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Joe Asher

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3 arrested on meth charges

Kentucky State Police arrested three people on meth charges in Cumberland on Friday. Gary Goins, 39, of Cumberland, Rick Deal, 38, of Benham, and Candy Ball, 29, of Cumberland, were arrested by KSP Trooper John Carlock. According to the citations, police received a complaint the occupants of 17607 KY 522 were cooking methamphetamine. Carlock resp

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The city of Benham honored a former resident by naming the city's tennis court after him. An official dedication ceremony on May 22 was held dubbing the court the “Roger Raleigh Circle Park Tennis Court.”

Benham dedicates tennis court

Joe P. Asher|Daily Enterprise The city of Benham honored a former resident by naming the city's tennis court after him. An official dedication ceremony on May 22 was held dubbing the court the “Roger Raleigh Circle Park Tennis Court.”

The Harlan City Tourism and Convention Commission went over an assortment of routine business during the regular meeting on Tuesday, focusing on the economic impact of tourism on our region.
Tourism Director Brandon Pennington took time to update the panel concerning the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism Economic Impact program.
“Th

Tourism income increases

The Harlan City Tourism and Convention Commission went over an assortment of routine business during the regular meeting on Tuesday, focusing on the economic impact of tourism on our region. Tourism Director Brandon Pennington took time to update the panel concerning the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism Economic Impact program. “Th

The Harlan County Sheriff's Office headed up a multi-agency drug roundup on Wednesday, teaming up with other local police departments and the Kentucky State Police.
Harlan County Sheriff Leslie “Smitty” Smith said the roundup started with 23 indictments for drug trafficking.
“In addition to that, there were 10 or 12 additional w

Drug roundup nets many

The Harlan County Sheriff's Office headed up a multi-agency drug roundup on Wednesday, teaming up with other local police departments and the Kentucky State Police. Harlan County Sheriff Leslie “Smitty” Smith said the roundup started with 23 indictments for drug trafficking. “In addition to that, there were 10 or 12 additional w

Man charged with wanton endangerment

An Evarts man is facing multiple counts of wanton endangerment after allegedly exited his home and discharging a firearm. Jacob Helton, 24, was arrested on Saturday by Evarts City Police Sgt. John Teagle. According to the citation, Teagle heard shots fired and responded to the scene. Once at the scene he discovered Helton had exited his residence

The city of Evarts has decided to outsource the collection of property tax to the Harlan County Sheriff's Office after hearing a proposal on the matter during a meeting Thursday.
Mayor Eddie Manning called the meeting to order and asked Harlan County Sheriff Leslie “Smitty” Smith to advise the council on details of the proposal.
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Outsourcing taxes

The city of Evarts has decided to outsource the collection of property tax to the Harlan County Sheriff's Office after hearing a proposal on the matter during a meeting Thursday. Mayor Eddie Manning called the meeting to order and asked Harlan County Sheriff Leslie “Smitty” Smith to advise the council on details of the proposal. ̶

The Evarts City Fire Department acquired a new fire truck the city has been working toward receiving for some time.
Mayor Eddie Manning called on Fire Chief Cledo Powers for his report.
“We did get our truck, it's sitting outside,” Powers said. “I encourage you all to check it out.”
Powers said he appreciated the council'

Evarts gets new truck

The Evarts City Fire Department acquired a new fire truck the city has been working toward receiving for some time. Mayor Eddie Manning called on Fire Chief Cledo Powers for his report. “We did get our truck, it's sitting outside,” Powers said. “I encourage you all to check it out.” Powers said he appreciated the council'

Holden has probation revoked

A man who allegedly committed multiple offenses while on probation, including driving his car into a church, found his probation revoked in Harlan Circuit Court on Thursday. Josh Holden, 33, of Ages, was brought before Circuit Court Judge Kent Hendrickson on the commonwealth attorney's motion to revoke probation. Holden was represented by attorney

City discusses repair work

Routine business made up a large part of the Harlan City Council's recent meeting for the month of May. Mayor Danny Howard asked Leo Miller of Leo Miller and Associates for an update on repair work. Miller mentioned some paving work was coming up. “The Oak Street extension, we're going to do that and Woodland Hills,” said Miller. Mi

The Harlan County Outdoor Recreation Board discussed several items during a recent meeting, including a mobile zip line attraction at the upcoming Poke Sallet Festival and the acquisition of a bulldozer.
Chairman Dallas Gilbert brought up the group's involvement in the Poke Sallet Festival.
“We've got to build two decks on the Poke Sallet z

Zip line comes to festival

The Harlan County Outdoor Recreation Board discussed several items during a recent meeting, including a mobile zip line attraction at the upcoming Poke Sallet Festival and the acquisition of a bulldozer. Chairman Dallas Gilbert brought up the group's involvement in the Poke Sallet Festival. “We've got to build two decks on the Poke Sallet z

