Middlesboro Daily News- RSS Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/ http://middlesborodailynews.com/ Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:09:13 EST 1800 ‘Sleep debt’ effects school routine http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50331390/Sleep-debt-effects-school-routine Children throughout the Tri-State area have spent the past few weeks transitioning into the back-to-school routine. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:05:10 EST Middlesboro to set tax levy http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50358206/Middlesboro-to-set-tax-levy The Middlesboro City Council held the first reading to establish the Ad Valorem tax levy on personal and real property for the year 2015 during their meeting on Tuesday. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:05:07 EST Tennis courts get face-lift http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/50356594/Tennis-courts-get-face-lift Middlesboro High School unveiled their newly-renovated tennis courts Wednesday. The courts have involved months of work for the school and school board and are now ready for play time. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:59:07 EST Clerk’s office taking plastic http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/50356971/Clerks-office-taking-plastic The Bell County Clerk's Office is now offering taxpayers the option to pay with debit or credit cards in both the Middlesboro and Pineville office for any type of transaction. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:57:09 EST Double grave marking ceremony slated http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/announcements-home_top-local_features/50366366/Double-grave-marking-ceremony-slated The Martin's Station Chapter Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution, will be having a double grave marking ceremony using SAR markers on the graves of Jesse Brock and Ephraim Osborne, along with a wreath laying and grave side ceremony... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:55:11 EST Community Calendar http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-local_features/50363786/Community-Calendar To place an announcement in the Community Calendar, email: bmoore@civitasmedia.com; fax: 606-573-0042 attention Bethany Moore; or drop a written copy of the announcement by our office at 120 North 11th Street, Middlesboro (behind Food City). Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:50:06 EST News in Brief http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50364011/News-in-Brief Coroner: 3 dead before blaze beganINEZ (AP) — Officials say two women and a young girl found in the ruins of an eastern Kentucky house fire were killed before the blaze was set. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:10:12 EST Death sentence of 6-time killer upheld in state http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50369342/Death-sentence-of-6-time-killer-upheld-in-state LOUISVILLE (AP) — A six-time convicted killer condemned to death for a 1991 slaying in Kentucky has lost a bid for a new trial and sentencing after the state's high court on Thursday found that a large amount of evidence and testimony... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:58:08 EST State retirement system to receive $23 million http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50369190/State-retirement-system-to-receive-$23-million LOUISVILLE (AP) — One of Kentucky's public pension systems lost $69 million because it unknowingly purchased risky mortgage-backed securities in the run up to the 2008 housing market crash. But Thursday, the system got $23 million of those... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:53:09 EST State Supreme Court upholds ethics rule http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50369683/State-Supreme-Court-upholds-ethics-rule LOUISVILLE (AP) — Prosecutors in Kentucky will no longer be able to require defendants as part of a plea agreement to waive their right to appeal bad advice from an attorney after the Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday banned the... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:51:06 EST Vols adding Memphis transfer Woodson http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/50369517/Vols-adding-Memphis-transfer-Woodson KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dominic Woodson is transferring from Memphis to Tennessee, a source close to the situation said. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:09:08 EST Dr. Harold Pease Columnist http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50364766/Dr.-Harold-Pease-Columnist Many may not realize that Congress had prayer today before they deliberated. In a typical workweek, Monday through Friday, prayer is said every morning in the U. S. Senate and in the U. S. House of Representatives. Each House invites and pays a... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:51:04 EST State must reassess marijuana policies http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50364355/State-must-reassess-marijuana-policies In July, Washington became the second state where marijuana could be purchased legally for recreational use. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:33:08 EST Family Dollar rejects Dollar General offer http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50364154/Family-Dollar-rejects-Dollar-General-offer MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) — Family Dollar is rebuffing Dollar General's takeover bid, citing antitrust issues. The discounter's board supports its existing merger with Dollar Tree. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:28:11 EST Moving rural America forward http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50364910/Moving-rural-America-forward In January, President Obama declared that despite Congressional logjams, “America does not stand still — and neither will I. So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for American families,... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:28:08 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50349594/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, August 21, the 233th day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:01:24 EST ‘Meet the Panthers’ tonight http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/50360650/Meet-the-Panthers-tonight Cumberland Gap High School will be hosting a 'Meet the Panthers' dinner at the school cafeteria this evening. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:47:06 EST Panthers look for turnaround in 2014 http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/50358488/Panthers-look-for-turnaround-in-2014 HARROGATE, Tenn. — A lot went wrong for the Cumberland Gap Panthers in 2013 as they dropped their final six games to finish with a 2-8 record. This year they're turning page with a new look on offense and five underclassmen starting on... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:47:03 EST Lady Railsplitters picked 3rd in SAC http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/50351623/Lady-Railsplitters-picked-3rd-in-SAC ROCK HILL, S.C. — The Lincoln Memorial University women's soccer team has been selected third in the South Atlantic Conference women's soccer preseason coaches' poll, while forward Michelle Hunter (Tecumseh, Ontario) and... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:46:05 EST Panel discusses sidewalk repairs http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/50350695/Panel-discusses-sidewalk-repairs Councilman Bo Green introduced three cost estimates for sidewalk replacements during the regular Middlesboro City Council meeting on Tuesday. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:36:08 EST