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Poke Sallet Festival returns

The most anticipated yearly event in Harlan County is nearing, with the 67th installment of Harlan County’s Poke Sallet Festival set to kick off during the first week of June. Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley highlighted some of the attractions on tap for this year’s festival during a recent...
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The most coal-burst prone area in the Eastern U.S. is located in Kentucky

Carload of coal in Harlan County, KYPhoto by U.S. National Archives and Records Administration; Wikimedia Commons; Public Domain Image. A coal burst is a sudden, destructive, and violent collapse of the coal walls in underground mines. The collapse involves a loud noise, violent explosion, and ground vibration resulting in the deaths and injuries of miners. Fragments of coal are ejected from the walls at high speed.
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National Nursing Home week celebrated

Residents of the Harlan Health and Rehabilitation Center recently spent some time taking advantage of Naional Nursing Home Week by getting out in the Spring weather for a little rest and relaxation courtesy of the facility and organizations including the Southern Brothers Motorcycle Club. Julie Bolin, Director of Nursing at...
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Woman indicted for abuse of child

A woman is facing an indictment for allegedly abusing a juvenile under the age of 12. April York, 25, of Sunshine, was arrested on an indictment warrant by Harlan City Police Officer Mitch Alford on May, 12. According to the indictment handed down by the grand jury on Feb., 2,...
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Chris Brewer wins Harlan County Sheriff Republican candidate

HARLAN, Ky. (WYMT) - The Harlan County Sheriff’s primary election had a total of 5,076 votes when the polls closed. Chris Brewer was elected the Republican candidate over the present sheriff Leslie E. “Smitty” Smith. Brewer won the primary 57.56% to 42.44%. He celebrated at the Harlan...
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Harlan County scavenger hunt for a grand prize

HARLAN, Ky. (WYMT) - One tourism organization in Harlan County is putting on a scavenger hunt for the community. The scavenger hunt highlights historic landmarks and local businesses, while offering a grand prize of $250 to a winner. ”You take a picture or a selfie at that iconic location and...
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Kentuckians show up to vote across the mountains

(WYMT) - Kentuckians headed to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots and make sure their voices were heard. ”That’s just my right,” said voter Emline Montgomery. “Then I don’t have a right to complain if someone gets in there that I’m not really as fond of.”
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Harlan CountyPrimary Election results are in

The votes have been counted in Harlan County for the Primary Election, sending successful candidates on to the November General Election. These results are unofficial at this time. The election’s most unexpected result saw incumbent Leslie “Smitty” Smith being unseated in the Republican primary for Harlan County Sheriff to challenger...
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Joseph Harris

Joseph Roy Harris Jr. died Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester. Mr. Harris was born Sept. 16, 1937, in Harlan County to Hannah Metcalf Harris and Joseph Roy Harris Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Paul (Abbington, Virginia) Clinton and Rodney; sister Nawanna and brother-in-law, Dale Durham (all of Harrodsburg); brother-in-law Art Hibbard (Springfield, Ohio); sister-in-law Barb (Abbington, Virginia) a beloved granddaughter, Kyla Kline (Winchester) and niece Patricia Harris (Abbington, Virginia).
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Southern Shine Crawl returns

Off-road enthusiasts will be converging on the Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area over the Memorial Day weekend, as the Southern Shine Crawl returns to Harlan County’s premier off-road facility. This year’s installment of the Southern Shine Crawl is set for May 27-29. The Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area...
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The highest point in Kentucky may be prone to collapse

Black Mountain in Kentucky is the tallest point in the state. Its summit elevation is 4,145 feet. The mountain peak is located in Harlan County in southeastern Kentucky. The peak is about 500 feet taller than any other mountain in Kentucky. The summit lies above the towns of Lynch, Kentucky and Applachia, Virgina.
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ARH Mountain Student Achiever: Brayden Simpson

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Monday’s ARH Mountain Student Achiever was Brayden Simpson. Braydon is a senior at Harlan County High School and has a 3.9 GPA. Brayden is a member of both the Beta Club and National Honor Society. He is also a member of the Family Career and Community Leaders of America Cooking Program.
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Candidates respond

DAN MOSLEY, RUNNING FOR HARLAN COUNTY JUDGE-EXECUTIVE (REPUBLICAN) I have lived in Harlan County my entire life and have served as Judge Executive for the last 7 years and am seeking a third term. My wife Stephanie and I live in Baxter and we have 3 kids. I am a graduate of James A. Cawood High School, SKCTC, Kentucky Institute of Economic Development, and LMU.
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Lady Dragons on 6-game losing streak

Two weeks ago, Harlan claimed an impressive win over Lynn Camp at home, but since then, the Lady Dragons have had a hard time reaching the win column. During a six-game losing streak, Harlan has lost four district games, Two to Middlesboro and one each to Harlan County and Bell County.
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Election Day nearing

The primary election is nearly upon us, with voters heading to the polls to choose their party’s candidates for the general election in November. Harlan County Clerk Donna Hoskins provided a final update on the processes and procedures for this election cycle. “The only processes available now will be...
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Smith takes 3rd on American Song Contest

Harlan County native Jordan Smith won the third place position on the NBC television show American Song Contest finale on Monday. Smith won season nine of the reality television show “The Voice” a few years ago. Smith has been performing his original song “Sparrow” on American Song Contest,...
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Commodores knock off Harlan County, 17-5

BAXTER — Perry Central knocked off homestanding Harlan County 17-5 in six innings in a high school baseball game on Monday, May 9. Connor Combs earned the win on the mound for the Commodores. Combs surrendered five runs on three hits over three innings, striking out three. Dustin Fields...
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