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Scottish singer featured in concert

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Scottish singer Barbara Dickson, visiting the United States to play for the first time in concert, will be featured Sept. 26 in Big Stone Gap, Va. presented by the Pro-Art Association and the Big Stone Gap Celtic Festival.The Celtic Festival, which is the weekend of Sept. 26-27, offers games, foods, dances, music and songs of the seven Celtic nations, an unusual approach for a festival in the United States. Like European festivals, this one features a race. The first Saturday event is a 26-mile bike race, the Tour de Crackers Neck. The Big Stone Gap Celtic Festival has been held annually since 2010, mainly in the downtown area.


The Islamic State and Psalm 83

Have you ever had that feeling that something was about to happen? You don’t know what it is, but something is going on. The world is teetering, it is on the edge, everyone knows it, everyone can sense that feeling that something is about to break, some major, life changing event is about to take place, but no one knows for sure what it is.I believe the event could be the invasion of Israel as foretold in the Bible in Psalm 83. The people and governments of these lands have d...

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Hilltop Ministry now located in Loyall

Hilltop Ministry, serving Harlan County since 1997, has now found a new home at 204 County Pike, near the First Baptist Church, in Loyall.An outreach ministry, Director Glenn Marlow said they are happy to have found an easily accessible place for residents to find when a need arises.“Ed Harris owns the building and is allowing Hilltop Ministry use of the building to help those in the community who are having a hard time making ends meet,” said Marlow. “...

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Coal Country Crusade a success

When you mention Log Mountain the thought that comes to mind is Bell County Bobcat football. This named location is synonymous with football because of the success of the high school program there.This past week the location hosted the Bell County Coal Country Crusade with Evangelist Rick Gage. Rich Gage grow up in Texas but now leads GoTell Ministries from just outside of Atlanta.The Log Mountain venue was transformed from the normal setting of football games and track ...

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Make a Difference Day

Oct. 25 is Make a Difference Day.Is your response, “I don’t have time” or “I’m already making a difference” or “This is just another day of nonsense which is designed to benefit everyone but me.”Some might wake up on Oct. 25 and think, this is Make a Difference Day. What can I do?We all can do little things: Write an expression of gratitude a few days before Oct. 25 and mail it to a person who has made a differen...

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Lady Bears claim Mercer meet title

The Harlan County Lady Bears were winners in the Mercer County All Comers meet on Tuesday.Harlan County finished with 52 points, beating second place Berea by 15 points. Boyle County was third, followed by Lincoln County and Anderson County.Allison Cornett led the Lady Bears, finishing seventh with a time of 23:52. Katie Graham and Samantha Howard also finished among the leaders, placing 13th and 14th, respectively.Brian Roque was next fo...

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In search of cemeteries in Harlan County

My interest for searching for cemeteries in Harlan County didn’t come on all at once. In our quest to find the graves of our ancestors, I became engrossed in the challenge of finding something that might and might not exist.If someone tells us there is a cemetery in an area but they don’t know the exact location, the challenge is to find someone with more information. Growing up on Clover Fork gave me some knowledge of the area.This article is going to be abo...

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, September 20, the 263rd day of 2014. There are 102 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On September 20, 1519, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his crew set out from Spain on five ships to find a western passage to the Spice Islands. (Magellan was killed enroute, but one of his ships eventually circled the world.)On this date:...

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What’s Goin’ On

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 ...

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Strong ground attack carries Jackets to win over Harlan

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. Followi...

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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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