Lilly Miracle was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Hypoplastic left heart syndrome is a complex and rare heart defect present at birth.In hypoplastic left heart syndrome, the left side of the heart is critically underdeveloped and the left side of the heart can’t effectively pump blood to the body, so the right side of the heart must pump blood both to the lungs and to the rest of the body.Lilly, 15, of Wallins Creek, had her first open heart surgery, the Norwood procedure, when she was 2 days old. A shunt was placed inside her chest. The operation was to reroute everything until the pressure in her heart could be stabilized and get her to a second surgery said her mother, Pamela Lankford.
Photo submittedThe Coxton Faith Tabernacle Vacation Bible School classes donated the change they raised to Mike Howard to support his work in local nursing homes. The classes donated $150 to support his ministry.
The Harlan County 4-H Teen Club visited the state capitol during the 4-H Capitol Experience held recently. Participants met with State Rep. Rick Nelson and Sen. Brandon Smith as well as sat in on the senate session. Rep. Nelson spoke with the students about our state history and government before touring the capitol and celebrating the 4-H Capitol Experience.
Thirty-five campers, six teen leaders and six adults from Harlan County attended J.M. Feltner 4-H Camp in London June 23-23. Harlan camped with Laurel, Wolfe and Johnson counties. Around 275 campers, teens and adults attended camp during the week.Campers attended four fun classes each day including fishing, canoeing, archery, riflery, swimming, nature, basketball, volleyball, high ropes, low ropes and several arts and crafts.Campers also learned leadership and life skill...
Country music superstar Josh Turner will be at Barnes & Noble, located at 8513 Kingston Pike in Knoxville, Tenn., on July 18 at noon to sign copies of his first book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood. The book signing is free and open to the public.Released nationwide April 29 with Thomas Nelson, an imprint of Harper Collins Christian Publishing, Man Stuff shares stories Turner has learned over the years as a son, brother, friend, husband and father.
Vendors are needed for the upcoming Family Expo slated for Aug. 31 at the National Guard Armory in Middlesboro. The expo is scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Event organizer Becky Cheek explains that all different types of vendors are needed for the expo.“We are looking for crafters and artist including but not limited to primitive, Americana and woodworking,” said Cheek.Service providers like photographers and direct sales representatives are...
The seventh annual Festival of the Arts and Authors was held Saturday at the Village Center Mall. Local artisans participated and visitors were entertained with music and refreshments. Artist Bob Howard, far left, showing some of his work to Dennis Farmer, of Teetersville.
Corey and Rachael Warf both received professional degrees from the University of Kentucky in May. Corey is a graduate of the UK College of Medicine and was involved with the Wilderness Medicine and Ultrasound Student Interest Groups. Corey begins work as an emergency medicine resident this month at the University of Louisville Hospital. Rachael is a graduate of the UK College of Law. During her time at UK, she was a member of Kentucky Law Journal, Trial Advocacy Board and the Student Public I...
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