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Annual Ridge Runners’ Ramp Fest held

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Photos by Nola Sizemore|Daily EnterpriseSeveral people enjoyed a meal of cooked ramps, polish sausage, fried taters, cooked cabbage, soup beans and fried cornbread fritters during the annual Harlan County Ridge Runners Ramp Fest, held in Evarts.With temperatures near 80 degrees, those attending the recent Ramp Fest enjoyed their meals at the picnic tables at the North Evarts RV Park.Evarts City Council member Shelly Shackleford is pictured dipping up soup beans to those attending.Evarts Mayor Eddie Manning is pictured with a plate full of cooked ramps and all the sides.Dancing with her papaw Jim Perry, 71 of Lynch, is Alexis Perry, 5, also of Lynch, during the annual HCRR Ramp Fest.


Disagreement heard on personnel reading water meters

A disagreement between Benham City Councilman Darrell Creech and water plant operator Charles Allison ensued at a recent meeting of the Benham City Council over personnel reading water meters.Creech questioned why two men were now reading water meters when the job only requires one person and in years past only one person had read them.Allison responded that it now requires two people, because the meters are approximately 38 years old, filled with water and/or dirt, and ...

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Elevator available for use at county courthouse

Modernizing and remodeling of the Harlan County Courthouse has been an ongoing project for the county for the past several years. One of the things especially needed in the project was an elevator to make the courthouse more accessible to the disabled and handicapped.“The elevator has been in place for the past several years, however, just recently my office was moved to the second floor and there are three sets of stairs you have to climb in order to reach my office from the...

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County names Lynch bridge in honor of veteran

Harlan Fiscal Court members approved naming a bridge at the junction of KY 160 and Johnson Road in Lynch the Danny “Butch” Cuzzart Bridge in honor for his service to our country and sacrifices he endured.Magistrate David Kennedy read a letter from Cuzzart’s family which said, “Butch was born in Lynch to J.C. and Jacklyn Cuzzart and he played football for Lynch High School in 1964-1965. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in his senior year and after graduation h...

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Evarts fire department purchases AED

Evarts Fire Department Lt. and EMT Joshua Napier told Evarts City Council at a recent meeting that the fire department now has an automatic external defibrillator (AED).“This piece of equipment will greatly benefit the fire department and the city,” said Napier, who was standing in for fire chief Cledo Powers, who was unable to attend. “The number one incident for injury or death on a fire scene is sudden cardiac arrest due to any heart condition with smoke inhala...

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Radio Day helps support hospice in county

Harlan Countians pledged more than $6,000 to Hospice of the Bluegrass during the annual Radio Day aired on WTUK in Harlan.Brian Hensley, site director for the Harlan, office said the funds raised here will assist Harlan County families who receive services from the hospice organization.“As an agency we have held several different fundraisers in the past. Radio Day is important to us because it helps offset the cost of indigent care in our community,” said Hen...

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Cumberland council updated on routine issues

The Cumberland City Council took care of some routine business during a meeting, including setting a date for the city’s spring cleanup.Mayor Carolyn Elliot advised the panel Spring Cleanup would occur from April 21 through April 25.Elliott mentioned there are some materials the city will not accept.“No tires, batteries, shingles or building materials,” Elliot said regarding items the city would not be taking.The cleanup is an annu...

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Way of the Cross

Joe P. Asher|Daily EnterpriseThe streets of Harlan welcomed dozens of walkers for the Way of the Cross event on Friday. The annual event began at noon with people gathering in front of the courthouse for the walk through town.

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Grimes hypocritical on issue of standing up for state women

On the campaign stump, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes constantly claims to be the one looking out for all Kentucky women in her bid to oust U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell this November. But she has repeatedly dodged reporters’ questions since last summer about sexual harassment allegations by three women against a former state representative.We are referring to former state Rep. John Arnold, D-Sturgis, who is accused of sexually harassing these women whil...

