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College stages mock disaster drill

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Photos by Chris Jones|Daily EnterpriseSoutheast Kentucky Community and Technical College held a mock disaster drill Wednesday on the Harlan campus. The event utilized the proficiency of first responders from throughout Harlan County as well as providing training for SKCTC nursing students and those enrolled in the school’s Funeral Service Program. Responders and students reacted to a tornado strike scenario as well as a chemical fire situation with students playing the role of victims.


Daily Bible Thought — April 24

When everyone else fails, Jesus is your most trusted friend.[The Lord’s] compassions fail not. They are new every morning. — Lamentations 3:22-23

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Today in History — April 24

By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On April 24, 1916, some 1,600 Irish nationalists launched the Easter Rising by seizing several key sites in Dublin. (The rising was put down by British forces almost a week later.)On this date:In 1792, the national anthem of France, “La Ma...

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Labor Dept. cuts levels of allowable coal dust

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease.“Today we advance a very basic principle: you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your life for your livelihood,” Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez said. “But that’s been the fate of more than 76,000 miners who have died at least in part because of black lung since 1968.”...

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US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is encouraging nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already served more than 10 years behind bars to apply for clemency, officials announced Wednesday.The initiative is part of a broader Obama administration effort to trim the nation’s prison population, ease sentencing disparities arising from drug possession crimes and scale back the use of strict p...

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New life possible for downtown building

A downtown building may be getting a new lease on life following a meeting of the Harlan City Council on Monday.Robert Gipe addressed the council on behalf of Harlan 20/20 to request the city sign a lease on the old Modern Electric building located at Central Street and First Street.Gipe said the plan was to use the building to hold classes, performing arts events and other such uses in conjunction with Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College.“...

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Soldier’s remains returned to Paducah for burial

PADUCAH (AP) — The remains of a Paducah soldier, who disappeared during World War II, have been sent home.WPSD-TV reports the remains of William T. Carneal, which were discovered in Saipan, arrived back in Paducah on Tuesday. He will be interred Friday after a ceremony.Carneal’s remains were found in 2013 along with dog tags, a high school ring and American coins.Sandy Hart of the Kentucky Veteran and Patriot Museum in Wickliffe sai...

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Court won’t overturn death sentence for man

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to overturn the death sentence of a man who confessed to kidnapping, raping and killing a 16-year-old girl in Kentucky.The justices ruled 6-3 that Robert Keith Woodall was not entitled to a new sentencing hearing despite his claim that jurors received faulty instructions.Woodall argued that the trial judge should have told the jury not to draw any negative conclusions about his refusal to tak...

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City sells property for library construction

The construction of a new public library in the city of Evarts moves one step closer with the recent approval of the sale of a lot near city hall designed for the use of the construction by the city of Evarts.Mayor Eddie Manning told members of the Evarts City Council, at a recent meeting, he hopes to see the construction of a new public library become a reality. He added “things are moving in the right direction at this time.”A motion was made and approved t...

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Man indicted for receiving stolen property

An alleged incident involving items stolen from Pete’s Auto Sales in July 2012 has resulted in the arrest of a Louisville man.Fess Pace, 42, was arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Hunter Luttrell on Tuesday on an indictment warrant.According to the indictment pace received stolen property valued at over $500 on July 15, 2012. The items were believed to have been stolen from Pete’s Auto Sales.The second count of the indictment states P...

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Plans are made for Black Bear Festival

Plans for the annual Kentucky Black Bear Festival, held in downtown Cumberland, were discussed at a recent meeting of the Cumberland Tourist and Convention Commission.A two-day event on May 9-10 will offer visitors rides, festival food, games, vendors, car show, petting zoo, 5K walk/run, a big stage with bands, dancers and storytellers for both days.Director Tracy Bailey told members she is working with Harlan County High School students to design a Black Bear Festival w...

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New Preschool Park opens in Evarts

Nola Sizemore|Daily EnterpriseA new Preschool Park has opened in the North Evarts area of the county. Funded by the Evarts Tourist Commission and the city, preschool children from the Clover Fork area are now enjoying new playground equipment suited to their age. Pictured in the house from left are cousins Gavin Shackleford, 5 of Evarts, and Aiden Blair, 3 of Closplint. Keeping a watch on the kids was Chris Goddard, 15 of Bailey’s Creek, who was there with the children’...

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Ethics ‘reform’ little more than posturing

House Democrats took to the floor Monday to repeatedly express their “outrage” at the Legislative Ethics Commission’s decision not to punish former state Rep. John Arnold on charges of sexual harassment and to praise the “moral courage” of the three women who came forward with the allegations, according to the Associated Press.“We want to send a message that harassment of any kind will not be tolerated in any branch of the government,” said...

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Small business owners missing tax credit?

”Communication Breakdown, It’s always the same” — Led Zeppelin “What we have here is a failure to communicate” — from the movie Cool Hand Luke A Kentucky professional who owns his own business found that he missed getting the Health Care Tax Credit.For the past four years!Since the credit is worth 35 percent of what he is paying in health insurance, his business lost out on about $40,000....

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Harlan students recognized for excellence

Recognized for their excellence in academics, Harlan elementary fourth and fifth grade students were presented with plaques and a small reception during a recent meeting of the Harlan Independent Board of Education.“They competed at a district level and then advanced to the regional level where they were the regional champions,” said Superintendent C.D. Morton. “At the elementary school level you stop at the regional level and then in the higher grades you advance...

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Family Reading Night held at Rosspoint

Rosspoint Elementary School recently hosted a Family Reading Night.Activities included students listening to Dr. Seuss books, games, crafts, face painting, and a Dr. Seuss trivia contest.Parents attended a workshop presented by Harlan County Community Educator Cecilia Adams who shared information on the importance of reading with your children.Community members, faculty and staff, and older Rosspoint students volunteered to prepare and provide activities for t...

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Show off your selfie

Here’s your chance to show off your selfie!The Harlan Daily Enterprise is accepting selfies for a special project to publish in mid-May. We are inviting readers to send us their best selfie photograph.One lucky selfie will be chosen as the main art to be published in the newspaper. Other selfies will be posted on our Facebook wall and website for our readers to enjoy.Please email your selfie by May 2 to bmoore@civitasmedia.com with the word ‘selfie...

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Wallins students tour post office

Melissa Johnson|Daily EnterpriseFirst grade students from Wallins Elementary School recently toured the Harlan Post Office with their teacher Mary Beth Lee, far left.

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