Nola Sizemore

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The Tucker-Guthrie Airport in Harlan is the recipient of an $80,000 Federal Aviation Administration grant awarded for improvements at the airport from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The grant will support an environmental study for future acquisition of property to expand the runway said Harlan Airport Board chairman Mark Miracle.
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Airport receives $80,000 environmental study grant

The Tucker-Guthrie Airport in Harlan is the recipient of an $80,000 Federal Aviation Administration grant awarded for improvements at the airport from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grant will support an environmental study for future acquisition of property to expand the runway said Harlan Airport Board chairman Mark Miracle. “

Longtime Kingdom Come Swappin' Meetin' senior coordinator Michael Corriston, 70 of Totz, will mark 21 years of overseeing the annual festival held on the Cumberland campus of the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) with this year's festival set for Oct. 3-4.
Working under the jurisdiction of the SKCTC-CEO, Corriston coordina

Corriston gives back to his community

Longtime Kingdom Come Swappin' Meetin' senior coordinator Michael Corriston, 70 of Totz, will mark 21 years of overseeing the annual festival held on the Cumberland campus of the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) with this year's festival set for Oct. 3-4. Working under the jurisdiction of the SKCTC-CEO, Corriston coordina

At a second reading of proposed burn ban and a fireworks ordinances for the city of Lynch, council members clashed with Fire Chief Bill Goode as they failed to approve both ordinances during a recent meeting of the Lynch City Council.
Councilman Bennie Massey complained about the fire department “going out to every fire” and told Goode

Lynch drops burn ban plan

At a second reading of proposed burn ban and a fireworks ordinances for the city of Lynch, council members clashed with Fire Chief Bill Goode as they failed to approve both ordinances during a recent meeting of the Lynch City Council. Councilman Bennie Massey complained about the fire department “going out to every fire” and told Goode

Finding ways to help unemployed coal miners in the county, Harlan 20/20 is once again selling “coal miner” candles, made by the Goosecreek Candle Company, with an additional Christmas scent this year.
“Last year Harlan 20/20 helped over 100 laid off miners with their electric bills during the months of December, January and Febru

'Coal miner' candles help unemployed miners

Finding ways to help unemployed coal miners in the county, Harlan 20/20 is once again selling “coal miner” candles, made by the Goosecreek Candle Company, with an additional Christmas scent this year. “Last year Harlan 20/20 helped over 100 laid off miners with their electric bills during the months of December, January and Febru

Seeing the end results of the Harlan County Animal Shelter's Dog Rescue Program, Kristene and Joe Gafkjen, of Princeton, Minn., visited Harlan County recently with two dogs they adopted through the program.
“We wanted to visit Harlan County and meet the people who made it possible for us to adopt two beautiful dogs into our home as part of o

Minnesota couple 'rescues' Harlan dogs

Seeing the end results of the Harlan County Animal Shelter's Dog Rescue Program, Kristene and Joe Gafkjen, of Princeton, Minn., visited Harlan County recently with two dogs they adopted through the program. “We wanted to visit Harlan County and meet the people who made it possible for us to adopt two beautiful dogs into our home as part of o

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The Harlan County Homemakers Book Club held their fourth annual book giveaway at the Harlan County Extension Depot on Monday. The first 100 people attending were given a free T-shirt.
Along with free books, participants were provided cake and other refreshments to enjoy a time of fellowship with fellow b

Homemakers Book Club hosts book giveaway

Photos by Nola Sizemore | Daily Enterprise The Harlan County Homemakers Book Club held their fourth annual book giveaway at the Harlan County Extension Depot on Monday. The first 100 people attending were given a free T-shirt. Along with free books, participants were provided cake and other refreshments to enjoy a time of fellowship with fellow b

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Kristina Lemarr, left, and Tammi Maggard, employees of Cash Express in Harlan, gave cakes to firefighters, police, and ambulance personnel on Wednesday to thank them for continuing to protect Harlan County communities since Sept. 11, 2001. Lemarr, manager of the Harlan Cash Express, said nationwide Cash Express is

9-11 remembered

Nola Sizemore | Daily Enterprise Kristina Lemarr, left, and Tammi Maggard, employees of Cash Express in Harlan, gave cakes to firefighters, police, and ambulance personnel on Wednesday to thank them for continuing to protect Harlan County communities since Sept. 11, 2001. Lemarr, manager of the Harlan Cash Express, said nationwide Cash Express is

Tempers flared over an old issue of who is responsible for an alleged sewerline mishap at a residence owned by Lorene Clark and occupied by Velda Melton, located at 501 Mountain Street, during a meeting of the Lynch City Council on Tuesday.
Clark, who resides and owns property in the Lynch area, attended the meeting and asked that she be paid $1,4

Sewerline discussion renders no results

Tempers flared over an old issue of who is responsible for an alleged sewerline mishap at a residence owned by Lorene Clark and occupied by Velda Melton, located at 501 Mountain Street, during a meeting of the Lynch City Council on Tuesday. Clark, who resides and owns property in the Lynch area, attended the meeting and asked that she be paid $1,4

Ages/Brookside Post Office closes

The U.S. Postal Service has closed the Ages/Brookside Post Office due to lack of maintenance to the facility said Nick C. Walker, Kentuckian District Village Post Office (VPO) Coordinator. “We're going to place a VPO in Matt's Feed and Seed located a half mile from the Ages Post Office so this community can retain their identity,” said

Loyall 'peels off' new City Sticker Ordinance

Residents in the Loyall area will see an increase in the cost of city stickers bought after Dec. 31 and an increase in fines for those violating the ordinance, which will go into effect after the second reading in October. During a recent meeting of the Loyall City Council, a first reading of a City Sticker Ordinance was read by assistant clerk Li

