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Grand jury indicts 16

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The 11 individuals arrested during the Kentucky State Police Post 10 roundup in Bell County have been indicted by the Bell County Grand Jury. The roundup took place over a month ago and targeted 17 people.Of the 17 that were targeted KSP was able to located and arrest 11 of them. The event stemmed from a 10-month investigation into the illegal sale of narcotics in two counties, Bell and Knox.Charges from the roundup ranged from cocaine to prescription drug sales, according to KSP Public Affairs Officer Shane Jacobs. In addition to those arrested during the roundup, the grand jury also indicted five additional individuals on trafficking charges as well.Those indicted and charges include:


Today in History — Aug. 1

By the Associated PressToday is Friday, August 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On August 1, 1944, an uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi occupation; the revolt lasted two months before collapsing.On this date:In 1714, Britain’s Queen Anne died at age 49; she was succeeded by George I.In 1876, ...

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Daily Bible Thought

Remember where you live and rejoice in His grace.The grace of God … abounded to many.— Romans 5:15

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Jackets back from camp

The Middlesboro Yellow Jackets are back in town after a productive several days of camp at Campbellsville University.They spent their time at camp mostly doing a lot of individual drills that allowed players to concentrate on improving in the finer points of the positions they’ll be playing.“It was focusing on what we do. We worked on our techniques with a ton of position-specific individual work,” Jacket coach Zach Massengill said. “We didn’...

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Young Panthers show off

Photos by Jay Compton|Daily NewsCumberland Gap running back Addison Welch turns the corner and picks up blockers on his way to a long touchdown run during full-speed 11-on-11 practice Thursday morning. Welch showed good speed and the ability to make tacklers miss on several plays during the session.Andrew Dishner comes free on a blitz to disrupt a hand-off from quarterback Ethan Ellison to Ryker Gent. Dishner was able to bring Gent down for a loss on the play. The Panthe...

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Ewing man sentenced for 2013 murder

A Lee County man was sentenced in Lee County Circuit Court for a 2013 shotgun murder.Richard Allen Brooks, 46, of Ewing, was sentenced to serve the next 21 years and four months in the Virginia Department of Corrections after pleading no contest in April to a charge of second-degree murder.The charge stemmed from the shotgun shooting death of Brooks’ stepfather, Danny Catron, in Rose Hill on June 30, 2013.Judge Tammy S. McElyea imposed the punishment fol...

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Rose sings, speaks at Washington, D.C.

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell held a press conference on Wednesday outside the U.S. Capitol to discuss the EPA’s recently proposed greenhouse gas standards for existing power plants and the negative impact they will have on electricity prices, the coal industry and everyday consumers and families.McConnell was joined at the press conference by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Congressman Harold Rogers (KY-05) and Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06). Members of the Congression...

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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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4-H Forestry Project completed

Photo submittedThe Bell County 4-H Community Club met July 19 to mount leaves they collected in June. 4-H’ers collected, pressed and identified their leaves in June and kept them in a leaf press to dry for one month. Leaves were mounted to cardstock and will attach the identifying label to each leaf. Each 4-H member can enter their leaf collection in the Bell County Fair on Aug. 6. The 4-H leader for the 4-H Forestry Project was Stacy White, Bell County Extension agent for ag...

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Converting from year-round calving

Maintaining a controlled breeding and calving season can be one of the most important management tools for cow-calf producers. Uniform, heavier and more valuable calves are key reasons to keep the breeding season short. Plus, more efficient cow supplementation and cow herd health programs are products of a short breeding season. However, you shouldn’t convert from yearlong breeding to a shortened breeding season without a lot of planning.A system for converting from year-roun...

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Arch Coal posts bigger 2Q loss

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Arch Coal Inc. said Tuesday that its second-quarter loss widened partly because of nagging rail disruptions and weaker prices for coal used in making steel, though cost controls helped the coal producer’s latest earnings surpass analysts’ expectations.The St. Louis-based company posted a loss of $96.9 million, or 46 cents per share, compared with a loss of $72.2 million, or 34 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.Losses, ...

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Justice mines have 266 violations in 5 states

LOUISVILLE (AP) — A West Virginia coal billionaire has more than 250 pending violations at mining operations in Kentucky and four other states.The Courier-Journal cited data from the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement in reporting that almost half of the citations against mines owned by Jim Justice are located in Kentucky, where enforcement officials have set an Aug. 11 deadline to take corrective action. Other violations are pending at operations in...

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McConnell offers immigration amendment

LOUISVILLE (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he wants to put strict conditions on transporting migrant children into the country’s interior, offering the proposal days after a flap surfaced about whether Fort Knox was targeted to temporarily house some of the young immigrants.The Kentucky Republican raised the issue in an amendment he filed to the Senate’s border legislation. McConnell’s proposal would require the Obama administrati...

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First plea agreements signed in lottery scam case

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The first plea agreements have been reached in a wide-ranging federal investigation into a Jamaican lottery scam targeting mostly elderly victims in the United States, including one woman from North Dakota who agreed to empty her savings account and then take out a loan on a life insurance policy.More than two-dozen people have been indicted in the case, including some who will likely go to trial. Prosecutors say the defendants induced people to send millio...

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News in Brief

Coal dust limit to try to combat black lungCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Obama administration’s push to reduce black lung disease by limiting coal dust in mines is taking effect.Initial requirements of the U.S. Department of Labor’s coal dust rule become effective Friday. It was proposed in 2010.New requirements include increased dust sampling in mines and citations when coal operators don’t take immediate action for hig...

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No broad permit for state coal mining

General environmental permits are for small, routine disturbances or discharges that pose little risk to the public and that require the same basic precautions: controlling runoff from excavating a small site, for example, or disposing of dry- cleaning chemicals.Kentucky is seeking to renew its general permit for the coal industry — including mountaintop surface mines that disturb hundreds of acres, pollute streams already impaired by earlier mining and threaten aquatic life ...

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The Dog Days of Summer TN Dept. Agriculture, Forestry Division

I’ve heard the term Dog Days all my life, but only knew that it referred to the sweltering heat of late summer when dogs laid around more and were more prone to go mad (with rabies). I had a request from a reader to look into the subject in more depth, so if you’re curious as well, read on.

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Gripped by the adventure, thrilled by the prize

I had watched several bucks from the safe confines of a barn. They came out each evening and fed in a field that had only been planted about a month prior. Of the five bucks that were pretty consistent, there was one 10 pointer that I kept my eye on even though he was not much bigger than one of the large 6-pointers.

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