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Local woman wins Calipari’s slogan contest

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Don’t bother Rene Cornette during a University of Kentucky basketball game. Don’t call her house, don’t knock on her door and don’t make any plans for family or other gatherings that you need her to be a part of when a game is scheduled.“I understand I am a fan to the extreme,” she said.Cornette’s love for basketball began at an early age as she grew up playing against her dad, Gary Cobb, at their home in “Around the World” near Wallins. “I am geared like my dad when it comes to basketball. I take it very seriously. I get it from him.”

 

Helping the community

Nola Sizemore|Daily EnterpriseRecruits from the Appalachian ChalleNGe Academy, at Grays Knob, spent the day volunteering their time weed-eating for the city of Lynch. This endeavor is part of their community service training.

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Where the wild things are, again

As a kid growing up in Cumberland, my big decision on Saturdays was whether to go to the Novo Theatre at 20 cents or the Corlee at 15 cents. I never knew what was playing at either (unless it was one of those cliff hangers from the week before), but I knew it would be good: Cartoons, news reels and a western short film starring Tom Mix or Hopalong Cassidy, maybe my favorite, Lash LaRue. In these short films I first learned about ghost towns in the west, areas where the gold and silver mines h...

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Daily Bible Thought — April 19

You can’t boast in Jesus while you’re preoccupied with yourself.We also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ. — Romans 5:11

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Today in History — April 19

By the Associated Press Today is Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On April 19, 1989, 47 sailors were killed when a gun turret exploded aboard the USS Iowa in the Caribbean. (The Navy initially suspected that a dead crew member, Clayton Hartwig, had deliberately sparked the blast, but later said there was no proof of that.)O...

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Harlan Co. men arrested in Lee, Va.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested two Harlan County men on multiple theft charges.Buddy Duane Hardy, 40, of Cawood, and Derrick Ray Robinson, 28, of Coalgood, were arrested and charged with two counts of shoplifting, three counts of conspiracy and two counts of grand larceny.According to the press release, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received a call on a shoplifter at the Dollar General Store in Pennington Gap, Va. Officers arrived on scen...

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Disagreement heard on personnel reading water meters

A disagreement between Benham City Councilman Darrell Creech and water plant operator Charles Allison ensued at a recent meeting of the Benham City Council over personnel reading water meters.Creech questioned why two men were now reading water meters when the job only requires one person and in years past only one person had read them.Allison responded that it now requires two people, because the meters are approximately 38 years old, filled with water and/or dirt, and ...

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Elevator available for use at county courthouse

Modernizing and remodeling of the Harlan County Courthouse has been an ongoing project for the county for the past several years. One of the things especially needed in the project was an elevator to make the courthouse more accessible to the disabled and handicapped.“The elevator has been in place for the past several years, however, just recently my office was moved to the second floor and there are three sets of stairs you have to climb in order to reach my office from the...

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Annual Ridge Runners’ Ramp Fest held

Photos by Nola Sizemore|Daily EnterpriseSeveral people enjoyed a meal of cooked ramps, polish sausage, fried taters, cooked cabbage, soup beans and fried cornbread fritters during the annual Harlan County Ridge Runners Ramp Fest, held in Evarts.With temperatures near 80 degrees, those attending the recent Ramp Fest enjoyed their meals at the picnic tables at the North Evarts RV Park.Evarts City Council member Shelly Shackleford is pictured dipping up soup bean...

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County names Lynch bridge in honor of veteran

Harlan Fiscal Court members approved naming a bridge at the junction of KY 160 and Johnson Road in Lynch the Danny “Butch” Cuzzart Bridge in honor for his service to our country and sacrifices he endured.Magistrate David Kennedy read a letter from Cuzzart’s family which said, “Butch was born in Lynch to J.C. and Jacklyn Cuzzart and he played football for Lynch High School in 1964-1965. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in his senior year and after graduation h...

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Evarts fire department purchases AED

Evarts Fire Department Lt. and EMT Joshua Napier told Evarts City Council at a recent meeting that the fire department now has an automatic external defibrillator (AED).“This piece of equipment will greatly benefit the fire department and the city,” said Napier, who was standing in for fire chief Cledo Powers, who was unable to attend. “The number one incident for injury or death on a fire scene is sudden cardiac arrest due to any heart condition with smoke inhala...

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Radio Day helps support hospice in county

Harlan Countians pledged more than $6,000 to Hospice of the Bluegrass during the annual Radio Day aired on WTUK in Harlan.Brian Hensley, site director for the Harlan, office said the funds raised here will assist Harlan County families who receive services from the hospice organization.“As an agency we have held several different fundraisers in the past. Radio Day is important to us because it helps offset the cost of indigent care in our community,” said Hen...

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Cumberland council updated on routine issues

The Cumberland City Council took care of some routine business during a meeting, including setting a date for the city’s spring cleanup.Mayor Carolyn Elliot advised the panel Spring Cleanup would occur from April 21 through April 25.Elliott mentioned there are some materials the city will not accept.“No tires, batteries, shingles or building materials,” Elliot said regarding items the city would not be taking.The cleanup is an annu...

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Way of the Cross

Joe P. Asher|Daily EnterpriseThe streets of Harlan welcomed dozens of walkers for the Way of the Cross event on Friday. The annual event began at noon with people gathering in front of the courthouse for the walk through town.

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Grimes hypocritical on issue of standing up for state women

On the campaign stump, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes constantly claims to be the one looking out for all Kentucky women in her bid to oust U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell this November. But she has repeatedly dodged reporters’ questions since last summer about sexual harassment allegations by three women against a former state representative.We are referring to former state Rep. John Arnold, D-Sturgis, who is accused of sexually harassing these women whil...

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Ladies Ministry meets

The Grays Knob Church of God Ladies Ministry held a meeting on April 12 at the church. Members and guests were welcomed by Glenice Farmer. The meeting opened with prayer.Praise reports, prayer requests and personal testimonies were shared. Devotions were brought by Glenice Farmer — Psalms 121, “Our Help Comes from the Lord.”The business session opened with treasury reports given by Pam Williams, secretary/treasurer, and Kathleen Ball, food/menu fund. Up...

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Ribbon cutting held at Lamp House Coffee Shop

Nola Sizemore|Daily EnterpriseA ribbon cutting ceremony was held by the Tri-City Chamber of Commerce and Cumberland Tourist Commission on Wednesday at the Lamp House Coffee Shop now open in Lynch across the road from Portal 31. Lamp House Coffee is an extension of Meridzo Ministries. The shop offers house blend coffees, flavored coffees, espresso, lattes, frappes, cappuccino, soft drinks, snacks and dessert foods along with free Wi-Fi.The shop is currently open 6:30 a.m....

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Ribbon cutting held for Quilt Pieces Antique Shop

Nola Sizemore|Daily EnterpriseA ribbon cutting ceremony was held by the Tri-City Chamber of Commerce and Cumberland Tourist Commission on Wednesday at the newly remodeled Fire House building in Lynch where “Quilt Pieces Antique Shop” is now located. The shop, near Portal 31, offers a wide array of antique items such as antique jewelry, vases, scarves, furniture, statues and so much more. Owner Shirley Swiesz said currently she is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a....

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