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Jackets rally for 6-3 win at Bell

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John Millett scored the tying run on a wild pitch and eighth-grader Tyler McCullough put the Jackets ahead to stay with an RBI single in the sixth inning as the Middlesboro Yellow Jackets defeated Bell County 6-3 on Tuesday to complete a sweep of the home-and-home series.Senior Lucas Crawford pitched all seven innings to get the win. He scattered seven hits and only one of the runs he allowed was earned. Crawford was efficient as he needed just 86 pitches in the complete game. He struck out four without walking a batter.Bobcat sophomore Aaron Jenkins was just as effective in holding Middlesboro to just one run on three hits over the first five innings. He tired in the sixth and gave up three runs on three hits as the Jackets rallied into the lead.


Today in History — April 23

By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On April 23, 1914, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, then called Weeghman Park, hosted its first major league game as the Chicago Federals defeated the Kansas City Packers 9-1.On this date:In 1014, the Battle of Clontarf took place near Dublin as ...

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Daily Bible Thought — April 23

For the Christian, dying is the last shadow of earth’s night before heaven’s dawn.O Death, where is your sting? — 1 Corinthians 15:55

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Harlan downs Lady Cats 17-2

Scott Lewis’ Harlan Lady Dragons stayed hot on Tuesday as they pounded out 17 hits en route to a 17-2 win over Bell County. It was the Lady Dragons third straight win and evened their record against district opponents to 2-2.Madison Brewer pitched all three innings for Harlan. The freshman allowed just one earned run on four hits while striking out three and walking two.The Lady Dragons jumped on Bell pitcher Courtney Baker for four runs in the top of the first inn...

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Bobcats 2nd, Lady Cats 3rd at SEKC meet

BARBOURVILLE — The Bell County Bobcats placed second an the Lady Cats placed third in the team standings at the SEKC track meet at Knox Central on Friday.Corbin totaled 152 points to take first place on the boys’ side. Bell was next with and even 100 while Knox Central was third with 86. Pineville finished in sixth place and Middlesboro was ninth.Williamsburg was the girls’ winner with a total of 181 points. Corbin was second with 125 and Bell County th...

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Vols hire Southern Mississippi’s Tyndall

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s coaching position had just become available when Donnie Tyndall received a text message urging him to pursue the job.This particular message did not come from Tyndall’s agent. It instead was from his 11-year-old daughter, Grace Elizabeth. Her note said in all capital letters that “THE TENNESSEE JOB IS OPEN. HINT, HINT.”“Certainly this is a job that was on my radar - and Gracie’s...

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UK freshman Randle to enter NBA draft

LEXINGTON (AP) — Kentucky forward Julius Randle took a lot of time and talked to a lot of people before deciding to leave after one season for the NBA draft, where he is expected to be among the top five selections.With five days left before the deadline for underclassmen to declare, the 6-foot-9 Dallas native announced the decision many expected even before he arrived as part of Kentucky’s best recruiting class ever. Projected as a lottery pick from the...

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Harlan knocks off Lady Jackets, 2-1

HARLAN — A one-run loss 10 days ago at Middlesboro was perhaps the toughest in a five-game skid that the Harlan Lady Dragons ended on Thursday with a win over Letcher Central.Harlan avenged that loss Monday at home, edging the visiting Lady Jackets 2-1 in a game that featured timely hitting and a strong pitching performance by junior Madison Noe.“We needed this because the girls were getting their heads down a little bit,” Harlan coach Scott Lewis said....

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Baker indicted for murder

A man accused of killing his son has been indicted by the Bell County Grand Jury.Garry Baker Jr., 51, of Middlesboro, was indicted for murder. Baker allegedly stabbed his son, Joshua Baker, in the chest with an 8-inch bladed knife.According to a previous press release, the Middlesboro Police Department received a call in February of a possible stabbing incident at a residence on Evans Drive. Responding officers and EMTs discovered Joshua Baker had been stabbed....

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Business gives away reusable grocery bags

Reina Cunningham|Daily NewsFood City in Tazewell, Tenn., honored Earth Day on Tuesday by giving customers reusable grocery bags. The bags feature a picture of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and encourages customers to “Keep Our National Treasures Beautiful.”

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State Rep. Nelson speaks on KTRS

State Rep. Rick Nelson gave a legislative update during a recent Bell County Retired Teachers Association meeting. He mainly spoke about the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System (KTRS).Nelson said Kentucky provides pension and retiree health benefits to teaching and administrative staff of local school districts, regional state-supported universities and community colleges and several Department of Education agencies through the KTRS.The KTRS, which was established...

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Leadership Day held at Pineville

Pineville elementary held a Leadership Day on Thursday to showcase the positive changes taking place in the school.In 2012, the school began applying Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People into their everyday routine. These habits include promoting leadership, communication, respect and time management with the students.“I was very impressed with the students. Going through the classrooms and speaking with the students,...

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Soccer fields ready for kick-start

This summer will provide a new sports opportunity for children in Middlesboro. Soccer fields along 30th Street will soon be ready for action.Several years ago, a local soccer team played on LMU’s fields. However, the team was later told to find another venue.Middlesboro Mayor Bill Kelley and Councilman Kevin Barnett began planning the project late last year to give the group a place to play.Construction began Jan. 1 and will provide two large fields for ...

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Jackets outslug Bobcats 19-13

A combination of some pretty good offense and defense that was shaky at times led to a run-scoring explosion in Monday’s Bell County vs. Middlesboro baseball game.In the end, the Jackets had a bit more firepower as Brandon Hale, Cole Frazier and John Millett all hit home runs and Tyler Yoakum drove in five on three hits in a wild 19-13 win over the Bobcats.

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How to go green at the grocery store

While adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle might seem like a major commitment, many people find such an endeavor is far easier than they initially expected, as some relatively minor modifications here or there can make a substantial impact on the environment.One of the easiest ways to go green is to make more eco-friendly choices at the grocery store. Shopping for and preparing meals can be done in an eco-friendly way, and men and women will be happy to know they’re not only ma...

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Daily Bible Thought — April 22

One act of kindness may teach more about the love of God than many sermons.By the name of Jesus…, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. — Acts 4:10

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Today in History — April 22

By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, April 22, the 112th day of 2014. There are 253 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On April 22, 1864, Congress authorized the use of the phrase “In God We Trust” on U.S. coins.On this date:In 1889, the Oklahoma Land Rush began at noon as thousands of homesteaders staked claims.In 1912, the United States C...

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SAC Softball Tournament starts Thursday at LMU

HARROGATE, Tenn. — A champion will be crowned on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University later this week, as the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Softball Championship is set to be held on the grounds of Dorothy Neely Field April 24-27.The regular-season schedule tidied up this past weekend, officially ushering in the onset of the postseason. The top eight teams in the final SAC standings earned a bid to the 2014 Food Lion SAC Championship, which begins on Thursday....

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