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To place an event 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 will not be accepted by phone and should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If received in time, it will be published one or two days before the event. Announcements are also available to view at www.harlandaily.com. For more details, call 606-909-4145.TODAY-THURSDAYThe Harlan County BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for today includes Verda, Holmes Mill, Closplint and Louellen. No run on Friday.


Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 2, 1944, German troops crushed the two-month-old Warsaw Uprising, during which a quarter of a million people were killed.On this date:In 1780, British spy John Andre was hanged in Tappan, New York, during the Revolutionary War.In...

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KSP levies 14 charges in theft case

Kentucky State Police Trooper Russell Maynard filed 14 charges against a Knox County man wanted in connection with a theft case.According to a press release, on Tuesday, KSP Post 10 Harlan received a call that a car hauler had been stolen from a residence in Bimble in Knox County.Maynard began an investigation.The release states troopers from Post 10 set up a traffic safety checkpoint a short time later. While at the safety checkpoint, a man riding a red Honda...

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KSP arrest 2 in ‘Discount’ burglary

Two men have been arrested in connection with the burglary of two local businesses last month, according to Kentucky State Police.A press release from KSP Post 10, Harlan states that Trooper Josh Brashears arrested Billy Wynn, 34, and Michael Sargent, 37, both of Ages. Both have been charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000.Brashears and Trooper Danny Caudill also recovered two vehicles (a 2009 Ford Fusion and a 1992 GMC 1500 pickup), eight tires and rims, a ...

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Dragons hoping to bounce back

With back-to-back blowout losses behind them and three district games ahead over the next three weeks, the Harlan Green Dragons know they need to be at their best soon and hope to start heading in that direction Friday with a homecoming tilt against Rye Cove, Va.“I never dreamed that I’d be disappointed in their effort after I’ve been with them since July, but I was disappointed in their effort Friday night. I didn’t think the effort level was where I though...

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Police looking for scam suspects

Harlan City Police are warning area residents to be on the lookout for a pair of scam suspects who have reportedly been working in several counties recently.Cpl. Jeff Owens said investigation has determined the individuals responsible for at least one alleged recent scam in Harlan are Randolph Scott Boswell and Eric Boswell, both of London. The two are brothers.“The reason we want to get this out to our citizens is because they’ve used several different types...

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Cash Saver opens

Joe P. Asher | Daily EnterpriseA ribbon cutting ceremony marked the grand opening of Cash Saver. The grocery store is in the old Mack’s location in Downtown Harlan. Owner Harold Parsons, members of the Harlan County Chamber of Commerce and a representative of Cash Saver are shown here as they celebrate the grand opening with a ribbon cutting.

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Man faces additional charges after police chase

A Cumberland man is facing additional charges after he allegedly fled from police attempting to serve him with an arrest warrant.Brandon Lee Saylor, 28, was arrested by Cumberland City Police Sgt. Cody Williamson on Wednesday.According to the citation, Saylor ran from police when they attempted to stop him to serve a warrant. Saylor fled when officers attempted to cuff him, leading police on a foot chase through a wooded area. When police caught up to Saylor, he turned a...

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ATV adventure reunion ride slated Oct. 11

Welcoming ATV riders back to the city of Evarts and the Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area (BMORAA) at Baileys Creek, a “Reunion Ride” will be held Oct. 11 beginning at the North Evarts RV Campground.“Everyone is welcome to ride and take part in this event,” said Preston McLain, one of the organizers of the event and member of the Kentucky Recreational Trails Authority. “The purpose of this ride is to welcome back riders who were instrumental in he...

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County updating E-911 addresses

Harlan County Emergency Management is in the process of updating the county’s E-911 database, and is asking for a little assistance from Harlan County residents.Harlan County Emergency Management Director David McGill said work began on the project on Monday.“We are re-mapping and cleaning up address issues or problems that we have found throughout the county,” said McGill. “The layout of roads and houses is a constantly changing animal, so weR...

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Fogbound at the summit

Photo by Chris JonesSilently the fog crept in on little cat’s feet recently, covering this section of the Laden Trail atop Pine Mountain in Harlan County.

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Patriots down Bell; Skins fall

Dalton Johnson and Garry Henson each scored a pair of touchdowns as New Harlan overcame an early deficit to win 30-12 at Bell County in seventh- and eighth-grade football action Tuesday.Johnson finished with 161 yards on 11 carries and had one reception for 20 yards. Henson added 88 yards on 10 carries. Ben Landis gained 42 yards on 10 carries. Colby Cochran completed his only passing attempt for 20 yards.After Bell took the early lead, New Harlan bounced back with a 25-...

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City school board gives final OK to tax hike

Six people attended a public hearing held by the Harlan Independent School Board Tuesday concerning a plan to raise the system’s real and personal property tax rate.However, not one of them spoke against the plan, with two saying they were only there to listen and gather information.Still, school officials did take the time to explain the need for raising the tax rate from 41.5 cents on each $100 of assessed real and personal property value to 42.9 cents, an increa...

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Dispelling state myths

FRANKFORT — Kentucky has always been a place of myth: “The Land of Tomorrow,” or the “Dark and Bloody Ground.” The state that joined the losing side after the Civil War, and adopted the myth that slavery had been a genteel institution — and a state song that disproves the myth if you study the words, which few do. The home of bourbon, basketball, horses and a colonel’s fried chicken.

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Thousands attend off-road festival in Bell Co.

The Coal Country Off-Road Festival, which took place Friday through Sunday at Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park near the U.S. 119 Trailhead, has experienced tremendous growth.What was once a small event with only a few hundred people back in 2008 when the festival first began, has since grown to be the largest ATV event in the state.This years’s festival featured guided ATV rides, a vendor area, inflatables for kids, mud drags, a haunted forest ATV ride and a concert ...

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New program offered for cancer patients

Roxanne Rose, American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life Specialist for Harlan County, recently announced a new program now available for cancer patients in Harlan County.“I’ve been working over a year now to get this program into Harlan County,” said Rose. “It’s called the ‘Look Good Feel Better’ program presented by the ACS and in collaboration with Personal Care Products Foundation and the Professional Beauty Association.Ros...

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Harlan County Shriners give back

Nola Sizemore | Daily EnterpriseDennis Daniel, a member of the Harlan County Saddle Club, is seen taking Austin Curry, 3 of Catrons Creek, for a ride while his aunt, Amy Curry, also of Catrons Creek, makes sure he stays in the saddle during the annual Harlan County Shriners’ Kids Day held on Saturday.Nola Sizemore | Daily EnterpriseThe Harlan County Shriners Train is a favorite at any event held in the county. Hundreds of kids and adults alike enjoyed a ...

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Students participate in ‘See You at the Pole’

Harlan County High School First Priority students participated in the nationwide “See You at the Pole” program on Sept. 24As 400 students gathered around the American flag at Harlan County High School, they were emotionally joined with every other school supporting the First Priority kickoff across the nation.“It’s a blessing to see so many students out and not only to be praying with our school but the whole country,” said Glen Wills, the s...

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