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Cumberland Mountain Music Show set April 26

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Renowned bluegrass artists Dale Ann Bradley and Steve Gulley will return from a month of touring overseas to present the acclaimed Cumberland Mountain Music Show April 26, 2014, in the Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Cumberland Gap Convention Center in Cumberland Gap, Tenn.Featuring the music and heritage of mountain people, the Cumberland Mountain Music Show is a live family-friendly show including gospel, bluegrass and country music and down-home comedy. Besides Bradley and Gulley, the monthly show features mostly local talent with the occasional guest from out of the area. Following the April 26 show, the next three shows will take place at 7:30 p.m. on May 24, June 28 and July 19.


Lee returning for sophomore season

LEXINGTON – Freshman forward Marcus Lee will return to the Kentucky men’s basketball program for the 2014-15 season, it was announced Friday.“I’ve really enjoyed my college experience and I’m looking forward to continuing to develop as an all-around player,” Lee said. “Playing in the Final Four was such an amazing feeling, but I want to come back and help win that final game this year.”The 6-foot-9 forward was called upon i...

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Grimes hypocritical on issue of standing up for state women

On the campaign stump, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes constantly claims to be the one looking out for all Kentucky women in her bid to oust U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell this November. But she has repeatedly dodged reporters’ questions since last summer about sexual harassment allegations by three women against a former state representative.We are referring to former state Rep. John Arnold, D-Sturgis, who is accused of sexually harassing these women whil...

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Unemployment rates fall in 21 states last month

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates dropped in 21 states, rose in 17 and were unchanged in the remaining 12. Meanwhile, hiring increased in 34 states and fell in 16.The unemployment rate varies from as low as 2.6 percent in North Dakota ...

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2 shot while hunting in Clay County; 1 killed

MANCHESTER (AP) — Police say one man is dead and another injured after they were shot while hunting turkeys in eastern Kentucky.State police told WKYT-TV that 28-year-old Brian Griffin died from his injuries after being air-lifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Another man, 21-year-old Jason Roberts, is being treated for a gunshot wound at the hospital.Investigators say three men went into the woods in the Clay County community of Fog...

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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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Jackets visit Hazard for All ‘A’ sectional

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.

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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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