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Big ear of corn

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Kevin Halpern | Daily EnterpriseLloyd Simpson, of Baxter, displays a 3-foot ear of hickory cane corn he grew recently in the Wallins Creek community.

 

Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, September 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On September 17, 1939, the Soviet Union invaded Poland during World War II, more than two weeks after Nazi Germany had launched its assault.On this date:In 1787, the Constitution of the United States was completed and signed by a majority of delegates attending the Constitutional Convention...

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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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Local Sports

Middleton, Turner leadLady Comets to victoryLed by 21 points from guard Reanna Middleton and 13 from forward Breann Turner, Cawood rolled to a 52-14 win Monday at Cumberland in seventh- and eighth-grade basketball action.Amber Irvin scored 18 points as Cawood coasted to a 44-18 win in the fifth- and sixth-grade game.Brandy Adams paced the Lady Skins with 12 points.Cawood won 4-0 in the fourth-grade game a...

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News in Brief

Humana board OKs $2 billion in share repurchasesLOUISVILLE (AP) — Humana’s board of directors has replaced the health insurer’s share buyback plan with a bigger authorization for $2 billion in repurchases.The Louisville, Kentucky, company said Tuesday that the new authorization expires Dec. 31, 2016. It replaces a $1 billion buyback plan, of which about $782 million was outstanding after the insurer bought back $118 million in shares in...

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Former state worker fined for mistreating women

FRANKFORT (AP) — A former assistant director of the Department of Fish and Wildlife was fined and reprimanded Monday for mistreating women as the Executive Branch Ethics Commission wrapped up a two-year investigation of the agency.Kenneth “Scott” King used his position “to create an oppressive and hostile atmosphere” by telling his female employees what parts of their body he and other male supervisors preferred, according to a news release from the et...

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Benham FD gets ready for inspection Monday

Crunch time is rapidly approaching for the Benham Fire Department, with required testing of the city’s hydrants and other equipment coming up on Monday.During the council’s recent monthly meeting, Benham Fire Chief George Birman Jr. brought the council up to speed on the situation.“ISO (Insurance Services Office) will be here Sept. 22,” said Birman. “I have no control over this, there’s nothing I can do, they’ve been canceled fou...

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Art, writing contest announced

Teachers and students should make plans to participate in the 2014 Conservation Art and Writing Contest.The theme for this year’s contest is “Protect Kentucky’s Soil.” Printed tabloids are available in limited supply this year.Information may also be accessed by logging onto conservation.ky.gov or at kyfb/federation. This information will be posted this month and tabloids will be delivered to each school in the next week.Rules and instr...

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Criticism mounting for Vikings, Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For as long as he’s been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and most marketable stars in the league, an approachable superstar with the kind of inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser’s dream.Now that he is facing a felony charge of child abuse for spanking his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch, the Minnesota Vikings running back is facing criticism like he never has before.In the wake of the...

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Adopt-a-Highway groups ready to ‘fall sweep’

FRANKFORT – Volunteers will be out in force to “fall sweep” Kentucky highways. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has announced that Sept. 15-21 is Adopt-a-Highway Fall Sweep Week.“For 26 years, our Adopt-a-Highway volunteers have worked selflessly to keep roadways in their communities beautiful and litter-free,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said. “The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is greatly appreciative of all the hard work a...

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Tri-Cities invited to ‘Stand at the Cross’

The Stand in the Gap Coalition (SIGCO) is planning a unique and massive prayer walk on Nov.8, titled “Stand At The Cross.”The prayer walk is being planned to take place at noon off exit 141 and I-75, near Caryville, Tenn., where the group will make their way to one of Jim Potter’s 100-foot crosses which welcomes travelers to Tennessee.SIGCO represents nine East Tennessee counties spreading from Hawkins to Scott and Fentress who are fighting Tennessee...

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Woman charged for harboring vicious animal

An Evarts woman is facing a charge of harboring a vicious animal following an alleged incident of her dogs attacking a 6-year-old.Wuanita Sawyers, 60, was arrested by Evarts Police Officer William Clogston on Sunday.According to the arrest warrant obtained by Harlan County Animal Control Officer Willie Galloway, Sawyers had received several warnings in the past to restrain her dogs.“Mike Lunsford had contacted us and told us about the dogs trying to atta...

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Students graduate from Rogers Explorers

Harlan County students Autumn Dunaway and Bronwyn Haynes graduated from The Center for Rural Development’s 2014 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program.The Rogers Explorers program is an educational leadership program that provides hands-on learning opportunities for middle school students in southern and eastern Kentucky to build their math, science, and technology skills. Graduates are encouraged to work toward pursuing careers in these in-demand career fields....

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‘Pay-what-you-can’ restaurant planned

DANVILLE (AP) — Organizers want to open a community restaurant in central Kentucky that offers home-cooked meals and a mission.Grace Café will be a nonprofit and will allow customers to pay what they can.The Advocate-Messenger reports it would be one of 35 such restaurants that have opened in the nation.It is based on a model developed by the One World Everybody Eats Foundation and will offer “delicious, fresh, locally-sourced, organic-when-po...

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Effort aims to help soldiers land civilian jobs

LOUISVILLE (AP) — Soldiers being discharged from the military — particularly Fort Knox in central Kentucky — will get a sales pitch on the jobs available and benefits of staying in the area from a program started up Tuesday by business groups in Kentucky and southern Indiana.The three chambers of commerce founded the “Where Opportunity Knox” initiative aimed at creating a pipeline for veterans who are looking for a post-military place to live and work....

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Opening convocation for nurses

Chris Jones|SKCTCAn opening convocation for nurses enrolled in the associate’s degree program of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College was held recently in the theater of the Harlan County High School. First-year students took part in the convocation and participated in the presentation of lamps ceremony, while also reciting the nursing code of ethics pledge. Professor Kathy H. Guyn, program coordinator and her staff, organized the event. Delivering the keynote a...

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High Attendance Day planned Thursday

Karen Kirby, director of pupil personnel for Fleming County Schools, says “For students to learn and achieve at a high level, they have to be in class.”Mike Ford, the current president of the Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel, added “That’s why we have chosen to designate Thursday as ‘High Attendance Day’ in Kentucky.On High Attendance Day elementary, middle or high schools may compete in small school or large school categories. Aw...

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‘WeCare’ helps cut utility bills

The Weatherization, Conservation Advice and Recycling Energy (WeCare) Program through Kentucky Utilities (KU) provides income-eligible LG&E and KU customers with measures to help them better manage their energy usage and improve the comfort and safety of their homes.The program also offers a home energy analysis, educational materials and home weatherization services.

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