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Jackets visit Hazard for All ‘A’ sectional

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Middlesboro heads to Hazard tonight for an All “A” sectional. The winner will advance to State All “A” Classic at Whitaker Bank Park in Lexington on May 3-4.Hazard (11-5) is the 14th Regional All “A” champion for the eighth straight season. They cruised through their regional tournament with a 7-0 win over Buckhorn, and ten-run wins over Wolfe County (14-4), Lee County (16-3) and Cordia (13-0 in the championship game.


Daily Bible Thought — April 18

Accepting Jesus’ death gives me life.You He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins. — Ephesians 2:1

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Today in History — April 18

By the Associated PressToday is Good Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On April 18, 1934, the first laundromat (called a “Washateria”) was opened by John F. Cantrell in Fort Worth, Texas; four electric washing machines were rented to members of the public on an hourly basis.On this date:In 1775, Paul...

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Lady ‘Splitters blast 3 HRs in sweep at Mars Hill

MARS HILL, N.C. — The Lady Railsplitters used three home runs and a pair of dazzling pitching performances to sweep the Mars Hill Lions in South Atlantic Conference softball action on Wednesday.Sophomore Samantha Smith twirled a complete-game three-hitter in a 3-0 victory in game one, while junior Amanda Snow blasted a game-tying home run in the top of the seventh and made a sterling relief effort to key a 5-4 win in eight innings in game two. Lincoln Memorial University (26-...

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Lady Lions dominant in district play

It’s all coming together for the Pineville Lady Mountain Lions. They finished as 51st District runners up last season and made their return to the 13th Region Tournament. This year they’ve been at their best against district opponents and followed up Wednesday’s 10-0 win over Knox Central with a 10-0 win over Barbourville.The Lady Lions are all but assured of being the number one seed for the district tournament, which they will be hosting this year.

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Young to NBA, Calipari awaits other decisions

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari has been too busy promoting his latest book to reflect on last week’s NCAA championship game loss to Connecticut.Calipari must first deal with several issues, the most pressing of which is the futures of several of his highly touted freshmen. Some clarity began to emerge Thursday, when guard James Young became the first to announce that he will enter the NBA draft, leaving forward Julius Randle and twin ...

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Bell’s Morris makes junior All-Star team

Bell County standout Maci Morris is among the 18 players named to the Kentucky Junior All-Star girls’ team, which was announced on Wednesday.The team will represent Kentucky in games against junior teams from Indiana on June 6 in Indianapolis and June 7 in Lexington.Morris, who has committed to the University of Kentucky, is considered on of the nation’s top 50 players in the Class of 2015. The 6-0 guard will also enter next season as one of the favorites for...

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Principals report to board

Middlesboro Independent School principals reported to the school board earlier this week at the regular monthly meeting.Dr. Anthony Maxwell with Middlesboro Elementary School took the time to thank all of the volunteers throughout the school district for making Read Across America such a huge success. Maxwell also told the board and those in attendance about Nashville based author Helen Hemphill visiting the school. Hemphill not only donated books to the school, she came and had se...

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Reality show star is new fitness instructor

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. Whil...

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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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