During a meeting of the Loyall City Council on Monday, council member Trenna Cornett said on Oct. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, the second annual Black Mountain Madness summit bicycle trail ride will held in the county and those cyclists will be traveling through the city of Loyall.
“This year they will ride from Putney to the Loyall Church of

'Madness' bike ride coming to Loyall

During a meeting of the Loyall City Council on Monday, council member Trenna Cornett said on Oct. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, the second annual Black Mountain Madness summit bicycle trail ride will held in the county and those cyclists will be traveling through the city of Loyall. “This year they will ride from Putney to the Loyall Church of

Miners win lawsuit filed against Justice

In a summary judgment issued last week by U.S. District Judge James P. Jones, from the Western District of Virginia, Big Stone Gap Division, approximately 100 Kentucky and Virginia coal miners, represented in a class action lawsuit against James C. Justice Companies Inc., won their case. Claiming they were fired in May 2013 without first receiving

Nola Sizemore | Daily Enterprise
The Harlan Fire Department responded to a fire at 520 May Street in the city of Harlan on Monday. Fire Chief Linette Hutchison said after receiving a call at approximately 2:10 a.m., upon arrival they found the front door to the unoccupied home open with heavy fire and smoke coming from a back room. Hutchison said

House survives second brush with fire

Nola Sizemore | Daily Enterprise The Harlan Fire Department responded to a fire at 520 May Street in the city of Harlan on Monday. Fire Chief Linette Hutchison said after receiving a call at approximately 2:10 a.m., upon arrival they found the front door to the unoccupied home open with heavy fire and smoke coming from a back room. Hutchison said

Clarification

In an article in Friday's paper about a special called meeting of the Harlan Fiscal Court on Thursday, Harlan County Treasurer Ryan Creech would like to notify the public the 2 percent increase in property tax will not raise $22 million for the county.

A bill from the city of Cumberland, submitted to Harlan Fiscal Court for approval, was not approved during a special called meeting of the court on Thursday.
Harlan County Treasurer Ryan Creech said his office received a bill from the Tri-City Water Works in the amount of $464.92 for services provided to the Tri-City Rescue Squad.
“We have

Fiscal court refuses to pay water bill from Cumberland

A bill from the city of Cumberland, submitted to Harlan Fiscal Court for approval, was not approved during a special called meeting of the court on Thursday. Harlan County Treasurer Ryan Creech said his office received a bill from the Tri-City Water Works in the amount of $464.92 for services provided to the Tri-City Rescue Squad. “We have

Harlan County property tax levies are going up, but not as much as they could.
During a special called meeting of the Harlan Fiscal Court on Thursday, magistrates collectively raised property taxes by more than $22 million. The increase represents a little more than a 2 percent increase from 2013 to 2014 going from 31.40 cents compensating rate in

No 'new' county taxes

Harlan County property tax levies are going up, but not as much as they could. During a special called meeting of the Harlan Fiscal Court on Thursday, magistrates collectively raised property taxes by more than $22 million. The increase represents a little more than a 2 percent increase from 2013 to 2014 going from 31.40 cents compensating rate in

While a student at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Evarts native Cody Lewis auditioned for a part in the upcoming film “23 Blast” and was chosen for a role as a football player in the movie.
“A few years ago, I had the opportunity to attend a modeling/acting school in Cincinnati (Ohio) where I become a part of an agency

Evarts man plays role in upcoming movie '23 Blast'

While a student at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Evarts native Cody Lewis auditioned for a part in the upcoming film “23 Blast” and was chosen for a role as a football player in the movie. “A few years ago, I had the opportunity to attend a modeling/acting school in Cincinnati (Ohio) where I become a part of an agency

Accepting a plaque on behalf of his son, Bruce Perkins, a fallen coal miner who passed away in August 2000, was Betty Perkins, of Evarts. Presenting the plaque was Coal Miners Underground Motorcycle Club President Virgil Saylor at the Harlan County Courthouse lawn during a recent Memorial Ride held by the club in honor of all coal miners who have p

Motorcycle club presents plaques at ride

Accepting a plaque on behalf of his son, Bruce Perkins, a fallen coal miner who passed away in August 2000, was Betty Perkins, of Evarts. Presenting the plaque was Coal Miners Underground Motorcycle Club President Virgil Saylor at the Harlan County Courthouse lawn during a recent Memorial Ride held by the club in honor of all coal miners who have p

Mack's Super Market in Harlan will soon sport a new name and offer lower prices for groceries.
Beginning Oct. 1, Mack's will become “Cash Saver.”
Owner Harold Parsons said with the conversion, you'll still find all your favorite national brands, plus quality “Best Choice” and “Always Save” products.
“The

Mack's converting to 'Cash Saver'

Mack's Super Market in Harlan will soon sport a new name and offer lower prices for groceries. Beginning Oct. 1, Mack's will become “Cash Saver.” Owner Harold Parsons said with the conversion, you'll still find all your favorite national brands, plus quality “Best Choice” and “Always Save” products. “The

Localized damage was reported to some areas after a severe thunderstorm swept through Harlan County Tuesday evening.
Sunshine Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) responded to the scene of a fallen utility pole, brought down by high winds, in the Teetersville area, posing a threat of fire to several homes in the area.
“At about 8 p.m., after a

Sudden, severe storm hits

Localized damage was reported to some areas after a severe thunderstorm swept through Harlan County Tuesday evening. Sunshine Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) responded to the scene of a fallen utility pole, brought down by high winds, in the Teetersville area, posing a threat of fire to several homes in the area. “At about 8 p.m., after a




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