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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Friday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2014. There are 68 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 24, 1939, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra recorded their signature theme, “Let’s Dance,” for Columbia Records in New York. DuPont began publicly selling its nylon stockings in Wilmington, Delaware.On this date:In 1537, Jane...

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Kentucky set to take on No. 1 Miss. State

LEXINGTON (AP) — Kentucky’s recent stage fright at LSU hasn’t changed players’ belief that they can handle the national spotlight.The Wildcats want to make sure they perform better against top-ranked Mississippi State in Saturday’s nationally televised homecoming showdown.After six games of doing many things right, Kentucky (5-2, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) regressed during a 41-3 blowout loss to the Tigers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Wi...

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Lions close district play with Hazard

The Pineville Mountain Lions still have a shot at a home playoff game this season, but in order to achieve that goal they’ll have to upset Hazard at home on Friday night.Hazard (6-2, 2-0) hasn’t lost a district game since realignment put them with Pineville, Harlan and Jenkins in 2007. But the Lions have played the Bulldogs tough in two of their last three meetings.

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Laid-off miner turns to policing

When Branden Watts got laid off from the coal mines in Harlan County, he didn’t give up and he didn’t leave his hometown. A different career came along for Watts, which turned out to be policing.Watts said policing is something he always wanted to do, but when he saw the “big money” coal was offering, he took that route.“I always kept being a police officer in the back of my mind if I lost my job as a coal miner,” Watts said. “As...

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LMU women top Tusculum

HARROGATE, Tenn. — Senior Nicole McKinney pitched in a pair of second-half goals as the Lady Railsplitters (9-2-1, 7-1-1 SAC) powered past the Tusculum Pioneers 2-1 in South Atlantic Conference action Wednesday at the LMU Soccer Complex. The win extended LMU’s streak of consecutive matches without a loss to nine, as the Lady Railsplitters have not felt defeat since a 1-0 loss to Coker on Sept. 13.Tusculum (8-6-1, 4-4 SAC) opened the scoring in the 33rd minute as Taylor ...

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‘Splitters play TC to draw

HARROGATE, Tenn. — The Railsplitters (7-3-3, 4-2-3 SAC) closed out the home portion of the regular-season schedule by earning a 1-1 draw with the Tusculum Pioneers in South Atlantic Conference action Wednesday afternoon at the LMU Soccer Complex. Wednesday’s result marked Lincoln Memorial’s fifth consecutive match without a loss.The first 45 minutes of regulation featured a limited number of offensive opportunities as the two teams combined for only nine shots wit...

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‘SOAR’ above local politics, Arnett urges

Jared Arnett of Harold was recently selected as the first executive director of the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative.Arnett, who has been the CEO of the Southeast Kentucky (SEKY) Chamber of Commerce, was named to the position by SOAR co-chairs Gov. Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers. They cited Arnett’s passion for the future of eastern Kentucky, energy, vision and entrepreneurial business skills as key factors in his hire.“I believe the b...

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Sen. Smith speaks on ‘chemical looping’

Sen. Brandon Smith was at Pine Mountain State Resort Park on Thursday for the monthly Bell County Chamber of Commerce Soup and Sandwich series. During the meeting he discussed several issues including tax reform and chemical looping.Smith said for the past five year, he has been pushing for tech alternatives for the coal industry in energy. Chemical looping is one of those alternatives.“They’ve done the studies over the last couple of years and there’s ...

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Vocational Rehabilitation seeks public input

FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) has scheduled visioning forums to give individuals with disabilities, advocates and other interested individuals an opportunity to provide feedback on the services OVR provides to Kentuckians with disabilities Nov. 20 at four locations.Input from the visioning forums will be used to help develop the state plan for vocational rehabilitation services that the agency is required to submit to the Rehabilitation Se...

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Social Security announces benefit increase for 2015

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015, the Social Security Administration has announced.The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that more than 58 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2015. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on Dec. 31, 2014. The Social Security Act ties the annual COLA to the in...

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Now’s the time for drivers to be aware of deer

Deer do not outnumber humans in Kentucky, but it might seem that way on our highways every fall when whitetails begin breeding. The romantic season puts the estimated 1 million Kentucky deer on the move, especially at dawn and dusk, and they more likely at this time of the year to run into the path of motorists. The peak of the breeding season occurs in November, which coincides with the state’s deer season for hunters with modern guns.It is a good time to remind drivers to w...

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Balanced plan is needed

On Aug. 12 of this year, there was an editorial in the Charleston Gazette concerning, what else, coal. The headline stated that pro-coal forces live in a fantasy world. His conclusion is that coal was, and is, the ultimate cause in the climate change we supposedly see going on around us. Mr. Grant (is it Dr.?) was not completely wrong in some of his assessments, but like many of us when subjects of controversy and personal passion arise, he speaks largely in absolutes and unproven assumptions...

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Perspective: On a learning curve

Some of our national news media and some politicians have sensationalized Ebola. Is that reasonable? We cannot know the future. Ebola may eventually become the Halloween trick of the century, but right now it is not.

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2014. There are 69 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 23, 1944, the World War II Battle of Leyte (LAY’-tee) Gulf began, resulting in a major Allied victory against Japanese forces.On this date:In 1707, the first Parliament of Great Britain, created by the Acts of Union between England a...

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Community Calendar

To place an event 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 will not be accepted by phone and should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If received in time, it will be published one or two days before the event. Announcements are also available to view at www.middle...

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Community Calendar

To place an event 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 will not be accepted by phone and should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If received in time, it will be published one or two days before the event. Announcements are also available to view at www.middle...

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Bobcats welcome McCreary

The Bell County Bobcats wrap up their district schedule on Friday when they host McCreary Central for senior night.While Bell County (6-2) is assured of the number two seed from District 4, McCreary is assured of missing the playoffs for the fifth straight season. The Raiders have lost 25 straight games and have gone 5-43 since last making the postseason in 2009.

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