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To place an event 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 will not be accepted by phone and should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If received in time, it will be published one or two days before the event. Announcements are also available to view at www.harlandaily.com. For more details, call 606-909-4145.TODAY, SATURDAYAll Harlan County PEE WEE games for the remainder of this week have been postponed to today and Saturday (go by the schedule for the week of Oct. 13).

 

Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 21, 1944, during World War II, U.S. troops captured the German city of Aachen (AH’-kuhn).On this date:In 1797, the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, also known as “Old Ironsides,” was christened in Boston’s harbor....

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Police arrest 2 for drugs

A Closplint man is facing drug charges after police received a complaint he was selling marijuana.Johnny Bush, 59, was arrested on Sunday by Kentucky State Police Trooper Brandon Burton.According to the citation, Burton arrived at Bush’s residence to check on complaints of marijuana trafficking. Burton made contact with Bush at the back door of his residence. Bush reached into his pocket while talking to Burton and pulled out a small bag among other items. Bush tol...

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Williamsburg claims playoff win over Pats

WILLIAMSBURG — Unable to slow the high-powered Williamsburg offense, the New Harlan Patriots needed a flawless game offensively to stay alive in the middle school state playoffs on Saturday. The Patriots turned the ball over three times and were unable to recover any onside kicks, a trademark during their recent six-game winning streak, in falling 48-24 in the Region 3 semifinals.Dalton Ponder, Williamsburg’s talented seventh-grade quarterback, made big plays with his a...

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HCHS, Bell advance to 52nd District finals

Harlan County moved into the finals of the 52nd District Tournament with a four-set win Monday over Middlesboro in the opening match of the tournament at Harlan High School.HCHS rolled to wins in the first two sets, 25-18 and 25-10, before running into trouble in the third as the Lady Jackets raced to a 15-5 lead and coasted to a 25-16 win.Hoping to avoid a decisive fifth set, the Lady Bears got contributions from several sources to win 25-19 over the 5-24 Lady Jackets....

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A ‘Spiritual’ performance

Kevin Halpern | Daily EnterpriseMembers of the Mt. Sinai Spirituals perform Saturday in Lynch during the 19th annual Coal Miner Appreciation Day. During the event six people were inducted into the town’s Walk of Legends, Mike and Mary Jo O’Bradovich, Ben “Pudge” and Wandaleen Powell, James “Jim” Holland and William “Earl” Turner.

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Police jail 5 in theft

Two adults and three juveniles are facing charges stemming from an alleged burglary of a residence in which handguns and cash were taken.Jessica Middleton, 25, and Morgan Boggs, 19, both of Harlan, were arrested by Kentucky State Trooper Jared Boggs on Saturday.According to a press release from Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Shane Jacobs, KSP Trooper Jared Boggs responded to a burglary complaint in Loyall at approximately 5 a.m. on Saturday.Troop...

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Fall landscape care advice

So often we hear that fall or winter is a particularly good time to do certain things in the landscape. This is usually due to the fact that plants have entered into winter dormancy.You can compare dormancy to an extended period of “rest” for plants, when they are relatively inactive in terms of metabolic processes (photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration, for example). I say relatively inactive, because although these processes slow during dormancy, they do not c...

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‘Boo Bash’ set for Friday at Harlan depot

It’s that time of year again when the Harlan County Extension Service (HCES) hosts their annual UK (University of Kentucky) Halloween Kids’ Boo Bash.Held for the past two years at the Harlan County Extension Depot, the event will take place on Friday between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.“Children must be accompanied by an adult,” said Theresa Howard, HCES Agent. “Kids are encouraged to wear costumes and come to trick-or-treat our tables for candy and fa...

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Record month for rain in region

There’s been a lot of rain across the area this month, much more than is normal, according to the National Weather Service.For many of the NWS’s observing sites across eastern Kentucky, this has been the wettest start to October on record, the agency reports.Locally, the Baxter recording site had received 7.95 inches of rain this month as of Monday. The normal average for the month is 2.89 inches. The October record high is 9.22 in 1977 and the record low is ...

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Post 10 plans ‘Shop with A Trooper’ Halloween fundraiser

CORBIN – Kentucky State Police, Post 10 will be hosting a Halloween yogurt hop at Froyoz in Corbin on Oct. 28, from 4 to 8 p.m.Froyoz is located in the Tri-County Shopping Center and offers a wide variety of ice cream flavors and delicious toppings.The proceeds of this charity event will go to fund Post 10’s Shop with a Trooper program that is designed to ensure a Merry Christmas for the areas needy children.The success of the annual Shop with a Tr...

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Pumpkins big and small

Kevin Halpern | Daily EnterpriseOne big pumpkin stands out from several smaller ones in front of Don’s Super Saver early Friday morning. There’s a good chance some of these pumpkins will end up as either as a jack o’lantern for Halloween or inside a pumpkin pie.

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Proud sweep of history

Pay attention to this moment. This week alone stands as proud evidence of Western Civilization’s inevitable march toward freedom and equality. Collectively, we have resisted, fought, even slipped backward at times. But eventually, we are always shown that our faith in the rights of all men is not unfounded.The New York Times reported Monday that “an assembly of Roman Catholic bishops convened by Pope Francis at the Vatican released a preliminary document on Monday calli...

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Horrors of the justice system

Several years ago, a police court judge we will call Billy T. was presiding and threw a man in jail for not paying his bills. His young lawyer immediately objected and said, “Judge, the United States Supreme Court said you can’t put people in jail for not paying their debts. Any fool can see that.”A pause went over the courtroom. Billy T. said, “Here is the problem. You are not in the United States Supreme Court. You are in my court, and the man is going to ...

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Upcoming American Shakespeare Company productions scheduled

The American Shakespeare Company will stage two productions this weekend sponsored by Pro-Art Association and the University of Virginia’s College at Wise Cultural Arts Series.“Faustus” will be presented in the Gilliam Center on the UVa-Wise campus beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free.In Christopher Marlowe’s tale of the struggle between good and evil, Faustus sells his soul, not for riches but for knowledge and power. In his mast...

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Local retired teachers meet

The Harlan Area Retired Teachers Association (HARTA) recently met at the depot. After the Pledge of Allegiance and a light lunch, Mary Lynn Pace conducted the meeting. She read why laughter and humor were important to our lives.Information concerning insurance was distributed. Those teachers who are 65 and over will be on the United Health Care Plan with offices in Louisville and Lexington. This plan will become effective Jan. 1, 2015. You do not have to fill out enrollment forms, ...

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Let’s talk about Medicare

October is “Talk About Prescriptions Month” and marks the beginning of this year’s Medicare open enrollment period. It’s the perfect time to talk about Medicare prescriptions and the Extra Help available from Social Security. Newly eligible Medicare beneficiaries and current beneficiaries who are considering changes to their Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage) plan, should act now. The Medicare open enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.The ...

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Battle of Leatherwood reenactment slated

A reenactment of the Battle of Leatherwood will take place on Friday through Sunday in Cornettsville.The event will kick off on Friday with an Education Day for all regional schools with demonstrations of pioneer living activities, such as soap or salt making, a period school and General Store as well as Civil War demonstrations of weapons, a cannon, camp site, map maker, undertaker, etc.Saturday events begin at 9 a.m. with weapons demonstrations, craft demonstrations, t...

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