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Harlan students recognized for excellence

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Recognized for their excellence in academics, Harlan elementary fourth and fifth grade students were presented with plaques and a small reception during a recent meeting of the Harlan Independent Board of Education.“They competed at a district level and then advanced to the regional level where they were the regional champions,” said Superintendent C.D. Morton. “At the elementary school level you stop at the regional level and then in the higher grades you advance to the state level. To win the region is typically very hard to do.”Morton said he wanted to recognize the students because they “represented Harlan Independents Schools very well.”

 

Ethics ‘reform’ little more than posturing

House Democrats took to the floor Monday to repeatedly express their “outrage” at the Legislative Ethics Commission’s decision not to punish former state Rep. John Arnold on charges of sexual harassment and to praise the “moral courage” of the three women who came forward with the allegations, according to the Associated Press.“We want to send a message that harassment of any kind will not be tolerated in any branch of the government,” said...

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Small business owners missing tax credit?

”Communication Breakdown, It’s always the same” — Led Zeppelin “What we have here is a failure to communicate” — from the movie Cool Hand Luke A Kentucky professional who owns his own business found that he missed getting the Health Care Tax Credit.For the past four years!Since the credit is worth 35 percent of what he is paying in health insurance, his business lost out on about $40,000....

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Family Reading Night held at Rosspoint

Rosspoint Elementary School recently hosted a Family Reading Night.Activities included students listening to Dr. Seuss books, games, crafts, face painting, and a Dr. Seuss trivia contest.Parents attended a workshop presented by Harlan County Community Educator Cecilia Adams who shared information on the importance of reading with your children.Community members, faculty and staff, and older Rosspoint students volunteered to prepare and provide activities for t...

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Show off your selfie

Here’s your chance to show off your selfie!The Harlan Daily Enterprise is accepting selfies for a special project to publish in mid-May. We are inviting readers to send us their best selfie photograph.One lucky selfie will be chosen as the main art to be published in the newspaper. Other selfies will be posted on our Facebook wall and website for our readers to enjoy.Please email your selfie by May 2 to bmoore@civitasmedia.com with the word ‘selfie...

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Wallins students tour post office

Melissa Johnson|Daily EnterpriseFirst grade students from Wallins Elementary School recently toured the Harlan Post Office with their teacher Mary Beth Lee, far left.

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Appalachian Reading Series set Friday, Saturday

HARROGATE, Tenn. — Lincoln Memorial University’s (LMU) Appalachian Reading Series will welcome visiting author Susan Gregg Gilmore on Friday for a public reading followed by a writing workshop on Saturday.The reading is now set for 7 p.m. in the Arnold Auditorium of the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum (ALLM) and the workshop will take place on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon in room 105 of the LMU-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine building. Gilmore will read from ...

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ARH Auxiliaries honored at volunteer appreciation event

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) honored volunteers throughout its 10-hospital system during their annual volunteer appreciation event on April 9 at the Hazard Community & Technical College.According to event organizer Amanda Fryman, ARH celebrates and honors its 200 auxiliary members every April during National Volunteer Week with a special luncheon and awards program. Approximately 100 volunteers and staff members were in attendance at this year’s event and all 10 of A...

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Fix tax laws, fix the economy

It doesn’t take a recovering tax attorney like me to tell you what you already know: the federal tax code is a mess, especially for businesses. Every day, business owners and managers express frustration at the complications and hassles of an unnecessarily complex tax code — and fear that a mistake could cost them big. This is no way for a government to treat its citizens, or its businesses. It’s time for Congress to get serious about tax reform.

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18th annual Golden family reunion slated

This year will mark the 18th year for the Golden family reunion taking place April 25-27.On Friday, attendees will gather in the breakfast area of Hampton Inn in Williamsburg from 5-9:30 p.m. Plan to arrive on schedule and bring a sack dinner from your choice of restaurants at 6 p.m.A copy machine will be available to share copies of your history with others until 9:30 p.m. Bring your family history, photos and stories.Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and co...

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Caregiving study to examine needs of Kentuckians

FRANKFORT – The General Assembly recognizes the growing needs of family caregivers, calls for new research to examine present and future needs.Senate Concurrent Resolution 102 tasks the Legislative Research Commission to conduct a study on family caregiving and long-term supports and services in Kentucky and deliver recommendations by December 2014. This is a big win for the 735,000 Kentuckians who are caregivers for a loved one, providing an estimated 704 mi...

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Fighting the habit

BOWLING GREEN (AP) — More than anything, Gerrie Steed noticed the difference in smells when she quit smoking.“All of a sudden, you can taste your food. You can smell,” she said one afternoon in March, five weeks smoke-free. “It was like I woke up.”While advocates and state lawmakers spent February and March attempting to restrict smoking in shared public spaces and workplaces, Steed visited a weekly group hosted by the health department and ...

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SOAR Working Groups to meet in conjunction with the East Kentucky Leadership Conference

The Shaping our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Initiative will convene the first official meeting of its 10 working groups on April 24, from 1-4 p.m., and in conjunction with the East Kentucky Leadership Conference at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.The SOAR Working Groups are responsible for leading large-scale discussions throughout Eastern Kentucky on topics related to the region’s economic future and quality of life. The 10 working groups include: Agriculture, Com...

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Free trees for Earth Day

Nola Sizemore|Daily EnterpriseThe Harlan County Cooperative Extension Agency’s 4-H Program, Harlan County Conservation District and Walmart participated in the county’s observance of Earth Day on Tuesday. Red Bud, dogwood, black walnut and apple trees, along with beef steak tomato plants were given away free of charge in observance of the event. Here, 4-H Extension Agent Raymond Cox, left, gives Brenda Cassim, of Teetersville, her bundle of trees to plant.

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Today in History — April 23

By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On April 23, 1914, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, then called Weeghman Park, hosted its first major league game as the Chicago Federals defeated the Kansas City Packers 9-1.On this date:In 1014, the Battle of Clontarf took place near Dublin as ...

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Daily Bible Thought — April 23

For the Christian, dying is the last shadow of earth’s night before heaven’s dawn.O Death, where is your sting? — 1 Corinthians 15:55

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Spring housecleaning a common ritual

Years ago, spring housecleaning used to be, and perhaps still is, a backbreaking ritual. It involved hanging rugs out in the sunshine on clotheslines and then beating the dust out of them with a wire rug beater or a long-handled broom. It demanded that mattresses be carried out into the open air, placed on chairs and left to soak up the sun’s rays, which surely helped to rid them of musty odors and pesky germs.Housewives attacked every nook and cranny with a vengeance. Curtai...

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Lady Dragons rout Bell 17-2

Scott Lewis’ Harlan Lady Dragons stayed hot on Tuesday as they pounded out 17 hits en route to a 17-2 win over Bell County. It was the Lady Dragons third straight win and evened their record against district opponents to 2-2.Madison Brewer pitched all three innings for Harlan. The freshman allowed just one earned run on four hits while striking out three and walking two.The Lady Dragons jumped on Bell pitcher Courtney Baker for four runs in the top of the first inn...

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