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Annual Ridge Runners’ Ramp Fest held

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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 beans to those attending.Evarts Mayor Eddie Manning is pictured with a plate full of cooked ramps and all the sides.Dancing with her papaw Jim Perry, 71 of Lynch, is Alexis Perry, 5, also of Lynch, during the annual HCRR Ramp Fest.


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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