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Scouts educate about BEARS

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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 Teodorski.By Kelsey Gerhardtkgerhardt@civitasmedia.com

 

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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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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Hitting the road

Here we are, deep in the throes of the rituals of summer. School is out, vacation days are being cashed in, and picnic baskets are being packed. Barbecues are firing, pools are splashing, and ice cream trucks are rolling. Meanwhile, thousands, yea millions, are taking to the great American highway.Seventy percent of the U.S. population will hit the road this summer – off to visit grandma, the beach, the closest roller coaster, or a national park. We just love to feel the bree...

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Thankfulness in adulthood and childhood

Pastor Bob Russell writes in his book Jesus, Lord of Your Personality, that having a lot doesn’t tend to produce a grateful spirit. “Have you had a taste of the best this world has to offer? You went to Hawaii once on vacation, so now it’s harder for you to enjoy the state park. You’ve eaten a steak at Ruth Chris, so it’s harder to be thankful for a meal at Ponderosa. You’ve driven a Jaguar, so now you can’t be as content with your used Chevrolet. You...

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Is it heart or duty?

I’ve heard members of the clergy say, “90 percent of the work is done by 10 percent of the people.” I’m not sure if there is any way to test the accuracy of that statement, but in any organization, not just churches, it seems like a fair amount of the work is done by a few or at least the same people as time passes.This week I’d like to talk to the 10 percent. Those that seem to be carrying the majority of the load; Pastors, Sunday school teachers, flo...

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Did Jesus Really claim to be God’s son?

When I was in high school I started wondering if what I had been taught in church was true. Mom and dad had always taken me to church but I wondered if what was taught there was real or not. I began wrestling with this idea trying to come to some sort of peace in my mind.

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Just turn loose and celebrate God

(Psalm 100) Remember the last time you cut loose and got silly cheering you child around the bases. That special one was running just as fast as their five year-old legs would take them. You hooped and hollered until they crossed home plate. Then you sat down, looked at the parent in front of you, you know the one you don’t know and said, “The one’s mine.” There was no sense of shame or impropriety and you couldn’t wait to have the chance to do it again. Now move...

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Plans for Main Street Pineville discussed at meeting

With the fiscal year coming to an end, Main Street Pineville Director Jacob Roan gave the Pineville City Council a review and forecast of the organization’s activities in a recent meeting.Over the past year, the organization has received multiple donations from civic organizations and local businesses. MSP received $2,000 from the Pineville Rotary Club to be put towards KidsFest and new tables. They are seeking contributions from other civic organizations as well.R...

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Daily Bible Thought

Let the sameness of God waft over your heart with His peace in your storms.But You are the same, and Your years will have no end. — Psalm 102:27

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Today in History — July 19

By the Associated Press Today is Saturday, July 19, the 200th day of 2014. There are 165 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On July 19, 1989, 111 people were killed when United Air Lines Flight 232, a DC-10 which suffered the uncontained failure of its tail engine and the loss of hydraulic systems, crashed while making an emergency landing at Sioux City, Iowa; 185 other people survived....

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Breakin’ up is hard to do

Jay Compton|Daily NewsJunior defensive back Isaac Muncy gets up to knock away pass during Bell County’s game against Southwestern at a 7-on-7 tournament at Union College earlier this week. Muncy, competing for a starting job in the Bobcat secondary, showed some good coverage skills during the tournament.

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Media picks ‘Bama to win SEC

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Media members covering the Southeastern Conference have pegged Alabama as the favorites to win the leage in voting as the SEC’s Media Days this week.The Crimson Tide received 154 of the 293 votes for SEC champion in the preseason poll while defending champion Auburn was second with 75 votes. Those two teams were the top choices to win the conference’s Western Divsion with South Carolina narrowly picked to win the East over Georgia.Me...

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Cumberland River pollution continues

Many families spend their summers enjoying time on local waterways by boating, fishing and swimming.Residents and tourists are being affected by the bacterial pollution that abounds in one of the most famous local waterways — the Cumberland River. The pollution refers mainly to the existence of E. coli bacteria which occurs in human and animal waste that has been improperly or inadequately treated.Pollution levels in this river were addres...

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