Harlan County High School teacher Jennifer Hilton was part of the officiating crew for the girls state championship game Saturday at Rupp Arena matching Sacred Heart against Marshall County. It was the fifth appearance in the state tournament for Hilton as an official and the third time she has called the state finals.
A championship performance
April 11, 2021

North Laurel guard Hailee Valentine worked through the South Laurel defense in the 13th Region Tournament finals.
South, North should battle again in 2022 for top spot in 13th Region
By John Henson, From The Sidelines • April 10, 2021

Much like in my boys 13th Region rankings from a week ago, I predicted the correct two teams in the 13th Region final for 2021. I just had the wrong winner. North Laurel and South...

Harlan County resident Darrell Wilson is one of the officials representing the 13th Region at this year
On the big stage
April 7, 2021

Lady Cardinals unable to hold five-point lead, fall to Franklin County in overtime
By Les Dixon, Corbin Times Tribune • April 7, 2021

LEXINGTON — With a second consecutive trip to the Elite Eight within their grasp, the South Laurel Lady Cardinals couldn’t hold on to a five-point lead with less than a...

Eddie Creech has resigned after six seasons as football coach at Harlan County High School.
Creech ends his six-year run as HCHS football coach
By John Henson, Managing Editor • March 22, 2021

Eddie Creech has stepped down after six seasons as coach of the Harlan County High School football program. He announced the decision Monday afternoon in a meeting with players. “It’s been a great ride and I’ve had ultimate...

Harlan County High School senior Matt Brown signed with Union College on Thursday where he will continue his football career. Pictured with Brown at his signing ceremony are, front row, from left: Jacob Brown, Matt Brown, Shonda Brown and Jayce Brown; back row; HCHS athletic director Eugene Farmer, HCHS coach Eddie Creech and HCHS assistant coach Nick Bray.
Brown looking forward to return to football at Union College
By John Henson, Managing Editor • February 25, 2021

Known for his speed and big-play ability going to back to his days as a middle school standout with the New Harlan football program, Matt Brown’s playing career appeared to come to an end on Sept. 18 when he suffered a season-ending...

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Black Bears complete district sweep of Harlan
By John Henson, Managing Editor • April 13, 2021

Coming off an 11-2 win a night earlier at Harlan, the Harlan County Black.Bears watched several scoring opportunities pass them by in the rematch Tuesday at HCHS. The Bears left...

Harlan County sophomore Tristan Cooper struck out 18 and allowed only one hit as the Black Bears defeated Harlan 11-2 on Monday.
Cooper dominates in win over Harlan with one-hit, 18-strikeout performance
By John Henson, Managing Editor • April 12, 2021

It’s way too early to mention sophomore right-hander Tristan Cooper in the same sentence as Jared Sizemore, Tyler Boggs and Connor Leisge as one of the all-time pitching greats...

Harlan County
Lady Bears fall to North in first round of regional
October 28, 2020

Harlan County’s volleyball season ended Tuesday in the first round of the 13th Region Tournament at Bell County High School with 25-8,...

Redskins sweep doubleheader against New Harlan
April 11, 2021

Cumberland swept a middle school doubleheader Saturday against New Harlan at the Harlan County High School field. The Redskins won 14-13 in the opener as the two teams...

Thomas tosses 3-hitter as Lady Dragons down Cumberland
Thomas tosses 3-hitter as Lady Dragons down Cumberland
April 8, 2021

Carley Thomas pitched a three-hitter with five strikeouts in her first game back from injury as Harlan won 13-4 on Tuesday at Cumberland in middle school softball action. Addison...

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Offensive coordinator Liam Coen has been mostly all smiles during spring workouts.
Stoops likes urgency, tempo of UK offense under Coen
By Keith Taylor, Kentucky Today • April 11, 2021

LEXINGTON (KT) — As Kentucky enters its final week of spring workouts, Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops has been pleased with his team’s...

Devin Askew has decided to transfer after one season at the University of Kentucky
Askew decides to leave UK basketball program
April 5, 2021

LEXINGTON (KT) — Devin Askew will finish out his collegiate career elsewhere after the freshman guard announced his plans to enter the NCAA...

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Cats figuring it out and finding success, just in the nick of time
By Shane Shackleford, Sports Columnist • January 10, 2021

Don’t look now college basketball fans from coast to coast, but the Kentucky Wildcats are figuring this whole basketball thing out.   In...

Shane Shackleford
Cats used tried and true formula to defeat Wolfpack
By Shane Shackleford, Sports Columnist • January 2, 2021

Although not pretty by some standards, the Kentucky Wildcats did what they do best in their 23-21 victory over North Carolina State in Saturday’s...

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.
Harlan County freshman Calan Neely returned a shot in tennis action Monday at Harlan. Both HCHS teams claimed wins.
HCHS netters sweep Harlan
April 5, 2021

Harlan County swept a tennis doubleheader Monday at Harlan, winning 2-0 in boys action and 7-0 in the girls match. “I am very proud of our...

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