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Vanover indicted for assault

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A man who allegedly got into an altercation that resulted in a woman being injured has been indicted by the Bell County Grand Jury.Chris Vanover, 26, of Middlesboro, was indicted for second-degree assault.According to the arrest citation, Vanover struck a female with a wooden handle while involved in an altercation with Gary Vanover in front of the Middlesboro Mall. During the altercation, Helen Seigler was struck in the head with the handle and knocked to the ground, the citation states.According to the citation, Seigler did receive injuries as a result of the strike. Middlesboro Police Officers Jordan Hurd, Chuck Bruce, Jeremiah Johnson and Sgt. Eddie Myers were involved in the investigation.


Letters to the Editor

Editor,I hope you are having a great summer and enjoying your time off. I appreciate your hard work and loyalty to Pineville Independent. It is vital to our continued success.There are exciting things happening at Pineville Independent. As we gear up for another great year, I want to send a friendly reminder that on Monday, Aug. 4, we will have our Back to School Bash from 6-7:30 p.m. on the football field. Kindergarten and other new students may tour th...

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To place an announcement 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 should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If information is received in time, it will be published one or two days before the event. Announcements will not be accepted by phone. For more information, call 606-909-4145...

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Pine Mountain celebrates 90 years

Citizens’ views of Pine Mountain State Resort Park in 1924 likely didn’t include mini golf, a swimming pool and plans for a zip line attraction.However, many things have changed in the 90 years since the park’s groundbreaking.The park is getting geared up for their 90th birthday celebration, which is set for Aug. 9 beginning at 5 p.m. The event will include a buffet dinner, music, cash bar, a special film presentation by Appalshop and birthday cake....

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Man arrested after wreck

The Bell County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man on a DUI charge following an early morning wreck on Wednesday.Adam Keith Lewis, 29, of Richmond, was arrested by Deputy Shane Stewart and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence.According to Stewart, Lewis’ vehicle was traveling southbound on U.S. 25E near the Pineville Water Treatment Plant. The vehicle reportedly hit a guard rail and then went into the median. The vehicle then flipped an...

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Back to school fashion show

Photos by Anthony Cloud|Daily NewsThe Middlesboro Mall held a “Back to School Fashion Show” on Saturday. Pictured is Conner, 3, wearing a dinosaur top and jeans from Traditional Touch. During the evening, entertainment was provided for those in attendance.

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$1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.In less than six months, prescriptions for Sovaldi have eclipsed all other hepatitis C pills combined, according to new data from IMS Health. The prospect of a real cure, with fewer nasty side effects, is enticing thousands of patients to get treated for the first time....

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News in Brief

Republican state Rep. Ben Waide indictedFRANKFORT (AP) — A state representative was indicted on two counts of violating state campaign finance laws for accepting $10,000 from a company and illegally reimbursing himself $6,000 from his campaign account, the state attorney general announced Tuesday.Forest “Ben” Waide, 51, was accused of accepting $10,000 in campaign contributions from Liberty Rehabilitation, where he is a partner. State l...

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Improve end-of-life health care

The day my father died from prostate cancer — Jan 11, 2011 — is the day I decided that no family should ever experience the same pain. That day everything changed for me. I had worked for seven years at an organization whose sole focus is end-of-life care, yet I had not had even one conversation with my father about his end-of-life wishes. It was truly a wake-up call, an eye-opening experience I hope I never have to repeat.

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The Middlesboro Daily News print edition has new look

The print edition of the Middlesboro Daily News now features a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers.Even though we live in a digital age, with more people than ever turning to digital platforms to get the news and information they want, we recognize that our print products remain extremely important, both to thousands of readers and to our advertisers.

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Nurse anesthesia concentration receives continued accreditation

HARROGATE, Tenn. — The Caylor School of Nursing (CSON) at Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) nurse anesthesia concentration has received continued accreditation from the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA). The nurse anesthesia concentration’s accreditation has been continued for 10 years, the maximum period allowed by the COA. The concentration’s next accreditation review will take place in spring 2024.

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Clerk’s office re-establishes old service

Looking to obtain state hunting and fishing licenses? You can can now do so at the Bell County Clerk’s Office in Pineville.Bell County Court Clerk Rob Lincks has announced the clerk’s office will once again sell the licenses.“The clerk’s office is excited to be working with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife again,” said Lincks.Over a year ago the service was removed from the office. Lincks said he wasn’t sure exac...

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Main Street continues busy summer

Rainy weather once again tried to dampen Main Street Pineville’s (MSP) weekly farmer’s market, but hundreds came out despite the threat of bad weather and occasional drizzly showers.Main Street Thursdays are now presented by the Pineville Lions Club and MSP. The Pineville Lions Club recently donated $2,000 to MSP and the funds will be used for Main Street Thursdays throughout October.MSP announced the new official name on their FaceBook page: Main Street Thur...

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Today in History — July 30

By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On July 30, 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces tried to take Petersburg, Virginia, by exploding a gunpowder-laden mine shaft that had been dug out beneath Confederate defense lines; the attack failed.On this date:In 1729, Baltimore, Maryla...

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Robinson indicted for child pornography

A Middlesboro man accused of possessing child pornography has been indicted by the Bell County Grand Jury.Claude Albert Robinson, 63, was indicted on five counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, 20 counts of possessing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and for being a persistent felony offender.Robinson was arrested on the charges in April by Kentucky State Police Det. Tyson Lawson.

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Something important happens every day

Daily, I glance at the large calendar on the wall that looks down on my writing area. Last month it reminded me of Father’s Day and my super father and father-in-law. Summer started on the 21st, days that may be hot and stormy.I did recall with deep gratitude and unparalleled excitement that Kitty and I celebrated another wedding anniversary on June 4. That fourth was more exciting than Independence Day on the Fourth of July.

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Mining deaths on rise, 22 in first half of 2014

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Twenty-two miners were killed in accidents during the first half of 2014, compared to 18 in the first half of 2013 and 19 for the same period in 2012.The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration on Monday released its mid-year summary of fatal accidents. The report shows eight coal miners died in the first half of the year. While that number is about on par with recent years, the number of workers killed in other types of mi...

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Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security’s disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency.Getting relief from a slowdown in health care spending, Medicare’s giant hospital trust fund won’t be exhausted until 2030, the government said Monday. That’s four years later than last year’s...

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