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Southeast sponsors AHEC Scrubs Camp

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Area high school students had the opportunity recently to learn about possible careers inside the health care industry by taking part in the Appalachian Health Education Center (AHEC) Career Craze Summer Scrubs Camp held at Harlan ARH.The event was a three-day event and attracted students ages 12-15 years of age who, for the upcoming school year, will be enrolling in the seventh through ninth grades. To take part in the program, students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better and have a deep interest in health care.

 

Rader: City has tight budget

Revenue woes and cuts in coal severance money have affected many counties and cities in the region in one way or another. Pineville is no different. Mayor Sherwin Rader said unwanted cuts have been made to ensure a balanced budget for the city.“It’s an extremely tight budget this year,” said Rader. “Our revenue has dropped drastically from the last few years.”In addition to coal severance funds dropping, Rader said many of the taxes being co...

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Bobcats start work in shells

Friday was the first day teams could add shoulder pads to their helmets and the Bell County Bobcats were working out in their shells that morning.“Today was the first day we could put shoulder pads on. I scripted some plays so we could just let the offensive line hit some dummies and run the offense up and down the field. It’s just some conditioning and helps to start to get our timing down,” Bobcat head coach Wayne Mills said during a break in the session.

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News in brief

Grimes focusing on jobs, pay equityLOUISVILLE (AP) — Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes on Thursday night portrayed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as being out of touch with the struggles of Kentuckians, and said his partisanship has hurt the state.Grimes told a Democratic gathering in Louisville that McConnell has turned away from young adults facing huge student loan debt and coal miners struggling to receive black lung benefits. She said t...

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Brown excited about potential of Wildcats’ offense

LEXINGTON — Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown is only a few weeks away from not only having to pick a starting quarterback, but also put all the pieces together in UK’s offense.Recently he offered these insights into a variety of matters.Question: Where do you play freshman Stanley “Boom” Williams, a four-star recruit from Georgia?

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A swing and a prayer

Jay Compton|Daily NewsMiddlesboro senior quarterback Major Edwards swings a pass out to running back Ryan Pittman as offensive coordinator Neal Pucciarelli looks on during a recent 7-on-7 scrimmage. The Yellow Jackets are continuing their preparations for the upcoming season.

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ETSU unveils new team logos

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State University has a new logo as part of a branding initiative for the school’s athletic teams.The new basic “E” logo that that incorporates the outline of the state of Tennessee as part of the letter comes just a month after the school was readmitted to the Southern Conference.The Johnson City Press reported there are also secondary logos, one of which includes the “E” logo as part of ETSU a...

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Mall to host back to school bash

As the new school year fast approaches, businesses at the Middlesboro Mall are preparing for their annual back to school bash on Saturday.Vendors are scheduled to set up from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Vendors included are health care specialists and educational booths for kids. The Children’s Reading Foundation of Appalachia-KY is also partnering with the mall and will be set up throughout the event.Next is the fashion show which is slated to begin at noon. Clothing fro...

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Middlesboro schools plan for renovations

Middlesboro schools may be getting an extensive renovation in upcoming years including the potential for a new central office and school bus garage near the high school.In Tuesday’s Middlesboro School Board meeting, Kevin Cheek with the Lexington-based Sherman, Carter and Barnhart architecture firm revealed the final draft of the district facilities plan which outlines renovation and building plans for the future.Minor projects listed in the plan includes new roofi...

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Entrepreneurial event held at Southeast

Those interested in starting a business got a chance to learn about local resources when Griffin Cottle spoke during an event at Southeast Community and Technical College on Thursday. The goal of the assembly was to create a map of resources that can be shared throughout the community and to identify gaps in services needed for the area.Cottle, who is the director of the small business center at Jefferson Community and Technical College in Lousiville, said the project is being held...

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Man dies in house fire

Tragedy struck Wednesday night when emergency crews found a man died inside a burning house on Avondale Avenue. Melvin Ray Shackleford, 41, was found dead at the scene.In a press release by the Middlesboro Police Department (MPD), it states evidence observed and recovered from the house indicates that his death was self-inflicted and Shackleford set the fire. His remains are being sent to the State Medical Examiners office in Frankfort, where the autopsy was performed.

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Jobless rates down in 117 counties in June

FRANKFORT — Unemployment rates fell in 117 Kentucky counties between June 2013 and June 2014, while three county rates went up, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.Boone County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 5.5 percent. It was followed by Kenton County, 5.8 percent; Campbell, Larue and Woodford counties, 6 percent each; Caldwell and Shelby counties, 6.1 per...

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News in brief

Appeals court upholds convictions in oil scamLOUISVILLE (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of two men who ran an oil-and-gas drilling scheme in which investors lost millions of dollars.The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals found no mistakes in the handling of the cases of 51-year-old former attorney Bryan Coffman and 60-year-old Tennessee businessman Gary Moss Milby. Both men were convicted in May 2011 of multiple charges of mail, wire and se...

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Bible Thought

I will rescue you…, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm.— Exodus 6:6

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The importance of worshipping God

When an important decision is in the works, we all wish we could hear a voice from heaven or have some solid assurance that we are doing the right thing. Sometimes our confirmation that we are on the right track comes in an overwhelming sense of peace. At other times, we may have friends and family who encourage us that we are headed in the right direction. Rarely, but definitely, there are times that God speaks to our heart in a way that we know only He can do.In the church world ...

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Why incumbents keep getting reelected

It’s no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating. In June, a Gallup poll found members’ standing with the American people at a historic low for a midterm-election year. Which might have been notable except, as The Washington Post pointed out, that “Congress’s approval rating has reached historic lows at least 12…times since 2010.”

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Experience already paying off for Bobcats

The Bell County Bobcats were a team very short on experience at this time last year. They had graduated a large class of seniors and were working against the clock to get unproven new starters ready at several key positions.It’s a different story this summer as the Bobcats return eight starters on offense and seven on defense along with several others who saw significant varsity action. Instead of using their practice time to get everyone up to speed on the basics, they’...

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Panthers will have new look on offense

HARROGATE, Tenn. — In the eleven years since the school came into existence, offensive football at Cumberland Gap has pretty well be synonymous with the spread formation. The school has produced it’s share of standout quarterbacks in a scheme designed to get the ball out quickly to four wide receivers and take advantage of inside running lanes.That scheme is going to change this season under the direction of Corey Russell, the first and greatest in that line of signal c...

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