Bear Tracks

Hall gets glimpse of Naval Academy life

Hall gets glimpse of Naval Academy life

October 10, 2018


Filed under JROTC, News, Showcase

Cody Hall made a trip into his future this summer. Hall was selected for the U.S. Naval Academy’s Summer Seminar held on the Annapolis, MD, campus for a week in June. “I learned about military discipline and the dedication it takes to be a part of the military,” said Hall. He described his summer...

Harlan County NHS induction

Harlan County NHS induction

October 10, 2018


Filed under News, NHS, Showcase

Harlan County High School held a formal induction ceremony for new members of the National Honor Society on Oct. 3. The National Honor Society is a nationally recognized service organization for those students who have a GPA of 3.5 or better, have had no discipline issues and are not truant. Each member...

Alred selected as homecoming queen

Alred selected as homecoming queen

September 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Cumberland mural a community effort

Cumberland mural a community effort

September 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

It was a simple task in theory, yet one that took hundreds of local and visiting artists much of the summer to complete — capturing Harlan County’s beauty in one mural on the side of Buff’s Bows and Gifts in downtown Cumberland. Alexia Ault, the project coordinator for the Southeast Kentucky...

HCHS homecoming candidates

HCHS homecoming candidates

September 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Top chefs

Top chefs

August 27, 2018


Filed under Culinary, News, Showcase

The Harlan County High School Junior Chef Team of Kieran Chadwick and Selena Moreno and coaches Chasity McCarty and Leilani Kelly are shown with top award received Friday after being named the top team in the 2018 Farm to Chef competition sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. This duo...

Football and country

Football and country

August 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase

HCHS Link Crew ready for new year

HCHS Link Crew ready for new year

John Henson, Bear Tracks advisor

August 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

With a new school year starting soon, members of the third version of the Harlan County High School Link Crew met last week to begin training for their task of helping freshman coming from eight elementary schools around the county make the sometimes difficult transition to high school “My brothers...

State champs – HCHS cheerleaders win at Sweet 16

State champs – HCHS cheerleaders win at Sweet 16

March 17, 2018


Filed under Cheerleading, Showcase

From district to region to state, the Harlan County High School cheerleaders grew accustomed to winning championships over the past three weeks. Harlan County capped the best season in the 10-year history of the program by winning the in-game state championship on Friday in the girls state tournament...

Free yourself by learning to forgive

Free yourself by learning to forgive

March 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Showcase

Who hasn’t been hurt by the actions or words of another? Perhaps you’ve had your heart broken, a parent was always criticizing you growing up, or maybe you’ve had a traumatic experience. It’s common to feel anger and resentment toward the people who have hurt you. We get so caught up in what...

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