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CCM Toy Drive aims to make Christmas wishes come true

Every year, Cooperative Christian Ministry sets a goal to provide new toys for a minimum of 100 children ... Read more | Add your comment

Lee set to open Rally’s restaurant in Middlesboro

The Bell County community is always excited when a new restaurant comes to town. By the end of ... Read more | Add your comment

Man dies in single-vehicle crash near Bell-Knox line

One man is dead following a single-car crash near the Bell-Knox County line on Thursday. According to a ... Read more | Add your comment

Decorating the Christmas tree

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Bell County Arrest Records

The following individuals were recently lodged in the Bell County Detention Center: Read more | Add your comment

by Anthony Cloud.

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Local officers honored for impaired-driving enforcement

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) honored more than 200 law enforcement officers from more than 180 agencies across the Commonwealth for their efforts ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Harlan overcomes slow start in win over Lady Jackets

With their best player, senior forward Natalee King, out serving a two-game suspension, the Harlan Lady Dragons appeared headed for a long night after scoring ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Morton powers Dragons to win over Middlesboro

Charles David Morton will have quite the story to tell his grandchildren one day about the night he hit seven 3-pointers in his first varsity ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Kentucky will take on Virginia Tech in Belk Bowl

LEXINGTON (KT) — Kentucky accepted its fourth consecutive bowl bid Sunday, this time the Wildcats will make an appearance in the Belk Bowl in a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Bell County claims state runner-up

The clock struck midnight on Bell County’s Cinderella season as they fell short of a perfect year by one game. The Belfry Pirates defeated the ... Read more | Add your comment

by John Dunn.

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Griggs fires career-high as Patriots second half comeback falls short

GEORGETOWN — Senior guard Jordan Griggs displayed his best performance as a Patriot against the top-ranked team in the NAIA as the Woodbridge, VA native ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Brown, Marshall lead Union to an 81-76 win on final showcase day

KINGSPORT, Tenn. — The No. 21 Union College men’s basketball team finish out the NAIA Division II Showcase with an 81-76 win over Robert Morris ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Lady Cats topple Lady Tigers, 55-49

With four players scoring in double-digits and two finishing with double-doubles, the Bell County Lady Cats were able to hold off the Clay County Lady ... Read more | Add your comment

by John Dunn.

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Mountain Lions down Pioneers to extend streak to 2 games

The Pineville Mountain Lions are off to a great start under first-year head coach Brad Levy. Just two days after defeating Red Bird in the ... Read more | Add your comment

by John Dunn.

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Lady Lions defeat the Pioneers for first win of year

Two days after falling to the Corbin Lady Redhounds in their season opener, the Pineville Lady Lions etched their first win of the season in ... Read more | Add your comment

by John Dunn.

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Railsplitters rise in both national polls

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After winning another pair of South Atlantic Conference road affairs last week, the Lincoln Memorial University men’s basketball team has moved ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Braxton Caldwell signs with University of the Cumberlands

Pineville senior golfer Braxton Caldwell officially became a UC Patriot when he inked his signature on his letter of intent Thursday afternoon at Pineville High ... Read more | Add your comment

by John Dunn.

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All Kentucky families deserve protecting

By Russell Coleman Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Food City hosting Holiday Open Houses

Food City will be hosting their annual Holiday Open House in all of their area locations on Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Rural places keep building jails as moneymakers, but report from advocate of bail reform says they may not pay off

While the overall incarcerated population in the U.S. has fallen over the past decade, jail and prison capacity has increased, especially in rural areas that ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Pineville routs Red Bird 78-59

The Pineville Mountain Lions roared to their first win of the Brad Levy era on Tuesday night with a 78-59 thumping of the Red Bird ... Read more | Add your comment

by John Dunn.

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Lady Lions fall in season-opener

After starting out on par with Corbin, Pineville found themselves in a hole they couldn’t dig their way out of on Tuesday as they lost ... Read more | Add your comment

by Anthony Cloud.

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Your best Christmas gift?

By Dr. Glenn Mollette Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Jacob Smith continues his dream, signs with Asbury University

It was a day that Jacob Smith had been waiting for since his days as a t-baller. On Wednesday, the Bell County senior got to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Anthony Cloud.

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Yellow Jackets dominate Thomas Walker

The Middlesboro Yellow Jackets notched their first win of the year in their season tip-off game against the Thomas Walker Pioneers from Ewing, Va. Middlesboro ... Read more | Add your comment

by John Dunn.

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Jachimczuk’s 17 points pace LMU in 68-54 win over Tennessee Wesleyan

HARROGATE, Tenn. — LMU junior forward Maggie Jachimczuk tied her career high as she led all scorers with 17 points to lead LMU (3-3) to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Community Calendar

The Middlesboro Daily News will publish local events in the community calendar free of charge as space allows. We do not accept submissions called in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Beth Key.

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Railsplitters use big second half to blow past host Coker, 92-61

HARTSVILLE, S.C. — For the sixth time this season, the Lincoln Memorial University men’s basketball team earned a 30-point victory, doing so Saturday at South ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Bell v. Belfry: Winner takes home state title

There’s only one game left on the year, and it’s the one that everyone in the state has been playing toward all season — the ... Read more | Add your comment

by John Dunn.

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Lady Jackets open season with win over Lynn Camp

The Middlesboro Lady Jackets got their season started off with a victory over Lynn Camp at home on Monday, 57-52. Read more | Add your comment

by John Dunn.

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The 2019 All-County team

Pineville, Middlesboro and Bell County all have athletes that have represented Bell County well this year on the gridiron. Each team had a successful season ... Read more | Add your comment

by John Dunn.

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Develop healthy beverage habits early

By Rebecca Miller Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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The pilgrim’s failed socialist experiment

Dr. Harold Pease Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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There are plenty of reasons for UK fans to be thankful

By Shane Shackleford Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.