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Ladies Ministry meets

The Grays Knob Church of God Ladies Ministry held a meeting on April 12 at the church. Members and guests were welcomed by Glenice Farmer. The meeting opened with prayer.Praise reports, prayer requests and personal testimonies were shared. Devotions were brought by Glenice Farmer — Psalms 121, “Our Help Comes from the Lord.”The business session opened with treasury reports given by Pam Williams, secretary/treasurer, and Kathleen Ball, food/menu fund. Up...

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Ribbon cutting held at Lamp House Coffee Shop

Nola Sizemore|Daily EnterpriseA ribbon cutting ceremony was held by the Tri-City Chamber of Commerce and Cumberland Tourist Commission on Wednesday at the Lamp House Coffee Shop now open in Lynch across the road from Portal 31. Lamp House Coffee is an extension of Meridzo Ministries. The shop offers house blend coffees, flavored coffees, espresso, lattes, frappes, cappuccino, soft drinks, snacks and dessert foods along with free Wi-Fi.The shop is currently open 6:30 a.m....

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Ribbon cutting held for Quilt Pieces Antique Shop

Nola Sizemore|Daily EnterpriseA ribbon cutting ceremony was held by the Tri-City Chamber of Commerce and Cumberland Tourist Commission on Wednesday at the newly remodeled Fire House building in Lynch where “Quilt Pieces Antique Shop” is now located. The shop, near Portal 31, offers a wide array of antique items such as antique jewelry, vases, scarves, furniture, statues and so much more. Owner Shirley Swiesz said currently she is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a....

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Bolin to teach concealed carry deadly weapons class

A concealed carry deadly weapons class will be offered for individual’s ages 21 and older beginning at 9 a.m. on April 26 at the Harlan campus of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College.Garett Bolin will teach the class that is to be held in room 102 with a fee of $75 for participants.The class is well-suited for women and men with limited or no experience with firearms.Participants will receive instruction on the Kentucky CCDW law, gun safety, ...

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Cumberland Mountain Music Show set April 26

Renowned bluegrass artists Dale Ann Bradley and Steve Gulley will return from a month of touring overseas to present the acclaimed Cumberland Mountain Music Show April 26, 2014, in the Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Cumberland Gap Convention Center in Cumberland Gap, Tenn.Featuring the music and heritage of mountain people, the Cumberland Mountain Music Show is a live family-friendly show including gospel, bluegrass and country music and down-home comedy. Besides Bradley and Gul...

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Unemployment rates fall in 21 states last month

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates dropped in 21 states, rose in 17 and were unchanged in the remaining 12. Meanwhile, hiring increased in 34 states and fell in 16.The unemployment rate varies from as low as 2.6 percent in North Dakota ...

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2 shot while hunting in Clay County; 1 killed

MANCHESTER (AP) — Police say one man is dead and another injured after they were shot while hunting turkeys in eastern Kentucky.State police told WKYT-TV that 28-year-old Brian Griffin died from his injuries after being air-lifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Another man, 21-year-old Jason Roberts, is being treated for a gunshot wound at the hospital.Investigators say three men went into the woods in the Clay County community of Fog...

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Misdemeanor arrests

The following individuals were recently lodged into the Harlan County Detention Center:* Tina Lynn Asher, 45, of Loyall, theft by unlawful taking under $500 (shoplifting), third-degree criminal mischief and contempt of court;* James D. Bailey, 24, of Harlan, careless driving, failure to wear seat belt, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and third-degree possession of a controlled substance;* Jamie R. Brackett, 27, of Harlan, fail...

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Easter egg hunts slated Saturday

Several Easter egg hunts are planned in Harlan County on Saturday:•All community children are invited to Harlan Health & Rehabilitation Center’s annual Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. on April 19. There will also be drawings for prizes and pictures with the Easter Bunny.•Jim “Muggins” Bennett will host the 33rd annual Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 1 p.m. on April 19 at the Tri-Cities Health & Rehabilitation Center. There are three categories: Ages ...

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