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Classic cars on display

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Kevin Halpern | Daily EnterpriseA group of classic car enthusiasts gathered at Hardee’s in Harlan on Thursday evening to display their vehicles. A wide variety of makes and models were shown. A “Cruise In” is planned for downtown Harlan on Saturday sponsored by The Portal. All vehicles are welcome — new, classic, exotics. Music will be provided by Big Daddy and the Heat. For information contact Croley Forester at 606-671-0569.


Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, August 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.Today’s Highlights in History:On August 20, 1914, German forces occupied Brussels, Belgium, during World War I.On this date:In 1833, Benjamin Harrison, 23rd president of the United States, was born in North Bend, Ohio.In 1866, President Andrew Johnson formally ...

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Accounting board issues new statements

In June 2012, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) issued two new statements which will change the way a state and local government retirement systems disclose pension information.Harlan County Treasurer Ryan Creech said, “According to the Kentucky Retirement System (KRS) website, ‘all financial disclosures made by KRS are contained in its audited financial statements and the KRS Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) that is published annually. Stat...

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Patriots stand strong, down Bell

A New Harlan defense that couldn’t make a stop last week as Evarts overcame an 18-point deficit in the second half to win 40-36 came up big on the first two plays of the fourth quarter Tuesday with the Patriots clinging to a two-point lead over visiting Bell County.With Bell County facing a third-and-one at midfield, New Harlan tackle Elijah Smallwood broke through the line for a three-yard stop. Linebacker Garry Henson sacked Isaac Collett for a seven-yard loss on fourth dow...

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Balanced attack propelsCawood past Green HillsCawood raced to a 22-0 lead after one quarter and rolled to a 48-7 win Monday at Green Hills in seventh- and eighth-grade basketball action.Breann Turner and Katelyn Johnson each scored eight points to lead a balanced Cawood offense which featured all 10 players reaching the scoring column.Elizabeth Howard scored seven for Green Hills.Willis Gailey and Makayla Sizemore each scored 12 points as...

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Lady Dragons fall in opener

Harlan coach Tara Posey saw plenty of potential but not enough production in the Lady Dragons’ season-opening 16-25, 15-25 loss Monday to visiting Clay County.“They played very nervous,” Harlan coach Tara Posey said. “We had a ray of light of what our team can be. We just have to connect on the sets and work on communication more. Clay is a very athletic team. I had some JV girls come in the varsity and do well. Taylor Smith came in and got us a few good set...

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CEO of bankrupt oil company sentenced in scheme

LOUISVILLE (AP) — The CEO of a bankrupt southern Kentucky oil company was sentenced Tuesday to nearly three years in prison for scamming investors into giving him money for three oil partnerships in Kentucky and Tennessee.Young Oil executive Anthony L. Young of Knob Lick did not speak during the 30-minute hearing in U.S. District Court in Louisville. He pleaded guilty in March to defrauding investors in both states.

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Groups try to stave off cuts at Fort Knox

FORT KNOX (AP) — Central Kentucky officials are in the final stages of a letter-writing campaign to oppose potential cuts at Fort Knox.The Army has said that the post could lose 4,100 soldier and civilian jobs if maximum cuts are reinstated in 2016.The News Enterprise reports the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce One Knox Policy Council partnered with the CORE Committee to raise awareness about the possible cuts and get people to write letters or digitally sign one...

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Courthouse News

ARREST RECORDSThe following individuals were recently lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center:• Brandon Adams, 32, of Coldiron, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, failure to produce insurance card, no registration receipt and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs;• Jacob Brandon Begley, 34, of Evarts, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs;• ...

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Leadership Harlan County United seeks applications

Leadership Harlan County United, a training and technical assistance program that builds Harlan County teams of emerging leaders from differing boundaries of class, ethnicity and geography, is now seeking applicants from those persons interested in attending a retreat and six day-long training seminars during a seven month period.Jeremy Williams, LHCU chair, said LHCU began in 1997 as part of the Rural Community College Initiative through Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical ...

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Prostitution a Main problem

Several owners of businesses in downtown Harlan appeared before city council Monday night to report problems with suspected prostitution and drug dealing in the area.“Our concern is what appears to be prostitution and drug dealing on our street,” Tera Day, the owner of Perfect 10 on Main Street, said. “I mean the start of today I had 12 women outside my door. Customers are afraid to come in. They (women) range from young to old and they just hang around on our str...

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Smith powers Jays past Evarts in gridorama

Tayton Smith, Stinnett’s standout tailback, picked up where he left off last season with a three-touchdown performance Saturday in a 26-14 win over Evarts in seventh- and eighth-grade action at the Mid-Mountain Middle School Athletic Association Gridorama at Harlan.Evarts scored first as Ethan Cornett, coming off a six-TD performance against New Harlan, went in on a 58-yard run. Dawson Caudill connected with Nick Helton for the two-point conversion.Luke Lewis threw...

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News in Brief

5K gallons of fuel oil spill into Ohio RiverCINCINNATI (AP) — An estimated 5,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River about 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati.A Duke Energy official says the spill happened late Monday night at one of its substations in New Richmond.Duke Energy spokeswoman Sally Thelen says the spill occurred during a fuel transfer and lasted 10 to 15 minutes before it was stopped.An official with the ...

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More jobs available, many paying less

Two new reports are out this week that, taken together, provide a pretty good picture of how the U.S. labor force has fared since the economic recovery began in June 2009.On Monday, the U.S. Conference of Mayors released a report, prepared by IHS Global Insight, noting that U.S. payroll employment reached an all-time high this spring, finally surpassing the prerecession peak of 138.4 million jobs, reached in the first quarter of 2008.Then, the Labor Department reported T...

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McConnell, Grimes set to appear together on KET

LOUISVILLE (AP) — U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes, will meet for a high-profile debate on statewide television about three weeks before Kentucky voters decide one of the nation’s most closely watched campaigns.McConnell agreed Monday to the Oct. 13 appearance with Grimes on Kentucky Educational Television, said KET Executive Director and CEO, Shae Hopkins. Grimes, who is Kentucky’s secretary of sta...

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‘Warrior’ mentality under fire

Photos of officers bearing assault rifles and wearing head-to-toe battle armor this week in Ferguson, Mo., are raising questions over the blurred lines between police and soldiers.Many look like they were snapped in an Afghanistan war zone, with local police in camouflage and combat helmets as they respond to unrest over the death of an unarmed black teen at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson.One picture features law enforcers staging behind a mine-resistant vehic...

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US won’t reveal records on health website security

WASHINGTON (AP) — After promising not to withhold government information over “speculative or abstract fears,” the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government’s health care website because doing so could “potentially” allow hackers to break in.

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Tying up loose ends in the AFC South

There’s not a whole lot that’s complicated about the AFC South. You have one team that’s a lock for first place, two teams that right now earn little more than a never-mind, and then you have a real mystery to unravel.The Indianapolis Colts are expected to be the class of the division. As long as Andrew Luck stays off his backside and that offensive line does its job (hardly a foregone conclusion), they’ll be fine. The Colts are loaded with offensive talent ...

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