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Harlan County, Nebraska

PO Box 698
Alma, NE 68920
Phone: (308) 928-2173
Fax: (308) 928-2079

On the central southern border of NE, southwest of Kearney; organized Jun 3, 1871 from Lincoln County. Name Origin: For either Thomas Harlan, a local official, or for his uncle, James Harlan (1820-99), U.S. senator from IA (1855-65; 1867-73) and U.S. secretary of the interior (1865-66)

Area (sq mi):: 574.18 (land 552.78; water 21.40) Population per square mile: 6.30
Population 2005: 3,462 State rank: 65 Population change: 2000-20005 -8.60%; 1990-2000 -0.60% Population 2000: 3,786 (White 98.50%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 44.50
Income 2000: per capita $15,618; median household $30,679; Population below poverty level: 10.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,003-$25,176
Unemployment (2004): 3.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 17.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Harlan County, Kentucky

PO Box 670
Harlan, KY 40831
Phone: (606) 573-3636
Fax: (606) 573-0064

On the southeastern border of KY; organized Jan 28, 1819 from Floyd and Knox counties. Name Origin: For Maj. Silas Harlan (?-1782), an officer in the Revolutionary War

Area (sq mi):: 467.97 (land 467.20; water 0.78) Population per square mile: 67.70
Population 2005: 31,614 State rank: 33 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.80%; 1990-2000 -9.20% Population 2000: 33,202 (White 95.10%; Black or African American 2.60%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 37.80
Income 2000: per capita $11,585; median household $18,665; Population below poverty level: 32.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,948-$17,676
Unemployment (2004): 7.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.10% Median travel time to work: 27.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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JRL Energy Inc, a company that mines metallurgical and thermal grade coal in southeast Kentucky, is expanding its underground mining operations in Harlan County, Kentucky.
After an altercation with his superiors in Harlan County, Kentucky, Deputy US Marshal, Raylan Givens is offered two choices.
have sold substantially all of their affiliated mining assets in Harlan County, Kentucky, to JRL Coal LLC of Marietta, Georgia, the companies said.
A teenager in Harlan County, Kentucky also was arrested on charges of arson this week, and in Tennessee, authorities said Friday that Andrew Scott Lewis was charged with setting fires and vandalism causing more than $250,000 in damage and threatening homes outside Chattanooga.
Michael Ruth, author of Memory of a Miner, are delighted to share this memoir of his father, Carl Ruth, an old-school miner - and natural-born storyteller - who mined in Harlan County, Kentucky, between 1931 and 1959.
Raylan's back in Harlan County, Kentucky, dealing with some bad guys--you know, drug dealers who have decided to trade in human body parts.
He writes about the controversy over books at schools in West Virginia, the miner's strike in Harlan County, Kentucky, the fight over low-income housing in Forest Hills, Queens, a truckers' strike, and other "tribes" and their stories.
He concentrates on three different strikes: the Gastonia, North Carolina, textile workers' strike of 1929; the Harlan County, Kentucky, coal miners' strike of 1931-32; and the Flint, Michigan, autoworkers' strike of 1936-37.
Smith, also known as Mother Mary and Mother Griot, grew up, she says, in the coalfields of West Virginia and "bloody" Harlan County, Kentucky. Goss is a maiden of the Great Smoky Mountain mists near her native Alcoa, Tennessee.
In Harlan County, Kentucky, citizens organized a local chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC) to stop mountaintop removal.
For many Americans, Harlan County, Kentucky is the place that comes to mind when they consider coal mining.