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Shriners’ Kids Day Saturday

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The Harlan County Shriners (HCS) will host their fourth annual Kids Day from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Shriners’ Park in Putney. Free T-shirts will be given to the first 300 kids attending the event.“This is the Shriners way of saying thank you to the Harlan County community for 50 years of support to the Shriners organization,” said HCS President Bill Howard.“We will have prizes, free food, games, train rides, horse rides, inflatables and so much more for the children to enjoy,” Howard said. “There is no charge for anything. There just isn’t anything better than to see the smiles on all the children’s little faces when they attend this event and have a great day of fun.”

 

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McHargue scores 19as Lady Cats winPhebe McHargue poured in 19 points as Rosspoint won 39-19 on Monday at Cumberland in seventh- and eighth-grade basketball action.Hannah Johnson scored 10 to lead Cumberland.Kassydee Owens scored 18 to lead Rosspoint (10-0) to a 42-18 win over Cumberland in fifth- and sixth-grade action.Brandy Adams paced the Lady Skins with 11 points.———Rossp...

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Lady Bears sweep past Harlan

The Harlan County Lady Bears continued to save their best for district competition, sweeping Harlan in three sets Tuesday to improve to 4-1 in district play and 5-11 overall.Harlan (4-11 overall, 0-4 district) stayed within striking distance in all three sets and led midway through the third but mistakes proved costly as HCHS pulled away for the 25-18, 25-17, 25-19. Harlan County won in four sets earlier this season on its home court.“I thought we had good teamwork...

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Middlesboro ends slump with victory over Harlan

MIDDLESBORO — Senior Karrah Hart had a big night for the Middlesboro Lady Jackets as they snapped a 13-match losing streak with a 25-19, 25-14, 25-18 win over Harlan on Monday.Hart had 14 kills in the match and freshman Brooke Foister added seven to lead the Lady Jacket offense. They also both did well on serves as Middlesboro controlled all three sets.

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Cumberland man arrested on burglary, trafficking charges

A report of a stolen firearm resulted in the arrest of a man on charges including burglary and drug possession.Richard Huffaker, 22, of Cumberland, was arrested by Lynch City Police Chief James Fox on Friday.According to the citation, Huffaker was pulled over by Cumberland Police Department Officer Cody Williamson when Fox and Lynch Police Officer John Brown arrived on the scene. Police searched for a firearm that had been reported stolen from the residence of Christina ...

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SOAR gets $750,000 for operations

SLADE – The Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative got a $750,000 grant on Tuesday to cover start-up expenses over the next four years, thanks to the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).The funds will ensure that SOAR will have the budget to support staffing over the next several years as the initiative implements the goals recommended by the people of eastern Kentucky.The funds will cover up to half of the expected administrative expenses, including th...

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Treasurer warns of sweepstakes tax scam

FRANKFORT — Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach says scam artists are at work again calling Kentuckians with the news that they’ve won a $2.5 million international sweepstakes but to claim the prize they’re required to first wire $1, 295 cash to the scammers.“This is an obvious scam that preys on the elderly,” the Hollenbach said. “So called “winners” of the sweepstakes are being notified with phone calls from Las Vegas, Jamaica or Nig...

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Rx Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday

Operation UNITE along with Kentucky State Police posts throughout southern and eastern Kentucky will be participating in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s 9th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday.From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the DEA will collect potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at KSP Post locations in Ashland, Harlan, Hazard, London, Morehead, Pikeville and Richmond.In addition, Operation UNITE accepts medic...

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Heroes of Hope

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Schools warned of fake invoice scam

Attorney General Jack Conway, the Kentucky Department of Education, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) are joining together to warn Kentucky school districts to be vigilant of a scam targeting schools throughout the country.“Schools are receiving invoices for textbooks they didn’t order,” Conway said. “It’s troubling that scammers are preying on schools and attempting to steal taxpayer money used to pay for the resources needed to help educate our ch...

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Freedom of choice

Freedom of choice … that’s what it is all about, right?I am a practicing physician in Bell County, and a graduate of Pineville High School. As a physician, my goal is to always put the patient first. I spend countless hours of the day talking to insurance companies, drug representatives and pharmacies to do whatever it takes to make sure my patients get the very best care available to them.Patients should be able to choose what physician they want to see, wha...

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Contests a staple of annual Swappin’ Meetin’

Area bakers will have the chance to compete for notoriety and prestige when they enter the Baked Goods Contest held annually during the Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’.The contest is free to enter, and earn bragging rights for your tasty baked delights.Items to be judged include pies, cakes, breads and pastries with the best of show recipient earning a cash award of $100.Items should be dropped off at the ticket booth inside the Edsel Godbey Appalach...

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U.N. has more pressing concerns than climate change

Matt Ridley calls himself a “lukewarmer,” a person who’s somewhere in between when it comes to positions on global warming. Apparently, the number of such folks in high government positions is on the upswing — unlike the temperatures themselves.A United Nations climate change summit this month will have some empty seats. They would otherwise be occupied by officials from China, India and Germany, among others, who’ve decided that global warming isnR...

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News in Brief

Female guards at state prison allege sex assaultSANDY HOOK (AP) — Four female guards at a state prison in eastern Kentucky have filed a lawsuit accusing a supervisor of exposing himself and sexually assaulting them.The guards filed suit Monday in Elliott County Circuit Court.The women alleged that Sgt. Stephen Harper grabbed and rubbed against women and tried to make them touch him. They also allege that Little Sandy Correctional Complex...

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Beshear asks for disaster declaration

FRANKFORT (AP) — Gov. Steve Beshear has asked for a federal disaster declaration in eastern Kentucky following heavy rains that caused flooding, washed out roads and forced people from their homes.If the disaster declaration is approved, it would provide federal funding to help with cleanup efforts.Storms hit the eastern part of the state on Aug. 19-23, with the counties of Floyd, Knott, Johnson and Pike being hit the hardest.

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FDA warns doctors to beware fake drug distributors

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators are trying to help doctors spot counterfeit and unapproved drugs by raising awareness of illegal operations that peddle bogus drugs to health professionals.Federal prosecutors have recently uncovered rogue companies distributing foreign versions of Botox, fake cancer drugs and other unapproved or contaminated medicines in the U.S. Often those operations will entice physicians by faxing “too good to be true” flyers that offe...

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Judge: State to explain lethal injection drugs

FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky officials should be prepared to explain how and why they arrived at what drugs to use in a lethal injection and at what doses, a state judge said Monday, though he didn’t decide how in-depth the explanation needed to be.Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd told attorneys during a hearing in Frankfort that lawyers for multiple condemned inmates have a “fair inquiry” about the policy decisions. Shepherd said an order would be forth...

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year. Autumn arrives at 10:29 p.m. Eastern time.Today’s Highlight in History:On Sept. 22, 1776, during the Revolutionary War, Capt. Nathan Hale, 21, was hanged as a spy by the British in New York.On this date:In 1761, Britain’s King George III and his wife, Charlotte, were c...

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