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Historical benches to be surplussed

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Hoping to keep a part of Harlan County history alive, members of the Harlan Fiscal Court asked that some of the benches in the old circuit courtroom in the Harlan County Courthouse be restored and used in the county in some capacity.Harlan County Judge-Executive Joe Grieshop said the benches were “probably 95 years old.”“These benches are now in the way, because we’re having to build and change the setting in the courtroom,” said Grieshop. “I’m asking that the fiscal court declare all the benches surplus except for three of them to get the courtroom the way it should be with chairs.”


Domestic violence event slated

The Harlan County Domestic Violence Council (HCDVC) and The Family Life Abuse Center will host their seventh annual “Believing in Ourselves: A Celebration of Appalachian Women” conference Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Harlan Center.A fun-filled, educational self-esteem summit, the event will feature a day of workshops of interest to women, bingo and door prizes.

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Back on the gridiron

Members of the Harlan High School football team went through a practice session last week as they prepare for the season opener on Aug. 22 at Leslie County.

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Harris to announce top 5 on Aug. 1

Madison Southern running back Damien Harris, the nation’s No. 1 running back in the 2015 recruiting class, tweeted Monday that he’ll announce a top five Aug. 1 and then make his college choice Dec. 13 with plans to enroll at the school he picks in January.Alabama and Ohio State seem to be the projected leaders for Harris with Kentucky, Michigan and Oregon other potential top five schools.Harris just called off recruiting trips to Ohio State for its Friday Nig...

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Bowlen giving up control of Broncos due to Alzheimer’s

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team because of Alzheimer’s disease.The 70-year-old Bowlen will no longer be a part of the club’s daily operations, the Broncos announced Wednesday. Team President Joe Ellis is adding the title of chief executive officer and will have final say on all matters.The Broncos say the ownership of the franchise is held in a trust Bowlen set up more than a decade ago in hopes t...

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Sunshine road work nearing completion

A restraining order filed by the city of Harlan in June to halt work being performed by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet on a culvert replacement on KY 3459 in Sunshine has been lifted and the work is nearing completion.According to Les Dixon, an official with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the work is expected to be completed in approximately 10 days if everything goes smoothly.Dixon said issues such as bad weather could delay the completion date.The...

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Construction at Commonwealth Stadium to continue through season

LEXINGTON (AP) — The $110 million construction project at the University of Kentucky’s Commonwealth Stadium will continue through the upcoming football season with the goal of finishing renovations before the 2015 kickoff.UK Athletics project manager Russ Pear says construction crews will work until Thursday on game weeks before cleaning up the construction area and setting up temporary fencing by Saturday morning.Kentucky spokesman Tony Neely told the Lexing...

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Wellness Clinic changes location

According to Janet White, coordinator of the Harlan County Schools Youth Service Center, the Wellness Clinic set for Friday and Saturday at Harlan County High School has now been changed to James A. Cawood Elementary School. The times will remain the same. The event is open to the public and is free of charge.

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News in brief

Grimes jabs McConnell on jobs issue in new TV adLOUISVILLE (AP) — Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes went on the attack again Tuesday with a new TV ad featuring an out-of-work Appalachian coal miner who questions Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s commitment to job growth.The 30-second ad airing across Kentucky seeks to capitalize on McConnell’s off-the-cuff comments to an eastern Kentucky newspaper in the spring....

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What’s Goin’ On

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Police jail 2 in theft case

Two men are facing charges after allegedly entering a home that had recently been damaged by fire and taking appliances from the structure.Steven Adams, 22, and William Taylor, 21, both of Loyall, were arrested by Loyall Police Department Officer Denny Jones on Monday.According to the complaint, the two men entered the property located at 222 Cedar Street in Loyall and took multiple items including a refrigerator and stove.The complaint states Loyall Fire Chie...

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Flying with kids? Be organized

I’m happy to announce I’m featured in American Airways magazine this month! With that good news I thought I’d write about flying with little ones. Now that vacation time in full swing and if you plan to fly with your kids, here are my top ten tips for happy flying… short of drugs.1. Be preparedDesignate a carry-on as the entertainment bag. Keep what’s in it a secret, bringing out surprises as the trip goes. Busy kids are happy kids. Bored on...

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Summer sledding

Kim Creech|Daily EnterpriseHarlan County assistant coach Chad Wood led a drill during a practice session last week. Wood is in his first season with the Black Bears after a successful run as coach of the New Harlan Patriots. Wood and Britt Craig led the Patriots to numerous league titles over the past decade and to the state playoffs last fall.

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The Cawood Water District has issued a boil-water advisory due to a Pineville water leak.

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Mosley concerned about safety issues at county schools

With safety issues in mind for students across the county, Harlan County Board of Education member Myra Mosley asked Superintendent Mike Howard, at a recent special called meeting, why work, particularly at Rosspoint Elementary School, has not been completed.“Rosspoint is a mess,” said Mosley. “There are trenches where it has rained. School will be starting soon and it’s going to be dangerous for our kids to be on the playground.”Howard told...

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Council agrees to set strict curfew

A discussion to amend the city’s curfew ordinance was held at a meeting of the Evarts City Council.Mayor Eddie Manning said the curfew is for any person under the age of 18 and is currently from midnight to 6 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.Police Chief Lupe Blas said he feels the reason a curfew was set by previous city officials was to ensure children were home and in bed and ready to get up for school on weekdays....

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Free Wellness Clinic begins Friday at HCHS

A Free Wellness Clinic will be held Friday and Saturday at Harlan County High School hosted by employees of The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.An annual event for Harlan County, Rev. Rodney Myers, chaplain at The Christ Hospital, said Friday’s clinic will be held from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday’s clinic will be from 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.During the clinic, residents will receive free physicals, eye glasses, podiatrist exams, dental exams and work,...

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Female voters wooed for fall

By Charles BabingtonAn AP News AnalysisWASHINGTON — Democratic and Republican Senators are pouring significant time and energy into pursuing female voters, a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections.Wednesday’s Senate vote on contraception legislation is the latest example of Democrats’ win-by-losing strategy, which forces Republicans to vote on sensitive matters that might rile women this fall.

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