increasing restrictions because of a pair of laws passed by the state and federal governments at the start of the decade.The Kentucky General Assembly in 2010 enacted a measure creating a database, “Veritec,” to flag suspicious transactions. It records each loan via a Social Security number, driver’s license number, address and other personal information.Congress created the Consumer Fi...

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Labor Day fun in Evarts

Kevin Halpern | Daily EnterpriseEvarts’ annual Labor Day Festival on Saturday drew a large crowd to the area around city hall throughout the day. Events included face painting, rides on mini trains, inflatable slides, music and vendors selling a wide range of items.

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Prosecutors weigh request for rehearing in slaying

LOUISVILLE (AP) — Kentucky prosecutors are weighing whether to request a rehearing or appeal a decision granting a woman a new trial in the death of her boyfriend in October 1998.No appeals have yet been filed with the state Supreme Court or Court of Appeals in the case of 54-year-old Susan Jean King, who fought for eight years to clear her name in the death of 40-year-old Kyle “Deanie” Breeden in Spencer County.The appeals court granted King a new tria...

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Corvette Museum to completely fill in sinkhole

A massive sinkhole that swallowed eight prized sports cars won’t be a permanent attraction at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.The museum’s board of directors voted Saturday to fill in the entire hole that opened up in February and became an Internet sensation. Curiosity over the hole revved up attendance and revenue for the museum in Bowling Green, an hour north of Nashville, Tennessee.Board members reversed course by deciding against preserving a se...

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News in Brief

State police trooper struck by car on I-65LEBANON JUNCTION (AP) — A Kentucky State Police trooper is recuperating in a Louisville hospital after he was struck by a motorist during a traffic stop on Interstate 65.Trooper Sam Shacklette was walking to a car he had stopped for speeding on the interstate near the Bullitt County line on Saturday when he was hit.State Police say a Ford SUV driven by 43-year-old Louis Edward Dunn hit the parked...

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‘Hardee’ men at work

Kevin Halpern | Daily EnterpriseA crew of workers puts down new pavement around Hardee’s on U.S. 421 in Harlan last week. Hardee’s officials say it is part of an ongoing project to make improvements to the restaurant.

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Districts make plans to pay off KSBIT bills

Kentucky school districts have started getting bills over the past couple of weeks to help offset insurance claims against the failed Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust (KSBIT).The trust announced last year that it would disband due to financial woes and school districts would have to pay off outstanding claims of about $60 million. The trust offered insurance for workers’ compensation, property and liability claims.Having received their bill, which was court-m...

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Mountain Outreach accepting applications for 2015

WILLIAMSBURG – University of the Cumberlands (UC) Mountain Outreach (MO) building ministry has announced the opening of applications for homes beginning Sept. 2.Applications can be picked up at the Mountain Outreach office located behind the Hutton Town houses just off of Main Street in Williamsburg. The office is open between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.The applications are extensive and require a lot of information to be compiled. Applic...

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Forging a Frontier

EWING, Va. — As part of their summer schedule of events, Wilderness Road State Park will present “Forging a Frontier” on Sept. 13-14.During the 18th century, blacksmithing was one of the most important occupations in the colonies. The men and women of Martin’s Station will present special blacksmithing programs at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. detailing basic skills needed to survive on the frontier.Those in attendance will be able to watch Captain Martin as...

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4-H Environmental Camp is coming up

In 1998 the Harlan County Extension 4-H Program hosted a one-day 4-H Environmental Camp held at Camp O’ Cumberland Scout Camp near Wallins. Two schools attended bringing all their fourth grade classes.There were four environment classes presented by Kentucky Forestry Service, local volunteer Archie Ridings, Rob Miller, former agriculture agent, and Tim Anders from the Soil Conservation office.

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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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Naturally: Bell featured in book

Bell County’s Kentucky Ridge State Forest and Wildlife Management Area is featured in award-winning Kentucky nature photographer Thomas Barnes new title “Kentucky, Naturally: The Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund at Work.”The 144-page book includes stunning photography of the state’s protected lands.Barnes displays hundreds of breathtaking photographs of the state’s protected lands, and provides detailed descriptions of each site incl...

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‘Miracle for Michaela’ raises thousands

A benefit held recently at the Harlan Center for Michaela Greene, a 3-year-old girl suffering from a fatal illness, raised thousands of dollars to aid with some of the bills.The event, called “A Miracle for Michaela,” saw about 150 members of the community come out to help the child.According to Harlan Tourism Director Brandon Pennington, approximately $8,000 was raised.

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Reforming immigration by executive order a bad idea

Three words for President Barack Obama:Don’t do it.Don’t sign an executive order unilaterally creating faux immigration reform.Advocates, frustrated by a Congress that through two presidencies has failed to enact reform, are pressing for big and bold action.Such action might be satisfying for a day or two. But it would set back their cause for years, if not decades. The next Republican president could reverse such an order immediately. E...

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