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Woman killed in Labor Day wreck

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A Harlan County woman lost her life Monday in a single-vehicle crash at Tanyard Hill on U.S. 119.The Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan was notified of the wreck in Bell County at 4 p.m.KSP Sgt. Jeremy Lee said the preliminary investigation suggests a 1996 Geo Tracker driven by Flossie Smith, 56, of Evarts, was travelling northbound when her vehicle left the right side of the roadway and entered a ditch. The vehicle initially struck a culvert and then ran up an embankment. Once the vehicle went up the embankment it rolled onto its top.Lee said Smith was pronounced deceased at the scene by Bell County Coroner Jay Steele. The wreck is being investigated by Trooper George Howard.


Fatal crash reported in Bell County

Flossie Smith, of Evarts, was killed in the crash off U.S. 119 in the Tanyard Hill area of Bell County.

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ARH doctor suspended

An emergency room doctor at Harlan ARH Hospital has had his license suspended by the state.The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure suspended Dr. Donald Ramsey, of Knoxville, last week after an evaluation determined “he cannot practice with reasonable skill and safety at this time.”

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Prosecutor: Teacher had cocaine sent to school

COVINGTON (AP) — A northern Kentucky teacher has been charged with having a shipment of cocaine sent to Holmes Middle School in Covington.Arin Staples resigned Aug. 15 after being questioned by the Drug Enforcement Administration.A Kenton County Grand Jury indicted Staples on a felony drug charge Thursday.Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Sanders told The Kentucky Enquirer that Staples also purchased cocaine at other times, too.&...

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Payday lenders to face stronger scrutiny

LOUISVILLE (AP) — Payday lenders in Kentucky are coming under increasing restrictions because of a pair of laws passed by the state and federal governments at the start of the decade.The Kentucky General Assembly in 2010 enacted a measure creating a database, “Veritec,” to flag suspicious transactions. It records each loan via a Social Security number, driver’s license number, address and other personal information.Congress created the Consumer Fi...

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3 indicted for drug trafficking

The Bell County Grand Jury recently indicted three individuals from Michigan who were arrested on drug trafficking charges.Darrius Marcell Pringle, 25, of Romulus, Enrico Harris, of Hamtrack, and Anthony R. Stoutermire Jr., 28, of Clinton Township, were each indicted by the grand jury on at least one drug charge.Pringle was indicted for first-degree trafficking of a controlled substance, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and no/expired other state registration receipt o...

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Prosecutors weigh request for rehearing in slaying

LOUISVILLE (AP) — Kentucky prosecutors are weighing whether to request a rehearing or appeal a decision granting a woman a new trial in the death of her boyfriend in October 1998.No appeals have yet been filed with the state Supreme Court or Court of Appeals in the case of 54-year-old Susan Jean King, who fought for eight years to clear her name in the death of 40-year-old Kyle “Deanie” Breeden in Spencer County.The appeals court granted King a new tria...

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Corvette Museum to completely fill in sinkhole

A massive sinkhole that swallowed eight prized sports cars won’t be a permanent attraction at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.The museum’s board of directors voted Saturday to fill in the entire hole that opened up in February and became an Internet sensation. Curiosity over the hole revved up attendance and revenue for the museum in Bowling Green, an hour north of Nashville, Tennessee.Board members reversed course by deciding against preserving a se...

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News in Brief

State police trooper struck by car on I-65LEBANON JUNCTION (AP) — A Kentucky State Police trooper is recuperating in a Louisville hospital after he was struck by a motorist during a traffic stop on Interstate 65.Trooper Sam Shacklette was walking to a car he had stopped for speeding on the interstate near the Bullitt County line on Saturday when he was hit.State Police say a Ford SUV driven by 43-year-old Louis Edward Dunn hit the parked...

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Farm Field Day

Photos by Kelsey Gerhardt | Daily NewsSeren Barnes reaches to pet piglets at the UK Bell County Extension Office Farm Field Day on Friday. The educational program gives children the opportunity to gain a hands-on experience with different farm animals and aspects of life on a farm.Mason Wilder is a second grader at Page School Center. Wilder was able to spot the queen bee in a honeybee observation hive from the Clinch Valley Beekeepers at the UK Bell County Extension Off...

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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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In Shape Fitness issues challenge

New gym owner Judy Seals has spent the past several months trying to empower women from the Tri-State area at her women’s-only gym In Shape Fitness and Tanning located in the Old Town Shopping Center in Tazewell, Tenn.Seals has listened to her gym members and while she currently offers kick boxing, yoga, Zumba and various other cardio-infused classes, that is not enough for her members — they say they want more, so more they will get, according to Seals.

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Kudzu crud: Run for your lives

Normally I am plant lover kind of guy, but there is a group of foreigners that I love to hate. They are classed exotic invasive plants, and they are determined to take over the U.S. an acre at a time, disrupting native plants and ecosystems as they go. Probably the most notorious and recognized invasive plant in the south is Kuzdu (Pueraria montana). You don’t have to drive far to find its vines plastering the ground, trees, buildings and anything else standing in their way.

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Lions Club induction

Photo submittedThe Middlesboro Lions Club met on Aug. 21 at Shades Café to welcome David Triplett as a new member at the induction ceremony. David, a local pharmacist, has become a LION, and becomes one of the thousands of LIONS in this country and LIONS International. Pictured are Triplett, Roy Asher, LIONS president, and Stephen Ausmus, LION sponsor.

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Forging a Frontier

EWING, Va. — As part of their summer schedule of events, Wilderness Road State Park will present “Forging a Frontier” on Sept. 13-14.During the 18th century, blacksmithing was one of the most important occupations in the colonies. The men and women of Martin’s Station will present special blacksmithing programs at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. detailing basic skills needed to survive on the frontier.Those in attendance will be able to watch Captain Martin as...

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Rose to perform at 50th annual Swappin’ Meetin’

Jimmy Rose, who soared to national prominence last year as a contestant on the NBC program “America’s Got Talent” where he finished third and in the process gained a national following for his from-the-heart country music styling, will be the featured performer during the 50th Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ slated for the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College.The concert by Rose and his band will be Saturday, Oct. 4 begin...

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Reforming immigration by executive order a bad idea

Three words for President Barack Obama:Don’t do it.Don’t sign an executive order unilaterally creating faux immigration reform.Advocates, frustrated by a Congress that through two presidencies has failed to enact reform, are pressing for big and bold action.Such action might be satisfying for a day or two. But it would set back their cause for years, if not decades. The next Republican president could reverse such an order immediately. E...

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Times of trouble and terror

William Barclay was the great expositor of the Bible, known throughout the world. In Matthew 24:1-31, he writes and edits one of the Biblical passages about the second coming of Christ. When on the Mount of Olives with Jesus, His disciples asked Him about the end of the age and the signs of His coming again.Read that passage carefully and see if anything resembles the day in which we live. In verses six-eight, the scholar of Scotland translates, “You will hear of wars and rep...

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