Miller charged with burglary

A Cumberland man is facing charges after he allegedly entered a woman's residence when she was not home and refused to leave when confronted by a neighbor. Tommy L. Miller, 61, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Master Trooper Michael Cornett at approximately 4 p.m. on Tuesday. According to the citation, Miller entered a woman's residence thro

The votes are in and counted, and current Harlan Circuit Court Clerk Wendy Flanary stands as the Democratic candidate for that office in the November General Election.
Flanary won the primary by a good margin with 1,227 total votes, outdistancing her closest opponent Robert Leo Miller by a total of 237 votes. Miller led early in the race, finishin

Flanary wins primary

The votes are in and counted, and current Harlan Circuit Court Clerk Wendy Flanary stands as the Democratic candidate for that office in the November General Election. Flanary won the primary by a good margin with 1,227 total votes, outdistancing her closest opponent Robert Leo Miller by a total of 237 votes. Miller led early in the race, finishin

The Harlan City Council heard about a problem with illegal dumping into the city's sewers during a meeting on Monday.
Mayor Danny Howard advised the panel what was going on.
“I have stirred up a little stink with the septic haulers,” said Howard. “When we first built the regional sewer plant, and against the advice of the design

Sewer issues heard

The Harlan City Council heard about a problem with illegal dumping into the city's sewers during a meeting on Monday. Mayor Danny Howard advised the panel what was going on. “I have stirred up a little stink with the septic haulers,” said Howard. “When we first built the regional sewer plant, and against the advice of the design

Meth arrests made

Police arrested several people on manufacturing methamphetamine charges in Cumberland over the weekend after multiple complaints were received. The first two of five total meth-related arrests occurred when police allegedly found meth on two men they were serving with failure to appear warrants. Justin Allen Boyd, 26, and Travis C. White, 32, bot

The Harlan Revitalization Association has some new blood, with the board welcoming a batch of new members during a meeting on Thursday.
Acting Director Lisa Abraham called the meeting to order and got straight to the task of appointing the new members.
Several potential new members, all of whom are already active members of the community, were no

Revitalization panel renewed

The Harlan Revitalization Association has some new blood, with the board welcoming a batch of new members during a meeting on Thursday. Acting Director Lisa Abraham called the meeting to order and got straight to the task of appointing the new members. Several potential new members, all of whom are already active members of the community, were no

City looks at sewer issue

The Benham City Council heard a proposal from the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority concerning combining the city's waste water system with Cumberland and Lynch. Adam Scott, representing the KIA, spoke to the council. “I'm not here to do anything you all don't want us to do,” Scott told the council. “We're not here to tell you o

Juveniles arrested for burglary

The Harlan County Sheriff's Office arrested two juveniles on Wednesday for allegedly burglarizing a barber shop. According to a press release, Deputy Travis Freeman responded to a complaint at Tim Howard's Barber Shop on May 6. The back door to the business had been pried open and several items were discovered missing from the shop. Through invest

Harlan County Sheriff's Sgt. Winston Yeary Jr. has been working with the Harlan County Sheriff's Office for more than a decade.
A 1990 graduate of Cumberland High School, Yeary, 42, continued his studies at Southeast Community College & Eastern Kentucky University before going into police work.
“It's an opportunity to help others and at

Behind the Badge

Harlan County Sheriff's Sgt. Winston Yeary Jr. has been working with the Harlan County Sheriff's Office for more than a decade. A 1990 graduate of Cumberland High School, Yeary, 42, continued his studies at Southeast Community College & Eastern Kentucky University before going into police work. “It's an opportunity to help others and at

Joe P. Asher|Daily Enterprise
Tricycles lined up for the Holy Trinity Learning Center Trike-a-Thon on Wednesday, bringing in 14 total racers to help raise money for a good cause. The event was held to benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital, raising $1,135 for the organization.

Triking for a cause

Joe P. Asher|Daily Enterprise Tricycles lined up for the Holy Trinity Learning Center Trike-a-Thon on Wednesday, bringing in 14 total racers to help raise money for a good cause. The event was held to benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital, raising $1,135 for the organization.

Residents of Bledsoe have long been aware U.S. 421 on Pine Mountain is not one of the safest roads in the area. Recent large cracks in the pavement have led to an upturn of concern from some Bledsoe residents.
Ronnie Cook has been a resident of Bledsoe for 30 years.
“We've talked to several people with the state highway (department) and wit

Road worries residents

Residents of Bledsoe have long been aware U.S. 421 on Pine Mountain is not one of the safest roads in the area. Recent large cracks in the pavement have led to an upturn of concern from some Bledsoe residents. Ronnie Cook has been a resident of Bledsoe for 30 years. “We've talked to several people with the state highway (department) and wit





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