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Police arrest man for truck theft

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A man accused of stealing a vehicle was arrested by the Middlesboro Police Department on Saturday during a routine traffic stop.Jonathan Lafett Ausmus, 33, of Jacksboro, Tenn., was charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000.The arrest citation states Ausmus was in control of a 2001 Dodge Ram when the stop took place. Once the tags were ran through the system, the vehicle was flagged as stolen out of Tennessee. The hit was confirmed and police apprehended the suspect.According to the citation, Ausmus said the truck belonged to a friend and denied knowing the truck was stolen. The truck was reported stolen out of Campbell County.

 

Dispelling state myths

FRANKFORT — Kentucky has always been a place of myth: “The Land of Tomorrow,” or the “Dark and Bloody Ground.” The state that joined the losing side after the Civil War, and adopted the myth that slavery had been a genteel institution — and a state song that disproves the myth if you study the words, which few do. The home of bourbon, basketball, horses and a colonel’s fried chicken.

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News in Brief

Soldiers from 101st deploying to LiberiaFORT CAMPBELL (AP) — Soldiers from Fort Campbell are deploying to Liberia to support the response to the Ebola virus outbreak there.The 101st Airborne Division said the 101st Headquarters will deploy as the joint force command and support the U.S. Agency for International Development as it helps the government of Liberia contain the virus. The agency and joint force command will also synchronize establishment...

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 1, 1964, the Free Speech Movement began at the University of California, Berkeley, as students spontaneously protested the arrest of Berkeley alumnus Jack Weinberg, who’d refused to identify himself to campus police as he sat behind a table promoting the Congress of Racia...

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Community Calendar

To place an event in the Community Calendar, email: bmoore@civitasmedia.com; fax: 606-573-0042 attention Bethany Moore; or drop a written copy of the announcement by our office at 120 North 11th Street, Middlesboro (behind Food City). Announcements will not be accepted by phone and should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If received in time, it will be published one or two days before the event. Announcements are also available to view at www.middle...

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Page honored during UK game

Approximately 62,000 fans filled Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington on Saturday in anticipation of UK’s game against Vanderbilt.As the sounds of roaring fans filled the air, Mel Page made his way to Gate D. During the first media timeout of the game, he and several members of the 1966-67 UK football team made went onto the field.The four trailblazers for African-Americans in the SEC were being honored. Those four players were Greg Page, Nate Northington, Wilber Hack...

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Cadets help feed the hungry

Photo submittedJunior ROTC cadets at Bell County High School recently spent their Saturday collecting food in front of Kroger of Middlesboro. Due to the support of Kroger and the generosity of the people of Middlesboro, the cadets were able to turn over 179 canned goods, 66 other items and $186.71 to Cooperative Christian Ministry of Middlesboro. Pictured with Ashley Witt of CCM are Lt. Klowie Ortiz, Maj. Logan Brock and Lt. Tanner Fox.

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Literacy month is 1 for the books in Bell

October marks Bell County Council on Literacy month.This designation means more than 31 days of curling up under a shade tree with a good book. It serves as a celebration for the hard work of the people at the Bell County Council on Literacy.Mayor Bill Kelley signed a proclamation Tuesday which outlines the benefits that increased literacy has on the population of Bell County and the overall economy.According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 32.5 percent of the popu...

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Local artist visits Lone Jack for Banned Books Week

Artist and illustrator Russ Mills, of Russ Mills Art and Signs, visited the seventh-grade class at Lone Jack School Center on Sept. 26 to demonstrate the basic components of illustrating comics.Students spent the week learning why books are banned from library shelves and what books have been challenged or banned in the past.This year’s focus for Banned Books Week was comics and graphic novels. As a culminating activity Mills demonstrated and taught students how to...

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Drug abuse prevention PSA contest underway

FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway and his Keep Kentucky Kids Safe partners have announced the start of their annual prescription drug abuse prevention public service announcement (PSA) contest for Kentucky middle and high school students.The competition is part of Conway’s statewide public awareness initiative to warn Kentucky children about the dangers of misusing prescription drugs.

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Mall goes pink for breast cancer awareness

If you go to the Middlesboro Mall this week, you will see the color pink creatively displayed on glass walls with the ultimate goal of bringing awareness to breast cancer and the importance of early detection through regular breast exams and screenings.“This year Middlesboro Mall is getting their pink on in a big way,” said Sheila Durham, Middlesboro Mall marketing manager. “Earlier this year when we were approached by ARH staff to join them in a community-wide br...

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Free seminar for teachers offered

HARROGATE, Tenn. — The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Carter and Moyers School of Education will present the next installment of its “Upholding the Constitution” lecture series featuring The Heritage Foundation’s David Azerrad, a scholar and researcher in the area of America’s founding principles, on Oct. 17.Azerrad’s presentation is entitled, “The Constitution Isn’t a Liberal or Conservative Document.” Funded through the gen...

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Professor de Silva to deliver ‘Physics Day’ at WonderWorks

Professor Eugene de Silva, director of Virginia Research Institute, has been offered the opportunity to deliver “Physics Day” at WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. on Oct. 31. This show is open to all high school and college students.Physics Day, wherein the mechanics section of physics is taught via martial arts, was introduced in the United States in 2004 by Professor Eugene de Silva upon his arrival from the UK.Since this time, he has held numerous shows f...

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News in Brief

Academy worker faces federal sex chargesFORT KNOX (AP) — A worker at a residential, educational program run by the Kentucky National Guard has been accused of violating federal laws designed to protect children from sexual abuse.Media cited a statement from U.S. Attorney David J. Hale in reporting that 44-year-old Stephen Miller is charged with engaging in sexual contact with three students at Bluegrass Challenge Academy at Fort Knox. The charges i...

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1,600 pounds of pills taken to UNITE drop boxes

Residents across southern and eastern Kentucky brought 1,656.3 pounds of pills to drop box sites as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s ninth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.“Operation UNITE collected unwanted or outdated drugs from each of the 42 drop box locations in our service region,” said Dan Smoot, president of the anti-drug organization. “Combined with the take-back day held in the spring, we have been able to properly dispose...

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By Rep. Rita Smart Contributing Columnist

No child should have to fear attending school because of physical or verbal abuse by his or her classmates. But in reality, there were 15,520 incidents of bullying in our schools just in this past school year.It is heartbreaking and unacceptable that this is occurring in our commonwealth, and it should outrage every one of us, especially educators, parents and school board members whose primary responsibilities are to teach, protect and nurture our children.

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Residual force for Afghanistan

Despite its imperfections, including a veil of secrecy over vote tallies for each candidate, the power-sharing deal reached after five months of bitter arm-wrestling over Afghanistan’s presidential election offers hope of an end to the country’s debilitating political stalemate.Former finance minister and World Bank official Ashraf Ghani has been declared the next president and his rival, former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah, has been given the new post of chief ex...

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Wait to give kids money

I see people make the same mistakes over and over. This is particularly true when watching people handle money for children.A number of children inherit money or receive money from an injury or other type of settlement. These children will often have a larger net worth than their parents.This imbalance of wealth can cause family pressures. I’ve seen children try to use their wealth to belittle their poorer parents. I’ve seen parents succumb to temptation and ...

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