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Nola Sizemore

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The Harlan Independent School District will see their entire senior class accepted to attend college in the fall.
“We are extremely proud to make this announcement this year. We have 100 percent of our seniors who have been accepted into college in the fall,” said high school principal Britt Lawson III. “This is something we work

100 percent college acceptance

The Harlan Independent School District will see their entire senior class accepted to attend college in the fall. “We are extremely proud to make this announcement this year. We have 100 percent of our seniors who have been accepted into college in the fall,” said high school principal Britt Lawson III. “This is something we work

After learning the Tri-City Chamber of Commerce will not host a fireworks display for the Fourth of July celebration this year, members of the Cumberland Tourist Commission agreed they will not make plans to host the event.
Commission member Joe Creech suggested the city might look at planning an entire day of events in the future, instead of R

Fireworks show canceled

After learning the Tri-City Chamber of Commerce will not host a fireworks display for the Fourth of July celebration this year, members of the Cumberland Tourist Commission agreed they will not make plans to host the event. Commission member Joe Creech suggested the city might look at planning an entire day of events in the future, instead of R

A fire at Camp Blanton on Saturday destroyed a boathouse where life jackets, boats and oars were being stored.
Camp Director John Smallwood said at approximately 3:25 p.m. he received a call from a neighbor saying they saw smoke coming from the camp. He said after going outdoors and looking for the smoke he observed the boathouse “almost gon

Boathouse burns

A fire at Camp Blanton on Saturday destroyed a boathouse where life jackets, boats and oars were being stored. Camp Director John Smallwood said at approximately 3:25 p.m. he received a call from a neighbor saying they saw smoke coming from the camp. He said after going outdoors and looking for the smoke he observed the boathouse “almost gon

Fireworks for the Fourth of July highlighted a meeting of the Evarts Tourist Commission on Monday.
Ron Blevins, owner of Terry's Variety Fireworks, spoke to members of the commission about firework packages he offers at wholesale prices.
“I've been setting up a fireworks display down in Harlan for the past 15 years,” said Blevins. 

Commission plans July 4 event

Fireworks for the Fourth of July highlighted a meeting of the Evarts Tourist Commission on Monday. Ron Blevins, owner of Terry's Variety Fireworks, spoke to members of the commission about firework packages he offers at wholesale prices. “I've been setting up a fireworks display down in Harlan for the past 15 years,” said Blevins. 

During a recent meeting of the Lynch City Council, water plant operator Dewayne Morgan reported the water plant had pumped 9,619,000 gallons of water last month.
“We have several leaks fixed. We're doing pretty good with what we've got,” Morgan said. “I believe the recent phenomenon of the turbidity, we talked about at our last m

Lynch water clears up

During a recent meeting of the Lynch City Council, water plant operator Dewayne Morgan reported the water plant had pumped 9,619,000 gallons of water last month. “We have several leaks fixed. We're doing pretty good with what we've got,” Morgan said. “I believe the recent phenomenon of the turbidity, we talked about at our last m

During a meeting of the Loyall City Council on Monday, fire Chief Vern Guffy displayed a cylinder of compressed air, a tool used by firefighters who have to enter burning homes, saying he is in the process of testing all his department's equipment.
“This cylinder is a part of our self-contained breathing apparatus,” said Guffy. “

Testing equipment

During a meeting of the Loyall City Council on Monday, fire Chief Vern Guffy displayed a cylinder of compressed air, a tool used by firefighters who have to enter burning homes, saying he is in the process of testing all his department's equipment. “This cylinder is a part of our self-contained breathing apparatus,” said Guffy. “

Gearing up for two big events scheduled for next month, Harlan Chamber of Commerce President Aimee Blanton asked those in attendance and the public to make plans to attend the 60th annual Poke Sallet Festival and Relay For Life of Harlan County.
“This year, we have been asked to coordinate the annual Miss Harlan County Homecoming Scholarship

Chamber discusses upcoming events

Gearing up for two big events scheduled for next month, Harlan Chamber of Commerce President Aimee Blanton asked those in attendance and the public to make plans to attend the 60th annual Poke Sallet Festival and Relay For Life of Harlan County. “This year, we have been asked to coordinate the annual Miss Harlan County Homecoming Scholarship

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Sherry Perry, pictured, and her husband, Junior, were the first place winners of the Harlan 20/20 annual Duck Race held during the annual “421 Yard Sale” event. They received a check in the amount of $500. The second place winner was Brad Hensley, who received a 32-inch flat screen TV. All are Harlan County residents.

