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Upcoming Waste Tire Collection Project set

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The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management (DWM) will sponsor a waste tire collection event in Harlan County from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 14, 15 and 16. Residents can drop off unwanted tires free of charge at the state highway garage, located just off U.S. 119 in Dayhoit.Waste tires are collected and recycled through “beneficial end use” markets to become products such as tire-derived fuel or crumb rubber mulch said Harlan County Solid Waste Supervisor Lakis Mavinidis.


Today in History — July 30

By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On July 30, 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces tried to take Petersburg, Virginia, by exploding a gunpowder-laden mine shaft that had been dug out beneath Confederate defense lines; the attack failed.On this date:In 1729, Baltimore, Maryla...

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Task Force plans events for Tri-City area

Upcoming events and grants were discussed by members of the Tri-City Task Force recently while meeting at the Tri-City Senior Citizens Center in Cumberland.Tracy Bailey, a member of the task force and director of the Cumberland Tourist Commission, announced a bicycle ride, “Black Mountain Madness,” is being planned for the Tri-City area sometime in October. No definite date has yet been set. This event will be sponsored by the Cumberland Tourist Commission.Pl...

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HISD School Calendar

The Harlan Independent School District will open the 2014-2015 school year for students on Wednesday, Aug. 6. The first day for Sunshine School students is Wednesday, Aug. 20.Opening day for teachers is Aug. 4, while Aug. 5 is a professional development day for teachers.The beginning and ending school times are as follows: Harlan Elementary School — 7:50 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.; Harlan Middle/High School — 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.The 2014-2015 school calen...

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Stacked farm system offers Cubs hope

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It’s tempting for Chicago Cubs fans to pay as much attention to Triple-A Iowa as the struggling big league club.Iowa’s lineup is a daily reminder that Chicago’s future might be as bright as any team in baseball.The recent promotion of Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler, who is ranked 54th on MLB.com’s list of the top 100 prospects in baseball, has given the I-Cubs a lineup that’s the envy of baseball. With Soler slott...

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Something important happens every day

Daily, I glance at the large calendar on the wall that looks down on my writing area. Last month it reminded me of Father’s Day and my super father and father-in-law. Summer started on the 21st, days that may be hot and stormy.I did recall with deep gratitude and unparalleled excitement that Kitty and I celebrated another wedding anniversary on June 4. That fourth was more exciting than Independence Day on the Fourth of July.

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Mining deaths on rise, 22 in first half of 2014

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Twenty-two miners were killed in accidents during the first half of 2014, compared to 18 in the first half of 2013 and 19 for the same period in 2012.The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration on Monday released its mid-year summary of fatal accidents. The report shows eight coal miners died in the first half of the year. While that number is about on par with recent years, the number of workers killed in other types of mi...

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Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security’s disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency.Getting relief from a slowdown in health care spending, Medicare’s giant hospital trust fund won’t be exhausted until 2030, the government said Monday. That’s four years later than last year’s...

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Making a play

Chris Jones|Daily EnterpriseHarlan freshman cornerback Kendal Brock stepped in front of a pass for an interception during a practice session Monday. The Green Dragons open their season Aug. 22 at Leslie County.

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Daily Bible Thought

Love is the family resemblance the world should see in followers of Christ.Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.— 1 John 4:7

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Young feels blessed to be playing after accident

LEXINGTON — James Young had a new, short haircut — he says he just felt the need for a change a few days ago — when he came to the John Calipari ProCamp. The former Wildcat said his new team, the Boston Celtics, didn’t dictate the change in hair style.“Going from being in college to the NBA, I just wanted to make a change. A new look for myself. That was just it,” he laughed and said.

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Cordia boys basketball program suspended

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has handed down sanctions to Cordia High School following a nearly yearlong investigation for violations of KHSAA bylaws including Bylaw 1 (Responsibility of Eligibility), Bylaw 4 (Enrollment Requirements), Bylaw 6 (Transfer Rule-Citizens of the U.S. or U.S. Territories), Bylaw 7 (Transfer Rule-Foreign Exchange Students), Bylaw 11 (Financial Aid), Bylaw 16 (Recruitment/Undue Influence), Bylaw 23 (Limitation of Season) and Bylaw 25 (Requirements fo...

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Jury recommends death penalty in 1983 rape-murder

LOUISVILLE (AP) — A Jefferson County jury has recommended the death penalty for a Louisville man convicted of raping and killing a woman in 1983.The Courier-Journal reports it is the first time in nearly a decade that a Jefferson County jury has recommended sending a defendant to death row.Jurors on Friday found Larry Lamont White guilty of murder in the death of Pamela Armstrong, a 22-year-old mother of five who was raped and shot twice in the head on June 4, 1983...

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Storm damage reported across county

Storms that moved through on Sunday left damage in several areas of the county.Chuck Greif, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Jackson, said an EF1 tornado, with winds of 95 mph, did touch down in Greasy Creek, just “a couple miles” from the Harlan County line in the Pine Mountain area.“The core of the storm went right over Putney,” said Greif. “It was pretty vicious. That’s the same storm that actually dropped softball...

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Boil-water advisory issued

Due to a main line break, Black Mountain Utility District has issued a boil-water advisory for all of Sukey Ridge and the Keith area. Bring water to a rolling boil for one minute before consumption.

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Today in History — July 29

By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.Today’s Highlights in History:On July 29, 1914, transcontinental telephone service in the U.S. became operational with the first test conversation between New York and San Francisco. Massachusetts’ Cape Cod Canal, offering a shortcut across the base of the peninsula, was officially opened to shipping traffic...

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Daily Bible Thought

Through prayer, we have instant access to our Father.Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.—Hebrews 4:16

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City tries to collect delinquent taxes

Collection of delinquent property taxes and unpaid privilege licenses highlighted a recent meeting of the Evarts City Council. Mayor Eddie Manning said nearly $23,000 in property taxes are delinquent and approximately $7,300 owed for privilege licenses remains unpaid.Handing out a list of delinquent property tax home owners and businesses owing for privilege licenses, Manning said the city may want to take some different measures to collect those funds.City Clerk Kristi ...

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