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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:

 

Local airman locates target

Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin KittlesonAirman Kevin Pauley, left, from Ewing, Va., and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Joshua Porter, right, from Norman, Okla., search the water for their target during a small boat engagement drill aboard the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime ...

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Waste tire collection event scheduled

Bell County, in partnership with the Division of Waste Management, is sponsoring a waste tire collection event scheduled to be held from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 7, 8 and 9. Tires can be dropped off free of charge at the state highway garage, located on old 25E Highway in Pineville.Any Kentucky resident is eligible to participate in the program, with the exception of tire retailers, scrap yards and recyclers.“This is a good opportunity to dispose of your tires f...

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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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Smith arrested following shooting

GRAY — A Knox County woman was arrested on Thursday by troopers from the Kentucky State Police after allegedly shooting her neighbor following a verbal dispute.Gwendolyn Smith, 43, of Gray, was charged with first-degree assault and lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.On Thursday at 8:12 p.m., Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan received a call about a shooting that occurred on Dunham Lane.Preliminary investigation indicates that Smith had been i...

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News in Brief

State gets driver’s license extensionFRANKFORT (AP) — Kentuckians don’t have to worry about their driver’s licenses for another year.The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted Kentucky a one-year extension on meeting new security requirements for its driver’s licenses. The extension expires Oct. 10, 2015, and is renewable.Without the extension, Kentuckians would have had to show two forms of ID to enter ...

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Heroin overdose deaths continue to rise

FRANKFORT (AP) — The Kentucky state legislature passed a sweeping overhaul to its prescription drug law in the summer of 2012 after a flood of overdose deaths, making it significantly harder for people to access dangerous addictive drugs from doctors.Now it appears Kentuckians have turned to heroin dealers instead.A new report from the state Office of Drug Control Policy shows heroin overdose deaths in Kentucky increased 60 percent in 2013. In 2011, 22 people died ...

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Coal dust limit to try to combat black lung

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Obama administration’s push to reduce black lung disease by limiting coal dust in mines will begin to take effect on Friday.The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration coal dust rule will be phased in, with requirements including increased dust sampling in mines and citations when coal operators don’t take immediate action for high levels.In February 2016, better monitoring equipment will be re...

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LOUISVILLE (AP) — With a spate of botched executions across the country this year looming over their discussion, Kentucky lawmakers are revisiting some fundamental questions about the death penalty, including whether the state should keep it on the books.Along with activists on both sides, a joint committee of 32 state representatives and senators planned to meet Friday in Paducah for a forum on whether executions should have a place in Kentucky’s criminal justice syste...

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A slave’s legacy

Had his master not “allowed” him to learn to read, Kentucky slave Elijah P. Marrs could not have become a teacher.And had he not become a teacher, he likely would not have gone on, after serving with the Union army during the Civil War, to help found in 1879 what would become Simmons College in Louisville and serve as its first president.Now a replica of his Civil War uniform stands in the lobby of the historically black college which Tuesday celebrated a sig...

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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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