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Harlan reports 10 more cases on Friday

For Harlan County’s COVID-19 report on Friday, Judge-Executive Dan Mosley said health officials received confirmation of 10 new ... Read more | Add your comment

Mosley announces six new positives for Thursday

Judge-Executive Dan Mosley announced six new COVID-19 cases on Thursday during an update for Harlan County. He is ... Read more | Add your comment

Harlan ARH employee tests positive for COVID-19

Locals who recently visited the emergency room at Harlan ARH may receive a call from the Harlan County ... Read more | Add your comment

Feature

In Harlan, but where?

Located in an isolated alleyway inside the city of Harlan stands a door frozen in time. Moss is consuming the structure with vines slowly climbing ... Read more | Add your comment

by Emily Sargent.

Cases Update

Mosley: 88.5% of COVID-19 cases occurred in July

Judge-Executive Dan Mosley announced seven new cases in Harlan County as part of his Monday night update, noting 88.5 percent of COVID-19 cases entering August ... Read more | Add your comment

by Emily Sargent.

Arrests

Harlan County arrest records

The following individuals were recently lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center: Phillip Burkhart, 44, of Evarts, was arrested by Harlan Police Department offices on ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:52 pm

Benefit for Steve Gulley

Benefit, auction for Steve Gulley kickin’ off Saturday

An event benefiting longtime bluegrass musician Steve Gulley, who recently fell ill with cancer, will take place this Saturday at Katie’s Carry Out and Catering ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:44 pm

By Timothy Johnson

PREACHER’S POINT: Trust — where are you?

By Timothy Johnson Preacher’s Point We have reached a time in our country when trust is nearly nonexistent. As a Pastor, from time to time, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 9:58 pm

Feature

All in a day’s work

Climbing up ladders as tall as buildings is all in a day’s work for our local firefighters. Whether it’s their day-to-day training or to rescue ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 9:38 pm

Breaking News

Woman killed after crashing into flood wall

A Harlan woman was killed in a single-car accident Wednesday evening when police say she could have had a medical emergency causing the accident. According ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Friday, July 31, 2020 11:14 pm

By Judith Hensley

HENSLEY: Let the lions roar

By Judith Hensley Contributing columnist This is a season of social unrest in the U.S., but around the world as well. There are legitimate reasons ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 31, 2020 3:22 pm

Arrests

Harlan County arrest records

The following individuals were recently lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center: Melissa Winn, 44, of Dayhoit, was arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Office deputies ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Friday, July 31, 2020 3:00 pm

Columns

BRANDSTETTER: Higher education shows commitment to power through pandemic

It would be an understatement to say that the last few months have been difficult. For me personally, it has been mentally exhausting to keep ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 31, 2020 12:49 am

Kentucky Today

KHSAA sets fall sports start date, could ‘pivot at a moment’s notice

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) — As of now, fall sports will be played in Kentucky. The Kentucky High School Athletics Association’s ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 31, 2020 12:39 am

Kentucky

Calipari joins team, enjoys ‘great first week’ in return to the court

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) —John Calipari was impressed with his team following the first week of individual workouts. “Great first week,” ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 31, 2020 12:33 am

DEVELOPING NEWS

County tops 200 COVID-19 cases

Judge-Executive Dan Mosley announced 12 new cases on Wednesday, after Harlan County saw no new positives the previous day. Mosley said he was thankful Tuesday ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:30 pm

Columns

VAUGHT’S VIEWS: Will fans be allowed to attend games if there is high school football?

By Larry Vaught Vaught’s Views The Kentucky High School Athletic Association will have to make a decision soon on when or if fall sports will ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:51 pm

Columns

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Relief needed for Kentucky loggers impacted by COVID-19

Dear Editor: Kentucky’s forest industries generate over $13 billion a year to the state’s economy and employ more than 59,000 Kentuckians.  That includes over 2500 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:32 pm

Cumberland

Honoring a fallen hero: Bridge dedicated in Cumberland to local veteran

Family and friends came together in memory of a local veteran who was killed in action during Operation Enduring Freedom, otherwise known as the Global ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:20 pm

Amy McGrath

McGrath talks future of county with locals

Though it rained most of Tuesday, locals from across Harlan County met at Coal Miners’ Memorial Park in Benham to meet and discuss their future ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:12 pm

Darian Kinnard

VAUGHT’S VIEWS: Kinnard takes pride in his play, knows he can improve

By Larry Vaught Vaught’s Views No one grows up wanting to be an offensive lineman. Kentucky junior Darian Kinnard is confident any offensive lineman would ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, July 27, 2020 11:07 pm

education

Harlan County teachers selected for KyMTL

Two Harlan County teachers were recently selected by the Kentucky Center for Mathematics to participate in a program for math teachers, which only selects a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, July 27, 2020 10:51 pm

COVID-19 update

County records fourth COVID-19 death

As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continue to rise throughout the county, Judge-Executive Dan Mosley has been diligent in updating locals through the use ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Monday, July 27, 2020 10:46 pm

COVID-19

Nursing home employee tests positive, new spread in Evarts

As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continue to rise throughout the county, Judge-Executive Dan Mosley has been diligent in updating locals through the use ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Friday, July 24, 2020 7:43 pm

Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’

Southeast announces Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ to go virtual

From Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College One of the region’s most beloved festivals highlighting Appalachian heritage and culture will have a new format this ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 24, 2020 7:38 pm

Columns

VAUGHT’S VIEWS: Prospect from Michigan a longtime UK fan

By Larry Vaught Vaught’s Views Long before he ever thought about a football scholarship offer from the University of Kentucky, Max Hairston was a Kentucky ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 24, 2020 3:00 pm

COVID-19 column

THE NEW DEALER: If you love your neighbor, then wear a mask

By TJ Hensley The New Dealer To say that this past week has been difficult for Harlan County would be a tremendous understatement. Since Sunday, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 24, 2020 2:40 pm

COVID-19 update

Active cases near 100, more than 300 quarantined

Judge-Executive Dan Mosley announced 98 of the total 163 COVID-19 cases are active during an update Thursday as Harlan County’s numbers continue to rise, leaving ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:49 pm

Kentucky

KENTUCKY TODAY: NCAA prepares guidelines for fall sports, SEC ponders 10-game slate

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today The Southeastern Conference hasn’t released its plans for fall sports, but the NCAA is preparing guidelines for member institutions to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:33 pm

Arrests

Deputies arrest Wallins man after finding Fentanyl, weapons

A Wallins man was arrested Thursday morning after deputies assisted probation and parole officers during a home visit and multiple fentanyl patches were allegedly discovered. ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:48 pm