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‘Discount’ cars stolen

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Over $20,000 in merchandise, including three vehicles, was reported stolen by a business on U.S. 119 over the weekend, and a reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved.According to a press release Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Shane Jacobs, Post 10 received a call on Sunday from Discount Pools in Harlan in reference to a break-in. Trooper Josh Brashears responded and began an investigation.Jacobs said a preliminary investigation indicates that someone gained entry into the store and stole pool supplies, money, and tools. While inside, they also stole three sets of keys that belonged to vehicles parked at Huff Auto Sales, which is located beside Discount Pools.

 

Lady Bears take 1st in Knox Central race

The Harlan County girls were winners and the Harlan County boys placed second in the Knox Central Invitational on Thursday in Barbourville.The Lady Bears claimed seven of the top 16 spots to finish with 30 points, 12 ahead of Corbin. Knox Central placed third and Pineville was fourth.Corbin took the first two spots in the race as freshman Reese Helton was the winner with a time of 23:07, 13 seconds ahead of Danielle Hickman.Allison Cornett, a sophomore, led th...

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HCHS golfers capture county title

After watching Harlan take the top three spots in the three-day county golf tournament last week, Harlan County truly needed a team effort to emerge as the winner.The Black Bears got just that, claiming the next five spots to finish with 583 points overall, 10 strokes ahead of Harlan.Harlan junior Caleb Hogue was the individual county champion with a three-day total of 125, three strokes ahead of teammate Sammy Moore. Logan Murray was third with a 142. Eric Fitzpatrick, ...

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Hobert Cornett ran for three touchdowns as Evarts evened its record at 3-3 with a 38-0 rout of visiting Pineville in seventh- and eighth-grade football action Thursday.“I was real pleased with the way our kids played, the way they came off the ball and executed,” Evarts coach Needham Saylor said. “We kept the intensity up for four quarters.”Cornett gave the Wildcats an early lead when he raced 55 yards for a touchdown on their opening possession. ...

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Dragons’ defense dominates in win over Skins

There was no shortage of stars for Harlan on Saturday as the Green Dragons broke out of a two-game losing streak with a 39-0 win over visiting Cumberland.“It was a good performance and a much bigger margin of victory than I expected,” Harlan coach Chris Thompson said. “I thought our line did a good job and set the tone for the game. I think they wanted to play well for our eighth graders, since this was our Eighth Grade Day.”Troy Barton and Kilian...

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Middle class job creators

Here’s an unusual super-rich guy with a strange message for his fellow 1-percent-of-the-1-percenters.Nick Hanauer, who made billions as an Internet entrepreneur, recently wrote an open letter to his fellow über-richies.Lego Pitchfork Mob“The true job creators are middle-class consumers, not rich businesspeople like us,” Hanauer declared a little while ago in Politico Magazine. “I earn about 1,000 times the median American annually,...

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General aviation a key tool

When I formed my company, Mainstream Commercial Divers Inc., over 25 years ago, we learned quickly that having our own airplane was integral to our success. Whether it was quickly getting to locations to perform emergency repairs, or delivering specialized equipment, our aircraft has helped us to quickly and effectively serve the many important infrastructure projects we are working on.

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Library tax rates set

Harlan County Public Library Director Rich Haynes addressed the Harlan County Fiscal Court recently and reported the 2014 tax rates set for the Harlan County public library district.Haynes said at a recent meeting of the Library Board of Trustees, members reviewed a memorandum from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives where they recommended the 2014-2015 library tax rate be set at the compensating rate.He said a motion was made and approved to accept the co...

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Money management tips for children

Many conversations in your family probably involve money matters. They may often be aggravating back-and-forths with pleading, misunderstandings and even the occasional tears with your kid about why you can’t drop everything and run to the store to get a Frozen toy or a set of Lego’s.By the time kids reach second-grade, they aren’t just eager consumers, they’re also curious about how much toys, games, movies — even cars — cost. Yet most 7- and 8-...

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News in Brief

Japanese company to open facility in CorbinFRANKFORT (AP) — A Japanese metalworking and treatment company says it will spend $8.6 million to hire 30 employees and open a facility in Corbin to indirectly supply parts for Toyota vehicles.Kowa Kentucky, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kowa Kogyosho, announced the facility Monday in a news conference with Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear and Republican state Senate President Robert Stivers. The company plans...

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State political parties post fundraising totals

FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky’s two major political parties raised close to $1 million combined in August leading up to the pivotal November elections.The Kentucky Democratic Party reported it raised more than $498,000 in August. The party that controls the state House and the governor’s office has raised more than $1.3 million in 2014 and has a little over $474,000 in cash available. Notable contributors included $5,000 each from actors Jennifer Garner and Ben Afflec...

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State aiming to revamp services for elderly

LOUISVILLE (AP) — Kentucky is overhauling its elderly services with the aim of stretching resources and helping aging baby boomers remain independent and live out their final years at home, rather than in an institution.The state has struggled to keep up with demand, forcing many elderly residents to remain on waiting lists for critical programs or enter nursing homes earlier than necessary.Deborah Anderson, commissioner of the state Department for Aging and Indepe...

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City schools raise tax rate

As has been the case with most other local governments this year, the Harlan Independent Schools are raising their tax rates for the fiscal year 2014-2015.The city’s school board voted Thursday at its regular monthly meeting of an increase of 1.4 cents on $100 of assessed property value.“It’s that time of year where we set our tax rates,” Superintendent C.D. Morton said. “Our current rate is 41.5 and that’s for our property. So what I ...

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School district drops weight-lost contest

PIKEVILLE (AP) — An eastern Kentucky school district is dropping its plans for a weight-loss competition among its students.Some schools in the Pike County School District sent permission slips home asking parents to allow their children to take part in the weight-loss competition sponsored by the district, the Appalachian News-Express reported.Pike County schools Superintendent David Lester told the Pikeville newspaper that the district decided to cancel the compe...

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Missing teen found unharmed

A 16-year-old boy on a dirt bike who went missing Sunday night has been found off his planned course but alive and well.Harlan County Emergency Management Director David McGill said the juvenile was found at 11 a.m. Monday.“The rescue squad was paged out last night at roughly 9:24 p.m.,” said McGill. “He was overdue.”According to McGill, the boy left his father’s residence on a dirt bike headed for his grandparent’s home....

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Reader day emphasizes foundation of learning

It could take years for researchers to determine precisely how the alphabet soup of social media, smartphones and the Internet affect reading habits and intellectual growth in Americans — especially among young learners. But there is already concern that the hopscotch pattern of online reading diminishes the attention span required to stick with a good book from beginning to end.

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Out-tomatoed by a Yankee

About mid-summer, just over a year ago, I got an envelope in the mail with a little packet of tomato seed my pal, Fred Beste, had sent me, along with a heads up on the notion that he might have recently discovered the world’s greatest tomato there in Wind Gap, Pa.Anyway, I dutifully planted a few seeds, then and there, in peat pots, and poured on the Miracle Gro, morning noon and night. But I’d shot up all my leftover firecrackers running rabbits off the place and irrit...

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Evarts Police recognized for their efforts

Nola Sizemore | Daily EnterpriseMembers of the Evarts Police Department were recently recognized for their efforts in apprehending an inmate who had escaped from the Harlan County Detention Center. Harlan County Jailer Curt Stallard gave certificates of appreciation to, from left, Assistant Police Chief Owen Noe, Chief Lupe Blas, Sgt. John Teagle and Officer William Clogston.

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