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Volunteers help vets with roofing project

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There was a veteran in need and they came to help.Vets Serving Vets (VSV) helped fellow veteran Clyde Mace on Tuesday when they helped repair his roof, along with K and K Metal of Harrogate, Tenn. and Pat Howerton Roofing. The house is located at the corner of 25th Street and Dorchester.“We had a veteran who needed a roof put on his house and didn’t have the money to do it,” said post commander Mike Marcum about the project. “That’s what we do. If there’s a veteran in need, if we’ve got the money, we try to help them however we can.”


Pineville shows off local art

Kelsey Gerhardt | Daily NewsLocal artist Jaime Corum’s love for horses was shown through her display at the Main Street Pineville Art Expo on Thursday. The event included prints and paintings from several local artists as well as farmers market goods and vegetables from area growers.

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Council considers adding paid holiday for Veterans Day

Members of the Middlesboro City Council have been discussing the possibility of adding an additional paid holiday — Veterans Day.The idea was initially brought up during a recent personnel subcommittee meeting. Councilman Bo Green led the discussion at the most recent city council meeting. Green began by explaining that the decision as to the possible addition will be made once the committee receives information from the mayor.“The personnel committee request...

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SKCTC teams up to recruit former students

Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College is teaming up with Kentucky public colleges and universities to offer a statewide, virtual college fair for former students and other adults who are close to completing their college degrees.The Project Graduate online college fair is set for Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET (10 a.m.-8 p.m. CT).The fair will connect prospective students to college advisors who can answer questions via text and video chat, and help get t...

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Page School receives new flag

Photo submittedState Rep. Rick Nelson recently presented Page School Principal Will Lefevers with a new flag to be flown on the school’s flag pole.

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LMU-DCOM to celebrate class of 2018

Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) will formally welcome the class of 2018 into its study of osteopathic medicine at its annual White Coat Ceremony on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Tex Turner Arena on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tenn.Dr. Martin S. Levine, a past president of the American Osteopathic Association, will serve as the keynote speaker.

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MHS homecoming candidates announced

Photo submittedMiddlesboro High School’s annual football homecoming will be held Friday. Presentation of the queen’s court and crowning of the 2014 queen will occur as part of pre-game festivities. MHS will also be recognizing alumni from graduating classes during half-time. Middlesboro’s Tim Short Dealership will be providing vehicles for the homecoming candidate’s parade. The 2014 MHS homecoming candidates are, from left, front row: Seniors Lauren Gibson, ...

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Treasurer warns of sweepstakes tax scam

FRANKFORT — Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach says scam artists are at work again calling Kentuckians with the news that they’ve won a $2.5 million international sweepstakes but to claim the prize they’re required to first wire $1, 295 cash to the scammers.“This is an obvious scam that preys on the elderly,” the Hollenbach said. “So called “winners” of the sweepstakes are being notified with phone calls from Las Vegas, Jamaica or Nig...

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Rx Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday

Operation UNITE along with Kentucky State Police posts throughout southern and eastern Kentucky will be participating in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s 9th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday.From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the DEA will collect potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at KSP Post locations in Ashland, Harlan, Hazard, London, Morehead, Pikeville and Richmond.In addition, Operation UNITE accepts medic...

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Schools warned of fake invoice scam

Attorney General Jack Conway, the Kentucky Department of Education, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) are joining together to warn Kentucky school districts to be vigilant of a scam targeting schools throughout the country.“Schools are receiving invoices for textbooks they didn’t order,” Conway said. “It’s troubling that scammers are preying on schools and attempting to steal taxpayer money used to pay for the resources needed to help educate our ch...

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Freedom of choice

Freedom of choice … that’s what it is all about, right?I am a practicing physician in Bell County, and a graduate of Pineville High School. As a physician, my goal is to always put the patient first. I spend countless hours of the day talking to insurance companies, drug representatives and pharmacies to do whatever it takes to make sure my patients get the very best care available to them.Patients should be able to choose what physician they want to see, wha...

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U.N. has more pressing concerns than climate change

Matt Ridley calls himself a “lukewarmer,” a person who’s somewhere in between when it comes to positions on global warming. Apparently, the number of such folks in high government positions is on the upswing — unlike the temperatures themselves.A United Nations climate change summit this month will have some empty seats. They would otherwise be occupied by officials from China, India and Germany, among others, who’ve decided that global warming isnR...

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News in Brief

Female guards at state prison allege sex assaultSANDY HOOK (AP) — Four female guards at a state prison in eastern Kentucky have filed a lawsuit accusing a supervisor of exposing himself and sexually assaulting them.The guards filed suit Monday in Elliott County Circuit Court.The women alleged that Sgt. Stephen Harper grabbed and rubbed against women and tried to make them touch him. They also allege that Little Sandy Correctional Complex...

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Beshear asks for disaster declaration

FRANKFORT (AP) — Gov. Steve Beshear has asked for a federal disaster declaration in eastern Kentucky following heavy rains that caused flooding, washed out roads and forced people from their homes.If the disaster declaration is approved, it would provide federal funding to help with cleanup efforts.Storms hit the eastern part of the state on Aug. 19-23, with the counties of Floyd, Knott, Johnson and Pike being hit the hardest.

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FDA warns doctors to beware fake drug distributors

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators are trying to help doctors spot counterfeit and unapproved drugs by raising awareness of illegal operations that peddle bogus drugs to health professionals.Federal prosecutors have recently uncovered rogue companies distributing foreign versions of Botox, fake cancer drugs and other unapproved or contaminated medicines in the U.S. Often those operations will entice physicians by faxing “too good to be true” flyers that offe...

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Judge: State to explain lethal injection drugs

FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky officials should be prepared to explain how and why they arrived at what drugs to use in a lethal injection and at what doses, a state judge said Monday, though he didn’t decide how in-depth the explanation needed to be.Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd told attorneys during a hearing in Frankfort that lawyers for multiple condemned inmates have a “fair inquiry” about the policy decisions. Shepherd said an order would be forth...

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year. Autumn arrives at 10:29 p.m. Eastern time.Today’s Highlight in History:On Sept. 22, 1776, during the Revolutionary War, Capt. Nathan Hale, 21, was hanged as a spy by the British in New York.On this date:In 1761, Britain’s King George III and his wife, Charlotte, were c...

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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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