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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

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

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

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

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

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
PHELPS, Ky. – The Pike County Sheriff's Deputies (PCSD) continues to investigate the stabbing death of a man from Phelps, Kentucky.
Pike County Sheriff Rodney Scott confirmed that his office got a call about 2:10 p.m. on Monday about a body lying on the railroad track at the mouth of Woodford Branch

Pike County deputies investigating murder at Phelps

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com PHELPS, Ky. – The Pike County Sheriff's Deputies (PCSD) continues to investigate the stabbing death of a man from Phelps, Kentucky. Pike County Sheriff Rodney Scott confirmed that his office got a call about 2:10 p.m. on Monday about a body lying on the railroad track at the mouth of Woodford Branch

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The Chattaroy Volunteer Fire Department was called out Tuesday to a brush fire. The firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze. Another forest fire was reported at Forest Hills, Ky. and the Belfry Volunteer Fire Department responded to that fire. A red flag warning was issued in the region due to warmer temperatures and dry weather.

Red flag warning

Lil Felix/WDN The Chattaroy Volunteer Fire Department was called out Tuesday to a brush fire. The firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze. Another forest fire was reported at Forest Hills, Ky. and the Belfry Volunteer Fire Department responded to that fire. A red flag warning was issued in the region due to warmer temperatures and dry weather.

IDA discusses new business

During a meeting on Tuesday devoted mostly to an executive session due to pending litigation, the Harlan County Industrial Development Authority touched on the subject of a manufacturing company locating in Harlan. According to authority member Chris Lewis, a company planning to do business under the name Appalachian Metal Prototypes made a presen

DELBARTON - A head on collision on Buffalo Mountain at approximately 3:15 p.m. Wednesday resulted in the death of an unidentified female driving a white pickup truck.
The truck driven by the female was traveling South on U.S. Route 52 when a car drove into her lane hitting her head-on. The car was driven by an unidentified male traveling North on

Fatal car accident on Buffalo Mountain

DELBARTON - A head on collision on Buffalo Mountain at approximately 3:15 p.m. Wednesday resulted in the death of an unidentified female driving a white pickup truck. The truck driven by the female was traveling South on U.S. Route 52 when a car drove into her lane hitting her head-on. The car was driven by an unidentified male traveling North on

Easter is on the way, and practicing Christians across the globe have spent the Lenten season preparing for the day when they celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Lent is a season best spent in the company of close friends and family, and the following are a few ways for Christians to celebrate their faith leading up to Easter Sunday.
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Create religious Easter traditions

Easter is on the way, and practicing Christians across the globe have spent the Lenten season preparing for the day when they celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Lent is a season best spent in the company of close friends and family, and the following are a few ways for Christians to celebrate their faith leading up to Easter Sunday. ̶

(StatePoint) This year tell the Easter Bunny to hop to it and avoid those same old Easter basket ideas kids have been getting for decades. By filling your children's baskets with personalized surprises, you can make the day extra special.
Don't just fill baskets with boring seasonal sweets and a stuffed bunny. Baskets are more fun when they are pe

Twists on Easter baskets kids will treasure

(StatePoint) This year tell the Easter Bunny to hop to it and avoid those same old Easter basket ideas kids have been getting for decades. By filling your children's baskets with personalized surprises, you can make the day extra special. Don't just fill baskets with boring seasonal sweets and a stuffed bunny. Baskets are more fun when they are pe

Keeping projects on time, budget

Governing is about setting priorities, and a good example of that is the Uranium Processing Facility at Y-12, in East Tennessee. One of my priorities has been keeping large government construction projects on time and on budget, including the Uranium Processing Facility. Every time we would get a status update on the project costs were increasing.





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