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Middlesboro students learn to lead

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Middlesboro Elementary School is creating young leaders through their newly implemented “The Leader in Me” program.The program was created by FranklinCovey, a global company specializing in performance improvement. It outlines seven positive habits that students ages 5 to 11 should implement in their academic careers and personal lives to help them become a leader.These habits include being proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think win-win, seek first to understand then to be understood, synergize and sharpen the saw.Teachers are seeing a change in students’ behavior since implementation of the program just a few short weeks ago.


Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, August 27, the 239th day of 2014. There are 126 days left in the year.Today’s Highlights in History:On August 27, 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson accepted his party’s nomination for a term in his own right, telling the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, “Let us join together in giving every American the fullest life which he can hope f...

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Lady Jackets blank Bell 10-0

Sarah Slusher scored three goals, Katlyn Barnwell and Katrina Turner added two each and the Middlesboro Lady Jackets pulled away for a 10-0 win over Bell County.The Lady Cats are a inexperienced group and this was the first game for a lot of their players. They competed hard and trailed just 4-0 at halftime. There was 6:16 left in the second half when the game was called due to the mercy rule.

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Knox tops Lady Jackets in four

Knox Central held off the Middlesboro Lady Jackets for a 25-17, 25-17, 19-25, 25-23 win in 13th Region volleyball action on Tuesday.“I don’t want to take anything away from Knox, but we’re a better team than what we showed in this one,” Middlesboro coach Mike Spradlin said. “These girls are much more talented than they have been and at some point we’re going to break loose.”After dropping the first two sets, Middlesboro rallied t...

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Dupree, Smith bookend Cats’ D-line

LEXINGTON (AP) — Kentucky defensive ends Alvin “Bud” Dupree and Za’Darius Smith could have tried to cash in on impressive junior seasons and entered the NFL draft.Both ultimately decided they had to more work to do with a Wildcats defense that can certainly use their pass-rushing skills.Smith and Dupree are back for their senior seasons, good news for Kentucky in many ways. The duo combined for 13 sacks — ranking top-10 individually in that ...

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Deep Railsplitters expect strong season

HARROGATE, Tenn. — Boasting an experienced and youthful crop of returning players as well as an influx of 18 talented newcomers, the Lincoln Memorial University men’s soccer squad heads into the 2014 campaign with hopes of returning to South Atlantic Conference championship form.

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Hopes high for Lady ‘Splitters in 2014

HARROGATE, Tenn. — The Lincoln Memorial University women’s soccer squad enters the 2014 season with a resilient offensive attack backed by an abundance of veteran experience geared to remain in the upper tier of the South Atlantic Conference standings.Capped off by a run to the South Atlantic Conference Championship match and a 10-8-1 overall record, the 2013 campaign was a successful venture by nearly every measure. The Lady Railsplitters rode the No.5 seed to the SAC ...

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Grant spurs Toyota expansion in Michigan

YORK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. says it’s expanding its technical center in Michigan and moving 250 jobs from Kentucky.The automaker’s expansion in Washtenaw County’s York Township near Ann Arbor comes as a result of a $4 million state grant approved Tuesday by the Michigan Strategic Fund.Toyota plans to build a new facility and relocate the positions from its North American manufacturing headquarters in Erlanger, Ky.Town...

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Suggestions sought for state education standards

VERSAILLES (AP) — Kentucky’s top education official unveiled a website on Monday designed to solicit anonymous feedback on the state’s Common Core education standards.“But don’t tell us it is a Communist conspiracy to take over education by the federal government,” Education Commissioner Terry Holliday told the crowd at Woodford County High School. “Tell us what’s wrong with the standard and how to fix it.”

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Man charged with threatening congressman

LOUISVILLE (AP) — A Richmond man has been charged with threatening U.S. Rep. Andy Barr and officials say he also spoke of wanting to kill former Congressman Ben Chandler.The FBI released an affidavit on Tuesday saying 40-year-old Russell Little repeatedly phoned Barr’s Lexington office over a five-month span and made “both explicit and direct” threats.Barr, a Republican, defeated Chandler, a Democrat, in 2013 for the central Kentucky seat....

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Middlesboro joins ‘America Saves!’

The Preservation Green Lab and the National Main Street Center, nonprofit subsidiaries of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, celebrated Middlesboro as one of the first pilot communities to participate in “America Saves!”The new program is designed to create and support the economic success of main street communities and other small-scale commercial districts by improving building performance and energy efficiency. Supported by a $2 million grant award from th...

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Naturally: Bell featured in book

Bell County’s very own Kentucky Ridge State Forest and Wildlife Management Area is featured in award-winning Kentucky nature photographer Thomas Barnes new title “Kentucky, Naturally: The Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund at Work.”The 144-page book includes stunning photography of the state’s protected lands.Barnes displays hundreds of breathtaking photographs of the state’s protected lands, and provides detailed descriptions of each ...

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Absconded sex offender charged

A Middlesboro man was placed behind bars Monday after allegedly failing to comply with the sex offender registry.John T. Burch, 31, was arrested by Middlesboro Lt. Tom Busic and charged with failure to comply with sex offender registration, a Class D felony.According to the citation, Burch is an absconded sex offender from Tennessee and has been living in Middlesboro for at least three weeks. He spoke with Lt. David Buis at the police station approximately three weeks ag...

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Community Calendar

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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KYTC eager to ‘adopt’ your student’s ideas

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announced the beginning of the 2014 Adopt-a-Highway Poster Contest.Students across the commonwealth are invited to submit creative works for use in the Adopt-a-Highway calendar for 2015. The contest is open to all Kentucky students of elementary, middle and high school age.Exposure to the contest and to the Adopt-a-Highway program provides young people with a sense of ownership in Kentucky’s highways and ...

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Haslam to visit LMU for CPEC training

HARROGATE, Tenn. — Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) will host the Clinch-Powell Educational Cooperative Multi-County In-Service Training in the Tex Turner Arena on its main campus in Harrogate, Tenn. on Friday.Teachers and administrators from six county school districts, including Campbell, Claiborne, Hancock, Grainger, Scott and Union, will hear from Gov. Bill Haslam before Battelle for Kids Executive Director Jim Mahoney makes the keynote presentation, The Power of Collabo...

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News in Brief

Thousands of state records go to new buildingFRANKFORT (AP) — State officials have moved thousands of boxes of state records into a new facility in Frankfort.The move to the new State Records Center involved about 190,000 cardboard boxes to a new leased building.The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives says the move began in late April and was expected to take about three months. But instead it took just 38 working days....

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PMSS Fair Day: Exhibits, games and food

Looking to spend a fun day with friends and family? The Pine Mountain Settlement School will host their annual Fair Day Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the school’s campus.Community Coordinator Judy Lewis said registration for exhibits will be from 9 until 11 a.m. in the Laurel House. Representatives from the Harlan County Extension Service will register and judge the exhibits and winners will be announced at noon.

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