Middlesboro Daily News- RSS NEWS Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/NEWS http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/NEWS Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:02:50 EST 1800 Settlement marks local, national park history http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/50437961/Settlement-marks-local-national-park-history The National Park Service encompasses parks that range from coral lined coasts of the Florida Keys to giant redwood forests in California, but the mountainous terrain and spectacular views throughout our own Cumberland Gap National Park tell a... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:00:07 EST Adkins arrested on drug charge http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/50449137/Adkins-arrested-on-drug-charge A Middlesboro man was arrested Wednesday on a drug charge while police were investigating a dispute. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:50:08 EST Kids get ‘Booked at the Bell’ http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/50452620/Kids-get-Booked-at-the-Bell The Bell Theater in Pineville has been a staple in the community for as long as most residents can remember. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:45:06 EST News in Brief http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50440637/News-in-Brief 3 killed in eastern Ky. crashJACKSON (AP) — State police say three people have died and two more suffered injuries when a truck flipped over on an eastern Kentucky highway. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:24:09 EST KSP charges pair with burglary http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50445949/KSP-charges-pair-with-burglary Kentucky State Police acted quickly Wednesday night to catch two people suspected of burglary. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:20:06 EST We’re dying for drugs http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50440630/Were-dying-for-drugs Six eastern Kentucky counties – Bell, Clinton, Breathitt, Floyd, Perry and Harlan – had the highest rates of overdose deaths per 100,000 residents, according to the 2013 Overdose Fatality Report. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:59:08 EST Shannon opening new State Farm office http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50432409/Shannon-opening-new-State-Farm-office Ten-year Marine Corps veteran, Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and current captain in the Kentucky National Guard, Chad Shannon, is opening a new State Farm Insurance office in Middlesboro. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:39:08 EST Arrest Records http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50433641/Arrest-Records The following individuals were recently lodged in the Bell County Detention Center:• Alisha Marie Anderson, 26, of Harrogate, Tenn., theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting); Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:38:05 EST Bell’s jobless rate: Better, but still high http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50424140/Bells-jobless-rate:-Better-but-still-high Compared to last year at this time the employment picture in Bell County has improved, but the jobless rate is still relatively high compared to a majority of counties in Kentucky. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:32:05 EST New Tazewell discusses airport hangars project http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50432026/New-Tazewell-discusses-airport-hangars-project New Tazewell interim mayor Phil Greer is apparently not letting the grass grow under him as he took the reins of city business last week to pursue a project that will extend the Municipal Airport hangars. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:29:05 EST New health provider for Bell schools http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50437923/New-health-provider-for-Bell-schools Bell County Schools will have a new health service provider for the six district school health clinics this year. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:26:03 EST Off-road festival gets final touches http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50438156/Off-road-festival-gets-final-touches Plans are being finalized for the Coal Country Off-Road Festival on Sept. 26-28 at the Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:25:07 EST News in Brief http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50422666/News-in-Brief State gets $20 million grant for energy study Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:20:04 EST Breathitt schools to remain under state control http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50430873/Breathitt-schools-to-remain-under-state-control FRANKFORT (AP) — The Kentucky Board of Education has decided to keep control of the Breathitt County school district for up to three more years. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:14:11 EST Grand Canyon walk honors KSP troopers http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/50432524/Grand-Canyon-walk-honors-KSP-troopers Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer and Lt. Col. Jack Miniard trekked the Grand Canyon from rim to rim Aug. 22-24 in a 30-mile hike to honor all KSP troopers who currently serve and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice with their... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:53:11 EST UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50421404/UN-panel:-Global-warming-human-caused-dangerous WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:25:15 EST State leader pleads guilty in kickbacks scheme http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50430851/State-leader-pleads-guilty-in-kickbacks-scheme WEST LIBERTY (AP) — Circular saws squealed and construction workers hammered away on buildings, part of this Appalachian area's painstaking recovery from a deadly 2012 tornado. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:26:03 EST Grant spurs Toyota expansion in Michigan http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50421152/Grant-spurs-Toyota-expansion-in-Michigan YORK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. says it's expanding its technical center in Michigan and moving 250 jobs from Kentucky. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:21:08 EST Suggestions sought for state education standards http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50421447/Suggestions-sought-for-state-education-standards VERSAILLES (AP) — Kentucky's top education official unveiled a website on Monday designed to solicit anonymous feedback on the state's Common Core education standards. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:16:14 EST Man charged with threatening congressman http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50421876/Man-charged-with-threatening-congressman LOUISVILLE (AP) — A Richmond man has been charged with threatening U.S. Rep. Andy Barr and officials say he also spoke of wanting to kill former Congressman Ben Chandler. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:14:08 EST