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Buck moon

Did you notice how large the moon was this Fourth of July? Stargazers enjoyed the full, yellow buck ... Read more | Add your comment

Celebrating America

Shards from bombs bursting in air adorned the sky over Harlan on Saturday during the county’s Fourth of ... Read more | Add your comment

Morton receives ‘exemplary’ rating on evaluation

Entering his eighth year as Harlan Independent Schools superintendent, C.D. Morton’s annual performance evaluation resulted in “exemplary” ratings ... Read more | Add your comment

Staying afloat in an artistic sort of way

Artists across the state are finding ways to cope with the sweeping hardships brought about by the novel ... Read more | Add your comment

Harlan

In Harlan, but where?

Perched high above the streets of Harlan, this massive stone eagle watches over citizens entering and leaving this particular building. This bird is located somewhere ... Read more | Add your comment

by Emily Sargent.

COVID-19 update

Tri-City virus spread contained, new positives

In Judge-Executive Dan Mosley’s recent COVID-19 update, he announced the community spread in the Tri-City area has been contained. “This flattening of the curve has ... Read more | Add your comment

by Emily Sargent.

Letter to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Kentucky is better than recent events suggest

Dear editor: “Strange Fruit” is a song popularized by the late Billie Holiday in 1939. This song metaphorically describes the victim of lynching to a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:45 pm

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education

Board not closing schools, Wallins project progressing

The Harlan County Board of Education has no plans to close Cawood Elementary School or Green Hills Elementary School. Board of Education Chairman Gary Farmer ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:39 pm

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Harlan County arrest records

The following individuals were recently lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center: Millard Tackett, 23, of Harlan, was arrested by Harlan Police Department officers on ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Saturday, July 4, 2020 5:40 pm

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Blackjewel properties risk abandonment in bankruptcy case

With bankruptcy hearings lasting well into the unknown, more issues with the company were brought to the table in a letter to the bankruptcy judge ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 4:20 pm

Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley

Andy Beshear

Unemployment assistance booths could come to Harlan

With Kentucky residents still struggling to receive their unemployment benefits, Harlan’s judge-executive stepped up to the plate and sent a letter to Gov. Andy Beshear ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 4:08 pm

Fred Busroe

Busroe appointed to Home Federal Bank board

Home Federal Bank recently welcomed Harlan County Attorney Fred Busroe to its board of directors.  Busroe said he is honored to be a member of ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 3:52 pm

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Harlan primary totals are (almost) in

The following totals are the unofficial results in Harlan County for the 2020 primary election: U.S. President Republican candidates — Incumbent President Donald Trump (2,112); ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:31 pm

Cases

23 of 24 positives occurred in June, Mosley says

Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley announced the county now has a total of 24 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases since its first case on May 6. ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:54 pm

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assault

Evarts woman dies after attack, nephew arrested

UPDATE (6:54 p.m. on June 30): Adams was served with an arrest warrant for Brashear’s death, adding a murder charge to the case. ORIGINAL: One ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:15 pm

Bill Baker

BAKER: The gentleman’s agreement and the pandemic

By William Baker Contributing columnist Recently I was reminded that on the last Thursday in June, people across the nation have been observing National Handshake ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 29, 2020 1:11 pm

Caleb Rose

Rose selected for ELI

Harlan County High School rising sophomore Caleb Rose has been selected for the Center For Rural Development Youth Programs Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute. ELI’s purpose is ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 29, 2020 12:57 pm

100th

Mason celebrates 100th birthday

Alice Mae Ravizee Smith Mason is an African-American, female centenarian, born poor in suburban Alabama in 1920. She was born in a two-parent family home ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 29, 2020 12:47 pm

Black Mountain Utility District

BOIL WATER ADVISORY: Brookside to the Coxton bridge

Due to a main line break, Black Mountain Utility District has issued a boil water advisory from Brookside to the Coxton bridge. Bring water to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 29, 2020 12:10 pm

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One injured in Cumberland Manor shooting

A man is recovering following a shooting at an apartment complex in Cumberland on Friday. According to Kentucky State Police, the shooting occurred shortly before ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Sunday, June 28, 2020 5:07 pm

Colby Goss

Goss returning as deputy judge-executive

During Thursday’s Harlan County Fiscal Court meeting, Judge-Executive Dan Mosley announced Colby Goss will be returning to Harlan County to serve as deputy judge-executive, the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, June 28, 2020 4:13 pm

Arrests

Assistant police chief faces up to 30 years in prison

Cumberland Assistant Police Chief Kenny Ray Raleigh could get up to 30 years in prison after a federal grand jury indicted him for multiple civil ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Friday, June 26, 2020 8:24 pm

Harlan

Smith teen missing, search underway

UPDATE: She has been found safe and is now home. A search is underway for a missing Harlan County teen after she reportedly walked away ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:01 pm

Cases

MCHC brings COVID-19 testing to locals

The Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation (MCHC) Harlan Medical Center is bringing COVID-19 testing to locals through the use of a testing van and some of ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:12 pm

golf

Langley wins Harlan Invitational championship

A strong finish helped Jeremy Langley rally from four strokes back after the first day of play to win the annual Harlan Invitational at the ... Read more

by John Henson, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:30 pm

Arrests

Harlan County arrest records

The following individuals were recently lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center: Kayla Helton, 24, of Baxter, was arrested by Harlan Police Department officers on ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:07 pm

Breydy Daniels

Teen helps residents overcome isolation

The Harlan Health and Rehabilitation Center’s residents have been in isolation for over three months, with no visit allowed by their friends and family members ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:06 pm

Harlan

Wallins man arrested on sex charges

A Wallins man was recently arrested after an undercover child exploitation investigation allegedly led to the discovery of at least 20 images depicting the exploitation ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:47 pm

2010

Harlan surpasses 2010 census self-response rate

Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley announced the county has surpassed its 2010 census self-response rate of 32.6 percent by almost 8 percentage points, noting the ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:21 pm

Cases

Two deaths attributed to COVID-19, new positives

Within a week, two Harlan Countians have now reportedly died because of complications from the novel coronavirus, according to Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley. Mosley ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:54 pm

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Bridging Kentucky projects begin in county

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 11 Office advises motorists two bridge construction projects in Harlan County began Monday.. The bridges are expected to open ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:38 pm