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Grieshop pushes countywide utility district

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Members of the Harlan Fiscal Court recently discussed the possibility of combining the county’s two largest water districts, Black Mountain Utility District (BMUD) and Cawood Water District (CWD) to form a Harlan County Utility District.At a meeting held at the county courthouse, Adam Scott, a representative of the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, asked why there is not a Harlan County Water District that oversees all of the county’s water system. He suggested this action would benefit the county and would establish one board over all the water districts in the county.

 

Brown excited about potential of Wildcats’ offense

LEXINGTON — Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown is only a few weeks away from not only having to pick a starting quarterback, but also put all the pieces together in UK’s offense.Recently he offered these insights into a variety of matters.Question: Where do you play freshman Stanley “Boom” Williams, a four-star recruit from Georgia?

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Man accused of cutting woman with scissors

A man is facing multiple charges after allegedly cutting a woman with a pair of scissors.Harvey Middleton, 32, of Wallins, was arrested Thursday by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Britt Lipfird.According to the complaint, police responded to a call to find Linda Holbrook with bruising around her left eye and a cut on her hand. Holbrook told Lipfird and Deputy Justin Luttrell that Middleton had caused the injuries with a pair of scissors. Middleton had fled the scene...

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Pavilion dedicated for volunteer’s service

Injured in an automobile accident, which left him paralyzed, Father Stephen Popovich was recognized with a pavilion built in his honor for his service, along with a reception at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Cumberland on Wednesday.Unable to attend the event, Father Popovich said via phone to a large crowd gathered for the event, “I’m so excited about the work that has been done there in Harlan County. As far as the groups coming down to Harlan County for the summer, t...

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Jobless rates down in 117 counties in June

FRANKFORT — Unemployment rates fell in 117 Kentucky counties between June 2013 and June 2014, while three county rates went up, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.Boone County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 5.5 percent. It was followed by Kenton County, 5.8 percent; Campbell, Larue and Woodford counties, 6 percent each; Caldwell and Shelby counties, 6.1 per...

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Johnny Be Good: Browns expect Manziel to behave

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Johnny will be good.That’s what the Browns expect from Johnny Manziel now that training camp is about to start.Cleveland coach Mike Pettine said he’s not worried about the popular rookie’s wild off-field behavior carrying into the season, and he’s determined not to let any outside influences affect his decision in picking either Manziel or veteran Brian Hoyer to be his starting quarterback.Pettine, who will open...

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Making the catch

Kim Creech|Daily EnterpriseThe Harlan County Black Bears will need a big season from senior receiver Nick Cornett, shown making a catch in a recent practice session, to overcome the loss of several key players on offense.

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News in brief

Appeals court upholds convictions in oil scamLOUISVILLE (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of two men who ran an oil-and-gas drilling scheme in which investors lost millions of dollars.The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals found no mistakes in the handling of the cases of 51-year-old former attorney Bryan Coffman and 60-year-old Tennessee businessman Gary Moss Milby. Both men were convicted in May 2011 of multiple charges of mail, wire and se...

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Bible Thought

I will rescue you…, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm.— Exodus 6:6

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The importance of worshipping God

When an important decision is in the works, we all wish we could hear a voice from heaven or have some solid assurance that we are doing the right thing. Sometimes our confirmation that we are on the right track comes in an overwhelming sense of peace. At other times, we may have friends and family who encourage us that we are headed in the right direction. Rarely, but definitely, there are times that God speaks to our heart in a way that we know only He can do.In the church world ...

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Why incumbents keep getting reelected

It’s no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating. In June, a Gallup poll found members’ standing with the American people at a historic low for a midterm-election year. Which might have been notable except, as The Washington Post pointed out, that “Congress’s approval rating has reached historic lows at least 12…times since 2010.”

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Advisory

The Cawood Water District has lifted the boil-water advisory from Bobs Creek to the end of line on KY 72 at Liggett.

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Historical benches to be surplussed

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. &...

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50th Anniversary

Wade and Georgeanna Johnson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 25. They have four children, six grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.

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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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