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Reality show star is new fitness instructor

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Former reality television show contestant Ryan Kelley is the newest fitness instructor at In Shape Fitness in Tazewell.Kelley is nationally known for being a contestant on Season 2 of The Biggest Loser. Since her appearance on the show, she has become a fitness instructor for several counties throughout East Tennessee.New owner Judy Seals recently purchased the local gym and is in the process of deciding what classes to provide for her current and potential members. While doing research for a local Zumba instructor, Seals came across Kelley’s information and decided to give her a call.Kelley taught two of her Fire and Ice classes at In Shape on Wednesday night as a test run to determine if the classes were a good fit.


Rumored threat of shooters at CHS put to rest

An alleged conspiracy between a couple of students to take guns to Claiborne High School (CHS) Thursday morning was stopped by school and law enforcement officials before the school day began.According to Connie Holdway, director of Claiborne County Schools, there were rumors that there were going to be possible student shooters at CHS on Thursday.“We take rumors like that seriously, so school administration and local police responded to it,” she said....

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Cats causing problems in Pineville

Pineville councilman Billy Robbins addressed the board about a potential cat problem in the area during the regular meeting on Monday. A substantial amount of cats have been seen around the Pineville area.“Something’s got to be done,” said Robbins. “These people can’t even get on their porches.”According to Robbins, cats are beginning to ruin people’s outdoor furniture and are creating a bad smell throughout the community. He cla...

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Candidate forms for ‘Voter’s Guide’ due April 22

With the primary election on the horizon, the Middlesboro Daily News will publish a “Voter’s Guide” special section. These mini biographies collected by the editorial department is a free service to any and all candidates who have filed for a public office in Bell County.There are mini biography forms at the Middlesboro Daily News office that must be dropped off by the candidate by presenting their photo ID. The deadline to submit your form and photo is April 22 a...

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Adoption Day helps find new homes

Kelsey Gerhardt|Daily NewsThe Bell County Animal Shelter and the LMU Pre-Vet Club held a Pet Adoption Day on Saturday at the Middlesboro PetSmart. The event helped animals find homes as well as raising money for the shelter which helps with their everyday expenses to keep the pets cared for.

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State food charity recovers from scandal

LOUISVILLE (AP) — Leaders at Kentucky Harvest say the organization is going strong more than a year after its founder was charged with taking money from a separate charity.Kentucky Harvest Chairman Brent Smith told The Courier-Journal that questions have mostly stopped, and food contributions and deliveries are virtually unchanged 18 months after Stan Curtis was accused of using funds from USA Harvest for personal expenses.Curtis founded both Kentu...

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Fire marshal investigating fatal cabin blaze

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state fire marshal’s office has taken over the investigation of a fatal blaze at a rental cabin in Sevierville.Katelyn Abernathy, a spokeswoman for the office, told the Knoxville News Sentinel that investigators were still processing the scene.“It is a very complex investigation because it burned to the ground,” she said.The blaze broke out early Saturday at a cabin where 22 people from Kent...

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National Paper Clover Campaign supports Bell County 4-H youth

The National 4-H Council has announced the launch of the spring 2014 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC). This event marks the fourth year of collaboration between the organizations on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting state and local 4-H programming in each of the communities where a TSC is located.“We are so fortunate to have a Tractor Supply store in our county, and Bell County 4-H is blessed by the support of our community...

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3R 5K Run scheduled in May

Bell County Council on Literacy, Inc. will have 3R (Reading, ‘Riting, ‘Rithmetic) 5K RUN at 6 p.m. on May 10.The registration fee is $25 or $30 at the run.Registration is from 5-5:45 p.m. Run begins and ends at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College’s Middlesboro campus parking lot.The registration form is available on the 3R 5K Run Facebook page or call 606-248-4000 or email bcclit@bellsouth.net.

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FSL Inc. celebrates Black History Month

Each year Friends of Lincoln School Inc., previously known as Lincoln School Homecoming Committee, celebrates Black History Month in February.As part of the celebration, Friends of Lincoln School purchases resources that show the significant roles African Americans have played and continue to contribute in the progress of this great country. The resources that are chosen can be used and enjoyed by the entire community, with particular emphasis on motivating the young people in our ...

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Mike Gambrel: A success story

Some four years ago I was contacted by Mike Gambrel who was referred to me by a local bank loan executive, to assist him in putting together a business plan to help establish an automotive repair business.We at the Southeast Kentucky Small Business Development Center in Middlesboro worked together with Mike for many months. I was quite impressed with his dedication to his craft and in the detail in which he went in answering any questions that came up. With the successful opening o...

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MARH to offer free health screenings today at Middlesboro Mall

Middlesboro ARH Hospital will offer free health screenings at the Middlesboro Mall Center Court on today, from 4 to 6 p.m. Air Evac Lifeteam also will offer informational sessions about their membership program.“While families are awaiting the names of the winners of the Easter Coloring Contest, we will be offering adults free health screenings and assessments,” stated Michael Slusher, Middlesboro ARH Community CEO.“Those who take advantage of these fre...

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Daily Bible Thought — April 17

Compassion offers whatever is necessary to heal.Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you.” — Genesis 41:39

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Today in History — April 17

By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.Today’s Highlights in History:On April 17, 1964, Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock became the first woman to complete a solo airplane trip around the world, returning to Columbus, Ohio, after 29 1/2 days and 21 stopovers in her Cessna 180. Ford Motor Co. unveiled its new Mustang model at the New York WorldR...

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Easter Calendar

TODAY-FRIDAYHOLY WEEK CELEBRATION (Seven last words of Jesus on the Cross) will conclude at 7 p.m. today at Bethel Baptist Church, located at 520 Tenn. Avenue in Pineville. Guest speakers: Evangelist, pastors, prophets, teachers and apostles. For transportation, call 606-499-5058 or 606-248-8768. Pastor Robert Cornett and congregation welcomes everyone.The HOLY WEEK schedule for Pineville concludes today at First Christian Church...

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Hale helps Jackets break out of slump with two-hitter

Brandon Hale was a one-man slump buster for the visiting Middlesboro Yellow Jackets on Wednesday in a 14-0 rout of Harlan.The junior pitcher/first baseman tossed a two-hitter with eight strikeouts and no walks in the five-inning, supplying more than enough offense by himself with two doubles and two singles in a six-RBI performance.“He had a heck of a day at the plate,” Middlesboro coach John Smith said. “We have been struggling all year, and nobody is ...

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Lady Lions blank KC 10-0

Rebecca Lee-Theis fired a five-inning one-hitter and the Pineville Lady Lions put up six runs in the second inning as they rolled to a 10-0 win over defending 51st District champion Knox Central on Wednesday.“Last year we battled with Knox Central and they beat us in the district championship game 1-0. Our girls wanted to make sure to take care of this game and they didn’t want it to be close. Their goal was to win it in five and that’s what they came out here and...

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Black Bears pound out 10-2 win at Bell

Harlan County put up five runs in the top of the first inning an coasted to a 10-2 win at Bell County on Wednesday.The Black Bears got and RBI double from Sawyer Fields and RBI singles from Connor Leisge, Zach Doss and Brendan Rutherford in the top of the first inning and also got bit of help from three Bobcat errors, including two in the outfield during the inning.“No disrespect to Bell County, but we had a point to make tonight with the bats. We hit it the other ...

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