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Nola Sizemore

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Gearing up to offer their assistance to those residents who may need help with flooding issues expected to arise in the region, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife (KDFW) Officer Steve Combs said they are trained and have equipment to help if needed.
“If flooding has occurred in a county, a lot of times the local police aren't equipped

Fish & Wildlife ready to help

Gearing up to offer their assistance to those residents who may need help with flooding issues expected to arise in the region, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife (KDFW) Officer Steve Combs said they are trained and have equipment to help if needed. “If flooding has occurred in a county, a lot of times the local police aren't equipped

City wants water conserved

Cumberland Mayor Carolyn Elliott asks that residents conserve and boil water for the next several days. The water plant had to be shut down for approximately six hours on Tuesday when a coal truck spilled fuel into the Poor Fork of the Cumberland River. “We were told a coal truck overturned in Letcher County and spilled about 50 to 60 gallon

As the county road department began addressing issues with flooding from across the area on Wednesday, residents received a winter storm warning effective through Thursday.
Harlan County Emergency Management Director David McGill issued a Winter Storm Warning on his website effective Wednesday at 10 p.m. until Thursday at 1 p.m.
The message inclu

Flooding seen in county

As the county road department began addressing issues with flooding from across the area on Wednesday, residents received a winter storm warning effective through Thursday. Harlan County Emergency Management Director David McGill issued a Winter Storm Warning on his website effective Wednesday at 10 p.m. until Thursday at 1 p.m. The message inclu

Fire Dept. suffers damages

As residents begin surveying storm damage from almost two feet of snow being dumped on the county and subzero temperatures during the past two weeks, the Martins Fork Volunteer Fire Department (MFVFD) is looking at a collapsed roof and damage to five of their vehicles. Scott Blanton, fire chief for the MFVFD, said 1/3 of the roof housing their fir

Standing in freezing water for over 30 minutes, Sunshine Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) Fire Chief Steven Hatfield risked his life to save the life of an innocent animal stranded in a culvert at Bardo.
“The Sunshine Volunteer Fire Department received a call at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Sunday saying a dog was stuck in a water culvert at B

Stranded dog rescued

Standing in freezing water for over 30 minutes, Sunshine Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) Fire Chief Steven Hatfield risked his life to save the life of an innocent animal stranded in a culvert at Bardo. “The Sunshine Volunteer Fire Department received a call at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Sunday saying a dog was stuck in a water culvert at B

Standing in freezing water for over 30 minutes, Sunshine Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) Fire Chief Steven Hatfield risked his life to save the life of an innocent animal stranded in a culvert at Bardo.
“The Sunshine Volunteer Fire Department received a call at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Sunday saying a dog was stuck in a water culvert at B

Stranded dog rescued

Standing in freezing water for over 30 minutes, Sunshine Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) Fire Chief Steven Hatfield risked his life to save the life of an innocent animal stranded in a culvert at Bardo. “The Sunshine Volunteer Fire Department received a call at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Sunday saying a dog was stuck in a water culvert at B

Black Mountain Utility District (BMUD) water storage tanks are now being filled in the Clover Fork area for residents in Louellen, Closplint and Holmes Mill, who continued to be out of water on Monday.
“Evarts is giving us a limited amount of water each day as they re-gain their tank,” said BMUD Administrator Ray Metcalfe. “As so

Water gradually being restored

Black Mountain Utility District (BMUD) water storage tanks are now being filled in the Clover Fork area for residents in Louellen, Closplint and Holmes Mill, who continued to be out of water on Monday. “Evarts is giving us a limited amount of water each day as they re-gain their tank,” said BMUD Administrator Ray Metcalfe. “As so

Demonstrating their love of Jesus Christ by helping their neighbor, three Somerset ministry teams, Job's Allies, Cumberland Machinery Movers and Heritage-Hope Church of God, delivered 33,000 gallons of water to be distributed to Harlan County residents on Thursday.
“These ministries joined together in purchasing and delivering the water to H

Neighbors helping neighbors

Demonstrating their love of Jesus Christ by helping their neighbor, three Somerset ministry teams, Job's Allies, Cumberland Machinery Movers and Heritage-Hope Church of God, delivered 33,000 gallons of water to be distributed to Harlan County residents on Thursday. “These ministries joined together in purchasing and delivering the water to H

Napier appointed to council

During a special called meeting of the Evarts City Council on Thursday, Michael W. Napier, 42, was appointed to fill a council seat vacated by Clark Cusick, who recently resigned from that position. After the special called meeting was called to order, Mayor Eddie Manning presented a list of names, submitted to him and council members, who had exp

