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Collett indicted for receiving stolen property

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An Arjay man accused of knowingly receiving stolen ATVs has been indicted by the Bell County Grand Jury. Justin Anthony Collett, 26, was indicted on two counts of receiving stolen property over $10,000 and three counts of receiving stolen property under $10,000.According to the indictment, Collett received, retained or disposed of four ATVs and a generator. He reportedly possessed a stolen 2013 Polaris Razor 900XP belonging to Cristian Coffey, a 2013 Polaris Razor 800S belonging to Chad Harris, a 2012 Polaris Razor belonging to Howard Carter, a 2006 Yamaha Raptor 700 belonging to Crystal S. Bennett and a Honda Generator belonging to Alva Patterson.


Pitino: No retirement plans looming

LOUISVILLE (AP) — Rick Pitino’s game plan doesn’t include retirement any time soon.The 61-year-old Louisville men’s basketball coach said Wednesday when asked how long he plans to continue coaching “for a long time” thanks to the enthusiasm provided by recent Cardinals recruiting classes.Pitino said during a news conference discussing a roster that’s preparing to enter the tough Atlantic Coast Conference that his ...

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Recycling center awarded grant

The Bell County Recycling Center was awarded the 2014-2015 recycling grant, according to information presented at the 109 board meeting on Wednesday.Funding was approved for almost everything requested in the grant proposal, officials said.Bell County Recycling Director James Hoskins said the only thing the center did not get approved was two of the eight cardboard mini-cyclers. The center received a HP Shredder, three national recycling trailers, six cardboard mini-cycl...

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Work to begin on Cumberland Gap Tunnel

MANCHESTER — Work on the Cumberland Gap Tunnel, located on U.S. 25E, will begin Sunday and continue through July 17 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., leading to nightly tunnel closures.In order to allow the contractor to perform maintenance operations, it will be necessary to close one tunnel. All traffic will be routed to the open tunnel while the work is ongoing.All work is scheduled on a tentative basis and is subject to change depending on weather conditions, emergencies ...

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Remembering local veterans

Ray Welch|Daily NewsVets Serving Vets engraved two new names on the Middlesboro Vietnam Monument on Monday. Norman Soltow and William Johnson Jr. will be remembered for their service.

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Pineville school approves consolidation

The Pineville Independent Board of Education recently approved a consolidation plan which will make the school district unified from kindergarten through the 12th grade.During a meeting on June 30, the board unanimously voted to abolish the separate schools and abolish the vacant elementary principal position left by former Pineville elementary principal Cynthia Smith.Current high school principal Bill Keyes will become the K-12 principal. A new position for a joint assi...

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Cancer treatment center to begin $3M expansion

KNOXVILLE – Tennova Healthcare last week announced plans for the renovation and replacement of radiation therapy equipment at the Irene and Howard H. Baker Cancer Treatment Center in Harrogate. The three-month, $3 million expansion project will begin this month and includes installation of a new linear accelerator equipped with dynamic targeting IGRT (image-guided radiation therapy) technology.

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USDA reminds producers of acreage reporting requirement

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Claiborne-Union Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director, Kay Russell, reminds agricultural producers that July 15 is the deadline to file an acreage report for spring seeded crops.Planted acres must be reported to FSA by July 15. The Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) requires producers on a farm to submit annual acreage reports on all cropland.“Although some federal farm program enrollments have not yet star...

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Women must know what to expect from Social Security

Everyone needs to be aware of the financial resources they will have available in retirement. But if you’re a woman, you must be particularly diligent, for a variety of reasons. And that means you’ll need to know just what to expect from Social Security.Why should you, as a woman, pay extra attention to Social Security? For one thing, women often take time off from their careers to care for children and older parents, so they may accumulate less money in employer-sponso...

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The Law School Hall of Fame and dead lawyers

It was a session of the Kentucky Bar Association, but it felt like a wake. A reasonably large crowd came to hear about the downbeat topic of attorney suicides. Two years ago, a number of Kentucky attorneys took their own lives. All men, mostly middle aged.Some of the people who killed themselves were my friends. One was a good friend. Like I did, he grew up on the banks of the Ohio River in Northern Kentucky, just a few miles from where the convention was taking place. When I looke...

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Coal company says Illinois rival breached deal

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A leading U.S. coal company is suing a rival with which it shared confidential business plans during a deal that later fizzled, saying the competitor used the proprietary details to buy up land in southern Illinois to thwart the accuser’s expansion plans.Murray Energy Corp., a privately held Ohio-based company, alleges in a lawsuit Saline County, Illinois, that Williamson Energy LLC breached terms of a confidentiality agreement in 2008 w...

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M’boro 11-12s drop 4-3 heart-breaker to Harlan

CORBIN — A weather delay brought a change in momentum Tuesday night as Harlan’s 11-12 All-Stars scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to pull out a 4-3 win over Middlesboro in an elimination game at the District 4 Tournament.Harlan advances to play Wayne County in another elimination game today at 8 p.m. at Rotary Park in Corbin.It was a tale of two games. Behind a dominant performance from pitcher Riley Gent and some opportunistic base-running M...

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Daily Bible Thought

Our greatest comfort in sorrow is to know that God is in control.Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? — Job 38:4

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Today in History — July 9

By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, July 9, the 190th day of 2014. There are 175 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On July 9, 1944, during World War II, American forces secured Saipan as the last Japanese defenses fell.On this date:In 1540, England’s King Henry VIII had his 6-month-old marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, annulled.In ...

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Wildcat DE Dupree on Bednarik award watch list

LEXINGTON (AP) — Kentucky senior defensive end Alvin “Bud” DuPree is on the watch list for the Chuck Bednarik Award given to the nation’s best defensive player.The Associated Press’ second team all-Southeastern Conference selection passed on entering the NFL Draft after leading the Wildcats with seven sacks and 9.5 tackles for loss as a junior. Dupree led SEC defensive linemen with 61 tackles and ranked sixth in sacks.He reco...

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Cardinals Parker, Gaines, Mauldin on watch lists

LOUISVILLE (AP) — Louisville wide receiver DeVante Parker, cornerback Charles Gaines and defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin are on preseason watch lists for several national awards.Parker is under consideration for the Maxwell Award, presented to the player of the year. The senior deep threat returns after catching 55 passes for 885 yards and 12 touchdowns last season.Gaines is on the Paul Hornung list for most versatile player following a sophomore seas...

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Wilderness Road park to host chili cook-off

The staff of Wilderness Road State Park in Ewing, Va., will sponsor their first chili cook-off as part of Community Appreciation Day and Back to School Bash on Aug. 2.Teams will prepare their chili on-site and must provide their own ingredients, pots and cooking utensils.A panel of three judges taste the chili. Park visitors will also be able to sample and cast votes for the winning chili team.Each team will pay a $10 entry fee.Cash prizes will be a...

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History in a bus

Ray Welch|Daily NewsThe history mobile was at the Cumberland Gap National Park over the weekend. The bus features exhibits on Kentucky History.

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