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Harlan County High School senior Demarco Hopkins signed with Jacksonville State on Thursday to continue his football career. Joining Hopkins for the signing were his mom, Feliciz Hopkins; father, Perry King; and sisters, Daesha Carr and Dekyia Hopkins. Also shown, standing, from the left, are HCHS athletic director Eugene Farmer, Principal Kathy Napier, HCHS football coach Amos McCreary, Marilyn Williamson, Eddie Creech and Denny Farmer.
Hopkins will continue football career at Jacksonville State
By John Henson, Managing Editor • April 21, 2022

Demarco Hopkins has taken a roundabout path to where he found himself Thursday, signing with Jacksonville State to put himself in position to become the first Harlan County High School football player to compete as a member of...

Eighth-grade football players were welcomed to the Harlan County High School football team during the HCHS Signing Day program Thursday. Those pictured include, from left, front row: Garrett Wilder, Landon Cook, Chance Sturgill, Dillan Clem, Jason Maggard, Tyler Gross, Jayce Brown and coach Amos McCreary; middle row: coach Dion Coldiron, coach Petie Dean, T.J. Cook, Tobby Webb, Brody Hensley, Brayden Smith, Braxton Cornett, Jacob Howard, Brayden Fultz, Josh Stewart, Lacey Sanders and Astria Howard; back row: Shemar Carr, Blake Short, coach Lenny Carr, Brayden Clay and Aaron Johnson.
Eighth-graders participate in HCHS Signing Day program
March 10, 2022

While the opening of official football practice is still months away, 19 eighth-graders from Harlan County middle schools joined the Harlan County High School football program on Thursday with a symbolic signing day program...

Black Bears selected to King of the Bluegrass field
Black Bears selected to King of the Bluegrass field
May 15, 2022

A Harlan County basketball team will be playing in the prestigious King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic for the first time in 40 years. According to a story in the Louisville...

Michael Jones, pictured talking with an official last season at South Laurel, stepped down as coach on Thursday. Jones posted a 174-65 record in eight seasons, leading the Bears to five district titles and a 13th Region championship.
Jones steps down after leading HC basketball program for eight seasons
By John Henson, Managing Editor • April 28, 2022

Michael Jones, an integral part of the Harlan County boys basketball program since the beginning in 2008, announced his resignation Thursday. Jones posted a 174-65 record...

Tyler Harris pitched a five-hitter and also added a two-run triple to lead Middlesboro to a 6-1 win Wednesday over Harlan County in the 52nd District Tournament finals.
Jackets extend district title streak to six with win over Bears
By John Henson, Managing Editor • May 18, 2022

When John Smith was a star player under Bill Powell at Middlesboro, the Jackets made a habit of winning 51st District championships. Now that he’s the Middlesboro coach,...

Bell Countys Mataya Ausmus was congratulated by teammates at home plate after her three-run homer in the fifth inning put the Lady Cats ahead to stay in a 13-4 win over Harlan County. Ausmus was the winning pitcher and finished with three hits and five RBI.
County teams fall in first round of district softball tourney
By John Henson, Managing Editor • May 18, 2022

For the first time since 2007 and only the second time this century, no Harlan County softball teams will be playing in the 13th Region Tournament. Bell County knocked off Harlan...

Harlan County senior Serenity Whitehead went low to make contact with the ball in action from the 52nd District Tournament. Whitehead was named to the all-tournament team at the regional tourney in Jackson County.
Lady Bears fall to Corbin in first round of regional tournament
October 27, 2021

Harlan County was eliminated in the first round of the 13th Region Tournament on Saturday at Jackson County High School, falling 25-10, 25-10...

The Harlan County Bulls won the Mothers Day Shootout over the weekend in Kingsport.
Bulls win Mother's Day Shootout tourney
May 10, 2022

The Harlan County Bulls, a local fourth-grade AAU squad, won four games over the weekend to capture the Mother's Day Shootout title in Kingsport, Tenn. Easton Engle poured...

Cumberland won the middle school district championship with victories over New Harlan and Bell County.
Lady Skins capture middle school district title
May 7, 2022

Cumberland, seeded third coming into the tournament, captured the middle school district softball title with a 13-5 win Monday over New Harlan in the semifinals and an 8-6...

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Kentucky coach Kyra Elzy (right) hugged associate head coach Niya Butts after Kentucky beat Tennessee in an NCAA college basketball semifinal round game at the womens Southeastern Conference Tournament.
Elzy receives contract extension through 2027
April 5, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) — Kentucky women’s basketball coach Kyra Elzy was rewarded after leading the Wildcats to their first Southeastern Conference...

Oscar Tshiebwe (left) and Sahvir Wheeler are all smiles during Kentuckys press conference.
Cats 'excited, ready' for NCAA opener
By Keith Taylor, Kentucky Today • March 17, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS (KT) — Oscar Tshiebwe was all smiles. So were his teammates on Wednesday. “We are excited,” he said. “I can't wait to...

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SEC's final week full of holiday cheer
By Shane Shackleford, Contributing Writer • December 6, 2021

Well fans of the Alliance Killer, we have reached the end of the 2021 SEC football season.  A season that was filled with family staples like...

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Week 13 provides fireworks across the SEC
By Shane Shackleford, Sports Columnist • November 28, 2021

By no means am I a noted historian about the Pilgrims and Native Americans, but I am fairly certain that when they established the first Thanksgiving...

Photo of the Week
Cawood coach Jim Cullivan is pictured on the cover of the Harlan Daily Enterprise football preview in 1986 after earning state coach of the year honors for leading the Trojans to an undefeated regular season in 1985. The Trojans were also unbeaten in the 1982 regular season. Cullivan posted a 66-28 record from 1980 to 1988.
The HCHS girls tennis team includes, from left, coach Angie Lewis, Amber Lewis, Kalista Dunn, Lindsay Hall, Laura Ball, Kaitlyn Daniels, Abigail Gaw and coach Caleb Bailey.
HCHS tennis teams hope to build on success in regional
By John Henson, Managing Editor • May 16, 2022

Coming off perhaps the best regular season performance in school history, the Harlan County High School tennis teams are hoping to build...

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