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Back 2 School Bash held

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HLT Check Exchange served over 1, 000 people companywide on Aug. 1 at their Back 2 School Bash.Customers who stopped by enjoyed free food, door prizes and school supplies. Children also had the opportunity to meet a Kentucky State Trooper.Cheryl Robinson, HLT Check Exchange manager, said “Going back to school causes a financial burden on families. We love giving back to the community, especially when it involves kids.”HLT Check Exchange’s next event will start in November with the annual Share the Warmth Drive where they accept coats and winter wear including gloves, scarves and hats. Items will be given to local school resource centers and non profit agencies.

 

Boil-water advisories issued

• Due to a main line break, Cawood Water District has issued a boil-water advisory for Mary Alice to the end of the line.• A boil-water advisory has been issued for the Jones’ Creek area of the city of Evarts water system until further notice. For more information, contact the Evarts Water Plant at 606-837-3232.• Due to a main line break, Black Mountain Utility District has issued a boil-water advisory for all Wallins and Coldiron. Bring water to ...

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Bus rental spat comes as Senate candidates meet

FRANKFORT (AP) — The candidates in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race are answering questions together for the first time amid a squabble over a bus rental.Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell is accusing Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes of accepting potentially illegal campaign gifts from her father’s bus company.The Grimes campaign says it sampled rates from four companies before deciding how much to pay to rent an 11-year-old luxury bus from Jerry Lundergan̵...

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New federal mining rule survives court challenge

LOUISVILLE (AP) — New federal rules that labor officials say could save lives at dangerous mining sites have survived a court challenge from mining industry groups.The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday dismissed the lawsuit brought by the National Mining Association and other groups.The new rules, approved in January, allow federal labor officials to designate a mine as a repeat violator of safety rules without a prior warning. It also allows regulators ...

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Retired teachers group meets

The Harlan Area Retired Teachers recently met at the depot. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the group enjoyed a delicious meal.Guest speakers were Otis “Rusty” Bailey and Jeremy Clem from the Appalachian ChalleNGe Academy. They spoke about requirements for admission and goals the academy hoped to achieve.The next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 14. Items of any type will be collected for Christ’s Hands.The Upper Cumberland (U.C.E.A.) distri...

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News in Brief

Billionaire to pay $1.5M fine for Kentucky minesLOUISVILLE (AP) — West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice has reached a $1.5 million settlement with Kentucky officials over dozens of reclamation violations at several of his coal mines in eastern Kentucky.The agreement between Justice and the state’s Department for Natural Resources is a reduction from the $4.5 million in outstanding penalties he owed for the violations. Kentucky officials said ...

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US stance in Iraq

Is it right to kill in order to prevent greater killing?A “yes” answer to that question was behind the atomic bomb decision that ended World War II. It is a common dilemma for those who can order troops into battle.Now President Barack Obama has authorized “targeted airstrikes” if they are needed to protect the lives of Americans in Iraq. The president also approved airdrops of food and water to religious minority groups who are trapped on an Iraq...

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Billionaire to pay $1.5M fine for state mines

LOUISVILLE (AP) — West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice has reached a $1.5 million settlement with Kentucky officials over dozens of violations at several of his coal mines in eastern Kentucky.The agreement between Justice and the state’s Department for Natural Resources is a reduction from the $4.5 million in outstanding penalties he owed for the violations, according to the settlement. Kentucky officials said the violations came from not doing post-mining reclamation ...

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What’s Goin’ On

To place an announcement in the “What’s Goin’ On” section email: bmoore@civitasmedia.com; fax: 606-573-0042; or drop a written/typed copy of the announcement by our office at 1548 Hwy. 421 South (beside Hardee’s). Announcements should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If information is received in time, it will be published one or two days before the event. Announcements will not be accep...

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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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Classic cars on display

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.

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LOCAL SPORTS

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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