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Cumberland Mountain Music Show set April 26

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Renowned bluegrass artists Dale Ann Bradley and Steve Gulley will return from a month of touring overseas to present the acclaimed Cumberland Mountain Music Show April 26, 2014, in the Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Cumberland Gap Convention Center in Cumberland Gap, Tenn.Featuring the music and heritage of mountain people, the Cumberland Mountain Music Show is a live family-friendly show including gospel, bluegrass and country music and down-home comedy. Besides Bradley and Gulley, the monthly show features mostly local talent with the occasional guest from out of the area. Following the April 26 show, the next three shows will take place at 7:30 p.m. on May 24, June 28 and July 19.

 

Unemployment rates fall in 21 states last month

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates dropped in 21 states, rose in 17 and were unchanged in the remaining 12. Meanwhile, hiring increased in 34 states and fell in 16.The unemployment rate varies from as low as 2.6 percent in North Dakota ...

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2 shot while hunting in Clay County; 1 killed

MANCHESTER (AP) — Police say one man is dead and another injured after they were shot while hunting turkeys in eastern Kentucky.State police told WKYT-TV that 28-year-old Brian Griffin died from his injuries after being air-lifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Another man, 21-year-old Jason Roberts, is being treated for a gunshot wound at the hospital.Investigators say three men went into the woods in the Clay County community of Fog...

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Daily Bible Thought — April 18

Accepting Jesus’ death gives me life.You He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins. — Ephesians 2:1

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Principals report to board

Middlesboro Independent School principals reported to the school board earlier this week at the regular monthly meeting.Dr. Anthony Maxwell with Middlesboro Elementary School took the time to thank all of the volunteers throughout the school district for making Read Across America such a huge success. Maxwell also told the board and those in attendance about Nashville based author Helen Hemphill visiting the school. Hemphill not only donated books to the school, she came and had se...

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Reality show star is new fitness instructor

Former reality television show contestant Ryan Kelley is the newest fitness instructor at In Shape Fitness in Tazewell.Kelley is nationally known for being a contestant on Season 2 of The Biggest Loser. Since her appearance on the show, she has become a fitness instructor for several counties throughout East Tennessee.New owner Judy Seals recently purchased the local gym and is in the process of deciding what classes to provide for her current and potential members. Whil...

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Rumored threat of shooters at CHS put to rest

An alleged conspiracy between a couple of students to take guns to Claiborne High School (CHS) Thursday morning was stopped by school and law enforcement officials before the school day began.According to Connie Holdway, director of Claiborne County Schools, there were rumors that there were going to be possible student shooters at CHS on Thursday.“We take rumors like that seriously, so school administration and local police responded to it,” she said....

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Cats causing problems in Pineville

Pineville councilman Billy Robbins addressed the board about a potential cat problem in the area during the regular meeting on Monday. A substantial amount of cats have been seen around the Pineville area.“Something’s got to be done,” said Robbins. “These people can’t even get on their porches.”According to Robbins, cats are beginning to ruin people’s outdoor furniture and are creating a bad smell throughout the community. He cla...

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