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Schools attend Farm to School regional event

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In an effort to showcase Farm to School programs at six schools in the Cumberland Valley region, Spread the Health Appalachia (STHA) and Jackson County High School hosted a regional Farm to School event on Aug. 28.Representatives from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, local health departments and the featured schools – Jackson County High School, Manchester Elementary School, Goose Rock Elementary School, Middlesboro High School School, Central Elementary School and Burning Spring Elementary School – stressed the importance of farm to school activities to promote healthy eating, to support a strong local food system, and to tackle high rates of chronic disease. StateRep. Marie L. Rader from the 89th District provided opening remarks.


Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, September 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On September 17, 1939, the Soviet Union invaded Poland during World War II, more than two weeks after Nazi Germany had launched its assault.On this date:In 1787, the Constitution of the United States was completed and signed by a majority of delegates attending the Constitutional Convention...

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Jackets host Harlan on Friday

The Middlesboro Yellow Jackets will be looking to build off last week’s 17-14 win over Bell County this Friday when they host Harlan in the second annual Veteran’s Bowl at Bradner Stadium at 7:30 p.m.MHS coach Zach Massengill said the team hasn’t had any trouble getting focused following that big win.“I think they enjoyed Friday but I think they’re also ready to get back to work,” MHS coach Zach Massengill said. They know that was the ...

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MHS girls beat Lady Cats 9-0

Sarah Slusher scored four goals and the Middlesboro Lady Jackets dominated play in the second half in Tuesday’s 9-0 win over Bell County.The Lady Jackets failed to take advantage of some early scoring opportunities in the first ten minutes of the game, but Slusher finally got them on the board with 26:45 to play in the half. The sophomore rebounded her own shot that was knocked away by Lady Cat keeper Ashley Sweat and put in the left corner of the net.

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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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UK football my be ahead of schedule

The Big Blue Nation is bubbling with enthusiasm this week after the football Wildcats’ stunning performance in their near-upset bid against Florida, dropping in a three-overtime 36-30 thriller at The Swamp Saturday night.After five straight losing campaigns, including 2-10 squads in 2012 and 2013, Kentucky has begun to see the light of future success under second-year boss Mark Stoops, who nearly snatched his first signature victory against the Gators.As my friend ...

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Kentucky prep football polls

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The top teams in the Kentucky Associated Press high school football polls, with first-place votes, records, total points and previous rankings:Class 1A1. Mayfield (3-1)2. Williamsburg (4-0)3. Pikeville (4-0)4. Russellville (4-0)5. Frankfort (2-1)6. Beechwood (1-2)7. Hazard (2-1)8. Raceland (3-1)9. Lou. Holy Cross (3-1)10. Paints...

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DAR chapters host ‘Freedom Picnic’

The Kentucky Path and Maj. George Gibson chapters of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) hosted a “Freedom Picnic” in August at Wilderness Road State Park in Ewing, Va.The focus of this year’s picnic was Vietnam veterans although, as stated by Kentucky Path Regent Karen Potter-Hughes, the DAR honors all veterans and is happy to see veterans of all wars.Members of “Vets Serving Vets,” of Middlesboro, were honored...

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MMS homecoming candidates announced

The Middlesboro Middle School homecoming will take place on Thursday. Middlesboro Middle School will play Bell County Middle School beginning at 6 p.m. Eighth-grade queen candidates are pictured from left, front row: Shelby Frazier, daughter of Selena and Randy Frazier (escort, Andrew Gentry, son of Amy Shackelford); Hayley Gulley daughter of Missy and Chris Gulley (escort, Chris West, son Gary and Jodie West); Brooke Mullins, daughter of Jimmy and Shannon Mullins (escort, Jon Jon Collins son...

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Lone Jack hosts Grandparents Day reception

Lone Jack School’s Library Media Center hosted a Grandparents Day reception on Sept. 5.Grandparents were invited to come and read to their grandchildren, while enjoying cookies and punch. Some students chose books from the library to share, while other brought their favorite books from home to read.When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant was one of the most popular books read during the reception.Kindergarten- through third-grade students mad...

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Students graduate from Rogers Explorers

Bell County students Alexis “Lexie” Brock and Sarah Combs graduated from The Center for Rural Development’s 2014 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program.The Rogers Explorers program is an educational leadership program that provides hands-on learning opportunities for middle school students in southern and eastern Kentucky to build their math, science, and technology skills. Graduates are encouraged to work toward pursuing careers in these in-demand career field...

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Pineville students attend ‘Booked at Bell’

The Pineville Independent School Board of Education met for their regularly monthly meeting on Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the Pineville school conference room.Principal Bill Keyes spoke to the board about a series of local field trips that students were going to be involved in the coming months.Last month, Mobile Ed Productions brought an anti-bullying program to the Bell Theater as part of the new “Booked at the Bell” series. Students from throughout the Pinevil...

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News in Brief

Humana board OKs $2 billion in share repurchasesLOUISVILLE (AP) — Humana’s board of directors has replaced the health insurer’s share buyback plan with a bigger authorization for $2 billion in repurchases.The Louisville, Kentucky, company said Tuesday that the new authorization expires Dec. 31, 2016. It replaces a $1 billion buyback plan, of which about $782 million was outstanding after the insurer bought back $118 million in shares in...

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Outcast BMX performs for students

Outcast BMX took to the gym at Middlesboro High School on Tuesday to perform stunts for the students in attendance. The show was part of the Coal Country Go Tell Crusade.The group, which is based out of Nashville, Tenn., travels the country speaking to audiences of all ages. They typically perform at school assemblies, outreaches, conferences and other various events.Outcast BMX also performed at Lone Jack and Page school centers, Pineville, Bell High School and Bell Cen...

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Former state worker fined for mistreating women

FRANKFORT (AP) — A former assistant director of the Department of Fish and Wildlife was fined and reprimanded Monday for mistreating women as the Executive Branch Ethics Commission wrapped up a two-year investigation of the agency.Kenneth “Scott” King used his position “to create an oppressive and hostile atmosphere” by telling his female employees what parts of their body he and other male supervisors preferred, according to a news release from the et...

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Adopt-a-Highway groups ready to ‘fall sweep’

FRANKFORT – Volunteers will be out in force to “fall sweep” Kentucky highways. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has announced that Sept. 15-21 is Adopt-a-Highway Fall Sweep Week.“For 26 years, our Adopt-a-Highway volunteers have worked selflessly to keep roadways in their communities beautiful and litter-free,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said. “The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is greatly appreciative of all the hard work a...

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‘Pay-what-you-can’ restaurant planned

DANVILLE (AP) — Organizers want to open a community restaurant in central Kentucky that offers home-cooked meals and a mission.Grace Café will be a nonprofit and will allow customers to pay what they can.The Advocate-Messenger reports it would be one of 35 such restaurants that have opened in the nation.It is based on a model developed by the One World Everybody Eats Foundation and will offer “delicious, fresh, locally-sourced, organic-when-po...

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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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