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Nola Sizemore|Daily EnterpriseThe Harlan County Cooperative Extension Agency’s 4-H Program, Harlan County Conservation District and Walmart participated in the county’s observance of Earth Day on Tuesday. Red Bud, dogwood, black walnut and apple trees, along with beef steak tomato plants were given away free of charge in observance of the event. Here, 4-H Extension Agent Raymond Cox, left, gives Brenda Cassim, of Teetersville, her bundle of trees to plant.

 

Today in History — April 23

By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On April 23, 1914, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, then called Weeghman Park, hosted its first major league game as the Chicago Federals defeated the Kansas City Packers 9-1.On this date:In 1014, the Battle of Clontarf took place near Dublin as ...

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Daily Bible Thought — April 23

For the Christian, dying is the last shadow of earth’s night before heaven’s dawn.O Death, where is your sting? — 1 Corinthians 15:55

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Lady Dragons rout Bell 17-2

Scott Lewis’ Harlan Lady Dragons stayed hot on Tuesday as they pounded out 17 hits en route to a 17-2 win over Bell County. It was the Lady Dragons third straight win and evened their record against district opponents to 2-2.Madison Brewer pitched all three innings for Harlan. The freshman allowed just one earned run on four hits while striking out three and walking two.The Lady Dragons jumped on Bell pitcher Courtney Baker for four runs in the top of the first inn...

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City of Harlan awarded $100,000 grant

Harlan City Council discovered during a meeting Monday that the city had received a $100,000 grant to make needed upgrades to the water and sewer system.Leo Miller of Leo Miller and Associates advised council on details of the grant.“The city has received an additional $100,000 grant from the Pride 531 program to go into our pump station rehabilitation,” said Miller. “That $100,000 is matched by 25 percent.”Miller said the total project...

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‘Kindergarten Journey’ set at Harlan

Discussion about a new program entitled “Kindergarten Journey” highlighted a recent meeting of the Harlan Independent Board of Education.Harlan Elementary School Principal Vickie Anderson told members of the board the new program is being set in place at the elementary school.“We had a kindergarten information night where we introduced the new parents to our school and kindergarten program,” said Anderson. “What we talked about is when kinde...

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Tickets on sale for scholarship banquet

The Harlan County Community Scholarship Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. on May 8 at the Benham School House Inn. Coordinating this year’s event is Harlan Independent Schools Superintendent C.D. Morton.“I’d like to encourage folks to come out and support these bright young students by purchasing tickets and being a part of the banquet to celebrate their academic success and bright futures they bring to the table,” said Morton. “We need to continue to ...

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LOCAL SPORTS - April 23

Burkhart drives in seven as Red Sox win slugfestKobe Burkhart had a monster night at the plate with a grand slam, triple and single for seven RBI to lead the Home Federal Red Sox to an 18-6 win over Jewelcraft in Harlan Little League action Monday.Brayden Shanks added four RBI with a pair of singles. Ethan Cornett also contributed two singles. Jacob Thompson and Shane Lindsey added one single each.Cornett struck out four and walked one in two innings on the mo...

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Bears bounce back with win over Harlan

You can be sure that the Harlan County Black Bears did not want to spend another day around coach John Lewis after a loss to Harlan.Harlan County suffered the first loss in school history to the Dragons on Monday and the Black Bears spent their evening with a rare after-game practice. The Black Bears erased some of the bad memories of that 1-0 defeat with a 9-0 victory Tuesday at Harlan County.

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Spring housecleaning a common ritual

Years ago, spring housecleaning used to be, and perhaps still is, a backbreaking ritual. It involved hanging rugs out in the sunshine on clotheslines and then beating the dust out of them with a wire rug beater or a long-handled broom. It demanded that mattresses be carried out into the open air, placed on chairs and left to soak up the sun’s rays, which surely helped to rid them of musty odors and pesky germs.Housewives attacked every nook and cranny with a vengeance. Curtai...

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Tree giveaway slated today at Walmart

The Harlan County Cooperative Extension Agency 4-H Program, the Harlan County Conservation District and Walmart will be participating in the annual Earth Day observance beginning at noon today at Walmart.Red bud, dogwood and a limited number of apple tree seedlings along with Earth Day information and promotional items will be available.

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How to go green at the grocery store

While adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle might seem like a major commitment, many people find such an endeavor is far easier than they initially expected, as some relatively minor modifications here or there can make a substantial impact on the environment.One of the easiest ways to go green is to make more eco-friendly choices at the grocery store. Shopping for and preparing meals can be done in an eco-friendly way, and men and women will be happy to know they’re not only ma...

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Daily Bible Thought — April 22

One act of kindness may teach more about the love of God than many sermons.By the name of Jesus…, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. — Acts 4:10

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Today in History — April 22

By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, April 22, the 112th day of 2014. There are 253 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On April 22, 1864, Congress authorized the use of the phrase “In God We Trust” on U.S. coins.On this date:In 1889, the Oklahoma Land Rush began at noon as thousands of homesteaders staked claims.In 1912, the United States C...

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Dragons sweep Buckhorn in doubleheader

With district showdowns set for Monday and Tuesday against Harlan County, the Harlan Green Dragons warmed up Saturday by sweeping a doubleheader from visiting Buckhorn.Tye Patrick struck out 12 in the opener, working around seven walks, as Harlan won 8-4.Noah Busroe had a triple and single and Ben Abraham added a double and single to lead the Dragons’ eight-hit attack. Andrew Saylor and Caleb Hogue added doubles. Tye and Corey Burns each had singles.Harl...

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Miller sends Dragons to first win over HCHS

Austin Miller may not realize it yet, but some day he will be the answer to a trivia question as the first Harlan pitcher to beat the Harlan County Black Bears in baseball.Miller does know he couldn’t have picked a better time to pitch the game of his life, and the smile on his face told the story after the Dragons finished off a 1-0 win over Harlan County on Monday that will undoubtedly turn heads of baseball observers around eastern Kentucky. It was the first win for Harlan...

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Lady Dragons turn tables on Middlesboro with one-run win

A one-run loss 10 days ago at Middlesboro was perhaps the toughest in a five-game skid that the Harlan Lady Dragons ended on Thursday with a win over Letcher Central.Harlan avenged that loss Monday at home, edging the visiting Lady Jackets 2-1 in a game that featured timely hitting and a strong pitching performance by junior Madison Noe.“We needed this because the girls were getting their heads down a little bit,” Harlan coach Scott Lewis said. “This is...

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Gauging the pressure

Jeff Phillips|Daily EnterpriseHarlan Fire Department Assistant Chief James Billings and Lt. Geary Ferguson conduct a hydrant flow test at the corner of Mound Street and Cumberland Avenue. The hydrant discharged 1,455 gallons of water per minute. Testing will continue periodically throughout the city limits.

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