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Reasons for COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy are many in Kentucky

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News In a society that gives out trophies for participation, it’s only natural ... Read more | Add your comment

McCreary returns to his HCHS football roots

Harlan County native Amos McCreary has been selected as the new coach of the Harlan County Black Bear ... Read more | Add your comment

REAL ID deadline extended until 2023

Folks scrambling to find their birth certificate and other documentation needed to get a REAL ID before the ... Read more | Add your comment

Collision in Bledsoe under investigation

BLEDSOE – On April 27, 2021, at 3:13 p.m., Kentucky State Police, Post 10, in Harlan, received a ... Read more | Add your comment

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Adams goes over KY election reform

While some battles in politics may not always be easy, election reform in Kentucky has seen bipartisan action in House Bill 574, which some note ... Read more | Add your comment

by Emily Sargent.

Features

PHOTOS: Bird watching

Spring has sprung, and with that, comes vibrant colors of local birds chirping about Harlan County. In just about every tree you look, you’ll find ... Read more | Add your comment

by Emily Sargent.

Sports

Late UK golfer to be honored at pro tournament

The PGA Tour returns to central Kentucky in July for the Barbasol Championship that will be played July 15-18 at Champions at Keene Trace Golf ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Thursday, May 6, 2021 7:00 am

Sports

UK’s Lilley is finalist for Honda Award

Kentucky senior setter Madison Lilley has been named a finalist for the 2020 Honda Award for the sport of volleyball along with Logan Eggleston of ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 7:00 am

Sports

Washington drafts UK’s Jamin Davis

Former Kentucky safety Mike Edwards, who won a Super Bowl recently with Tampa Bay, called it a “big-time pick” when Washington selected UK linebacker Jamin ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:00 am

Sports

Former UK star Bowden returning to Somerset for another youth camp in June

Bart Williams was thrilled that former University of Kentucky football standout Lynn Bowden agreed to be part of the Somerset Youth Football League summer camp. ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Monday, May 3, 2021 8:32 am

Opinion

McConnell and Barr: Thoroughbred racing is well-positioned for the future. Here’s why

The Kentucky Derby is called the most exciting two minutes in sports. This week, fans from around the globe will turn their attention once again ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 30, 2021 10:33 am

Sports

Return of Kentucky Derby in spring brings signs of normalcy

Kentucky will be back in the national spotlight this weekend on the first Saturday in May for the first time in two years. The 147th ... Read more

by Kentucky Today, Friday, April 30, 2021 7:00 am

Sports

Justus looks back, sees ‘opportunity of a lifetime’ as he leaves for Arizona St.

As expected, Joel Justus has accepted a coaching position at Arizona State. Justus, who has spent the past seven seasons at Kentucky, came to Kentucky ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:48 am

Sports

Young ready to hear his name called in NFL draft

Landon Young is not sure when he may hear his name called during the NFL draft this week but he’s confident after his Pro Day ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:00 am

News

One dead after KY 72 crash

One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash on KY 72 near Elcomb, where the car went off the road into a nearby field. On ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 4:57 pm

News

More vaccine sites available in county

Harlan County moved away from COVID-19 weekly totals in the 60s and 70s, reporting 28 new cases for the previous week. Judge-Executive Dan Mosley said ... Read more

by Emily Sargent, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 1:54 pm

News

Juvenile arrested after BMES threat

On Tuesday, April 27,, the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by school officials in reference to a threat that was made by a student ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:41 pm

News

Halcomb named Radiography Program Coordinator for SKCTC, HCTC

Having a joint radiography program better serves students, and that is one reason Professor Astor Halcomb is glad to see the cooperation between Hazard Community ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:35 am

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Harmon releases Vol. II of Statewide Single Audit of KY

FRANKFORT – Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon recently released Volume Two of the Statewide Single Audit of Kentucky (SSWAK) for Fiscal Year 2020.  Volume two of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:31 am

News

Czarapata selected as KCTCS president

VERSAILLES – The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Board of Regents selected Paul Czarapata as the new president of KCTCS after a national ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:29 am

News

KCTCS students share motivation for staying in college

VERSAILLES – It was a simple question for not so simple times: What kept you motivated to stay in college during the pandemic? More than ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:27 am

News

Turpin joins ARH Cumberland Valley Medical & Specialty Associates in downtown Middlesboro

MIDDLESBORO – ARH Cumberland Valley Medical and Specialty Associates welcomes Tonya Turpin, MSN, APRN, FNP-C to its medical team in downtown Middlesboro. Turpin received her ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:24 am

News

KDE seeking applicants for social studies assessment work

FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Office of Assessment and Accountability (OAA) is seeking current K-12 classroom teachers and content specialists who support ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:20 am

News

Tentative settlement reached in LG&E, KU rate hike case

Future energy bills won’t be quite as steep for LG&E and Kentucky Utilities customers thanks to the intervention of several public interest groups. The groups ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 10:56 am

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Features

OSTRANDER: Let us learn from mistakes

By Kent Ostrander As the COVID crisis has been a disaster in many different ways, and now that it seems finally to winding down, it ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 10:02 am

News

Be aware: Road work zones heating up

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is joining other state transportation agencies and the Federal Highway Administration to promote National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 26-30. Flowering ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:27 am

News

Outdoor mask mandate ends for events under 1,000

Gov. Andy Beshear announced he is relaxing some of the mask mandates that have been in effect since last July. During a Monday afternoon media ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:05 am

Sports

Lilley, UK win volleyball national title

Winning a national championship was something coach Craig Skinner thought he could do at Kentucky but also knew it was easier said than done. However, ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:00 am

Sports

UK’s Steiner was a two-sport star in high school

Colleges started recruiting her to play soccer when she was only a high school freshman before a couple of years later she started to get ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Monday, April 26, 2021 7:39 am

BREAKING NEWS

One dead after KY 72 crash

One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash on KY 72 near Elcomb, where the car went off the road into a nearby field. At ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, April 24, 2021 8:05 pm

Sports

How good is UK commit Goodwin?

Just how good is offensive tackle Kiyaunta Goodwin of Charlestown, Ind., a top 100 prospect, who verbally committed to Kentucky Saturday? Steve Wiltfong, director of ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Saturday, April 24, 2021 8:00 am