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Operation UNITE visits local schools

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Operation UNITE’s “On The Move” drug education and prevention program arrived at Harlan County High School on Tuesday and Harlan High School on Thursday.Students were given the opportunity to learn about the effects of drugs and alcohol through five one-of-a-kind experiences.The interactive mobile classroom provided education about drugs and their effects. A written survey was given to the students, allowing the instructors to determine specific needs of their student population.The Simulated Impaired Driving Experience (SIDNE) was a student favorite. SIDNE is a battery-powered go-cart operated by a UNITE staff member to simulate the effects from alcohol and other drugs.

 

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Prosecutors seek to drop charges in drug caseLONDON (AP) — A Kentucky man can’t return to the United States from Bosnia because he’s listed as a defendant in a federal drug case. Federal prosecutors are trying to help him get back to Bowling Green.Assistant U.S. Attorney Samuel Dotson has asked a federal judge to dismiss Igor Jokic from a case filed in London, Kentucky. Dotson says Jokic had nothing to do with the international drug rin...

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Sentencing delayed by DUI arrest

A man set to be sentenced in Harlan Circuit Court on Friday received a new court date instead.Teddy Joe Reese, 26, of Coldiron, appeared with his attorney, Russell Alred, in front of Special Judge Daniel Ballou.Reese was brought into the courtroom in handcuffs.Reese was scheduled for sentencing on second-degree burglary charges stemming from thefts in Cumberland in 2012.According to a previous report, former Cumberland City Police Det. Silas Whitehe...

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Tour designed to help leaders of SOAR

SOMERSET — Fifty leaders from across southern and eastern Kentucky boarded a tour bus, dubbed by U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) as the “Silicon Holler Express,” on Wednesday.The tour was designed to help leaders of the SOAR (Shaping Our Appalachian Region) organization learn more about five sophisticated facilities currently utilizing high-speed Internet along I-75 in southern Kentucky. Each company displayed the types of opportunities that coul...

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Evarts discusses Zombies, abandoned cars

The Evarts City Council discussed plans for an upcoming event made to order for Halloween and other city business during a meeting on Tuesday.“The Zombie Walk is coming up this Saturday (today),” Mayor Eddie Manning told the council. “Tonya told me today they’ve been getting eight or nine phone calls a day from people interested in this so it may work out pretty good.”Manning said the plan is for kids to come to the city hall parking lot aft...

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Smith, Cope to wed

George Smith and fiancé Norma Thomas, of Harlan, and Rick and Debbie Robinson, of Harlan, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Smith, to Matt Cope, son of Rick and Sandy Cope, of Benham, and Karen Cope and Rainbo Johnson, of Cumberland. The bride-elect is the granddaughter Rose Smith and the late Elmer Smith, and Mattie Caldwell and the late Clark Caldwell. She is a 2003 graduate of Harlan High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Kentuck...

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News in Brief

101st Airborne to take over in Africa deploymentFORT CAMPBELL (AP) — The 101st Airborne Division is set to officially take command of an operation to build Ebola care centers in Africa.The Fort Campbell-based soldiers will assume the leadership of Joint Forces Command - United Assistance in Monrovia on Saturday. At a change of command ceremony, Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the 101st Airborne commander, will step in for Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams...

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Student performance improves district ranking

Students in Harlan County Schools continue to improve their performance on a broad range of measures designed to prepare them for college and careers after graduation.The board of education recently reviewed current results from the battery of tests the state now uses to hold school districts accountable for the service they provide to children.“These are, by far, the best scores we’ve ever had,” said Brent Roark, assistant superintendent, during his re...

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County approves contract with KTC for road salt

During a special called meeting of the Harlan Fiscal Court on Thursday, the court approved a road salt agreement, for emergency basis only, between the county and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet retroactive to Oct. 17.“We’ve never had to do this before. It’s just a safeguard in case we need to get salt from them,” said Harlan County Judge-Executive Joe Grieshop. “The price is specific and the agreement is made out ahead of time.”Ha...

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District Court Cases

The following cases were recently heard in Harlan District Court:(Compiled for the Enterprise by Joe Asher)• David Rowlett, theft by deception – dismissed;• Jonathan Jones, no/expired registration plates, no/expired registration receipt, failure to wear seat belt and failure to register transfer of motor vehicle – dismissed;• Margaret A. Brock, contempt of court – dismissed;...

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EPA launches voluntary star-rating program

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a new voluntary Drift Reduction Technology (DRT) program to encourage the use of verified, safer pesticide spray products to reduce exposure and pesticide movement while saving farmers money in pesticide loss.

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Might as well join the fray

Now that several of the big box stores, hereabouts ,have decided to forego Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations in favor of starting Christmas promos on Labor Day, I have decided that I can’t beat them and that I may as well join the fray.As you surely know by now, books, particularly those written by Appalachian authors, always top my list of Christmas present suggestions and my favorite place to get them is through the mail from a little mom and pop bookstore called Herit...

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Friday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2014. There are 68 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 24, 1939, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra recorded their signature theme, “Let’s Dance,” for Columbia Records in New York. DuPont began publicly selling its nylon stockings in Wilmington, Delaware.On this date:In 1537, Jane...

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What’s Goin’ On

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Loyall plans to purchase fire truck

The city of Loyall may finally be getting a new fire truck.A resolution authorizing Mayor Clarence Longworth or Treasurer Mandy Longworth to enter into a loan agreement with the Kentucky Fire Commission (KFC) to purchase a fire truck was signed by the mayor at a special called meeting of the Loyall City Council on Tuesday.A low-interest loan program is available for any volunteer fire department that meets the training requirements and is in good standing to receive stat...

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Car crash sends 1 to jail

A two-vehicle crash sent one to jail and two others to the hospital on Thursday.Joshua Hiestand, 25, of Evarts, was arrested by Harlan City Police Officer Branden Watts at approximately 8:45 a.m. at the scene.“I responded to a two-vehicle collision on KY 38 just past the entrance to the school,” said Watts. “There was a black Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Sandra Skidmore, of Harlan, and a red Ford Ranger driven by Joshua Hiestand.”Watts sa...

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Local Sports

Harlan Little League meeting set for SundayOfficer elections for the Harlan Little League will be held Sunday at Huff Park starting at 7 p.m.Anyone wishing to serve on the board of directors is encouraged to attend.For more information, call Silas Whitehead at 837-9883 or 273-2527.Pairings set for county tourneyThe seventh- and eighth-grade county tournament will open Saturday at James A. Cawood Elementar...

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Laid-off miner turns to policing

When Branden Watts got laid off from the coal mines in Harlan County, he didn’t give up and he didn’t leave his hometown. A different career came along for Watts, which turned out to be policing.Watts said policing is something he always wanted to do, but when he saw the “big money” coal was offering, he took that route.“I always kept being a police officer in the back of my mind if I lost my job as a coal miner,” Watts said. “As...

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