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County approves transfer of lift stations to city of Harlan

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County officials approved the preparation of two quit claim deeds to the city of Harlan after city officials receive funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to upgrade sewage lift stations across the county.During a meeting of the Harlan Fiscal Court on Thursday, Consulting Engineer Leo Miller, with Leo Miller and Associates Engineering firm of Harlan, asked the court to transfer a deed to the sewage transfer station in Rio Vista to the city of Harlan.


Getting ready to kick off the season

Chris Jones|Daily EnterpriseHarlan sophomore Boone Allison worked on kickoffs during a recent practice sessions. Allison was one of the bright spots for the Dragons in last year’s 2-9 season as he took over kicking duties and also played on the offensive line.

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Collett returning to Red Bird to lead basketball program

Charles David Collett’s first job as a high school basketball coach has brought him back home.Collett, a coach the past five years at Stinnett Elementary School, is taking over as the boys basketball coach at Red Bird Mission School, inheriting a rebuilding job at one of eastern Kentucky’s smallest schools.“I attended and graduated from Red Bird in 1987, played four years of varsity basketball and it has been a dream of mine since I began coaching to so...

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Mayor says city looking at ‘tight times ahead’

Looking for ways to tighten the city’s belt financially, Sewer and Street Department Supervisor Mark Duff reported during a recent council meeting that the city will now only conduct trash pickups on the first and third Thursday of each month.He said if you have items that need to be picked up and “it’s going to be a truckload,” you can come to city hall and rent a truck.“We’ll bring it to you and you can load it and we’ll come b...

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News in brief

Project at Ky. coal plant to trap carbon dioxideHARRODSBURG (AP) — Kentucky elected officials and representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy will visit a central Kentucky coal power plant to tout a project that will capture and store carbon dioxide emissions.They will be breaking ground Monday on the carbon capture pilot system at the E.W. Brown Generating Station in Harrodsburg. The technology is designed to help old coal-burning power pla...

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Drug roundup conducted in Loyall

A rainy morning in Loyall was witness to a drug roundup on Saturday conducted by the Loyall City Police Department with the assistance of Harlan City Police.According to Loyall Police Chief Mike Lunsford, the roundup comes after a three-month investigation into drug activity in Loyall.“The majority of the people are from Loyall,” said Lunsford. “These transactions are happening in Loyall and just on the outskirts of town.”Lunsford said ...

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Getting geared up for back-to-school

The beginning of a new school year is just around the corner. The new start provides an opportunity for your child to participate in all kinds of extracurricular activities, some of which include sports. Sports are a great way for your child to get active, gain confidence, make friends and learn life skills like responsibility and teamwork. If your child has never played sports or is transitioning to a new school, check the school’s website for the types of sports they offer and whether...

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Wallins teen continues her battle against heart condition

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...

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Thankfulness in adulthood and childhood

Pastor Bob Russell writes in his book Jesus, Lord of Your Personality, that having a lot doesn’t tend to produce a grateful spirit. “Have you had a taste of the best this world has to offer? You went to Hawaii once on vacation, so now it’s harder for you to enjoy the state park. You’ve eaten a steak at Ruth Chris, so it’s harder to be thankful for a meal at Ponderosa. You’ve driven a Jaguar, so now you can’t be as content with your used Chevrolet. You...

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Is it heart or duty?

I’ve heard members of the clergy say, “90 percent of the work is done by 10 percent of the people.” I’m not sure if there is any way to test the accuracy of that statement, but in any organization, not just churches, it seems like a fair amount of the work is done by a few or at least the same people as time passes.This week I’d like to talk to the 10 percent. Those that seem to be carrying the majority of the load; Pastors, Sunday school teachers, flo...

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Did Jesus Really claim to be God’s son?

When I was in high school I started wondering if what I had been taught in church was true. Mom and dad had always taken me to church but I wondered if what was taught there was real or not. I began wrestling with this idea trying to come to some sort of peace in my mind.

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Just turn loose and celebrate God

(Psalm 100) Remember the last time you cut loose and got silly cheering you child around the bases. That special one was running just as fast as their five year-old legs would take them. You hooped and hollered until they crossed home plate. Then you sat down, looked at the parent in front of you, you know the one you don’t know and said, “The one’s mine.” There was no sense of shame or impropriety and you couldn’t wait to have the chance to do it again. Now move...

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SOAR listening session held

Harlan County High School was the location for the third of six scheduled “listening sessions” for the SOAR (Shaping Our Appalachian Region) Education and Retraining Working Group, part of the SOAR initiative.Designed to examine concerns surrounding retraining and education in eastern Kentucky, the sessions are being held in order to find ideas and suggestions to be submitted to the SOAR executive committee.Former Southeast Community and Technical College Pre...

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Breaking down the best teams in UK basketball history

July and August in Kentucky is keep-the-pot-boiling time for basketball fans.At Louisville, Russ Smith has signed an NBA contract. And, college basketball’s premier coach, Mike Krzyzewski, weighed in about UofL joining the ACC. “Louisville brings the ACC a great brand. This is one that will make headlines in business journals.”At Western Kentucky U., Jeff Brohm is revving up the Hilltopper football fan base with emphasis on recruiting in-state players. ...

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Daily Bible Thought

Let the sameness of God waft over your heart with His peace in your storms.But You are the same, and Your years will have no end. — Psalm 102:27

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Today in History — July 19

By the Associated Press Today is Saturday, July 19, the 200th day of 2014. There are 165 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On July 19, 1989, 111 people were killed when United Air Lines Flight 232, a DC-10 which suffered the uncontained failure of its tail engine and the loss of hydraulic systems, crashed while making an emergency landing at Sioux City, Iowa; 185 other people survived....

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Summer instructions

Photos by Chris Jones|Daily EnterpriseHarlan coach J.B. Donahue worked with players on blocking Thursday at the HHS field. Donahue is entering his 22nd season as coach of the Dragons.Assistant coach Jon Bates was surrounded by several Dragons during a special teams drill. Harlan will open the regular season on Aug. 22 at Leslie County.

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Lefty gets it right, stays in British Open mix

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Phil Mickelson broke par in a major for the first time since he won last year’s British Open. It was just what he needed Friday at Royal Liverpool to stay in the hunt at this one.Typical of Mickelson, it wasn’t easy.He missed a 4-foot birdie putt after one of his best shots of the day, and was so irritated by that it caused him to bogey the next hole. He lost his tee shot on the par-5 10th hole, had to play another tee shot but s...

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