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Free trees for Earth Day

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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.

 

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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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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City of Harlan awarded $100,000 grant

Harlan City Council discovered during a meeting Monday that the city had received a $100,000 grant to make needed upgrades to the water and sewer system.Leo Miller of Leo Miller and Associates advised council on details of the grant.“The city has received an additional $100,000 grant from the Pride 531 program to go into our pump station rehabilitation,” said Miller. “That $100,000 is matched by 25 percent.”Miller said the total project...

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‘Kindergarten Journey’ set at Harlan

Discussion about a new program entitled “Kindergarten Journey” highlighted a recent meeting of the Harlan Independent Board of Education.Harlan Elementary School Principal Vickie Anderson told members of the board the new program is being set in place at the elementary school.“We had a kindergarten information night where we introduced the new parents to our school and kindergarten program,” said Anderson. “What we talked about is when kinde...

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Tickets on sale for scholarship banquet

The Harlan County Community Scholarship Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. on May 8 at the Benham School House Inn. Coordinating this year’s event is Harlan Independent Schools Superintendent C.D. Morton.“I’d like to encourage folks to come out and support these bright young students by purchasing tickets and being a part of the banquet to celebrate their academic success and bright futures they bring to the table,” said Morton. “We need to continue to ...

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LOCAL SPORTS - April 23

Burkhart drives in seven as Red Sox win slugfestKobe Burkhart had a monster night at the plate with a grand slam, triple and single for seven RBI to lead the Home Federal Red Sox to an 18-6 win over Jewelcraft in Harlan Little League action Monday.Brayden Shanks added four RBI with a pair of singles. Ethan Cornett also contributed two singles. Jacob Thompson and Shane Lindsey added one single each.Cornett struck out four and walked one in two innings on the mo...

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Bears bounce back with win over Harlan

You can be sure that the Harlan County Black Bears did not want to spend another day around coach John Lewis after a loss to Harlan.Harlan County suffered the first loss in school history to the Dragons on Monday and the Black Bears spent their evening with a rare after-game practice. The Black Bears erased some of the bad memories of that 1-0 defeat with a 9-0 victory Tuesday at Harlan County.

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Tree giveaway slated today at Walmart

The Harlan County Cooperative Extension Agency 4-H Program, the Harlan County Conservation District and Walmart will be participating in the annual Earth Day observance beginning at noon today at Walmart.Red bud, dogwood and a limited number of apple tree seedlings along with Earth Day information and promotional items will be available.

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How to go green at the grocery store

While adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle might seem like a major commitment, many people find such an endeavor is far easier than they initially expected, as some relatively minor modifications here or there can make a substantial impact on the environment.One of the easiest ways to go green is to make more eco-friendly choices at the grocery store. Shopping for and preparing meals can be done in an eco-friendly way, and men and women will be happy to know they’re not only ma...

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Daily Bible Thought — April 22

One act of kindness may teach more about the love of God than many sermons.By the name of Jesus…, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. — Acts 4:10

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