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Strong ground attack carries Jackets to win over Harlan

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A strong Middlesboro rushing attack was too much for Harlan as the visiting Dragons lost to the Yellow Jackets 48-10 on Friday.Harlan got a break to open the game as Middlesboro’s Ryan Pittman fumbled on the first play from the line of scrimmage. The Green Dragons couldn’t capitalize and ended up going three and out on their first possession.On the ensuing drive, a 31-yard pass from Major Edwards to Jake Brock took the Yellow Jackets to the Harlan 33. Following runs by Ryan Pittman and Seth Barton, Edwards connected with Brock again to bring Middlesboro to the Harlan 4. Edwards found Barton for a 6-yard touchdown pass, putting the Yellow Jackets up 7-0.


Second man through

With the Harlan County defense designed to stop fullback Gunner Slone, the Johnson Central Eagles found other ways to move the football Friday in a 43-14 win, going around and over and giving the ball to the second man through the line in the Eagles’ wishbone offense.The visiting Eagles scored on five of six possessions in the first half to build a 36-0 lead, starting a running clock in the closing seconds of the second quarter.“That’s what killed us,&#...

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Raised on radio

Barely a teenager when his radio career began, Jim Morgan has spent a half century on the airwaves at WHLN Radio.The son of a radio legend, Morgan soon carved out his own niche in county radio history. From janitor to disc jockey, then program director to general manager, Morgan learned the radio industry from the ground up and used that knowledge to help WHLN thrive for decades.

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Short property to get fence

Returning to a meeting of the Evarts City Council on Tuesday, Giona Town Road residents Bobbie Short and her daughter Linda Glisson asked that action be taken to prevent ATVs from trespassing on their property, because of the road being blocked with concrete barriers.Mayor Eddie Manning said since the last meeting, a survey was taken from home owners in the area and the majority said they did not want the road closed.Glisson said residents riding ATVs have been traveling...

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Harlan Countians taking ‘Just Transition’ message to NYC

Eastern Kentuckians participating in this weekend’s Peoples Climate March in New York City are carrying a clear message: We are at the forefront of the transition away from coal and we need to be put first as we go about building a new economy.For Kimberly Shepherd, it’s about her daughter and her future. She is working toward a just economic transition so she can keep her family in the mountains.“The solution is complicated. I don’t think that th...

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Arrest Records

The following individuals were recently lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center;• Jonathan DeWayne Baldwin, 27, of Totz, alcohol intoxication in a public place;• Joshua R. Baldwin, 20, of Totz, alcohol intoxication in a public place;• Anthony Steven Baldwin, 19, of Cumberland, alcohol intoxication in a public place;• Charles David Cleaver, 27, of Totz, alcohol intoxication in a public place;• Mary Cather...

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Lynch man arrested on escape charge

A Lynch man faces charges including escape after police said he ran from them when they were attempting to serve a warrant on him.Gary Goins, 38, was arrested by Cumberland City Police Officer Mark Saylor on Wednesday.According to a citation, Goins ran out the back door and down a hill when police attempted to serve him with a warrant charging him with escape and manufacturing methamphetamine.Goins continued to flee after police gave verbal commands for him to...

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‘Farmers’ predict super-cold winter

With fall arriving on Monday, east Kentuckians might be looking at a stretch of a over a half-year of colder-than-average weather.In what could be dubbed the “Battle of the Almanacs,” two long-time annual publications are predicting another usually harsh winter for 2014-2015.The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts, is predicting a colder winter and warmer summer 2015 for much of the nation....

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Public demands more, expects better from NFL

Since our enjoyment of this week’s NFL games has already been ruined by yet more allegedly loutish behavior by apparently brutish players, there’s one last point to make regarding the league’s dubious ability to control these outbreaks by the lesser angels of an athlete’s nature.Up until Ray Rice’s left jab grabbed the national spotlight, the NFL had pretty much dealt with possible criminal behavior by its players by deferring to legal authorities. Pla...

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Boil-water advisory lifted

Benham Water District has lifted the boil-water advisory in effect for customers on Clutts Road, Creek Street and Union Street.

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Local Sports

Howard carries Green Hillsto its first win of the seasonStandout guard Elizabeth Howard scored all 25 of her team’s points as the Green Lady Falcons earned their first win in several years with a 25-22 victory Thursday over visiting James A. Cawood.Emily Turner led JACES with 15 points.Kaylee Leslie poured in 17 points as the Trojanettes won 31-8 in the fifth- and sixth-grade game.James A. Cawood returns to action Tuesday at Rosspoi...

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A year after 72-0, Louisville to face FIU in rematch

MIAMI (AP) — There’s little chance that Louisville will overlook Florida International this week.And FIU can blame Virginia for that.When the Cavaliers knocked off Louisville 23-21 last weekend, whatever possibility there was of the Cardinals taking their trip to FIU lightly probably went up in smoke. Louisville embarrassed FIU last season, winning 72-0 in the second-largest shutout win that any team in major college football enjoyed during the 2013 campaign....

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New Appalachian food map-guide showcases destinations

FRANKFORT – Forty-eight food destinations in eastern Kentucky are included in a new map-guide developed by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to promote culinary tourism throughout the region.The ARC last week announced the launch of the Bon Appétit Appalachia tourism map-guide showcasing 283 of the Appalachian region’s most distinctive food destinations.In terms of what this designation means for the Poke Sallet Festival, Brandon Pennington, exec...

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News in Brief

Candidate advocates white supremacist viewsLEXINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Senate write-in candidate’s appearance at the University of Kentucky was cut short when he advocated his white supremacist philosophy at an event attended by a group of high school journalism students.Media reports say the candidate, Robert Ransdell of Florence in northern Kentucky, left the stage after the power was cut to his microphone at the Constitution Day event on Wedne...

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Ellis, Collins to wed

Joseph and Tammie Ellis, of Cawood, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Haley Brianna, to Shane Collins, son of Herbie and Patty Collins, of Pineville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Linda Brewer, of Cawood, the late Herbert Brewer, Nolan Ellis, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Ruby Partin, of Pineville. The prospective groom is the grandson of Jimmie and Bessie Neal, of Pineville, Jessie Collins, of Middlesboro, and the late Chester Collins. The wedding will ...

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Work together on military intervention

In his speech last week outlining his plans to use military force against the jihadists of the Islamic State, President Obama gave Congress only passing mention. “I have the authority to address the threat from ISIL,” he said. “But I believe we are strongest as a nation when the president and Congress work together.”He’s right, of course. But that’s not the half of it.We live in troubled times, and over the last decade or two our milit...

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‘Doughboy’ restoration a great project

The “Spirit of the American Doughboy” statue that has stood guard at the old Rowan County Courthouse in downtown Morehead for 85 years has been relieved of his duties, but if all goes as planned, he will return to the old courthouse on Veterans Day looking better than he has in decades.After more than three years of raising money for the project, the Rowan County Veterans Foundation has raised enough funds to begin restoration of the statue. The project is being done in...

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Friday, September 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On September 19, 1777, the first Battle of Saratoga was fought during the Revolutionary War; although British forces succeeded in driving out the American troops, the Americans prevailed in a second battle the following month.On this date:In 1...

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