Nola Sizemore, Harlan Daily Enterprise http://weku.fm en Heavy Snow Prompts Power Outages in Harlan County http://weku.fm/post/heavy-snow-prompts-power-outages-harlan-county <p><a href="http://www.harlandaily.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Heavy+snow+causes+power+outages+in+county%20&amp;id=17599499&amp;instance=top_stories">Approximately 1,200 homes </a>in Harlan County were reported without electricity on Sunday as snow blanketed the area. Kentucky Utilities spokesman Cliff Feltham said less than 50 homes were still left without power on Monday.</p><p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 14:51:43 +0000 Nola Sizemore, Harlan Daily Enterprise 21821 at http://weku.fm Heavy Snow Prompts Power Outages in Harlan County KY Coal Head Raps EPA Regs http://weku.fm/post/ky-coal-head-raps-epa-regs <p><a href="http://www.harlandaily.com/view/full_story/17454350/article-KCA-Pres--says-EKY-treated-unfairly?instance=home_news_lead">Kentucky Coal Association President</a> Bill Bissett said eastern Kentucky coalfields are being held to a higher standard than others in the state. Bissett said he believed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates Appalachian coal mining under a different set of regulations than other coal fields.</p><p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 15:19:06 +0000 Nola Sizemore, Harlan Daily Enterprise 21130 at http://weku.fm Two Kentucky Mines Closed http://weku.fm/post/two-kentucky-mines-closed <p><a href="http://www.harlandaily.com/view/full_story/17422040/article-Alpha-closes-2-mines-?instance=home_news_lead">Alpha Natural Resources Inc. has announced</a> the closure of four mines in Kentucky and West Virginia and reduced coal production at others. &ldquo;In Harlan County, two of the Still House Mining Companies are being closed, one being Mine Number One known as Perkins Branch and the other is Cave Spur,&rdquo; said Alpha Natural Resources Corporate Communications Vice President Ted Pile. The closing will put 129 miners out of work in Harlan County, Pile said. Tue, 07 Feb 2012 19:25:21 +0000 Nola Sizemore, Harlan Daily Enterprise 20989 at http://weku.fm Harlan Native Honored as Female Coal Miner http://weku.fm/post/harlan-native-honored-female-coal-miner <p><a href="http://www.harlandaily.com/view/full_story/16939351/article-Robinson-honored-as-one-of-first-female-coal-miners?instance=secondary_news_left_column">Throughout her short-lived life</a>, Harlan County native Mary Ann Robinson had many mountains to climb, many doors closed in her face, but she didn&rsquo;t let that stop her from accomplishing things others thought she couldn&rsquo;t. Widowed at the age of 34 with eight children to raise, Robinson had heard about a federal law called the Equal Pay Act, which passed in 1963, and protected both women and men from sex discrimination in pay rates. Because of this law, she chose to apply for work in the coal mines, where women weren&rsquo;t working in the area, to support her family. Fri, 30 Dec 2011 14:38:21 +0000 Nola Sizemore, Harlan Daily Enterprise 18879 at http://weku.fm Insurance Delays Opening of Harlan Zipline http://weku.fm/post/insurance-delays-opening-harlan-zipline <p><a href="http://www.harlandaily.com/view/full_story/15448968/article-Insurance-is-hold-up-with-zipline-?instance=secondary_news_left_column">The grand opening of the Black Mountain Thunder Zipline </a>attraction at the Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Park didn&rsquo;t take place on Labor Day weekend as anticipated. Harlan County Outdoor Recreation Board Chairperson Kim Collier said the liability insurance necessary for opening &ldquo;was taking longer than anticipated.&rdquo; Fri, 09 Sep 2011 14:27:19 +0000 Nola Sizemore, Harlan Daily Enterprise 12135 at http://weku.fm Minor Flooding in Harlin Co. http://weku.fm/post/minor-flooding-harlin-co <p><a href="http://www.harlandaily.com/view/full_story/15408506/article-Heavy-rains-cause-minor-flooding?instance=secondary_news_left_column">With the Tri-Cities area of Harlan County receiving</a> 7.03 inches of rain within a 48-hour period, flooding occurred in low-lying areas in Blair. Jackson-based National Weather Service Forecaster Pete Geogerian said most other areas of Harlan County received from 5.26 to 5.77 inches of rain over the Labor Day weekend. Wed, 07 Sep 2011 14:22:11 +0000 Nola Sizemore, Harlan Daily Enterprise 11963 at http://weku.fm Minor Flooding in Harlin Co. Lynch Clerk Helps Children, Considered Hero http://weku.fm/post/lynch-clerk-helps-children-considered-hero <p><a href="http://www.harlandaily.com/view/full_story/14942102/article-Lynch-clerk-recognized-for-helping-injured-children?instance=secondary_news_left_column">With no regard for her own personal safety</a>, Lynch City Clerk Erica Eldridge rushed into a home in Lynch where a war grenade detonated injuring several children and sending 20 people to the hospital. Eldridge led children from the home and began spraying them with a water hose to remove chemicals from their bodies and clothes. Lynch Police Chief Mike Nunley praised Eldridge for her &ldquo;bravery&rdquo; and called her a local hero. Thu, 04 Aug 2011 14:36:24 +0000 Nola Sizemore, Harlan Daily Enterprise 9907 at http://weku.fm Bluegrass Festival returns to Harlan http://weku.fm/post/bluegrass-festival-returns-harlan <p><a href="http://The Goin’ Back to Harlan Bluegrass Committee will host their sixth annual Goin’ Back to Harlan Bluegrass Music Festival June 23-25, at the Harlan campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. “We have an outstanding lineup of bands this year,” said committee member Jerry Haynes. “There’s fiddles, banjos, guitars, mandolins, basses and dobros and then there’s singing — everybody’s doing it and most are really good.”">The Goin&rsquo; Back to Harlan</a> Bluegrass Committee will host their sixth annual Goin&rsquo; Back to Harlan Bluegrass Music Festival June 23-25, at the Harlan campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. &ldquo;We have an outstanding lineup of bands this year,&rdquo; said committee member Jerry Haynes. &ldquo;There&rsquo;s fiddles, banjos, guitars, mandolins, basses and dobros and then there&rsquo;s singing &mdash; everybody&rsquo;s doing it and most are really good.&rdquo; Fri, 17 Jun 2011 11:56:55 +0000 Nola Sizemore, Harlan Daily Enterprise 6720 at http://weku.fm Another Mayor of Lynch Resigns http://weku.fm/post/another-mayor-lynch-resigns <p><a href="http://www.harlandaily.com/view/full_story/13390970/article-Another-mayor-of-Lynch-resigns?instance=home_news_lead">Serving as Lynch&rsquo;s first female mayor</a> since being appointed in September, Darlene Monhollen resigned that position at a special called meeting of the Lynch City Council on Tuesday. Monhollen&rsquo;s letter of resignation was read to council members by mayor pro tem Anne Carr. Monhollen cited health problems as the reason for her leaving. Council member Taylor Hall was appointed to fill Monhollen&rsquo;s position until the November election. Wed, 25 May 2011 14:12:03 +0000 Nola Sizemore, Harlan Daily Enterprise 4657 at http://weku.fm