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Gambrel charged with rape

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A Pineville man accused of rape was arrested by the Kentucky State Police on Thursday.James Gambrel, 69, was arrested by Trooper Keith Baker and charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sodomy and incest.The press release states Gambrel was arrested at his residence in Pineville. He was arrested after a warrant was issued by the county attorney’s office. No other information has been released at this time.Gambrel was arrested and lodged in the Bell County Detention Center. According to the website, he is being held on a $100,000 cash bond. The case is still under investigation by KSP Det. Bryan Johnson.

 

Clerks square off

Candidates for Bell County Clerk took the stage Thursday at the Middlesboro Community Center. Both were asked a series of questions submitted by the community at large.One of those questions focused on the educational and work experience of each of the candidates and how it would relate to the position.Charity Collett Hayes said she received a bachelors in education and a masters in administration. She worked at Community Trust Bank as a bank teller at one time....

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Key road stretch

HARROGATE, Tenn. — With their sights set squarely on the South Atlantic Conference regular season title, the Lady Railsplitters (9-2-1, 7-1-1 SAC) take to the road for the final three matches of the regular season, beginning with a league bout against Catawba (10-5, 5-4 SAC) Saturday in Salisbury, N.C. Kickoff between Lincoln Memorial and the Indians is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Frock Athletic Complex.The Lady Railsplitters extended their streak of consecutive matches wi...

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Railsplitters visit Catawba

HARROGATE, Tenn. — Kicking off the first of a three-match road trip to close the regular season schedule, the Railsplitters (7-3-3, 4-2-3 SAC) travel to Salisbury, N.C. for a South Atlantic Conference contest on Saturday against Catawba (4-9-2, 1-6-2 SAC). First kick between Lincoln Memorial and the Indians is set for 8 p.m. at the Frock Athletic Complex.

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K-PREP scores released

K-PREP scores were the main topic of discussion at the Middlesboro School Board meeting on Tuesday.The elementary school scores improved by 28 points overall. Math was the only subject tested in which scores decreased.Improvements were made in five of the six areas tested while gaps between material tested and the target score have reduced. Most notably, the science K-PREP score increased by 10 points.

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News in Brief

Prosecutors seek to drop charges in drug caseLONDON (AP) — A Kentucky man can’t return to the United States from Bosnia because he’s listed as a defendant in a federal drug case. Federal prosecutors are trying to help him get back to Bowling Green.Assistant U.S. Attorney Samuel Dotson has asked a federal judge to dismiss Igor Jokic from a case filed in London, Kentucky. Dotson says Jokic had nothing to do with the international drug rin...

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Support shown for superintendent, board

A standing room only crowd of staff, parents and students from Page School Center and Right Fork School Center filled Bell County School District boardroom and overflowed into the hallway Tuesday night at the regularly scheduled meeting.Those in attendance were there to show support for Superintendent Yvonne Gilliam and each member of the Board of Education — Kenneth Sams, Shelby Stewart, Eulene Brock, Brent Pursifull and Dean Knuckles.Spokesperson for the group, P...

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Haunted Trail highlights WRSP activities

Gather the family, dress in your favorite costumes and prepare for two nights of fun and fright as Wilderness Road State Park continues their annual Halloween special event, Pumpkins in the Park, today.Highlighted by the wildly popular Haunted Trail Hayride, where folklore comes alive, this year’s event will again feature children’s activities, contests and the community based Trunk-or-Treat. Admission is just $5 per vehicle each night.

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Tour designed to help leaders of SOAR

SOMERSET — Fifty leaders from across southern and eastern Kentucky boarded a tour bus, dubbed by U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) as the “Silicon Holler Express,” on Wednesday.The tour was designed to help leaders of the SOAR (Shaping Our Appalachian Region) organization learn more about five sophisticated facilities currently utilizing high-speed Internet along I-75 in southern Kentucky. Each company displayed the types of opportunities that coul...

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News in Brief

101st Airborne to take over in Africa deploymentFORT CAMPBELL (AP) — The 101st Airborne Division is set to officially take command of an operation to build Ebola care centers in Africa.The Fort Campbell-based soldiers will assume the leadership of Joint Forces Command - United Assistance in Monrovia on Saturday. At a change of command ceremony, Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the 101st Airborne commander, will step in for Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams...

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EPA launches voluntary star-rating program

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a new voluntary Drift Reduction Technology (DRT) program to encourage the use of verified, safer pesticide spray products to reduce exposure and pesticide movement while saving farmers money in pesticide loss.

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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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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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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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