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Harlan County High School Link Crew members took an oath during a training session last week. The Link Crew was formed at HCHS to help freshmen make the transition to high school with the aid of some of the school’s seniors.

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September 14, 2019
Harlan County High School teacher and Link Crew advisor Holly Alred talked with Link Crew members during a training session last week.

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Harlan County High School seniors, including Chris Brown and Rhileigh Alred, worked during a training session for the HCHS Link Crew last week.

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September 14, 2019
Students in the Life Skills classes at Harlan County High School learned first aid recently from Harlan ARH trauma coordinator Jennifer Williamson. Students were taught how to bandage and stabilize injuries. Students also got a look at a Trans-Star ambulance and heard from paramedic Robert Bell and EMT Chris Couch. Bell talked to several students, including Amil Wilson, Houston Williams, Andrew Hensley and Casey Jones as they sat in the ambulance as it made a stop at HCHS.

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HCHS senior Justin McQueen practiced the Heimlich maneuver as part of the lesson on saving lives by health coordinator Christy Whitaker in John Hensons life skills classes.

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Sabrina Harris and Casey Lee practiced chest compressions in their CPR session at HCHS.

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September 14, 2019
Harlan High School Principal Edna Burkhart presented an award to Spanish teacher Emmanuel Anama-Green for his recent selection as president-elect of the Kentucky World Language Association.

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Summer Reading 2017 will open Thursday at the Harlan Public Library. Cheyenne Coogle (left) and Casey Ledford talked with Harlan Public Library director Richard Haynes about plans for this year’s program.

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September 14, 2019
Bill Scott (left) was the coach and Eddie Creech was the star senior point guard when Cumberland won the 13th Region Tournament title in 2003. Both are now teachers at Harlan County High School and reflected on their memories of 14 years ago after HCHS won the school’s first regional title and the first for the county since Cumberland’s championship.

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Members of the Harlan County High School archery team include, from left, front row: Andrea Dean, Sasha Patterson, Rochelle Paguio, Kayla Bolin, Emily Evans, Baili Boggs, Breanna Faulkner and Dylan Gross; back row: coach Damon Lewis, Drew Nolan, Eli Lewis, Jeffrey Ramsey, Michael Ellison, Jimmy Rouse, Paul Browning, Calvin Gross and Trevor Wilson; not pictured: Shaun Warren and Lonnie Whitehead.

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September 14, 2019
Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton (second from left) met with Harlan County school officials before talking with students at Harlan County High School. She is pictured with Harlan County Schools Superintendent Mike Howard, Harlan County High School Principal Edna Burkhart and Harlan County High School assistant principal Mark Bailey.

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Bethany Mitchell, a ninth-grade student at HCHS, was the winner of $460 is cash and prizes for perfect attendance. She was presented the check by GEAR UP academic specialists Tammy Fields and Jonathan WIreman

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September 14, 2019
Harlan County High School senior Haley Blakley was crowned the HCHS Basketball Sweetheart in ceremonies before Mondays game against Barbourville. Blakley was escorted by senior guard Treyce Spurlock.

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September 14, 2019
Green chooses UK

Green chooses UK

September 9, 2016
Team members include, from left, front row: Cali Asher, Paighton Freeman, Olivia Minor, Whitney Couch, Hannah Sturgill, Lori Barton, Courtney Polk and Matessa Cox; middle row: Krista Burke, Sophia Sergent, Chelsey Noe, Kimber Collins, Chelsey Caldwell, Abigail Stephens, Kathryn Bailey and Elizabeth Ball; back row: Miranda Cook, Brooklyn Collins, Natalie Middleton, Morgan Burke, Valaree Day, Haley Blakley, Elyse Turner, Emily Long and Madison Blanton.

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September 9, 2016
Madison Bailey and Tyler Casolari were among the members of the Harlan County High School freshman class who were the guests of honor Tuesday in the Frosh Day program at the school. The freshmen were greeted by members of the HCHS Link Crew as they entered the auditorium.

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September 9, 2016
Members of the Harlan County High School Link Crew worked during an orientation session earlier this week led by HCHS teacher Holly Alred, the Link Crew adviser.

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September 9, 2016
Team members include, from left, front row: Samantha Howard, Kayla Shepherd, Jordan Daniels and Kaitlynn Creech; second row: Allison Cornett, Emma Day, Kali Nolan and Iris Sanchez; third row: Cherish Shepherd, Jordan Blevins, Breezy Epperson, Grace Dean and Laura Creech; fourth row: Camerynn Owens, Abby Stephens, Amanda Caudill, Madison Blanton and Katie Graham; fifth row: Amber Allen, Taylor Rowe, Janice Dean, Katelyn Hensley and Kassydee Owens; sixth row: Mackenzie Combs, Shiann Westfelt, Madison Cole, Madison Roark and Reanna Middleton.; back row: Katelyn Johnson and Phebe McHargue.

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September 9, 2016
Team members include, from left, front row:  Scotty Farmer, Nguyen Khuru, Robert Burgan, Jake Casolari, Braden Shelton, Jake Bush and Matthew Farmer; second row: Dalton Shepherd, Joseph Wynn, James Dean, Seth Sanders, Cody Howard, Josh Lee and Blake Blevins; third row: Ryan Kilgore, Nick Blair, Zach Hunting, Sean Cooper, Andrew Crawford, Zackary Carmical, Alex Lewis; fourth row: Austin Adams, Kyton Joseph, Hunter Owens, Willie Doan, AJ Teagle and Matthew Brown.

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September 9, 2016
Homecoming Seniors

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September 9, 2016
Teachers with school spirit- front

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September 9, 2016
HCHS teacher Emmanuel Anama talked with Valeree Day and Matthew Farmer, the World Language Showcase & Competition winners at Harlan County High School.
Day placed first and Farmer was second in the local competition, earning a trip to the state meet in Lexington on April 26.

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September 9, 2016
HCHS retirement

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September 9, 2016
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