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Boy Scout camporee focuses on coal

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Boy Scouts from across the area recently became the first in Kentucky to successfully complete requirements for the new Mining In Society merit badge. They did so with support provided by Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College and the Kentucky Coal Academy.The scouts, a total of 18 from Troop 149 in Harlan and Troop 572 of London, were participating in the Boy Scouts of America Mountain Laurel District’s Fall Camporee held Oct. 10-11.


Listen to the Holy Spirit

My dad was the Archway Cookie man when I was growing up. His nickname was Archie Archway (his real name was Bob; I never really understood that). Dad’s cookie warehouse was in our basement. What a way to grow up; cases of cookies in the basement every day! My favorite was, and is, chocolate chip. You can’t buy a better chocolate chip cookie than Archway’s.Dad delivered to grocery stores in southwestern Wisconsin. The store managers would pay him cash for the cooki...

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When decisions come

(Daniel 3:1-30) Researchers get paid to look into some unusual things. One of those would be a study that determined the average person makes upward to 100,000 decisions…a day. Who was vested with the task of counting?

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Ingredients for Christian strength

Let’s say you came over to my home and told me you were hungry.“Oh, I can take care of that; let’s go into the kitchen” is my joyful reply.You sit at the kitchen table as I rummage through the cupboard. After a while I bring a sack of flour and a spoon, set them in front of you and with a mammoth smile on my face proclaim, “Enjoy!”I immediately notice from, the look on your face, that you are not content. In an attempt to sa...

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Aging trees

It is often assumed that small trees are young and large ones old. But I’ve seen large trees that were only 50 years old, and others the size of fence posts over 100. Individual trees grow at different rates based on their genetics and growing conditions.Some trees are bred for speed. Yellow poplar, most pines and red maple will grow rapidly under good conditions. Other species like beech, hickory and white oak grow at slower rates. What also determines how fast a tree grows ...

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4-H Community Club awards program held

Photos submittedThe Bell County 4-H Community Club met Oct. 11 at Hillcrest Lanes in Harrogate, Tenn. for their annual awards program. Each 4-H member received a certificate of participation listing all the 4-H projects they had participated in during the 2013-2014 4-H year. 4-H Leaders received a certificate of appreciation for their work with the club. The 4-H members enjoyed pizza and bowling as part of their program.Photos submitted

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Pet of the Week

Jayla is a female Boxer mix, available at the Bell County Animal Shelter. She is a 9-month-old attention-loving dog. Jayla is sweet and wants lots of love. Her adoption fee is $45 for the month of October, which is Adopt-a-Shelter-Pet month. Her fee includes a free vet exam, mild deworming, shots and spay neuter surgery. If you are interested in meeting Jayla or any other of the adoptable pets, the shelter can be reached at 606-337-6331.

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Reduce flu risk by getting shot

Anyone who has ever had the flu knows how horrible it makes you feel.For days and sometimes up to a week, you can be bedridden with fever and in general have no appetite of any kind and your main source of any hydration is soft drinks or water.The flu season, which typically begins in Kentucky in October or November, is once again upon us, and the first case already has been reported in Jefferson County. People should remember that the flu can be spread by contact with a...

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Who is the enemy?

Malala Yousafzai, 17, of Pakistan shared the Nobel Peace Prize on Oct. 10, with Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi (the $1.1 million prize will be split with Satyarthi). You might respond with, “Why should I care? All those Muslims are out to destroy American democracy. Even now they are plotting against us. When will there be another 9/11?”

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Corbin edges Bobcats 21-20 in OT

CORBIN —It took overtime and a risky blitz on the final play, but the Redhounds managed to stop a Bell County two-point conversion pass and pull out a 21-20 win over Bobcats on Friday. The victory is Corbin’s first over Bell since 2003 and gives them home field advantage through the Class 3A playoffs as the District 4 champions.“I’m proud of our kids and I still think we’ve got a good football team. Hats off to Corbin, they played a great football game...

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Lions fall to Harlan on late FG

Boone Allison’s 25-yard field goal snuck just inside the left upright with three seconds to play to lift the Harlan Green Dragons to a 23-21 win over Pineville on Friday in the annual Battle of U.S. 119.The Mountain Lions had taken a 21-20 lead with 2:58 to play when Tucker Woolum hooked up with a wide-open Keith Sexton for a 67-yard touchdown pass. It was Woolum’s third TD toss of the game and brought Pineville within 20-19. Woolum then found Will Adams, who had caught...

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, Oct. 18, the 291st day of 2014. There are 74 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 18, 1767, the Mason-Dixon line, the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland, was set as astronomer Charles Mason and surveyor Jeremiah Dixon completed their survey.On this date:In 1685, King Louis XIV signed the Edict of Fontainebleau, ...

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Ads sink Jackets 27-14

A second half push wasn’t enough for Middlesboro on Friday as the Yellow Jackets saw their losing streak extend to four games with a 27-14 setback to Danville.“I thought we fought back in the second half,” said Middlesboro head coach Zach Massengill. “We had some really bad adversity. Our kids fought in the second half down to the final whistle.”The Jackets were able to hold the Admirals scoreless in the second half and put up 14 points of t...

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Community Calendar

To place an event in the Community Calendar, email: bmoore@civitasmedia.com; fax: 606-573-0042 attention Bethany Moore; or drop a written copy of the announcement by our office at 120 North 11th Street, Middlesboro (behind Food City). Announcements will not be accepted by phone and should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If received in time, it will be published one or two days before the event. Announcements are also available to view at www.middle...

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Trooper, coach, father

(Editor’s note: The Harlan Daily Enterprise and Middlesboro Daily News are kicking off a new series this weekend titled “Behind the Badge.” This series will feature a different police officer each Friday and will run in both papers. The police officer will be selected from various police agencies in Harlan and Bell counties. Our purpose for this series is tell a little bit more about who is behind the badge and give our readers the opportunity to put a face to the name y...

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Deputy judge issue raised at debate

The issues involving the hiring of a deputy judge-executive has been one of the many focuses during this years election. This issue was raised again during the judge-executive forum held by the Bell County League of Women Voters on Tuesday at the Bell Theater.When asked if he would hire a deputy judge and how he would pay for it, challenger Bruce Hendrickson said he would not hire one therefore he would not have to figure out how to pay for one. He said it could save money by not h...

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MHS holds senior night

The Middlesboro Lady Jacket volleyball team celebrated senior night on Thursday and then took on Lynn Camp. The Lady Wildcats got past MHS by the smallest of margins, winning by the final score of 22-25, 25-23, 17-25, 25-22, 15-13.Middlesboro (5-23) will take on Harlan County in the first round of the 52nd District Tournament on Monday at Harlan. The host Lady Dragons play Bell County in the early semifinal starting at 6 p.m.Lynn Camp (17-10) plays host Knox Central in t...

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Lady Jackets on to region

Jay Compton|Daily NewsMiddlesboro freshman forward Avery Miracle takes the ball up the field during action against Knox Central earlier this seaosn. The Lady Jackets downed the Lady Panthers 8-1 in the first round of the 50th District Tournament before dropping a 3-1 decison to Oneida Baptist in Thursday’s championship game. Sophomore Sarah Slusher had four goals and one assist to lead MHS in their victory while Hannah Sorke, Makayla Prater, Katlyn Barnwell and Katrina Turner...

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