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Lady Bears will play in Sevierville tourney

The Harlan County Lady Bears will be playing teams from three states over the weekend in the Smoky Mountain Spring Fling Tournament in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Harlan County will open tournament play on Thursday at 8 p.m. against Starkville, Miss. The Lady Bears will play twice on Friday, taking on Gatlinburg-Pittman, Tenn., at 4 p.m. and Sevier Count

Facing campus sexual assault

The most common violent crime on many college campuses today is sexual assault. The scope of the problem can include everything from stalking to unwanted advances to rape — often at the hands of an acquaintance. One in five undergraduate women — and 6 percent of undergraduate men — will be a victim of rape or an attempted rape i

Kyle's Korner …
If Sports Illustrated (SI) is correct with their pre-season Major League Baseball predictions for 2015, it will be a long season for Cincinnati Reds fans.
The popular magazine picks the St. Louis Cardinals to win the Central Division, followed by the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers. They have the Reds

Sports Illustrated predicts Reds to finish last

Kyle's Korner … If Sports Illustrated (SI) is correct with their pre-season Major League Baseball predictions for 2015, it will be a long season for Cincinnati Reds fans. The popular magazine picks the St. Louis Cardinals to win the Central Division, followed by the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers. They have the Reds

Births, history in bits and pieces

I am pleased to report what I believe to be a perfect example of the changing times…..the experience of giving birth is something we men thankfully will not encounter…..however, from all indications, child bearing is much safer and even “easier” than it used to be…..take for instance, Man area resident Sara (Cazin) Jus

PIKEVILLE, Ky. - The University of Pikeville football team will be opening the 2015 season under the lights as it hosts Bluefield (Va.) at 7 p.m. ET on Aug. 27 at the Hambley Athletic Complex. It's one of five home dates on the schedule released by second-year UPIKE head coach Allan Holland Jr., on Tuesday.
Other dates in Pikeville include a Sept.

UPIKE Football releases 2015 schedule

PIKEVILLE, Ky. - The University of Pikeville football team will be opening the 2015 season under the lights as it hosts Bluefield (Va.) at 7 p.m. ET on Aug. 27 at the Hambley Athletic Complex. It's one of five home dates on the schedule released by second-year UPIKE head coach Allan Holland Jr., on Tuesday. Other dates in Pikeville include a Sept.

Several Easter events have been planned in and around Harlan County including:
• Harlan Church of the Nazarene, located on Airport Road in Baxter, will have a GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE beginning at 7 p.m. on April 3. Everyone is welcome.
• Closplint Church of God will have an EASTER PLAY beginning at 7 p.m. on April 3. Pastor Frank Howard w

Several Easter events slated

Several Easter events have been planned in and around Harlan County including: • Harlan Church of the Nazarene, located on Airport Road in Baxter, will have a GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE beginning at 7 p.m. on April 3. Everyone is welcome. • Closplint Church of God will have an EASTER PLAY beginning at 7 p.m. on April 3. Pastor Frank Howard w

HAZARD—Activists and citizens alike in Hazard and Perry County are preparing for the international event “Take Back the Night,” which is coming to Hazard Wednesday, April 1.
The event aims to promote awareness and help put an end to sexual violence and assault in all forms. Hazard's “Take Back the Night” will begin at

Hazard hosts 'Take Back the Night'

HAZARD—Activists and citizens alike in Hazard and Perry County are preparing for the international event “Take Back the Night,” which is coming to Hazard Wednesday, April 1. The event aims to promote awareness and help put an end to sexual violence and assault in all forms. Hazard's “Take Back the Night” will begin at

Several Easter have been planned in and around Bell County including:
• HOLY WEEK SERVICES at St. Julian Catholic Church in Middlesboro include: April 2 (Holy Thursday) at 7:30 p.m. — Evening Passion of the Lord's Supper, washing of the feet, Eucharistic Celebration followed by Adoration (private); April 3 (Good Friday) at 4 p.m. ̵

Several Easter events slated

Several Easter have been planned in and around Bell County including: • HOLY WEEK SERVICES at St. Julian Catholic Church in Middlesboro include: April 2 (Holy Thursday) at 7:30 p.m. — Evening Passion of the Lord's Supper, washing of the feet, Eucharistic Celebration followed by Adoration (private); April 3 (Good Friday) at 4 p.m. ̵

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Officials battle dozens of forest fires since mid-March FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky forestry officials say more than 1,000 acres have burned since mid-March due to forest fires, and they're worried about the potential of more fires due to warmer, drier weather. Officials say the Division of Forestry has battled more than 98 forest fires since

U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers presented Will Smith, house appropriations committee staff director, of Beattyville, with the “Keeping the Promise Award” on March 25.
He has kept the promise to the people of southeastern Kentucky by implementing the intentions of Congressman Rogers to provide adequate funding for programs that serve his di

Smith recognized for service

U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers presented Will Smith, house appropriations committee staff director, of Beattyville, with the “Keeping the Promise Award” on March 25. He has kept the promise to the people of southeastern Kentucky by implementing the intentions of Congressman Rogers to provide adequate funding for programs that serve his di

