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Lady Bears outlast Whitley in slugfest

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Scoring runs has been a season-long problem for the Whitley County Lady Colonels, who had been shut out six times and scored only 19 runs in their 1-9 start going into Thursday’s game at Harlan County.The Lady Bears were happy to provide a lesson in offense, pounding out 19 hits to help Destinee Jenkins overcame a rare off night in a 13-7 victory.“I said before that sometimes we’d have to outslug people,” Harlan County coach Tim McElyea said. “Whitley’s record isn’t the greatest, but they’ve played North (Laurel), South (Laurel) and Southwestern, so they’ve played some tough teams. I told the girls that they’ve seen some good arms.”


Sizemore runs record to 7-0 as Bears down Wise

Jared Sizemore improved his record to 7-0 and had plenty of offensive support with 12 hits as Harlan County won 9-3 on Thursday against Wise Central, Va.

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Students voice concerns, dreams for Promise Zone plan

A group of students from Harlan and Harlan County high schools were asked Thursday if they had family members who had lost jobs in the coal industry. Almost all of the 20 plus students raised their hands.Then, the students were asked if those who lost their jobs had found new employment. Not a single hand went up.The leadership students from the two schools were taking part in a town hall meeting for local youth designed to gain insight from the younger generation on pro...

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Motorcycle benefit ride to be held Sunday

The Coal Miners Underground Motorcycle Club will host a motorcycle benefit ride April 27 at the Village Center Mall, in Harlan, to help Kayla Brewer, of Closplint, and her parents, Mike and Janice, with travel, lodging and food expenses while Kayla is receiving medical treatment in Baltimore, Md.Kayla was born with a rare birth defect in her left leg called fibular hemimelia with congenital femoral deficiency. In order to correct these defects surgery is required. Kayla will be hav...

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Kentucky Commission on Human Rights meets

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights (KCHR) held its monthly meeting recently at the Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College campus in Cumberland.The KCHR is the state government authority that enforces laws prohibiting discrimination on behalf of the people of Kentucky. The Board of Commissioners consists of 11 members from throughout the state who are appointed by the governor and meet regularly to rule on discrimination complaints with the authority of a court of law...

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County to replace tile in Black Bottom

Replacing tile in the Black Bottom area of Loyall was discussed during a recent meeting of the Loyall City Council. Councilwoman Trenna Cornett said the tile is caving in and is in need of repair.Cornett said she was told the county planned to take the tile out and leave it an open ditch. She said having an open ditch in the area might be a problem, because a home near the area does not have a driveway. She said when they are coming in and out of their home they have to swing over ...

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Evarts man arrested for burglary

An Evarts man is facing a burglary charge after allegedly taking items including wedding rings and wedding bands from a LeJunior home.Joey David Lewis, 32, was arrested on Wednesday by Kentucky State Police Trooper Kevin Miller.According to the citation, Lewis entered the home of Jerri Miracle at 149 Witt Road. Lewis took two wedding rings and two wedding bands from the home.The citation states Lewis was arrested outside the residence on KY 38 near Witt Road. ...

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Trail systems becoming a reality in county

Connecting a trail system to the city of Cumberland and an abandoned rail bed non-motorized trail system were discussed during a recent meeting of the Tri-City Trail Town Task Force Committee (TCTTTFC).Kentucky Adventure Tourism Director Elaine Wilson, along with Eastern Kentucky University Regional Outreach agents Michelle Allen and Maggie Bill, were guests at that meeting. Also attending were Dempsey Miracle and Larry Reed, representatives from Vaughn and Melton Engineering Inc.,...

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