Cusick resigns council seat

Councilman Clark Cusick has resigned his seat from the Evarts City Council in a letter he submitted to the mayor and council dated Jan. 21. Cusick, who was re-elected to the council in November, is a longtime council member for the city. In his letter of resignation, he said he was resigning because of “personal reasons.” At a meeting

Like many other buildings in the county, the Harlan Baptist Church has suffered damages to their building as a result of recent snow and ice storms.
“On Saturday at about 9 p.m., we got a call from our alarm system, ADT, saying the fire alarm in the church was going off and the fire department had been dispatched,” said senior pastor B

Baptist church damaged

Like many other buildings in the county, the Harlan Baptist Church has suffered damages to their building as a result of recent snow and ice storms. “On Saturday at about 9 p.m., we got a call from our alarm system, ADT, saying the fire alarm in the church was going off and the fire department had been dispatched,” said senior pastor B

Lynch digs out from snow

Keeping roads cleared and providing water to residents has been a challenging job for Lynch Mayor John Adams after the city had approximately 22 inches of snow dropped on it over the past 10 days. “The only trouble we've had is some leaks in residential waterlines and, we just about ran out of water one day for about three hours before someb

Rain could bring flooding

After battling ice, snow and subzero temperatures for the past two weeks, the National Weather Service (NWS), in Jackson, is now saying we can expect rain, heavy at times, beginning Saturday through Tuesday and possibly into Wednesday, which could result in flooding. “One of our biggest concerns right now is the rain we are expecting next we

Barn fire claims family's animals

As if snow, ice and subzero temperatures weren't enough, a family at Blair have lost their barn, farm animals and pets in a fire on Monday. “When you think your day is bad, it can get worse,” said Blair resident Betty Keith. At approximately 8:15 p.m. on Monday on Montgomery Road in Blair, Keith said she and her husband, Charles, were

Mayors doing what they can for residents

Going above and beyond his duties as mayor of Evarts, Eddie Manning has worked hand-in-hand with his maintenance crew clearing streets, distributing food baskets and making sure those who need help are receiving it. “Since the storm began over a week ago, our city maintenance crew has been out scrapping roads, removing snow and trying to mak

While heavy snow precipitation has subsided, the county continues to battle the elements clearing roads that are covered with over a foot of snow in some places.
Harlan County Road Supervisor Marvin Goins said on Monday approximately half of the county roads are “clear and passable.”
“Some of the roads are only one lane, because

Snow cripples communities throughout county

While heavy snow precipitation has subsided, the county continues to battle the elements clearing roads that are covered with over a foot of snow in some places. Harlan County Road Supervisor Marvin Goins said on Monday approximately half of the county roads are “clear and passable.” “Some of the roads are only one lane, because

Snow hampers mail delivery

Despite what has been said throughout the years about the conditions under which mail carriers will work, the motto “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” is not the U.S. Postal Service's motto. The USPS does not have a motto. This phrase was actually

Residents without water

A weeklong storm system pounded the county causing water lines to freeze and burst leaving hundreds without water in their homes and businesses. Pete Dean, superintendent for the Cawood Water District, said on Monday they have several leaks, but are “trying their best to find them and make repairs as quickly as possible.” “We're

Photo submitted
Rhegan Skidmore, 7, and her brother, Gary, 13, are seen enjoying some sledding on Skidmore Cemetery Road in Cranks on Monday. With no school in the county, children are finding ways to have some fun in the snow.

Enjoying the snow

Photo submitted Rhegan Skidmore, 7, and her brother, Gary, 13, are seen enjoying some sledding on Skidmore Cemetery Road in Cranks on Monday. With no school in the county, children are finding ways to have some fun in the snow.

As people in Harlan County continue to shovel out after several inches of snow and frigid temperatures blasted the area over the past week, the Harlan County Rescue Squad (HCRS) has been making sure people have food, medical attention and a way to work.
Hidden in the mountains of Cawood, sick and unable to get to a doctor, HCRS Capt. Chris Allen s

Rescue squad gets patient to dialysis

As people in Harlan County continue to shovel out after several inches of snow and frigid temperatures blasted the area over the past week, the Harlan County Rescue Squad (HCRS) has been making sure people have food, medical attention and a way to work. Hidden in the mountains of Cawood, sick and unable to get to a doctor, HCRS Capt. Chris Allen s





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