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Silver receives community service award

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Roy Silver, a longtime professor of sociology at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, has been honored as a recipient of the Helen Lewis Community Service Award from the Appalachian Studies Association.Silver was chosen for the award by members of the association’s committee. Recipients of the award are those whose work has influenced the field of Appalachian Studies as well as someone who is influential in community participation; who challenges traditional perceptions of the region and its people and contributes to the region by “living social justice.”

 

Chamber plans Awards Gala Nov. 20

Items ranging from the annual Awards Gala to choosing a theme for the 2014 Harlan County Christmas Parade were discussed Wednesday during the September meeting of the Harlan County Chamber of Commerce.Chamber Director Aimee Blanton said nominations for this year’s Awards Gala, set for Nov. 20, are being accepted through the organization’s website at www.harlancountychamber.comAwards will be presented this year for Healthcare Provider of the Year, Educator of ...

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Corriston gives back to his community

Longtime Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ senior coordinator Michael Corriston, 70 of Totz, will mark 21 years of overseeing the annual festival held on the Cumberland campus of the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) with this year’s festival set for Oct. 3-4.Working under the jurisdiction of the SKCTC-CEO, Corriston coordinates the final selections of demonstrators, vendors, food vendors and the music talent selection. He also coordinates boo...

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Are you really ready to go?

(Daniel 1:1-8) It’s the time of year when moms and dads, friends, churches and neighborhoods say goodbye to those 21st Century explorer-adventurers called college freshman. They have packed up all they hope to need, filled their backseats and trunks and headed across the state, even across the nation. Their destination — a small room, often shared with a stranger. When they arrived they were surrounded by other explores wondering what discoveries lay just around the corner. Though...

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Who is the Holy Spirit?

I think it’s vital for every Christian to be able to see God’s presence in our lives through His Holy Spirit. Growing up, I don’t think I ever heard much about the Holy Spirit and how He is able to work within us. It was a neglected teaching, I think, because the Spirit seems mysterious and, at that time, churches were trying to be logical about faith and avoid anything that seemed too supernatural or mystical.

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A living sacrifice

As promised last week, this week’s column is about being a living sacrifice.Being a living sacrifice is the key to knowing the will of God for your life, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: buy be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect...

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4-H Environmental Camp

Photos by Joe P. AsherElementary school children from all over the county took part in this year’s 4-H Environmental Camp at Martin’s Fork Lake. The camp took place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., with presentations from the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Forestry Service, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and more.

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PBS’ ‘The Roosevelts’ portrays an epic threesome

NEW YORK (AP) — Behold this saga of bygone titans, a trio on an epic scale who share the same name.The latest magnum opus from Ken Burns, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” premieres on PBS as a seven-night, 14-hour extravaganza airing Sunday through Saturday (Sept. 14-20) at 8 p.m. EDT.

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Drury named 2014 EIEA recipient

Harlan County entrepreneur Greg Drury has been named the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award (EIEA) recipient in the Start-Up Business category.Drury, owner of The Portal, was presented the award at the annual EIEA luncheon and regional awards program on Sept. 8 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.The Portal, located in downtown Harlan, is a 100-seat nostalgic, vintage-themed restaurant that pays tribute to the rich history of Harlan County. The restaur...

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Anytime the gossip box beckons

If Loretta is home, and the phone rings, she will answer it, almost every time, morning, noon or dense-dark-dead of night. Even if the area code on caller ID might be in Timbuktu or the Aboriginal Outback of Australia, my wife will respond anytime the gossip box beckons.There is always an off-chance that the caller could be a long-lost fifth cousin. And she really would like to get to know them all and see how they’re doing, while we are all still living.

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Some tobacco-free action for the state

Last week, CVS pharmacies made news by making good on their promise to strip their 7,700 stores of tobacco products in order to provide their customers with more health-oriented services.A day later, Steve Beshear, the governor of Kentucky, followed the retail giant with his own announcement that “all executive branch state property campuses will be tobacco-free effective Nov. 20 — the day of the Great American Smokeout.”

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Living clean and sober

He says that no real addict or alcoholic wakes up one day and says, “This is the day I want to get clean and sober.”He expands on this by discussing the complexities that are involved when addicts or alcoholics move away from these addictions which have become their way of life. He notes they could be having serious financial, legal, work or marital problems.Some report that an addict/alcoholic must reach bottom in order to make a sane decision. His problem w...

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Who will be taken to the wood shed?

Nestled snuggly under the boughs of the ol’ Learning Tree are two sturdy structures — the work shed and the wood shed. Those who avoid the former are condemned to the consequences of the latter.Week two of the NFL season is replete with lessons fresh from under this stately elm of knowledge.Jaguars at Redskins - Jacksonville appeared on the surface to have made a game of it against Philadelphia last week, but it was just an illusion. The Eagles bumbled their ...

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, September 13, the 256th day of 2014. There are 109 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On September 13, 1814, during the War of 1812, British naval forces began bombarding Fort McHenry in Baltimore but were driven back by American defenders in a battle that lasted until the following morning.On this date:In 1759, during the fi...

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Ball-control offense sends Harlan to win

J.B. Donahue promised a return to ball-control football in 2014 after the Green Dragons stumbled to a 2-9 mark last fall.Harlan was unable to deliver on that promise in a 28-0 season-opening loss at Leslie County, but after two straight open dates it appears the Green Dragons have found the offense that their coach wanted. Harlan played keep away in the second half Friday with a pair of 70-yard drives and pulled away for a 42-20 win over visiting Lynn Camp.

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What’s Goin’ On

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Balanced attack carriesLady Cats past JACESThree Lady Cats reached double figures as Evarts overpowered James A. Cawood 49-4 in seventh- and eight-grade basketball action Thursday.Morgan Blakley scored 15 for the 6-1 Lady Cats, followed by Savanna Smith with 14 and Dixie Ewing with 10.Jaylen Smith scored 13 points as Evarts (6-1) won 31-12 in the fifth- and sixth-grade game.Evarts and James A. Cawood played to a 2-2 tie in the fourth-grad...

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A love of country sayings

We are having a Christian family singing at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Stinnett Church of Christ. It’s singing with all our voices together. It’s beautiful. You’re invited to come and sing with us. We will have dinner after the singing.Here’s our thought.I love some of our country sayings. I love the way country talk is. Love to hear country folk talk. Never did like proper talk. You know how people try to get above their raising. So long ago I heard t...

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