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LMU Music Department presents Hanneke Cassel Trio

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The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Music Department will present the Hanneke Cassel Trio in concert at 7:30 p.m. today in the Arnold Auditorium of the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum on the LMU Main Campus in Harrogate, Tenn.The trio includes 1997 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion Hanneke Cassel and all-star musicians Christopher Lewis on guitar and Mike Block on cello.Cassel holds a bachelor’s of music in violin performance from Berklee College of Music. She has performed and taught across North America, Europe, New Zealand, Australia and China.


Effort aims to help soldiers land civilian jobs

LOUISVILLE (AP) — Soldiers being discharged from the military — particularly Fort Knox in central Kentucky — will get a sales pitch on the jobs available and benefits of staying in the area from a program started up Tuesday by business groups in Kentucky and southern Indiana.The three chambers of commerce founded the “Where Opportunity Knox” initiative aimed at creating a pipeline for veterans who are looking for a post-military place to live and work....

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High Attendance Day planned Thursday

Karen Kirby, director of pupil personnel for Fleming County Schools, says “For students to learn and achieve at a high level, they have to be in class.”Mike Ford, the current president of the Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel, added “That’s why we have chosen to designate Thursday as ‘High Attendance Day’ in Kentucky.On High Attendance Day elementary, middle or high schools may compete in small school or large school categories. Aw...

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LMU receives approval for masters program in criminal justice

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) has granted Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) approval to deliver a Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) degree program.The 36-credit hour program is designed for students interested in pursuing advanced careers in the criminal justice system and for those considering advanced academic study at the doctoral level. The coursework will emphasize theories of crime and criminal justice policy, scientific research methods, ...

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Partin, Hobbs indicted by grand jury

Two individuals accused of endangering a juvenile following an ATV wreck were indicted by the Bell County Grand Jury recently. Charles Partin, 39, of Pineville, and Jacqualine S. Hobbs, 21, of Pineville, were both indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment.According to the arrest citation, the Bell County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle collision on KY 92 in August. Officers said Partin reported he had been operating the ATV on KY 92 when he was rear-ended ...

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Mounting silver to fight ISIS

When I was a child I never got tired of watching the television program The Lone Ranger. He always rode in on his white horse Silver to save the dayMost Americans are sick and tired of watching the Middle East drama about Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. Few Americans want to go to these God forsaken places and chance survival. Yet, already we have several hundred boots on the ground and we are sending more to organize Iraqi troops.

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ARH: No cases of virus reported

Local children and their parents can apparently breathe a little easier.All Appalachian Regional Healthcare hospitals indicate they have not treated any patients with Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a respiratory illness that has recently afflicted scores of children in several states, including Kentucky.The unusually high number of hospitalizations reported could be “just the tip of the iceberg in terms of severe cases,” said Mark Pallansch, a virologist and direc...

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Tazewell man to appear on game show

Photo courtesy of Disney-ABCA Tazewell man is appearing during this new season of Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Josh Eldridge, of Tazewell, Tenn., taped his segment earlier in the year. He will appear on the Sept. 17 show, airing on WATE-TV. The show is scheduled for 2 a.m. Thursday on that channel.

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Restoring freedom to information

Over time federal agencies have flipped the Freedom of Information Act (ACT) on its head. Congress clearly intended the FOIA to be a tool for the public to pry information out of federal agencies. In recent years, however, agencies have blatantly abused opaque language in the law to keep records that might be embarrassing out of the public’s hands forever.

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Funding cuts hurt WHO’s ability to quell disease

Were it not for horribly misguided Islamic religious fanatics in northern Nigeria and tribal Pakistan, the World Health Organization might have been able to eradicate polio this year. And in fact the organization and its health care allies have succeeded in eliminating rinderpest, a disease affecting cattle that is deadly serious if you live in rural parts of the world where your existence depends on cattle.

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, September 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On September 16, 1974, President Gerald R. Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for Vietnam war deserters and draft-evaders.On this date:In 1498, Tomas de Torquemada, notorious for his role in the Spanish Inquisition, died in Avila, Spain.In 1810, Mexicans were inspired to ...

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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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Panel approves $2,500 for relief application

During a recent Bell County Fiscal Court meeting, the panel approved the payment of $2,500 to the Kentucky State Treasurer for Brownfield Liability Relief eligibility.The move will allow Bell County Attorney Neil Ward to submit an application that could help clean up the old Middlesboro Tannery property and get it ready for sale.“There’s a ton of tax money owed on that property,” said Ward.Ward said he has an order in place, almost, to get th...

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Middlesboro welcomes Rock-It Unlimited

Photo submittedThursday was the grand opening for Rock-It Unlimited in Middlesboro. The store sells new name-brand clothing, jewelry, cell phones and cell phone accessories. Owners Amanda Barnett, Cindy Bayless and Richard and Miranda Ridings also offer hand-made primitive home decor and gifts to be monogrammed in-store. Rock-It Unlimited is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. The store is located next to Jim Brown Supply.

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Patrick indicted for sodomy, rape

A Pathfork man has been indicted by the Bell County Grand Jury on rape and sodomy charges.Brady J. Patrick, 27, was indicted for first-degree sodomy, first-degree rape, incest and first-degree sexual abuse.According to the indictment, Patrick committed the offenses from 2005 through 2011 to a child under the age of 12.Patrick was originally arrested on the charges in May and was released on bond a month later. According to the Bell County Detention Center, he ...

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Airport receives FAA grant

U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers announced on Friday that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded funds for improvements at the Middlesboro-Bell County Airport.The $452,790 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant will support the land acquisition for approaches, new runway lighting and improvements in airport drainage.“Investing in our small airports in southern and eastern Kentucky is a key component to transportation safety and economic development oppor...

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State confronted with ‘real and present danger’

Calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed new clean-air regulations “illegal” and a “real and present danger,” the attorneys general of Kentucky and West Virginia have locked arms with several of their counterparts in other states in the form of a lawsuit to stop Washington’s assault on coal.The possibility of what remains of Kentucky’s coal industry and economy fizzling out like wind turbines on calm and hazy summer days is to...

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Both parties in Congress play it safe

Seven weeks before the elections, Republicans and Democrats are both playing it safe, willing to make short-term sacrifices of long-held positions in hopes of maximizing their chances for victory at the polls.That means that House Republicans who recently voted to sue President Barack Obama for what they say is his failure to obey the Constitution seem likely to hand him new war powers to combat militants seeking an Islamic state.At the same time, legislation seems on tr...

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