Middlesboro Daily News- RSS NEWS Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/NEWS http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/NEWS Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:51:38 EST 1800 Community Calendar http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-local_features/150915932/Community-Calendar To place an event 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, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:02 EST Santa’s helpers http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/150919872/Santas-helpers Photos by Ray Welch|Daily News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:58:04 EST Middlesboro selected for free concert series http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/150921287/Middlesboro-selected-for-free-concert-series Levitt Pavilions named Middlesboro as one of 10 small to mid-sized cities across America to win a Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Award of $25,000 in matching funds to present a free concert series at a pop-up park on Cumberland Avenue. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:56:03 EST McConnell wants to stop coal rules http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/150921140/McConnell-wants-to-stop-coal-rules WASHINGTON (AP) — Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged on Wednesday to do all he can to stop President Barack Obama's coal plant regulations, saying a White House “crusade” was devastating his... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:10:05 EST Brown indicted for assault http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/150920193/Brown-indicted-for-assault A Beverly man accused of assaulting three individuals at the Wilderness Road ATV Off-Road Park was indicted recently by the Bell County Grand Jury.Joshua Brown, 21, was indicted on three counts of second-degree assault. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:08:07 EST Middlesboro opts for technology assistance http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/150915581/Middlesboro-opts-for-technology-assistance The Middlesboro School Board voted to accept a 2015 Kentucky Education Technology System Offer of Assistance for $10,271 during their board meeting on Tuesday. Funding for this came from the School Facilities Construction Commission. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:04:08 EST First State Financial announces promotions http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-local_features/150918179/First-State-Financial-announces-promotions Katherine Reese Capps, president and CEO of First State Financial, is pleased to announce the following promotions: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:03:06 EST New report argues for funding proven strategies http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/150918772/New-report-argues-for-funding-proven-strategies Kentucky kindergarten- through 12th-grade schools may be getting by with current levels of funding — which are among the nation's deepest per-student cuts to education since the recession — but in order to realize the state's... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:00:04 EST Shumate earns crematory operator designation http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/local_features/150918546/Shumate-earns-crematory-operator-designation Denise R. Shumate recently earned her Certified Crematory Operator (CCO) designation from the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). The NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Program ™ is a voluntary certification program that helps funeral... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:57:04 EST News in Brief http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/150889842/News-in-Brief Health exchange processes 100,000 in past month Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:31:06 EST $2M awarded to improve state health care http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/150917229/$2M-awarded-to-improve-state-health-care Kentucky will receive up to $2,000,000 to design health care payment and service delivery models that will improve health care quality and lower costs, Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia M. Burwell has announced. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:26:04 EST Community Calendar http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-local_features/150897987/Community-Calendar To place an event 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). Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:03 EST Snow blankets settlement http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/150884788/Snow-blankets-settlement Photo submitted by Harold JerrellHensley Settlement serves as a pristine landscape for a blanket of winter snow. The settlement is part of the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:03:01 EST LMU awards 335 degrees during commencement http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-local_features/150901555/LMU-awards-335-degrees-during-commencement Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) conferred the degrees of 335 graduates on Dec. 13 during its annual winter commencement exercises. Lincoln scholar and Howard University Professor Edna Greene Medford delivered the commencement address and received... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:55:06 EST Elk may halt industry in Bell Co. http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/150889721/Elk-may-halt-industry-in-Bell-Co. Pine Mountain Regional Industrial Development Authority, Asher Land and Mineral and the Appalachian Wildlife Center continue to discuss negotiations about a potential wildlife preserve in Bell County, but there are still unanswered questions regarding... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:52:05 EST Parent literacy workshop held at Lone Jack http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-local_features/150901600/Parent-literacy-workshop-held-at-Lone-Jack Lone Jack School Center Library Media Specialist Melanie Mills recently hosted a parent literacy workshop to educate parents about the reading homework that is sent home each day with all students, kindergarten- through eighth-grade. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:50:03 EST School lists http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/local_features/150901579/School-lists PAGEThe following students have been named to the honor roll list for the second six week of the 2014-2015 school year. (*denotes principal's list):Kindergarten Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:48:04 EST SKCTC makes a splash with regatta http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-local_features/150903262/SKCTC-makes-a-splash-with-regatta Students enrolled in the Project Lead the Way initiative, operated by Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College and available to college and high school students, participated recently in a competition and tests of boats assembled of cardboard,... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:38:03 EST Pineville expecting cuts http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/150900565/Pineville-expecting-cuts Pineville Superintendent Terry Hayes announced that budget cuts are coming for the next semester. The cuts will come from the Support Education Excellence in Kentucky funding program. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:37:05 EST $12M in grants to expand ChalleNGe program http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/150901568/$12M-in-grants-to-expand-ChalleNGe-program WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the availability of $12 million to develop the Job ChalleNGe program to expand the existing National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program to include youth once involved with the juvenile justice... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:41:07 EST