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Simpson named VP, chief financial officer at Southeast

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Angela Simpson, a longtime Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College employee, has been named a vice president and the chief financial officer for the institution.A Cumberland native and SKCTC alumnus, she was recently selected for the job and brings to the position over 30 years of service to the college.In her job, she is entrusted with managing a budget in excess of $20 million for Southeast, which operates five, full-service campuses in Harlan, Bell and Letcher counties. SKCTC has an enrollment of approximately 4,000 students.


HCHS teams sweep Area 9 championships

Harlan County won both the boys and girls divisions on Saturday in the Area 9 meet at the HCHS course.I’m very proud of our kids today,” Harlan County coach Ryan Vitatoe said. “The boys winning the first Area 9 title in school history is a big deal for our program. I told them all week, there will only be one first team to win this title and that’s something that will never be taken from you. They took that message to heart and came out running hard to win t...

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Listen to the Holy Spirit

My dad was the Archway Cookie man when I was growing up. His nickname was Archie Archway (his real name was Bob; I never really understood that). Dad’s cookie warehouse was in our basement. What a way to grow up; cases of cookies in the basement every day! My favorite was, and is, chocolate chip. You can’t buy a better chocolate chip cookie than Archway’s.Dad delivered to grocery stores in southwestern Wisconsin. The store managers would pay him cash for the cooki...

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When decisions come

(Daniel 3:1-30) Researchers get paid to look into some unusual things. One of those would be a study that determined the average person makes upward to 100,000 decisions…a day. Who was vested with the task of counting?

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Southeast donates to HHS

Photo by Chris Jones | SKCTCSoutheast Kentucky Community & Technical College, through the Home Team Marketing initiative, recently sponsored a Harlan High School football game and made a donation of $1,000 to the school’s athletic fund. During a pre-game ceremony, SKCTC President Dr. Lynn Moore made the presentation to C.D. Morton, left, superintendent of Harlan Independent Schools, and Britt Lawson, the high school principal.

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Ingredients for Christian strength

Let’s say you came over to my home and told me you were hungry.“Oh, I can take care of that; let’s go into the kitchen” is my joyful reply.You sit at the kitchen table as I rummage through the cupboard. After a while I bring a sack of flour and a spoon, set them in front of you and with a mammoth smile on my face proclaim, “Enjoy!”I immediately notice from, the look on your face, that you are not content. In an attempt to sa...

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Favorites advance in county tourney

The favorites moved on and moved on in dominating fashion Saturday in the county fifth- and sixth-grade tournament at James A. Cawood Elementary School.Jacey Lewis scored 10 points and Keely North added eight as top-seeded Rosspoint rolled past Green Hills 34-7.Cawood downed Cumberland 41-5 as Amber Irvin scored 15 and Willis Gailey added 10 for the Lady Comets.Kaylee Leslie poured in 20 points as James A. Cawood downed Black Mountain 32-9.Hayley Ke...

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Local teacher named to Innovative Teacher Leader Cohort

FRANKFORT – The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky has named 21 teachers to its new Innovative Teacher Leader Cohort, one of which is from Harlan County.Emmanuel Anama was chosen from a pool of 50 applicants after undergoing a rigorous review process. Teachers were ultimately chosen for their leadership ability in fostering a collaborative culture, promoting professional learning and publicizing teaching and learning.

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Aging trees

It is often assumed that small trees are young and large ones old. But I’ve seen large trees that were only 50 years old, and others the size of fence posts over 100. Individual trees grow at different rates based on their genetics and growing conditions.Some trees are bred for speed. Yellow poplar, most pines and red maple will grow rapidly under good conditions. Other species like beech, hickory and white oak grow at slower rates. What also determines how fast a tree grows ...

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Getting the Facts

Kentucky students and their families can get a free, personalized “Getting the Facts” report to help them choose the right college. The report is provided by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).“Getting the Facts” provides estimates of how much the family can expect to spend and how much financial aid the student may receive. Students can get estimates for up to six colleges across the United States.To get their free report,...

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Pet of the Week

Jayla is a female Boxer mix, available at the Bell County Animal Shelter. She is a 9-month-old attention-loving dog. Jayla is sweet and wants lots of love. Her adoption fee is $45 for the month of October, which is Adopt-a-Shelter-Pet month. Her fee includes a free vet exam, mild deworming, shots and spay neuter surgery. If you are interested in meeting Jayla or any other of the adoptable pets, the shelter can be reached at 606-337-6331.

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October financial aid tip

Many college students end up transferring from one school to another. Some students plan it that way, going to a two-year school to complete their basics, then finishing up at a four-year school. Others find the school they chose really isn’t the best fit for them, or perhaps family circumstances changed.The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) offers these tips for making sure your transfer goes smoothly.One thing to do is contact the registrar&#...

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Reduce flu risk by getting shot

Anyone who has ever had the flu knows how horrible it makes you feel.For days and sometimes up to a week, you can be bedridden with fever and in general have no appetite of any kind and your main source of any hydration is soft drinks or water.The flu season, which typically begins in Kentucky in October or November, is once again upon us, and the first case already has been reported in Jefferson County. People should remember that the flu can be spread by contact with a...

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Who is the enemy?

Malala Yousafzai, 17, of Pakistan shared the Nobel Peace Prize on Oct. 10, with Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi (the $1.1 million prize will be split with Satyarthi). You might respond with, “Why should I care? All those Muslims are out to destroy American democracy. Even now they are plotting against us. When will there be another 9/11?”

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It’s Tasty Time in Harlan

Kevin Halpern | Daily EnterpriseThe Harlan County Chamber of Commerce welcomed Tasty Time Frozen Yogurt and Treats to the community with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday. The eatery, located in the Huffman building on the U.S. 421 bypass, is joint venture between sisters Donell Busroe and Laurie Hollins, along with Jolin Li, of Middlesboro. The shop, open every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., offers frozen yogurt, milkshakes, gourmet coffee, frappes, smoothies and cappuccino.

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Louisville hopes to get offense on track against UNC

LOUISVILLE (AP) — Bobby Petrino isn’t used to this.The first-year Louisville coach with a reputation for creating high-powered offense has had to watch the Cardinals (5-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) take small steps forward in his second stint with the program. The journey has been bumpy, as evidenced by five false start penalties in last week’s 23-17 loss at Clemson.Sophomore Will Gardner and freshman Reggie Bonnafon have started multiple games at ...

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Dinner with Grandpa and Grandma

Photos submittedThe Cumberland Elementary School FRYSC, CES 21st CCLC and CES staff sponsored “Dinner with Grandpa and Grandma” in September. Entertainment was provided by the Mt. Sinai Spirituals and a surprise performance by Jimmy Rose. Rose spoke to the students and families before he sang and stayed to sign autographs afterward. A potluck dinner followed the performances. Over 200 people attended the annual event.Photos submitted

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, Oct. 18, the 291st day of 2014. There are 74 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 18, 1767, the Mason-Dixon line, the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland, was set as astronomer Charles Mason and surveyor Jeremiah Dixon completed their survey.On this date:In 1685, King Louis XIV signed the Edict of Fontainebleau, ...

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