Perry wins annual “Duck Race”

Photo submitted Sherry Perry, pictured, and her husband, Junior, were the first place winners of the Harlan 20/20 annual Duck Race held during the annual “421 Yard Sale” event. They received a check in the amount of $500. The second place winner was Brad Hensley, who received a 32-inch flat screen TV. All are Harlan County residents.

With a goal of combining the waste water systems of Lynch, Benham and Cumberland, two analysts with the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority and a representative from the Kentucky Association of Counties spoke to members of the Lynch City Council on Tuesday. After a lengthy discussion, Lynch agreed to move forward on the issue.
“Everybody knows

Lynch agrees to merge service

With a goal of combining the waste water systems of Lynch, Benham and Cumberland, two analysts with the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority and a representative from the Kentucky Association of Counties spoke to members of the Lynch City Council on Tuesday. After a lengthy discussion, Lynch agreed to move forward on the issue. “Everybody knows

Finding out who took playground equipment from the KY 840 Park in Loyall will be the focus of Loyall Police Chief Mike Lunsford and his department.
City council members met on Monday where Lunsford told them a picnic table and swings had been stolen from the park.
“I believe the theft occurred around April 20,” said Lunsford. “T

Items stolen from city park

Finding out who took playground equipment from the KY 840 Park in Loyall will be the focus of Loyall Police Chief Mike Lunsford and his department. City council members met on Monday where Lunsford told them a picnic table and swings had been stolen from the park. “I believe the theft occurred around April 20,” said Lunsford. “T

On Memorial Day, May 25, Americans will honor and remember all of those who have died while serving in the U. S. Armed Forces. In recognition of the holiday's rich history, the Harlan Honor Guard will host their annual “Memorial Day Program” at 1 p.m. on May 25 at their Lawnvale headquarters.
Decoration Day, as it was originally called

Honor Guard salutes veterans

On Memorial Day, May 25, Americans will honor and remember all of those who have died while serving in the U. S. Armed Forces. In recognition of the holiday's rich history, the Harlan Honor Guard will host their annual “Memorial Day Program” at 1 p.m. on May 25 at their Lawnvale headquarters. Decoration Day, as it was originally called

Nola Sizemore|Daily Enterprise
The Harlan County Domestic Violence and Family Life Abuse Center's 8th annual “Run Against Rage 5K and Fastest Kid in Town” races were held in Harlan on Saturday. The first place overall winner was William Mason Miller seen at far right with a time of 18:06. Other first place winners included Miller, age

'Running against rage'

Nola Sizemore|Daily Enterprise The Harlan County Domestic Violence and Family Life Abuse Center's 8th annual “Run Against Rage 5K and Fastest Kid in Town” races were held in Harlan on Saturday. The first place overall winner was William Mason Miller seen at far right with a time of 18:06. Other first place winners included Miller, age

Hoping to transform the county into a cleaner and more attractive destination for visitors as well as residents, Harlan County Jailer BJ Burkhart has expanded his “work release program.”
“In the past, concerned citizens took action on their own, spending their free time claiming an area and keeping it maintained,” said Burk

'Inmate Work Program' expands

Hoping to transform the county into a cleaner and more attractive destination for visitors as well as residents, Harlan County Jailer BJ Burkhart has expanded his “work release program.” “In the past, concerned citizens took action on their own, spending their free time claiming an area and keeping it maintained,” said Burk

Photos by Nola Sizemore|Daily Enterprise
Registering to run in the Harlan County Domestic Violence and Family Life Abuse Center's annual “5K Run Against Rage” race in downtown Harlan were mother and daughter team Heather and Lacey Lemarr, of Harlan. Heather placed second in the female age 25-29 division with a time of 25:29, while Lace

'Running Against Rage'

