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Labor Day fun in Evarts

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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.


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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Districts make plans to pay off KSBIT bills

Kentucky school districts have started getting bills over the past couple of weeks to help offset insurance claims against the failed Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust (KSBIT).The trust announced last year that it would disband due to financial woes and school districts would have to pay off outstanding claims of about $60 million. The trust offered insurance for workers’ compensation, property and liability claims.Having received their bill, which was court-m...

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Mountain Outreach accepting applications for 2015

WILLIAMSBURG – University of the Cumberlands (UC) Mountain Outreach (MO) building ministry has announced the opening of applications for homes beginning Sept. 2.Applications can be picked up at the Mountain Outreach office located behind the Hutton Town houses just off of Main Street in Williamsburg. The office is open between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.The applications are extensive and require a lot of information to be compiled. Applic...

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Forging a Frontier

EWING, Va. — As part of their summer schedule of events, Wilderness Road State Park will present “Forging a Frontier” on Sept. 13-14.During the 18th century, blacksmithing was one of the most important occupations in the colonies. The men and women of Martin’s Station will present special blacksmithing programs at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. detailing basic skills needed to survive on the frontier.Those in attendance will be able to watch Captain Martin as...

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4-H Environmental Camp is coming up

In 1998 the Harlan County Extension 4-H Program hosted a one-day 4-H Environmental Camp held at Camp O’ Cumberland Scout Camp near Wallins. Two schools attended bringing all their fourth grade classes.There were four environment classes presented by Kentucky Forestry Service, local volunteer Archie Ridings, Rob Miller, former agriculture agent, and Tim Anders from the Soil Conservation office.

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What’s Goin’ On

To place an announcement in the “What’s Goin’ On” section email: bmoore@civitasmedia.com; fax: 606-573-0042; or drop a written/typed copy of the announcement by our office at 1548 Hwy. 421 South (beside Hardee’s). Announcements should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If information is received in time, it will be published one or two days before the event. Announcements will not be accep...

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Naturally: Bell featured in book

Bell County’s Kentucky Ridge State Forest and Wildlife Management Area is featured in award-winning Kentucky nature photographer Thomas Barnes new title “Kentucky, Naturally: The Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund at Work.”The 144-page book includes stunning photography of the state’s protected lands.Barnes displays hundreds of breathtaking photographs of the state’s protected lands, and provides detailed descriptions of each site incl...

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‘Miracle for Michaela’ raises thousands

A benefit held recently at the Harlan Center for Michaela Greene, a 3-year-old girl suffering from a fatal illness, raised thousands of dollars to aid with some of the bills.The event, called “A Miracle for Michaela,” saw about 150 members of the community come out to help the child.According to Harlan Tourism Director Brandon Pennington, approximately $8,000 was raised.

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Reforming immigration by executive order a bad idea

Three words for President Barack Obama:Don’t do it.Don’t sign an executive order unilaterally creating faux immigration reform.Advocates, frustrated by a Congress that through two presidencies has failed to enact reform, are pressing for big and bold action.Such action might be satisfying for a day or two. But it would set back their cause for years, if not decades. The next Republican president could reverse such an order immediately. E...

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Times of trouble and terror

William Barclay was the great expositor of the Bible, known throughout the world. In Matthew 24:1-31, he writes and edits one of the Biblical passages about the second coming of Christ. When on the Mount of Olives with Jesus, His disciples asked Him about the end of the age and the signs of His coming again.Read that passage carefully and see if anything resembles the day in which we live. In verses six-eight, the scholar of Scotland translates, “You will hear of wars and rep...

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Who drug addiction affects

She weighs maybe 90 pounds as she pitifully stands in the courtroom; her eyes starting to roll back into her head. There are remnants of what probably used to be a pretty girl. The young woman is in custody for prostitution and possession of a controlled substance. Having been arrested by the Logan County Sheriff’s Department, she is headed to the Regional Jail at Holden. She will soon become a very sick individual. She will likely wish for death as a result of the withdrawal pains she ...

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Monday, September 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year. This is Labor Day.Today’s Highlight in History:On September 1, 1939, World War II began as Nazi Germany invaded Poland.On this date:In 1159, Pope Adrian IV, the only English pope, died.In 1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr was found not guilty of treason. (...

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A lesson from Daisy

Have you ever noticed that God finds you at just the right time?We love dogs, always have. When Cathe and I were first married, we lived in a little trailer. The septic tank had just been installed but had not yet been inspected so it was uncovered. We were moved in, however, and had to use it.A friend of mine gave us a dog he couldn’t care for. She was a hound dog, a big one. Daisy was her name and we were excited to get her.

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What time is it?

We can always tell when the first snow is coming. We don’t know the day or the hour, but as the temperature slowly descends, the leaves fall from the trees, the sun rises later and sets sooner, the afternoon breeze is no longer a comfort from the heat, but a deliverer of the cold air; we know that the time is ripe for that first snowflake to fall.This is a good example of how the Bible describes the return of Jesus Christ. We don’t know the day nor the hour, but we can ...

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