Middlesboro Daily News- RSS NEWS Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/NEWS http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/NEWS Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:01:51 EST 1800 Kentucky Teacher Preparation Feedback reports released http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/151526412/Kentucky-Teacher-Preparation-Feedback-reports-released FRANKFORT — New data from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) on teacher preparation and retention for 28 Kentucky public and independent colleges and universities has been released. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:10:33 EST Half of incoming kindergarten students are ready for school http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/151526027/Half-of-incoming-kindergarten-students-are-ready-for-school FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear has announced that 50 percent of students who started kindergarten this school year were ready to learn and succeed. That is up from 49 percent last year. Despite the gain, about 24,500 students entered... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:10:31 EST Students create opportunity http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/151499216/Students-create-opportunity Students at J. Frank White Academy (JFWA) have donated their time to help animals at the Claiborne County Animal Shelter stay healthy and happy. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:05:31 EST Black-tie affair suits future http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/151495754/Black-tie-affair-suits-future Black bow ties and dressy dresses filled the C.V. Whitney Convention Center at Pine Mountain State Resort Park on Saturday evening as people gathered to hear about hopeful plans for Pineville's future. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:55:32 EST Most discrimination complaints filed on behalf of miners in 2014 http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/151525903/Most-discrimination-complaints-filed-on-behalf-of-miners-in-2014 ARLINGTON, Va. — Not long after a miner who maintained a dust collector machine at a cement facility in San Bernardino County, Calif., contacted the Mine Safety and Health Administration about safety hazards, he was suspended and then terminated... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:30:36 EST News in Brief http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/151518727/News-in-Brief Ex-leader of county hit by tornado sentenced to prison Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:30:33 EST Gap holds public hearing http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/151521841/Gap-holds-public-hearing Mayor Bill McGaffey called to order a public hearing with the city council in Cumberland Gap on Monday to discuss a raise in water and sewage rates. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:30:31 EST Caregivers meeting held http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/151521078/Caregivers-meeting-held First Christian Church held their first caregiver meeting on Thursday. The meeting welcomed caregiver consultant Edward Harper from Blount Memorial Hospital, who spoke on several topics throughout the course of the event. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:25:34 EST Investments being made in Kentucky’s Promise Zone http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/151525476/Investments-being-made-in-Kentuckys-Promise-Zone LONDON (AP) — Officials say an initiative to improve the economy in southeastern Kentucky has seen successes during its first year. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:25:33 EST UK announces records Dean’s list http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/local_features-news/151521058/UK-announces-records-Deans-list LEXINGTON — For the first time, more than 6,000 students have made the University of Kentucky Dean's List. UK has released its Dean's List for the fall 2014 semester. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:00:34 EST Homeless to be counted throughout commonwealth http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/151521904/Homeless-to-be-counted-throughout-commonwealth The K-Count, a statewide count of homeless Kentuckians of all ages who are living in shelters, on the streets, and other places not meant for human habitation, is being coordinated by Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHCJ). Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:00:33 EST School Choice Week is Jan. 25-31 http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/151520429/School-Choice-Week-is-Jan.-25-31 School Choice Week began Monday across America.Throughout the week, which runs through Jan. 31, there will be 95 school choice events across Kentucky and 161 across Tennessee. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:10:34 EST 2015 Rogers Scholars deadline is Saturday http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/151520950/2015-Rogers-Scholars-deadline-is-Saturday The deadline for local high school sophomore students to submit applications for The Center for Rural Development's 2015 Rogers Scholars program is Jan. 31. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:10:33 EST Weekly question announced http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/local_features-news/151520885/Weekly-question-announced Bridget Saylor's third-grade science/writing class at TNT Primary is beginning a new class project to help students with their writing skills and make writing and science even more exciting. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:10:31 EST Report: Federal government failing to protect children http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/151520077/Report:-Federal-government-failing-to-protect-children The federal government's failure to enforce the nation's child protection laws is a “national disgrace” that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by two child advocacy... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:05:40 EST Volleyball for middle school http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/151500983/Volleyball-for-middle-school The Bell County Board of Education is looking to start a volleyball program at the middle school level. During a recent board meeting, the board passed a motion to fund the new program if there are enough girls wanting to participate. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:50:33 EST PHS student indicted http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/151504718/PHS-student-indicted The Bell County Grand Jury recently indicted a Pineville High School student for making alleged threats. Lonnie Joshua Lewis, 18, of Flat Lick, was indicted for second-degree terroristic threatening, a Class D felony. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:45:32 EST Youth Conservation Corps program accepting applications http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/151498019/Youth-Conservation-Corps-program-accepting-applications RICHMOND — Applications are being accepted through April 15 for two three-week summer sessions of the award-winning Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will notify selected... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:00:33 EST Pineville School Board members sworn in http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/151418600/Pineville-School-Board-members-sworn-in William S. Tribell | Daily NewsMayor Scott Madon swears in Pineville School Board members. From left are Josh Howard, Mary Steele and James Golden. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:00:31 EST Southern Baptist leaders call for integrated churches http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/151497498/Southern-Baptist-leaders-call-for-integrated-churches NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Leaders in nation's largest Protestant denomination are preaching that integrated churches can be a key driver of racial justice in society. But that could be a hard sell to those sitting in Southern Baptist... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:50:34 EST