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Man faces additional charges after police chase

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A Cumberland man is facing additional charges after he allegedly fled from police attempting to serve him with an arrest warrant.Brandon Lee Saylor, 28, was arrested by Cumberland City Police Sgt. Cody Williamson on Wednesday.According to the citation, Saylor ran from police when they attempted to stop him to serve a warrant. Saylor fled when officers attempted to cuff him, leading police on a foot chase through a wooded area. When police caught up to Saylor, he turned and drew back his fists as if he was going to fight.


Cash Saver opens

Joe P. Asher | Daily EnterpriseA ribbon cutting ceremony marked the grand opening of Cash Saver. The grocery store is in the old Mack’s location in Downtown Harlan. Owner Harold Parsons, members of the Harlan County Chamber of Commerce and a representative of Cash Saver are shown here as they celebrate the grand opening with a ribbon cutting.

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ATV adventure reunion ride slated Oct. 11

Welcoming ATV riders back to the city of Evarts and the Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area (BMORAA) at Baileys Creek, a “Reunion Ride” will be held Oct. 11 beginning at the North Evarts RV Campground.“Everyone is welcome to ride and take part in this event,” said Preston McLain, one of the organizers of the event and member of the Kentucky Recreational Trails Authority. “The purpose of this ride is to welcome back riders who were instrumental in he...

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County updating E-911 addresses

Harlan County Emergency Management is in the process of updating the county’s E-911 database, and is asking for a little assistance from Harlan County residents.Harlan County Emergency Management Director David McGill said work began on the project on Monday.“We are re-mapping and cleaning up address issues or problems that we have found throughout the county,” said McGill. “The layout of roads and houses is a constantly changing animal, so weR...

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Fogbound at the summit

Photo by Chris JonesSilently the fog crept in on little cat’s feet recently, covering this section of the Laden Trail atop Pine Mountain in Harlan County.

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Patriots down Bell; Skins fall

Dalton Johnson and Garry Henson each scored a pair of touchdowns as New Harlan overcame an early deficit to win 30-12 at Bell County in seventh- and eighth-grade football action Tuesday.Johnson finished with 161 yards on 11 carries and had one reception for 20 yards. Henson added 88 yards on 10 carries. Ben Landis gained 42 yards on 10 carries. Colby Cochran completed his only passing attempt for 20 yards.After Bell took the early lead, New Harlan bounced back with a 25-...

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City school board gives final OK to tax hike

Six people attended a public hearing held by the Harlan Independent School Board Tuesday concerning a plan to raise the system’s real and personal property tax rate.However, not one of them spoke against the plan, with two saying they were only there to listen and gather information.Still, school officials did take the time to explain the need for raising the tax rate from 41.5 cents on each $100 of assessed real and personal property value to 42.9 cents, an increa...

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Dispelling state myths

FRANKFORT — Kentucky has always been a place of myth: “The Land of Tomorrow,” or the “Dark and Bloody Ground.” The state that joined the losing side after the Civil War, and adopted the myth that slavery had been a genteel institution — and a state song that disproves the myth if you study the words, which few do. The home of bourbon, basketball, horses and a colonel’s fried chicken.

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Thousands attend off-road festival in Bell Co.

The Coal Country Off-Road Festival, which took place Friday through Sunday at Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park near the U.S. 119 Trailhead, has experienced tremendous growth.What was once a small event with only a few hundred people back in 2008 when the festival first began, has since grown to be the largest ATV event in the state.This years’s festival featured guided ATV rides, a vendor area, inflatables for kids, mud drags, a haunted forest ATV ride and a concert ...

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New program offered for cancer patients

Roxanne Rose, American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life Specialist for Harlan County, recently announced a new program now available for cancer patients in Harlan County.“I’ve been working over a year now to get this program into Harlan County,” said Rose. “It’s called the ‘Look Good Feel Better’ program presented by the ACS and in collaboration with Personal Care Products Foundation and the Professional Beauty Association.Ros...

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Harlan County Shriners give back

Nola Sizemore | Daily EnterpriseDennis Daniel, a member of the Harlan County Saddle Club, is seen taking Austin Curry, 3 of Catrons Creek, for a ride while his aunt, Amy Curry, also of Catrons Creek, makes sure he stays in the saddle during the annual Harlan County Shriners’ Kids Day held on Saturday.Nola Sizemore | Daily EnterpriseThe Harlan County Shriners Train is a favorite at any event held in the county. Hundreds of kids and adults alike enjoyed a ...

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Students participate in ‘See You at the Pole’

Harlan County High School First Priority students participated in the nationwide “See You at the Pole” program on Sept. 24As 400 students gathered around the American flag at Harlan County High School, they were emotionally joined with every other school supporting the First Priority kickoff across the nation.“It’s a blessing to see so many students out and not only to be praying with our school but the whole country,” said Glen Wills, the s...

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Rosspoint wins academic competition

Photo submittedThe Rosspoint Elementary School seventh- and eighth-grade quick recall team recently won the Harlan County Schools’ in-district competition designed to help teams prepare for upcoming league play and the Kentucky Governor’s Cup competition. Harlan County Schools Superintendent Mike Howard designates certain dates each year prohibiting after-school sports and activities at the respective grade levels. This is done to allow all students an opportunity to ta...

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HES Family Literacy Night conducted

Photos submittedHarlan Elementary School recently celebrated Family Literacy Night. Students and their families visited the library to promote reading. Richard Haynes from the Harlan County Public Library was also available to promote reading with the school librarian, Kristen Lester. Activities were provided by Raymond Cox and the Harlan County 4-H Extension Office. Dr. Shelia Ahmad and her daughter Mareesa promoted healthy snacks for the students with the help from Harlan Indepen...

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Aviation program to be offered at SKCTC

Students from Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College will soon have the opportunity to take flight and soar.This will be possible when they enroll in the Aviation: Aerospace Technology program offered by Eastern Kentucky University. The much regarded program will allow local students to earn their associate degree with all course work offered at the Middlesboro campus. Upon completion of the degree, students will then pursue a bachelor’s degree at the EKU main campu...

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Lady Dragons end skid, down Middlesboro

Eight days after losing in three sets at Middlesboro, the Harlan Lady Dragons bounced back Tuesday at home with a 25-22, 16-25, 25-17 25-22 victory over the Lady Jackets to likely force a tie for the third seed in the 52nd District Tournament later this month.“It was good to see the girls still know how to win,” Harlan coach Tara Posey said. “We still need to work on our serving. Our overhand serves are too powerful and the girls have to learn when to take a littl...

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Future starting to look brighter for Kentucky

It is very difficult to get Uncle Elmer Lee too worked up about UK football. Even in the best of times, he has learned in his 76 years that it is a good idea to be a little guarded in his assessment of the Cats. For him, there have been way too many heartbreaking moments.

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The thankful games

My husband Terry and I took a road trip to the Oregon coast for our anniversary a couple of years ago and while he was driving I suggested we play a game.“Is this gonna be some lady’s magazine deal?” he asked with a sense of apprehension.“No, I’ve been reading Deborah Norvel’s book on the power of thankfulness.”“So Deborah told you to do this?”“Nope, I thought this game up all by myself....

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