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Woman killed in Labor Day wreck

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A Harlan County woman lost her life Monday in a single-vehicle crash at Tanyard Hill on U.S. 119.The Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan was notified of the wreck in Bell County at 4 p.m.KSP Sgt. Jeremy Lee said the preliminary investigation suggests a 1996 Geo Tracker driven by Flossie Smith, 56, of Evarts, was travelling northbound when her vehicle left the right side of the roadway and entered a ditch. The vehicle initially struck a culvert and then ran up an embankment. Once the vehicle went up the embankment it rolled onto its top.Lee said Smith was pronounced deceased at the scene by Bell County Coroner Jay Steele. The wreck is being investigated by Trooper George Howard.


Afghanistan’s moment of reckoning

Afghanistan faces ever deepening security and political crises. As American troops withdraw, Taliban military advances are threatening entire districts, and government coffers are dwindling.NATO leaders are scheduled to hold a summit meeting next week that is supposed to reaffirm the alliance’s commitment to keep supporting Afghanistan’s security forces, which, like the rest of the government, are heavily dependent on international aid. It will be very hard to justify c...

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New fall TV shows worthy of a first-night look

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a time-honored rite harking back to an era of black-and-white TVs and the trio of networks whose programs they delivered: the grand unveiling of new fall fare.As part of the ritual, this latest fall crop is an occasion for handicapping the good and the misfires. Granted, it’s a risky business to rate a new series’ prospects on the basis of its pilot episode, which is typically the only thing critics have to go on. But even if it doesn...

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By Katherine Hawkins Contributing Columnist

Beginning in the 1990s, and accelerating after Sept. 11, the CIA flew terrorism suspects to secret police custody in Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, and Libya. Many of them were tortured. Starting in 2002, the CIA began operating secret prisons all over the world: Thailand, Lithuania, Romania, Poland, Afghanistan, Djibouti, briefly Guantanamo Bay.

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, September 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On September 2, 1945, Japan formally surrendered in ceremonies aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, ending World War II.On this date:In 1666, the Great Fire of London broke out.In 1789, the United States Treasury Department was est...

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The case against binge-watching TV

LAKE CITY, Pa. (AP) — It’s no secret technology is changing our television-viewing habits.Americans are increasingly engaging in a practice known as television binge-watching — going through several episodes of a TV show in a single stretch. In the old days, of course, people watched one episode a week. That changed with digital video recorders and Internet streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. DVDs and online services also make it possible to start shows f...

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Big Blue Kool-Aid tasted good

On January 1, 1952, Kentucky played and defeated Texas Christian at the Cotton Bowl in DallasI was born about eight months later, on Aug. 3, 1952, so I just turned 62. I’m excited to know I am now retirement age, but frustrated that the last major bowl game Kentucky appeared in was before my birth.Over the years, many, many changes have taken place in American society and in my life, but several things have remained constant, among them the attempts by the Big Blue...

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Fatal crash reported in Bell County

Flossie Smith, of Evarts, was killed in the crash off U.S. 119 in the Tanyard Hill area of Bell County.

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Lady Dragons capture regional All ‘A’ title

Tara Posey had a plan when she set up a tough schedule for the Harlan Lady Dragons in the season’s opening two weeks. She wanted to get her team ready for the 13th Region All “A” Classic on Aug. 30.The Lady Dragons struggled against the quality competition as Posey suspected. Harlan fell in two sets to Clay County and Jenkins once each and to Leslie County twice. Harlan managed a two-set sweep of Barbourville but still took a 1-4 record into the 13th Region All &#...

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Cats open season with rout of UT-Martin

LEXINGTON (AP) — Kentucky scored almost every time it had the ball, and its few failures against Tennessee-Martin weren’t for lack of effort.Most satisfying for the Wildcats were contributions from all phases, particularly a running game that seems poised to establish its own identity.Braylon Heard stated the backfield’s case with first-half touchdown runs of 73 and 43 yards, spurring Kentucky to a season-opening, 59-14 rout of the Skyhawks on Saturday....

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ARH doctor suspended

An emergency room doctor at Harlan ARH Hospital has had his license suspended by the state.The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure suspended Dr. Donald Ramsey, of Knoxville, last week after an evaluation determined “he cannot practice with reasonable skill and safety at this time.”

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Prosecutor: Teacher had cocaine sent to school

COVINGTON (AP) — A northern Kentucky teacher has been charged with having a shipment of cocaine sent to Holmes Middle School in Covington.Arin Staples resigned Aug. 15 after being questioned by the Drug Enforcement Administration.A Kenton County Grand Jury indicted Staples on a felony drug charge Thursday.Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Sanders told The Kentucky Enquirer that Staples also purchased cocaine at other times, too.&...

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Payday lenders to face stronger scrutiny

LOUISVILLE (AP) — Payday lenders in Kentucky are coming under increasing restrictions because of a pair of laws passed by the state and federal governments at the start of the decade.The Kentucky General Assembly in 2010 enacted a measure creating a database, “Veritec,” to flag suspicious transactions. It records each loan via a Social Security number, driver’s license number, address and other personal information.Congress created the Consumer Fi...

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Labor Day fun in Evarts

Kevin Halpern | Daily EnterpriseEvarts’ annual Labor Day Festival on Saturday drew a large crowd to the area around city hall throughout the day. Events included face painting, rides on mini trains, inflatable slides, music and vendors selling a wide range of items.

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Prosecutors weigh request for rehearing in slaying

LOUISVILLE (AP) — Kentucky prosecutors are weighing whether to request a rehearing or appeal a decision granting a woman a new trial in the death of her boyfriend in October 1998.No appeals have yet been filed with the state Supreme Court or Court of Appeals in the case of 54-year-old Susan Jean King, who fought for eight years to clear her name in the death of 40-year-old Kyle “Deanie” Breeden in Spencer County.The appeals court granted King a new tria...

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Corvette Museum to completely fill in sinkhole

A massive sinkhole that swallowed eight prized sports cars won’t be a permanent attraction at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.The museum’s board of directors voted Saturday to fill in the entire hole that opened up in February and became an Internet sensation. Curiosity over the hole revved up attendance and revenue for the museum in Bowling Green, an hour north of Nashville, Tennessee.Board members reversed course by deciding against preserving a se...

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News in Brief

State police trooper struck by car on I-65LEBANON JUNCTION (AP) — A Kentucky State Police trooper is recuperating in a Louisville hospital after he was struck by a motorist during a traffic stop on Interstate 65.Trooper Sam Shacklette was walking to a car he had stopped for speeding on the interstate near the Bullitt County line on Saturday when he was hit.State Police say a Ford SUV driven by 43-year-old Louis Edward Dunn hit the parked...

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‘Hardee’ men at work

Kevin Halpern | Daily EnterpriseA crew of workers puts down new pavement around Hardee’s on U.S. 421 in Harlan last week. Hardee’s officials say it is part of an ongoing project to make improvements to the restaurant.

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