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Woman arrested on robbery charge

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A Wallins woman is facing a robbery charge after an alleged incident involving a person holding a gun to another’s head.Carolyn Johnson, 31, was arrested on an E-warrant by Kentucky State Police Trooper Jimmy Halcomb on Wednesday.The citation states Halcomb executed the warrant at approximately 2:35 p.m.According to the arrest warrant obtained by Harlan City Police Cpl. Jeff Owens, Johnson forced her way into the home of Fred Chasteen on Feb. 1.The warrant states Johnson entered the home with Brandon Saylor, who is a co-defendant in the case.The warrant additionally states Saylor placed a gun to the head of Amy Clem, causing Clem to be in fear. Two guns were taken from the residence.


Dodd responds to comments made at council meeting

In response to a Benham City Council story regarding sewer line damages to a home on Maggard Street, former Benham Mayor Shirley Dodd said during her administration work was done to try and alleviate the problem short-term.“A comment about my husband, and former Mayor John Dodd, in the story saying this problem existed during his service to the city, my understanding is this old sewer line on Maggard Street was not included in a grant the city obtained to replace sewer lines ...

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Loyall Fire Dept receives Homeland Security grant

Loyall Fire Chief Vern Guffy told members of the Loyall City Council his department received a Homeland Security Communications grant in the amount of $9,752 during a recent meeting.“You all remember me telling you about a grant I applied for to obtain radios, well that is moving along,” said Guffy. “We have already received the radios, the police chief has a new base station and two more handheld radios. I have two more mobiles in my truck, so that finished up th...

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Operation Easter Basket at SKCTC

Chris Jones|Daily EnterpriseStudents, faculty and staff at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College’s Cumberland campus have been busy this week preparing baskets for the Easter season. Through the “Operation Easter Basket” project and sponsored by the college’s non-denominational group the Southeast Christian Fellowship, items to complete 18 baskets have been collected. The baskets will be delivered to Shepherd’s Pantry, a food pantry in Cumbe...

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Resurrection comes in many forms

It is the Easter season when Christians remember and rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the son of God, from the dead. We believe he was crucified willingly and became the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. The gulf between man (because of his disobedience and sin) and God had become so great and so complete that Jesus came to earth, dwelt among man and became the bridge that restored man’s access to God, as well as providing eternal life.The Bible warns us that to th...

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Fish Fest slated Saturday in Middlesboro

The seventh annual Fish Fest is slated to take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Children under 13 years old can fish for rainbow trout in the canal at the Middlesboro city parking lot. Adults may accompany the youth but may not fish.“We’re expecting a turnout this year,” said County Attorney Neil Ward, who helps organize the event.The fish is released in the canal with nets in place to make sure children who ...

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Deadline nears to pick up ‘Voter’s Guide’ forms

With the primary election on the horizon, the Harlan Daily Enterprise will once again publish its annual “Voter’s Guide” special section. These mini biographies collected by the editorial department is a free service to any and all candidates who have filed for a public office in Harlan County.There are mini biography forms at the Harlan Daily Enterprise office that must be dropped off by the candidate by presenting their photo ID. The deadline to submit your form...

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By John Henson jhenson@civitasmedia.com

A year away from football convinced Aaron Caldwell he wasn’t ready to give up the game, and the competition that comes with it, for the rest of his life.Caldwell, a 2013 Harlan County High School graduate, signed with the University of the Cumberlands and will join a program that advanced all the way to the NAIA national finals a year ago. The Patriots were 13-1 last season, falling to Grand View University 35-23 in the NAIA championship game for their only loss.&#...

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