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Main Street Pineville preps for KidsFest

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Main Street Pineville has been hard at work preparing for what Director Jacob Roan hopes to be the best KidsFest yet.“We have a wonderful team who has helped to organize what I hope will be the best KidsFest to date,” said Roan. “The event will be a great end to the summer for children before they head back to school.”Roan says the focus has been on a family atmosphere and hopes to see smiling children at the event.“We work hard to create a family atmosphere with local churches and businesses,” continued Roan. “All of the work pays off when you see smiles on the faces of children — who we often forget, face their own worries without the understanding we as adults have.”


WellCare responds to negative allegations

On Monday, representatives from WellCare released a statement to the Daily News in reference to some allegations made by local hospital CEOs during State Auditor Adam Edelen’s forum for rural hospitals. WellCare refuted statements made regarding re-credentials and preauthorization claims.“In accordance with the U.S. Government’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements, we re-credential our providers once every three years and notifications star...

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AD, basketball positions still open at MHS

It’s been a year of change for many of the sports programs at Middlesboro High School and with the start of the school year just around the corner a few key positions have yet to be filled.The changes started back in the spring when Zach Massengill replaced Randy Frazier as the Yellow Jackets’ head football coach. Then athletic director Bill Jones stepped down to take over as the new principal at Middlesboro Middle School. Early in the summer the Lady Jacket basketball ...

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Lincoln School Reunion held over weekend

The Lincoln Class of 1958 held a reunion in Middlesboro this weekend. Festivities kicked off on Thursday and lasted throughout the weekend. Festivities included dinner, dancing, a talent show and the crowning of Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln.Middlesboro resident Shannon Daniels was unexpectedly part of the reunion when Elaine Cleveland showed up at her home on Saturday. Daniels shared her experience via Facebook telling of how Cleveland’s unexpected visit had allowed her to be a part ...

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Event to assist area entrepreneurs

The community is cordially invited to join Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, the Appalachian Regional Commission and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship in an event that will assist local entrepreneurs and agencies in identifying and mapping small business resources within the SKCTC service area and in other counties of eastern Kentucky. The map will include small business resources such as service providers, education and training options, financ...

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Pine Mountain park to celebrate anniversary

PINEVILLE – Pine Mountain State Resort Park in Pineville will celebrate Kentucky State Parks’ 90th anniversary with a special event Aug. 9 at the park.Enjoy a dinner (includes cake), music, a 20-minute archival film, “Civilian Conservation Corps in Pine Mountain State Park” (1938), preserved and presented by Appalshop, at the C.V. Whitney Convention Center beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 a person.For information and reservations, call Pine Mou...

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Female voters wooed for fall

By Charles BabingtonAn AP News AnalysisWASHINGTON — Democratic and Republican Senators are pouring significant time and energy into pursuing female voters, a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections.Wednesday’s Senate vote on contraception legislation is the latest example of Democrats’ win-by-losing strategy, which forces Republicans to vote on sensitive matters that might rile women this fall.

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EPA carbon rules good for all

Richard EidlinSome national business organizations have hammered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for proposing new rules on carbon pollution from existing power plants, cutting carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030, using 2005 levels as a baseline. What planet are they on?

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Arch Coal idles coal complex

In a press release on Monday, Arch Coal Inc. officials announced they were idling the Cumberland River Coal Company complex, located in Wise County, Va., and Letcher County, near the Harlan County line. Cumberland River comprises two underground operations and related facilities.In total, 213 full-time positions were eliminated by idling Cumberland River, and in the press release the company said they are taking steps to provide opportunities at other Arch subsidiaries where availa...

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Faster, easier website unveiled today

The Middlesboro Daily News is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making www.middlesborodailynews.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.Among our improved and upgraded features are:· Easier to read headlines with one-click acc...

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A new look, thanks to you

The Middlesboro Daily News is today launching a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers.It’s true that we live in a digital age, and more people than ever are turning to digital platforms to get the news and information they want. The Middlesboro Daily News is committed to being at the forefront of every delivery platform available. In fact, this week we are also unveiling a redesigned websi...

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Competition bringing out best in Jackets

The Middlesboro Yellow Jackets had a very productive last week in participating in 7-on-7 scrimmages and games against a lot of different teams over three days.Passing days at Corbin, Union College and Cumberland Gap gave new head coach Zach Massengill his first real chance to see his team go against other squads in competitive environments.“The biggest thing is it gives you a chance to compete against different people this time of year when you’re not in pad...

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Brock charged with assaulting police officer

What started out as being a shoplifting investigation turned into an assault charge on Sunday after a Middlesboro woman allegedly assaulted a police officer.Pamela Sue Brock, 22, of Middlesboro, was charged with third-degree assault.According to a citation, Middlesboro Police Officer Harvey Johnson responded to a theft call at Walmart involving Brock. She was observed concealing items valued at $4.95 from the store in her back pocket. She then proceeded to pass all point...

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Scouts educate about BEARS

Kelsey Gerhardt|Daily NewsCub Scouts from Page School’s Troop 519 educated shoppers at Walmart about the potential for dangers of bear and human interaction. The scouts worked with park ranger Scott Teodorski to hand out educational information about Cumberland Gap National Historical Park’s newest campaign entitled Be Educated and Responsible Stewards (BEARS).From left: Jackson Walters, Robert Stamper, Johnathan Rutherford, Logan Boger, John Saylor and Scott...

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Lighthouse giveaway serves hundreds

The annual Lighthouse back to school giveaway took place on Friday at Page School. Organization was key to the success of this event as hundreds of people showed up before the event start time of 5 p.m.Children, parents and guardians lined up around the school as they waited for their turn to go in the school to receive clothing, school supplies and dinner. Missy Brock, of Wallins, is the guardian of cousins Gabriella Patterson, 5, and Catonya, 9, and said this event is a big help ...

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Bell County 4-H to send 5 country hams to state fair

Five Bell County 4-Hers are set to go to Louisville in mid-August to compete in the 4-H Country Ham project at the Kentucky State Fair.The group salt cured their hams in February and hung them in the Knox County 4-H Ham House through the winter and spring. They recently cleaned and rehung the hams and are preparing speeches and presentations about the hams for competition at the state fair.This was the first year Bell County 4-H has done the country ham project. All invo...

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News in brief

Project at Ky. coal plant to trap carbon dioxideHARRODSBURG (AP) — Kentucky elected officials and representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy will visit a central Kentucky coal power plant to tout a project that will capture and store carbon dioxide emissions.They will be breaking ground Monday on the carbon capture pilot system at the E.W. Brown Generating Station in Harrodsburg. The technology is designed to help old coal-burning power pla...

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Advisory lifted

The boil-water advisory has been lifted for the Keith area.

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