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To place an event 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 will not be accepted by phone and should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If received in time, it will be published one or two days before the event. Announcements are also available to view at www.harlandaily.com. For more details, call 606-909-4145.TODAY-FRIDAYThe Harlan County BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for the week of Oct. 20 includes:Today — Verda, Holmes Mill, Closplint and Louellen.


Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2014. There are 69 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 23, 1944, the World War II Battle of Leyte (LAY’-tee) Gulf began, resulting in a major Allied victory against Japanese forces.On this date:In 1707, the first Parliament of Great Britain, created by the Acts of Union between England a...

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Tourney opens at HCHS

Eight teams will converge on Harlan County High School for the 13th Region Tournament opening round Saturday, including all the regional favorites.Only four teams in the region finished the regular season with a winning record and all four made it to the regional, including Whitley County (27-8), last year’s champion, and Corbin (23-8), last year’s runner up.Harlan County (11-15), the champion of the 52nd District for the third straight year after a five-set ...

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Bears hungry for win heading into matchup at Perry

After watching what looked like a sure victory slip away last week in the final minute against visiting Whitley County, Harlan County coach Tom Larkey knows what his Black Bears need most as they head into their district finale Friday at Perry Central.“I don’t care if it’s a district game or a non-district game,” Larkey said. “We just need to get some confidence that we can win. When you have a lot of inexperience, they don’t always know how to w...

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‘Dragon Walk’ is 1 win away

With his team gathered around him at midfield following a last-second win Friday over Pineville, Harlan coach J.B. Donahue reminded the Green Dragons about a Harlan tradition he missed last year when the Dragons failed to secure a home playoff game.Harlan’s players traditionally walk from the school down Central Street to Joe Gilley Stadium in their Dragon Walk to mark their first home playoff game. The Dragons missed that walk last year when they finished third in District 6...

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KSP conducts drug roundup

A drug roundup in Bell County where 26 people were being sought on Wednesday resulted in the arrest of 18.The roundup was conducted by Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan, Cumberland River Drug Task Force and Pineville Police Department.KSP Public Affairs Officer Shane Jacobs said the roundup began around 8:30 a.m. Most of the 26 people lived in the city limits of Pineville.The charges against them stem from a yearlong investigation into the illegal sale of ...

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The heartbreak of domestic violence

Kevin Halpern | Daily EnterpriseThe Harlan County Domestic Violence Council held its annual Candlelight Vigil in remembrance of victims of physical and mental abuse at the courthouse Tuesday night. At left, domestic violence victim Lois Brock related a harrowing story of the trauma she endured by her abuser as she is comforted by Sheryl Caudel, director of HCDVC. Lillian Miracle, at right, sang a song which tugged at the heartstrings of those in attendance about a child witnessing ...

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Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life.The first-of-its-kind report by the Pew Research Center found that nearly three-quarters of American adults who use the Internet have witnessed online harassment. Forty percent have experienced it themselves.The types of harassment Pew asked about range from name-calling to physical threats, sexual harassment and stalking. Half of those who we...

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News in Brief

Man charged with assault when online romance soursLONDON (AP) — A Georgia man charged with assaulting a woman in eastern Kentucky has told police he thought she didn’t match the description she had given on the Internet.Laurel County Sheriff’s spokesman Gilbert Acciardo Jr. says 33-year-old Cornelius Jefferson of Monroe, Georgia moved to Laurel County to be with the woman, whom he had met online.Acciardo says the documentatio...

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IDA ‘treats’ Haunt Fest Harlan to $5k

A “spookcular” event coming to Harlan on Nov. 1 got a big boost on Tuesday from the Harlan Industrial Development Authority.The IDA voted to be a title sponsor of the Harlan Haunt Fest, which will be held at the Harlan Center on the first Saturday in November.The event bills itself as “an exploration of our weird, mysterious, wonderful world. Harlan Haunt Fest is a full day event of paranormal pop-culture entertainment with celebrity guests from film an...

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Bank robbery suspects in custody

Two men are in custody following a Tuesday evening armed robbery at the King State Employees Credit Union.Steven Grant Simpson, 27, of Ingram Drive, and Zeb Maggard, 30, of Ogburn Avenue in Winston-Salem, have been charged with arrmed robbery after a prolonged manhunt Tuesday evening.King Police Chief Paula May said the bank was robbed at about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday and said King officers were assited by Forsyth and Stokes county sheriff’s deputies as well as NC Wildli...

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Road salt prices jump 28 percent

As counties prepare for the inevitable start of winter, they’re feeling a budget pinch from rising prices and possible shortages of road salt.County officials will purchase road salt this year at a price that is approximately 28 percent higher than last year.Fearing another brutal season, counties across the state have ordered extra salt this year depleting stockpiles around the country said Harlan County Judge-Executive Joe Grieshop.

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No trick: Across US, Halloween bumped for football

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — When Halloween falls on a Friday in communities where high school football is king, it’s time to reschedule the holiday.Communities from West Virginia to Texas are saying they’re OK with celebrating Halloween on, well, not Halloween. Football is king in many rural areas, especially in the South, and that’s a big reason. But everything from homecoming events to Bible studies can push trick-or-treat night to dates other than Oct. 31....

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Evarts discusses tourism commission ordinance

The Evarts City Council met in their regular meeting on Tuesday, devoting discussion time to a pair of city ordinances.Mayor Eddie Manning brought up an amendment to the ordinance which created the Evarts Tourist and Convention Commission.According to Manning, the amendment changes who is eligible to serve on the commission.“What we’d like to do is amend one of the sentences in the tourism ordinance,” Manning told the panel. “We’d...

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Board accepts ‘playground’ lease from fiscal court

The Harlan County Board of Education has accepted a lease agreement offered by Harlan County Fiscal Court granting the school system access to property for a playground project at Cumberland.During Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting, the board welcomed the agreement with county government “for as long as the school exists,” as it was described by Judge-Executive Joe Greishop.The board will require the services of an engineering firm with demonstrated exp...

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Students find learning at ‘The Holler’

PIKEVILLE — What happens when you take a free online delivery system and create coursework designed for a specific culture and region? What if you apply that philosophy using technology to change education and access to learning in Central Appalachia? And just to make it feel like home, why not call it the “Holler.”Designed as a social learning network for students in Eastern Kentucky and Central Appalachia, founder and creator Bruce Parsons said the Holler provid...

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Countywide ‘Baby Fest’ sponsored

Photo submittedThe Harlan County Public School FRYSC’s and their community partners collaborated to sponsor the annual countywide “Baby Fest” for new and expectant first time parents (children ages 0-3). The shower was held on Oct. 17 at the Harlan Depot with over 90 in attendance. Vendors supplied free information and attendees also viewed a program on car seat safety. Many door prizes were given and refreshments were provided.

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Term limit concerns raised

Cumberland Tourist Commission (CTC) members agreed to form a committee to look into terms set for commission members at a meeting held on Tuesday.Cumberland Mayor Carolyn Elliott presented a list, compiled in 2012, which listed term limits for members of the tourist commission, which she said “didn’t match” the list she was provided by CTC Director Tracy Bailey in 2013.“I don’t know why it’s such a big deal to change these commissioner...

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