Some counties in Southwest Virginia are seeing a big influx of newcomers. Others aren’t.
They're all losing population because deaths outnumber births and net in-migration but beneath the surface, some Southwest localities have become population magnets. The post Some counties in Southwest Virginia are seeing a big influx of newcomers. Others aren’t. appeared first on Cardinal News.
One man pronounced dead in Harlan Co.
HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - The Harlan County Coroner’s Office was notified by Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 10 of a dead body in the Baxter community. Officials with KSP reported that the body was found in a commercial coal truck in the Dollar General parking lot on Sukey Ridge.
'Baby Elena' remembered in Kentucky on her second birthday, after mother charged with killing her
MIDDLESBORO, Ky. — Tuesday marks what would have been the second birthday of Elena Hembree. She was 17 months old when she died, and her mother was charged with killing her in Bell County, Kentucky. The Mayor of Middlesboro announced Feb. 20 would mark Elena Hembree Day to raise...
Respiratory illness increases in Eastern Kentucky
WHITESBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - The Cabinet for Health and Family Services in Kentucky recently posted data showing an increase in respiratory illness. Dr. Fares Khater, who is the Director of Infectious Disease for Appalachian Regional Healthcare and Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation, said doctors are seeing multiple viruses spreading at once.
Harlan County District Court Reports
Compiled by Paul Lunsford. Floyd Boring, 43, theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting, $500 or more but less than $1,000) — pleaded guilty, sentenced to 120 days in jail (probated 24 months). Ordered to obey all laws. Jonathan J. Blair, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a substance (third offense), failure to wear seat […] The post Harlan County District Court Reports appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.
Bears knock off 16th Region’s top team on a record-breaking night
For more local sports coverage, check out our partners at Harlan County Sports. By John Henson Contributing Sports Writer With seven games against teams ranked in the Courier-Journal’s preseason top 25 list, not to mention several top out-of-state squads in tournaments in Bristol and Louisville, Harlan County coach Kyle Jones wanted to make sure he […] The post Bears knock off 16th Region’s top team on a record-breaking night appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.
Noah breaks county scoring record with 38-point night against Boyd
For more local sports coverage, check out our partners at Harlan County Sports. By John Henson Contributing Sports Writer Trent Noah wrote his name in the Harlan County sports history books with 6:07 left in Saturday’s game against visiting Boyd County when he caught a deflected pass in the lane and went in for a […] The post Noah breaks county scoring record with 38-point night against Boyd appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.
The Empirical Herbalist: Shining a Spotlight on Herbs and their Cultural and Historical Nature
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Ruth Shelton is owner and founder of The Empirical Herbalist and has been an herbalist for over two decades. She is experienced in teaching, crafting and consulting in herbs and teaches workshops all over the MidSouth. Selling herbal products at various local markets and hosting...
BCHS DECA students place at regional competition
Several Bell County High School Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) students competed for the first time at the DECA regional competition, and finished within the top three of their subject matter. These students are headed to state competition in Louisville: Kaleigh Dozier- 3rd place in KY Sports Marketing, Michaelyn Dye- 1st place Personal Finance, […] The post BCHS DECA students place at regional competition appeared first on Middlesboro News.
No. 2 Harlan County rolls past Boyd County
HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - The No. 2 Harlan County Black Bears hosted the top team in the 16th Region, the Boyd County Lions, on Saturday. The Black Bears led by nine early after Jaycee Carter sank a 3-pointer from the right wing. After one period, Harlan County led 18-11.
Harlan Elementary wins academic title
The Harlan Elementary Academic team took home their division’s Kentucky Governor’s Cup Title close on the heels of Harlan High School’s recent win, cinching the Harlan Independent School District’s sweeping of the district competition for the fifth consecutive year. According to a press release, the Harlan Independent School District’s high school, middle school and elementary […] The post Harlan Elementary wins academic title appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.
Eastern Ky. towns fight to recover from opioid epidemic, with help from newcomers and recovering addicts, national author reports
In early 2020, Mandi Fugate Sheffel, 42, opened a tiny bookstore in her hometown of Hazard. Everyone thought she was crazy. Downtown Hazard was a forbidding place to start any business, much less a bookstore. Most coal mines that once supported the area had closed. Many brick buildings from Hazard’s heyday were gone, bequeathing a gap-toothed look to Main Street.
Kentucky’s “Sorehead” Town of Hartford Has an Opposite “Friendly” Town on the Other Side of the State
I'll start by writing, that I grew up in Hartford, Kentucky in Ohio County and I don't think I'm a "sorehead" Although when I looked up the meaning of sorehead, it says "a person who is in a bad temper or (he/she) is easily irritated". Now, I think in my advanced years, I can relate.
Chamber hears from Small Business Development coach
The Harlan County Chamber of Commerce heard a presentation concerning the ins and outs of starting a new business during their regular meeting for February. Kentucky Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Director and Business Coach Rodney Kuhl provided a Smart Start presentation aimed at how to start a business. “SBDC is the Small Business Development […] The post Chamber hears from Small Business Development coach appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.
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10-year-old girl grazed by bullet on Jones Avenue
A 10-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet on Sunday, Feb 18 at the intersection of St. Stephens Road and Jones Avenue, according to police.
Nice weather continues!!!
HAZARD, KY. (WYMT) - After a beautiful Presidents Day on Monday, the nice weather continues before it turns wet to end the work week. Another nice day is in store today. A weakening disturbance is coming in from the west. So, we’ll deal with some cloud-cover issues this morning before we get back to full sunshine and blue skies this afternoon. Forecast high temperatures region-wide will be mainly between 53° to 58°.
Operation Letcher County Recovery 7.0 Scheduled for March 8th and 9th
Operation Letcher County Recovery 7.0 is scheduled for March 8th and 9th at Fleming Neon Middle School Gym. Organizers here in the tri-county area will again be taking much needed supplies to flood victims who are still in distress 20 months after the flood occurred. Volunteers will be preparing hot meals from 8 am Saturday until they run out of food in the afternoon. Organizer, Garry Conley, said area restaurants, including Smokey Bear’s, Weaver’s, Lee’s and Wings and Rings, have donated food. Conley said they are also recruiting skilled workers to work one day as carpenters, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, dry wall and cleanup. For more information, to volunteer or donate, call Garry at 862-9195. Conley said this is a long term project taken one day at a time.
ARH Mountain Student Achiever: Mark Gabriel Lingar
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Mark Gabriel Lingar is an ARH Mountain Student Achiever. Lingar is a senior at Bell County High School, where he has a 4.25 GPA. He has maintained a 4.0 GPA or better throughout high school, and he is on track to graduate with an Associate’s degree in science.
Without McLendon, Dragons struggle in loss at South Laure
South Laurel welcomed Jordan Mabe, its best player, back from an injury in a win over Bell County on Thursday. Harlan played without its best player on Saturday as Kyler McLendon rested an ankle he injured Tuesday at Knox Central. The Cardinals are 2-0 since Mabe returned, including a 66-41 victory against the visiting Dragons. […] The post Without McLendon, Dragons struggle in loss at South Laure appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.