GARY B. GRAVES
AP Sports Writer
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Calipari's platoon system has given way to a nine-man rotation that gives the Kentucky coach plenty of combinations.
Who plays and how long hasn't mattered to the top-ranked Wildcats.
Platooning has been replaced by the immediate challenge of winning the school's ninth championshi

UK's platoon system rotation

GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Calipari's platoon system has given way to a nine-man rotation that gives the Kentucky coach plenty of combinations. Who plays and how long hasn't mattered to the top-ranked Wildcats. Platooning has been replaced by the immediate challenge of winning the school's ninth championshi

Watch: Video highlights from CRHS softball team's dramatic 3-2 win over Poca

CHAPMANVILLE — The Chapmanville Regional High School softball team didn't give up. Down 2-1 to Poca going into the last half of the seventh inning, the Lady Tigers plated two runs to win 3-2 at Chapmanville's Ronnie Ooten Field. Chapmanville, now 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the Cardinal Conference, won in dramatic fashion as Cydnee Lambert groun

Lady Railsplitters 8th at McAmis Memorial

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — Senior Lindsay Davis landed on the All-Tournament Team after leading the Lincoln Memorial University women's golf team to an eighth-place finish in the Agnes McAmis Memorial, which wrapped up on Tuesday at Link Hills Country Club in Greeneville. The Lady Railsplitters finished with a 76-over par total of 652 in the 36-hol

A Pineville man was arrested on Tuesday after being accused of selling stolen property.
Kentucky State Police Trooper George Howard charged Kevin Miracle, 26, with receiving stolen property under $10,000.
According to the criminal complaint, Miracle had in his possession a cast iron antique kettle pot valued at $450 and a set of pull-behind plow

Miracle arrested on theft charge

A Pineville man was arrested on Tuesday after being accused of selling stolen property. Kentucky State Police Trooper George Howard charged Kevin Miracle, 26, with receiving stolen property under $10,000. According to the criminal complaint, Miracle had in his possession a cast iron antique kettle pot valued at $450 and a set of pull-behind plow

CHAPMANVILLE — A man has been arrested for menacing the Tomblin Drive area with a gun.
Corporal Lee Preece of the Chapmanville Police Department responded to a 911 dispatch to Tomblin Drive for a complaint that a male armed with a handgun was reportedly going from house to house looking for his girlfriend.
Upon arrival, Preece and law enfor

Man with gun menaces neighborhood

CHAPMANVILLE — A man has been arrested for menacing the Tomblin Drive area with a gun. Corporal Lee Preece of the Chapmanville Police Department responded to a 911 dispatch to Tomblin Drive for a complaint that a male armed with a handgun was reportedly going from house to house looking for his girlfriend. Upon arrival, Preece and law enfor

10-year decline in coal industry productivity finally hits reverse

Coal companies may have finally put the brakes on a decadelong trend of falling productivity, a trend in which the average miner was increasingly producing less coal per hour worked. SNL Energy's previous analysis showed coal mine productivity — a measure of the clean tons of coal a mine produces per employee hour — had peaked around 2

A big hit decided a game dominated by pitching.
Morgan Wrenn slugged a 1-2 pitch to centerin the bottom of the sixth, and Wyoming East edged Westside, 2-1, on a chilly Monday evening at New Richmond.
“It's huge,” said Warriors pitcher Emily Day, who fanned 15 to get the win.”To beat Westside at home my senior year.”
The t

East softball edges Westside

A big hit decided a game dominated by pitching. Morgan Wrenn slugged a 1-2 pitch to centerin the bottom of the sixth, and Wyoming East edged Westside, 2-1, on a chilly Monday evening at New Richmond. “It's huge,” said Warriors pitcher Emily Day, who fanned 15 to get the win.”To beat Westside at home my senior year.” The t

LOS ANGELES — Justified is coming home to Harlan for a special screening of the series finale, followed by a panel discussion with stars and producers of the iconic FX series.
Joelle Carter (“Ava Crowder”), Jacob Pitts (“Tim Gutterson”) and Erica Tazel (“Rachel Brooks”) will join Showrunner and Executive P

'Justified' comes to Harlan

LOS ANGELES — Justified is coming home to Harlan for a special screening of the series finale, followed by a panel discussion with stars and producers of the iconic FX series. Joelle Carter (“Ava Crowder”), Jacob Pitts (“Tim Gutterson”) and Erica Tazel (“Rachel Brooks”) will join Showrunner and Executive P

'76 Hoosiers hoping UK can pull off perfect quest

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Quinn Buckner says he and his 1976 Indiana teammates aren't chilling any champagne to uncork in celebration of a Kentucky loss. Instead, the nation's last undefeated college basketball team is eager to end the 39-year wait to add another member to the club — even if an old rival is trying to make history in the Hoos

Protect seniors from financial abuse

It's unfortunate but true: The elderly population is targeted for financial abuse or exploitation. In fact, by some estimates, this type of targeted abuse results in billions of dollars in losses each year. If you have elderly parents, what signs should you watch for to determine their vulnerability? And what can you do to help protect your parents





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