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PHOTOS: Get outta town!

Mountains in southeastern Kentucky are a staple to the region, and that includes Knobby Rock in Harlan County. ... Read more | Add your comment

Belcher, Johnson named assistant superintendents

Superintendent Brent Roark this week announced the appointment of Bristol Belcher and Brett Johnson to assistant superintendents effective ... Read more | Add your comment

3-week early voting period under way in Kentucky

BY TOM LATEK Kentucky Today While the deadline has passed to request an absentee ballot by mail for ... Read more | Add your comment

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Pet of the Week for Oct. 21, 2020

Marcus is the Harlan County Animal Shelter Pet of the Week for Oct. 21. He is a 3-month-old kitten who loves to climb, play with ... Read more | Add your comment

by Emily Sargent.

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Green Dragons continue winning streak against Lynn Camp

By Paul Lunsford Contributing writer The Harlan Green Dragons had to wait two extra weeks to extend a two-game winning streak. Harlan scored two touchdowns ... Read more | Add your comment

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Courthouse news for Oct. 21

Compiled by Paul Lunsford DISTRICT COURT CASES Curtis R. Pace Jr., operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, etc.(first offense) – pleaded not ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:30 am

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Johnson Central downs Harlan Co. after four turnovers

By Paul Lunsford Contributing writer Four Harlan County turnovers was the difference on Friday as defending 4A champions Johnson Central claimed a 33-2 win. The ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:30 pm

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MORELAND: A worm in the Apple

By Jeff Moreland Regional Editor, Bluegrass News Media I’ll admit it – I’m hooked. Apple has me, and I basically can’t escape at this point. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:23 pm

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Bikers for Boobs Cancer Benefit raises $1K for local mammograms

Backroads of Appalachia teamed up with locals this past Saturday to raise money for local mammograms so that low-income individuals would be able to get ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:05 pm

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The Survivor in Me: Grubbs chooses faith over fear in cancer battle

(Note: This is part three of a four-part series. For part four of The Survivor in Me, don’t miss next week’s edition.) One week before ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:03 pm

Opinion

CROSS: McConnell’s good at politics but for whom?

By Al Cross Columnist In the only debate of their race, Sen. Mitch McConnell and Amy McGrath painted very different pictures of the incumbent, on ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:57 pm

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Black Bears lose to Redhounds in 13th Region Championship

The Corbin Redhounds shut down Harlan County High School’s Black Bears 10-0 in Monday’s 13th Region Championship game. Harlan County’s win-loss record now stands at ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:55 pm

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Harlan runners break personal records at Middlesboro All-Comers race

Harlan cross country teams had a positive outcome at the Middlesboro All-Comers Meet on Oct. 13, where multiple runners broke their personal records. Runners from ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:52 pm

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County reaches 570 overall cases, 37 active

After a high number of coronavirus positives on Friday, the number of confirmed cases have declined again over the last few days, according to Judge-Executive ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:47 pm

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HCHS homecoming candidates

The Harlan County High School homecoming queen will be crowned in ceremonies before Friday’s game against Johnson Central. Pictured are the senior homecoming candidates: Alyssa ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:51 pm

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Basketball practices begin Monday, games fast approaching

By Paul Lunsford Contributing writer With high school basketball practice set to start on Monday, Oct. 26, a few games have been announced to open ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:50 am

Opinion

WATTS: Women, the workforce and the pandemic

By Ashli Watts Kentucky Chamber, President and CEO As a female executive, I have had to answer the same question for many years: “How are ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:20 am

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Black Mountain Jeep Fest

Jeep lovers got together over the weekend at the Black Mountain Jeep Fest in Cumberland, where awards were given for Best of Show, People’s Choice, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:09 am

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Man robs HLT Check Exchange, bound employee at gunpoint

An employee at HLT Check Exchange was bound at gunpoint during an armed robbery Tuesday afternoon. The search for the suspect, who disappeared afterwards, is ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:58 pm

Opinion

Grading our political leaders’ response to the pandemic: Beshear’s jury is still out, local officials’ is even more so

By Al Cross Contributing columnist As we approach a crucial election, it’s time to think about the sort of leaders we want and need at ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 4:11 pm

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Local teams bouncing back after pandemic cancels games

By Paul Lunsford Contributing writer The Harlan Green Dragons and the Harlan County Black Bears both had their football games canceled last week because of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 3:59 pm

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Lady Dragons close regular season with win against Yellowjackets

By Paul Lunsford Contributing writer The Harlan Lady Dragons volleyball team closed the regular season on Monday with a 21-25, 25-14, 25-16, 25-22 win against ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 3:50 pm

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Festival of the Mountain Masters in the works

While the coronavirus pandemic continues into October, work to ensure community safety is a top priority for the organizers involved in the 2020 Festival of ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 3:46 pm

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Local returns to Harlan after 75-day battle with COVID-19

After 75 days in the hospital fighting COVID-19, Harlan native Gregg York is happily home and recovering. Judge-Executive Dan Mosley said it was “a joy” ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 3:40 pm

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Harlan Co. School District in-person classes resume after week off

Schools under the Harlan County School District umbrella will resume in-person classes Monday after a week off because of COVID-19. In compliance with the Mode ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Friday, October 9, 2020 7:48 pm

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County trick-or-treat scheduled for Oct. 31 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Despite the pandemic’s grasp on a sense of normalcy, children of all ages will be able to participate in trick-or-treating this year in Harlan County.  ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Friday, October 9, 2020 7:43 pm

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Drive-through Trick-or-Treat on Main planned in Harlan

Trick-or-Treat on Main will look a little different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but Harlan Tourism is working to make sure they put ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Friday, October 9, 2020 3:42 pm

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Two arrests made in Tyler North case

Two arrests were made Wednesday in relation to a Harlan native’s disappearance, one of which is the man’s ex-wife. Lena North, 27, and former Leslie ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Thursday, October 8, 2020 3:09 pm

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Pet of the Week: Crystal

Crystal is the Harlan County Animal Shelter Pet of the Week for Oct. 7. She is roughly three months old and is a happy, adorable ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 6:17 pm

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KSP recognizes October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

From the Kentucky State Police October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time set aside to acknowledge domestic violence survivors and be a voice ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 6:16 pm