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Today in History

Today is Saturday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2017. There are 134 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On August 19, 1942, during W...

August 19th, 2017 |  


Correction

A headline on Friday’s paper titled “Pappy’s returns in Middlesboro” was an error made by the pagination hub Ohio. Pappy’...

August 18th, 2017 |  


View the solar eclipse safely

View the solar eclipse safely

Excitement has been building about the Aug. 21 solar eclipse in Kentucky. It is a rare, wonderful natural phenomenon, yet one that should be experienc...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Rising country star performs

Rising country star performs

Emily Ann Roberts sat down in the Green Room of P.J.’s in downtown Middlesboro looking excited and a little out of breath. She had been in the d...

August 18th, 2017 |  


News in Brief

Company constructing new coal mine in western Ky.CALHOUN (AP) — Construction is underway on a new underground coal mine in western Kentucky that...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Southeast partners for the future

Southeast partners for the future

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) is joining forces with Cengage and Jobs for the Future, a grantee funded by the Appalachian...

August 18th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Pineville downed by Leslie
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Bobcats pull away from MHS
Bell County falls to Lady ‘Dores

Bell County falls to Lady ‘Dores

The Bell County girls soccer team started the season off rocky on Thursday when Perry County Central visited Log Mountain. The strong Lady Commodores ...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Union men’s soccer opens season ranked No. 15 in NAIA

Union men’s soccer opens season ranked No. 15 in NAIA

BARBOURVILLE — The Union College men’s soccer team begins the 2017 season ranked No. 15 in the NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top ...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Lions open year at Leslie Co.

Lions open year at Leslie Co.

Pineville didn’t take the easy road to start the season. The young team will kick off the year on Friday at Leslie County — a team that fi...

August 17th, 2017 |  


The clash off U.S. 25E

The clash off U.S. 25E

Last season wasn’t the best for Bell County or Middlesboro fans. The highlight of the year may have been the crosstown clash between the two tea...

August 17th, 2017 |  


Lady Jackets defeat Pineville

Lady Jackets defeat Pineville

Middlesboro and Pineville went toe-to-toe on Tuesday in a game where no match was decided by more than five points. The Lady Jackets walked away with ...

August 16th, 2017 updated: August 16th, 2017. |  


Meet the Jackets

Meet the Jackets

Ben Bowling speaks during “Meet the Jackets” on Saturday. The lineman enters his senior season coming off a junior campaign that saw him r...

August 15th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


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A popular game fish
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Community Calendar
Stay calm on the investment ‘roller coaster’

Stay calm on the investment ‘roller coaster’

Unless you live near an amusement park that does a lot of advertising, you probably didn’t know that Aug. 16 is National Roller Coaster Day. Act...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Community Calendar

Community Calendar

To place an event in the Community Calendar, email: bmoore@civitasmedia.com; fax: 606-573-0042 attention Bethany Key; or drop a written copy of the an...

August 18th, 2017 |  


‘Corn shuck dolls’ workshop set for August Artisan Series

‘Corn shuck dolls’ workshop set for August Artisan Series

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park continues its 2017 Artisan Series of programs with the August theme of ...

August 17th, 2017 |  


Registration for mentor-youth dove hunts changing

Registration for mentor-youth dove hunts changing

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is changing its application process for the popular mentor-youth dove hunts being offered Sept....

August 17th, 2017 |  


Stay calm on the investment ‘roller coaster’

Stay calm on the investment ‘roller coaster’

Unless you live near an amusement park that does a lot of advertising, you probably didn’t know that Aug. 16 is National Roller Coaster Day. Act...

August 17th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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A servant’s heart

A servant’s heart

In 2013, I was declared completely disabled. I could barely walk and every day was filled with extreme pain. During this time, I knew that I had two c...

August 19th, 2017 |  


Why you should be an organ donor

Why you should be an organ donor

When you renew your driver’s license, the clerk asks, “Would you like to be an organ donor?”How do you respond? If you pass on this ...

August 19th, 2017 |  


The blame game

The blame game

I am sick, Sick, SICK of the blame game! It starts in little hearts and grows to entire national movements.This summer while babysitting my grandchild...

August 18th, 2017 updated: August 21st, 2017. |  


Municipalities right to seek split from KRS

It’s no secret that the Kentucky Retirement System is among the worst in the nation.The system now has, by some estimates, about $40 billion in ...

August 18th, 2017 |  


‘I fear going to college’

‘I fear going to college’

Student unrest in many colleges last spring demonstrated what is becoming obvious; institutions of higher learning are becoming radicalized and projec...

August 17th, 2017 |  


State courts made right call on records

Kentucky’s judiciary took a giant leap forward Friday when it comes to complying with both the spirit and letter of the state’s open recor...

August 17th, 2017 |  


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