Photos by Nola Sizemore|Daily Enterprise Registering to run in the Harlan County Domestic Violence and Family Life Abuse Center's annual “5K Run Against Rage” race in downtown Harlan were mother and daughter team Heather and Lacey Lemarr, of Harlan. Heather placed second in the female age 25-29 division with a time of 25:29, while Lace

At approximately 12:05 p.m. Friday at the intersection of South Main Street and KY 38 in Harlan, the Harlan City Police Department received a report of a two-vehicle wreck with injuries.
Cpl. Jeff Owens said on the initial report it appears William Hensley, 70 of Harlan, was driving a 2006 Aveo traveling southbound from downtown Harlan toward the

Wreck sends 1 to hospital

At approximately 12:05 p.m. Friday at the intersection of South Main Street and KY 38 in Harlan, the Harlan City Police Department received a report of a two-vehicle wreck with injuries. Cpl. Jeff Owens said on the initial report it appears William Hensley, 70 of Harlan, was driving a 2006 Aveo traveling southbound from downtown Harlan toward the

If you live in the Sunshine Volunteer Fire Department's main district, you may soon get a break on your homeowner's insurance thanks to the fire department improving their insurance service office rating.
Chief Steven Hatfield said his department is seeing a five-point improvement, dropping from a nine to a four point rating.
ISO collects informa

Fire department receives new ISO rating

If you live in the Sunshine Volunteer Fire Department's main district, you may soon get a break on your homeowner's insurance thanks to the fire department improving their insurance service office rating. Chief Steven Hatfield said his department is seeing a five-point improvement, dropping from a nine to a four point rating. ISO collects informa

Need work done on your home? Want to save as much as $500 in utility costs per year? Harlan County Community Action Agency is now taking applications for their Weatherization Program.
Claudette Wright, bookkeeper and weatherization program representative, said applications are being taken on Tuesdays and everyone needs to check to see if they qual

CAA offers energy saving program

Need work done on your home? Want to save as much as $500 in utility costs per year? Harlan County Community Action Agency is now taking applications for their Weatherization Program. Claudette Wright, bookkeeper and weatherization program representative, said applications are being taken on Tuesdays and everyone needs to check to see if they qual

Planning events and improvements to the Tri-City area, members of the Tri-Cities Trail Town Task Force met on Wednesday and announced an array of plans being made.
Randy Williams, a TTTTF member, suggested water and sewage lines be buried under the Looney Creek Trail making it useful two-fold. Several members of the committee also agreed with this

Trail Town announces upcoming events

Planning events and improvements to the Tri-City area, members of the Tri-Cities Trail Town Task Force met on Wednesday and announced an array of plans being made. Randy Williams, a TTTTF member, suggested water and sewage lines be buried under the Looney Creek Trail making it useful two-fold. Several members of the committee also agreed with this

Nola Sizemore|Daily Enterprise
Cash Saver, in Harlan, was recently presented with the 2014 “Excellence in Merchandising/Grocery Merchandise” award. This recognition was presented by the Associated Wholesale Grocers/Nashville Division. The purpose of these awards is to recognize retailers who have demonstrated innovative, creative and t

Harlan Cash Saver wins award

Nola Sizemore|Daily Enterprise Cash Saver, in Harlan, was recently presented with the 2014 “Excellence in Merchandising/Grocery Merchandise” award. This recognition was presented by the Associated Wholesale Grocers/Nashville Division. The purpose of these awards is to recognize retailers who have demonstrated innovative, creative and t

Calling it another “Red Letter Day” Jeremy Williams, a member of the Ti-City Trail Town Committee, announced, at a meeting held on Wednesday, 1.25 miles of the new Looney Creek Trail in the Tri-Cities area is now open and being used.
Williams gave a summary of the work completed to this point saying this project began three years ago i

Another 'Red Letter Day'

Calling it another “Red Letter Day” Jeremy Williams, a member of the Ti-City Trail Town Committee, announced, at a meeting held on Wednesday, 1.25 miles of the new Looney Creek Trail in the Tri-Cities area is now open and being used. Williams gave a summary of the work completed to this point saying this project began three years ago i





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