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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.The Harlan County Community Action Agency is now accepting applications for BULK FUEL VENDORS for Liheap subsidy and crisis components for 2014-2015. To obtain an application packet, contact Tracey Ball at 573-5335 or 800-262-8594.


Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, September 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On September 30, 1954, the first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, was commissioned by the U.S. Navy.On this date:In 1399, England’s King Richard II was deposed by Parliament; he was succeeded by his cousin, Henry of Bolingbro...

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Teenager flown out near ATV crash scene

A single vehicle wreck involving an ATV being operated on a public roadway sent a 17-year-old male rider to a trauma center on Saturday.The incident occurred on U.S. 421 near the horseshoe curve at Cranks late Saturday night. The rider, Stephen Adam Perkins, 17, reportedly struck a guardrail.Perkins sustained serious injuries as a result of the wreck.According to Tammie Perkins, Stephen Perkins’ mother, he was flown to Holston Valley Medical Center and i...

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Man arrested on trafficking drug charge

A Tennessee man was arrested Sunday at a Kentucky State Police checkpoint in Middlesboro on multiple charges, including drug trafficking.According to a press release, KSP Post 10 Criminal Interdiction Team was conducting a traffic safety checkpoint on U.S. 25E near the Cumberland Gap Tunnel in Middlesboro. While conducting the traffic safety checkpoint, Michael Lyons Jr., 19, of Johnson City, Tenn. entered the checkpoint and troopers smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the veh...

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Boil-water advisories lifted, issued

• Black Mountain Utility District has lifted the boil-water advisory for all of Sukey Ridge.• Cawood Water District has issued a boil-water advisory for Sugar Camp Road in Cawood.

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Enrollment bounces back in city schools

Enrollment numbers are adding up a little better than they were at this time last year for the Harlan Independent School District.The system saw its largest decline in a number of years in 2013-14. Enrollment dropped from 779 at the end of 2012-13 to 741 at the conclusion of last year.“When we started last year we were down 16 students to 763,” Superintendent C.D. Morton said. “Enrollment continued to decline and it happened rather quickly and within th...

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Arrest made in dog theft

An alleged theft of a dog has resulted in the arrest of a woman on a charge of receiving stolen property.Gladys Wallace, 26, of Harlan, was arrested by Evarts Police Department Officer John Teagle on Thursday.According to the citation, police received a complaint about a stolen Maltese dog from the Jones Creek area. Police obtained information leading them to Wallace’s residence, where they located the dog. Wallace admitted to stealing the dog. The animal is valued...

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Sharp drop in local enrollment

Enrollments in eastern Kentucky public school districts, including the two in Harlan County, are falling as the region continues its economic struggles amid a declining coal industry.The issue has a direct impact on school funding. The largest factor determining how much money a public school gets from the state is its average adjusted daily attendance.The two school districts in Harlan County are down 1,284 students since the 1999-2000 school year.The Harlan ...

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News in Brief

Coal billionaire sells most of state farmHARRODSBURG (AP) — West Virginia coal billionaire Jim Justice has sold most of a farm he purchased in central Kentucky.The Advocate-Messenger cited deeds on file in the Mercer County Clerk’s office that showed about 4,700 acres were sold on Sept. 18 to a family in Texas for roughly $26 million.Justice purchased 5,500 acres three years ago at auction for $25 million.Justice told th...

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‘Our dream, Harlan County clean’

Working toward their mission of seeing “a clean Harlan County,” Lakis Mavinidis, Harlan County Solid Waste coordinator, addressed members of the Harlan Fiscal Court recently asking the court’s permission to apply for a grant to clean up “illegal dumps in the county.”“As you know in 2012 the county applied for illegal dump funding to clean up dumps we have had on the list since 2001 when the state came to Harlan County and we established a little ...

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Signs of change in Harlan

Kevin Halpern | Daily EnterpriseSigns of change are being seen all around Harlan. On Sunday, workers put up a new sign on the roof of Hardee’s on U.S. 421 South, which is undergoing a series of renovation. Also over the weekend, a new sign (inset) was put up showing that CashSaver has taken the place of Mack’s Super Market on South Main Street.

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A Saturday of soccer

Nola Sizemore | Daily EnterpriseMembers of the Harlan County Boys and Girls Club Soccer League played Saturday at the Holy Trinity Learning Center in Harlan. Children ages 3 to 11 from all over the county participate in the league.Nola Sizemore | Daily EnterpriseAfter the game ended, members of both the yellow and blue teams congratulated each other on a good game and good sportsmanship. The Harlan County Boys and Girls Club also features a basketball league. ...

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EKU Family of the Year

Photo by Terrence Humphrey | EKU Public RelationsEastern Kentucky University’s Family of the Year is from Closplint in Harlan County. EKU recognized its Family of the Year at halftime of the Sept. 13 football game with Morehead State. Pictured are, from left: Parents Lige and Kim Kelly; Eastern students Heather, a graduate student in nursing, and Josh, an undeclared freshman; Laurie Carter, executive vice president for student success and University counsel; and EKU President...

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Schools struggle as families flee coal country

PIKEVILLE (AP) — When it opened in 1990 amid boom times deep in eastern Kentucky coal country, Shelby Valley High School had nearly 1,000 students, with enough demand that it built an addition the next year. Now the mines are closing, and the school big enough for 1,200 students sits at half capacity.When the families leave, Principal Greg Napier asks them why. “Gotta have a job,” they say.

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We must extend the CHIP

From the beginning of my career in public service, I’ve always cared deeply about helping our children. When I arrived in Emmons, W.Va. as a VISTA worker, there were countless children in the community who’d never seen a doctor or a dentist. Their family just couldn’t afford it. To get them the care they needed, I packed my Jeep with kids and drove them to their first dental appointment at a clinic in Charleston.That experience, like so many of my memories from Em...

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Put fall leaves to good use

According to the calendar, fall is officially here therefore the leaves will begin to fall very soon. One way to put those leaves to a good use is by composting. Composting is an environmentally beneficial process to dispose of leaves and other yard wastes this fall.When you compost leaves, and other yard debris, a microbial process converts these items into a more usable organic amendment. You can use finished compost to improve soil structure in gardens and landscape beds. Compos...

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Grimes’ ad a smokescreen for gun stance

Kentucky Secretary of State and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has done everything in her power in this race to distance herself from President Barack Obama.She has tried to persuade voters across this state she’s not his candidate, but make no mistake about it - she is his candidate and would be a rubber stamp for him and his agenda if elected in November.In a new TV ad, Grimes is shown shooting clay pigeons and in the course of the adver...

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Kentucky Farm Bureau looks to the future

During an annual awards and appreciation luncheon held by the Harlan County Farm Bureau on Saturday, members were treated to grilled steaks and all the fixings.“One of the resolutions we will be sending to Frankfort after today’s event will be our support for the forestry industry in Harlan County and asking for more help from our state government in promoting this industry,” said HCFB President Don Miniard. “You know 95 percent of our county is trees and fo...

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