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New distillery bringing more than bourbon to Bardstown

The bourbon demand is an all-time high and the state of Kentucky is reaping the benefits. In less than a month, two new distilleries have announced plans to locate in the heart of Kentucky.On Thursday, the “Bourbon Capital of the World” got another economic boost as Bardstown Bourbon Company announced plans to break ground on a $25 million, 45,000 square foot distillery, warehouses and visitor’s center. The 100 acre facility will be located in Nelson County Indust...

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Quiz: Doolittle’s Tokyo Raiders

When you’ve worked in higher education as long as I have, you get reacquainted with former students who have retired from one career and now are on to a second one. Such is the situation with one of my former students James Copes, a retired high school English teacher who now takes incredible photographs of “people, places and things” instead of teaching students the parts of speech.Now that your celebration of July 4 has come to an end, let’s look at a litt...

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County employees have option of selling vacation time annually

After entering into executive session per KRS 61.810 (l) (c) at a recent special called meeting, members of the Harlan Fiscal Court returned and reported all county employees, salaried and hourly, may now request reimbursement for their cumulative vacation time on an annual basis.Harlan County Attorney Fred Busroe told members of the court all classes of employees, exempting elected officials, are able to sell their cumulative vacation time on an annual “piece meal” bas...

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Today in History — July 4

By the Associated PressToday is Friday, July 4, the 185th day of 2014. There are 180 days left in the year. This is Independence Day.Today’s Highlight in History:On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by delegates to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia.On this date:In 1802, the United States Military Academy officially opened at West Point, New York...

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Camp Blanton Day Camp providing youth outdoor fun

For kids looking for a summer experience, Camp Blanton is offering a day camp for children aged 8 to 14. Boys and girls learn swimming, boating, hiking, archery and life saving skills, along with participating in arts and crafts, fields games and contests.

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Rash of thefts occur across Harlan

Harlan County has seen a rash of thefts in the last few weeks, with residences and vehicles being targeted.Linda Shackleford, a resident of Teetersville, said a person or persons made off with several items out of the basement of her home.According to Shackleford, the thieves did not get away with the goods, dropping them a little bit down the road.“We have a walk-in underneath our home where my husband keeps his tools,” said Shackleford. “Th...

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Boil-water advisories lifted

Black Mountain Utility District has lifted the boil-water advisory for all of Sukey Ridge and Ages.Cawood Water District has lifted the boil-water advisory for Mary Alice to the end of the line on KY 72.

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Independence Day events scheduled

Several events celebrating Independence Day are scheduled in Harlan County including:LYNCHMeridzo Center Ministries will host the city of Lynch’s first annual Fourth of July Parade. The theme for this year’s parade is “Worth Celebrating.” The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the old Lynch High School and end at the West Main Park on July 4. There will be free hot dogs and watermelon. The VFW will do a 21-gun patriotic salute and th...

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Enterprise office closed Friday

The Harlan Daily Enterprise office will be closed Friday in observance of Independence Day. The office will reopen Monday at 8 a.m.

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Today in History — July 3

By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, July 3, the 184th day of 2014. There are 181 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On July 3, 1863, the three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania ended in a major victory for the North as Confederate troops failed to breach Union positions during an assault known as Pickett’s Charge.On this date:In 1608, the...

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Daily Bible Thought

God pours His love into our hearts to flow out to others’ lives.We were gentle among you, just as a nursing mother cherishes her own children. — 1 Thessalonians 2:7

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New Harlan registration scheduled

Harlan County Pee-Wee football registration setRegistration for the Harlan County Pee-Wee football and cheerleading league will be held July 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Huff Park in Harlan.The football league is open to all students in third- and fourth-grade, including Harlan County Schools, Harlan Independent Schools and the Harlan County Christian School.Cheerleading is open to students in grades kindergarten through fourth-grade.There is a $35 ...

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My Social Security simplifies your life

So many people buzz through extremely busy and complicated schedules these days. A smartphone in one hand, a computer in front of you, and a digital task list that never seems to end. In addition, to complicate things just a little more, there’s another event you need to add to your list — National Simplify Your Life week. This event takes place Aug. 1-7. Put it on your calendar so you don’t forget.Most organized people agree that planning ahead is a great way to ...

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Jones elected sergeant-at-arms at convention

The Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky celebrated their 132nd annual convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville June 17-19. The convention was well attended by funeral directors, suppliers and their families. As the attendees viewed all the new and improved merchandise, they were able to visit with old friends and vendors as well as new ones.Doug Stanley, of Williamstown, was elected president of the association.

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Delegation promotes state’s development at conference

DENVER, Colo. — A delegation of Kentucky leaders participated in the Clinton Global Initiative’s CGI America 2014 meeting recently in Denver to build on the “Shaping Our Appalachian Region” (SOAR) initiative’s goal of addressing eastern Kentucky’s development challenges and moving its economy forward. The diverse delegation included leaders in Kentucky state government, business, education and philanthropy.

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Grant application approved for spay/neuter program

Chief Animal Control Officer and Harlan Animal Shelter Manager Duncan Caldwell asked for and received Harlan Fiscal Court’s approval an application for a $5,000 grant from for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) Spay/Neuter Program.Taking the action during a recent special-called meeting, Duncan said KDA offers grants totaling $150,000 to help Kentuckians spay and neuter their pets.Fiscal courts and 501(c)(3) organizations,which are more than 3-yea...

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Pennington Gap to celebrate Independence Day with activities

Independence Day will be celebrated Friday at Leeman Field in Pennington Gap, Va., beginning at 9 a.m., with activities planned for the entire family throughout the day.“Our fireworks display will begin at 10 p.m. after the National Anthem is performed at 9:55 p.m.,” said city secretary Marie Jones. “A hospitality tent will be set up on the left as you go through the gates at Leeman Field. Be sure to stop by the tent to pick up a schedule of activities, get a free...

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