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Rachael Fannin

Teen Corner – Conclusion of our high school days coming into focus

By Rachael Fannin, Contributing Writer May 8, 2022

The last chapter we thought was too far to reach is now a step away. Our senior year high school moments became a bittersweet flood we always knew would eventually arrive. The memories full of life...

Teen Corner - Coming to grips with graduation for the Class of 2022

Teen Corner – Coming to grips with graduation for the Class of 2022

By Sharon Woodbury, Contributing Writer April 17, 2022

As I stood in the Harlan County High School library last week with many of my friends getting ready to take cap and gown pictures, I realized these two truths. Graduation time is almost here. Our...

Teen Corner - The endless cycle called life

Teen Corner – The endless cycle called life

By Cianna Martinez, Contributing Writer March 30, 2022

There are many things I think of at the end of the night. The thoughts I think of while staring at the ceiling are countless, but the ones that occupy my mind the most are life and death. People always...

Rachael Fannin

Teen Corner — Reflections on a moment in time as a high school senior

By Rachael Fannin, Contributing Writer February 13, 2022

It is 1:07 p.m. High school students are racing the clock to get their work or exams done. Middle school students are trying to be patient to get home and play, and parents are either at work, the grocery...

Lindsey Browning

Appalachian students can find success through their ingenuity

By Lindsey Browning, Contributing Writer December 9, 2021

Appalachia is deep-rooted in tradition and history. The people of Appalachia have a unique culture that is a blend of European, Native American and African cultures. Much of our lives are centered around...

Lathan Sawyer Cornett

What being Appalachian means to me 


By Lathan Sawyer Cornett, Contributing Writer November 21, 2021

Being Appalachian is a strange concept. It means being a part of a culture that is made up of all races. It means being a part of a culture of hardship, religion and community. It means living...

Abby Wacks

What does normal mean to you?

By Abby Wacks, Contributing Writer November 7, 2021

I asked my entire fifth-period class what normal means to each of them, and they responded with answers such as “football players," "cheerleaders," "rich kids," "average," "no such thing,” etc. We...

The Harlan County girls won the Southeastern Kentucky Conference meet on Tuesday at Bell County High School. Team members include, from left, front row: Aliyah Deleon, Kendall Brock and Lainey Garrett; back row: assistant coach Miranda Epperson, Taylor Clem, Summer Farley, Peyton Lunsford, Olivia Kelly, Sophie Day, Leah Taulbee and Riley Key.

HCHS girls, Lunsford take top spots in SEKC meet

By John Henson, Bear Tracks October 13, 2021

The Harlan County girls team and freshman Peyton Lunsford swept the top two spots Tuesday in the Southeastern Kentucky Conference cross country meet at Bell County High School. Lunsford won...

The Harlan County soccer team captured the 50th District Tournament title with a 2-1 win over Barbourville on Wednesday. The 8-6 Black Bears advance to regional competition.

Black Bears capture first district soccer title in school history

October 10, 2021

Harlan County captured the 50th District Tournament championship with a 2-1 win over Barbourville on Wednesday. The Black Bears avenged two previous losses to Barbourville in the regular season. Cayden...

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