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Minor flooding projected in Bell County

Rain has been a mainstay in the region this week with more projected to be on the way ... Read more | Add your comment

Caution urged to those visiting Martins Fork Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is continuing to monitor stream conditions throughout the Cumberland River ... Read more | Add your comment

Parent voices concern over park safety to city council

At Tuesday night’s Middlesboro City Council meeting, parent Christina Gilley expressed her concerns over safety at East End ... Read more | Add your comment

Escapee and partner captured

A man accused of escaping from a work detail in Middlesboro has been recaptured after police responded to ... Read more | Add your comment

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Cumberland Gap Park: From shutdown to showcase

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by Staff Reports.

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ARC announces more than $12M in POWER grants

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced more than $12 million in funding, through its POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative, for ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Sports

No.12 Union advances to AAC Tourney Semis

KINGSPORT, Tenn. — The entire starting five scored in double figures as No. 12 Union College began its annual march in the Appalachian Athletic Conference ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Sports

KHSAA alters postseason golf format

With so many concerns about the pace of play during championship play in late fall, the KHSAA decided this week to revise the postseason format ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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KentuckyWired hits 1,000

FRANKFORT — KentuckyWired, a broadband project installing high-speed fiber optic cable in every county, has now completed over 1,000 miles of its planned 3,000-mile network, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Opinion

Partnership for more organ donors a good one

As this editorial is being written, there are nearly 115,000 people in this country who are waiting for an organ transplant. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Opinion

Interpreting messages

By Judith Victoria Hensley Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Opinion

Today in History

Today is Friday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2019. There are 312 days left in the year. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Sports

Lady Bears win third straight district title

A trademark for the Harlan County Lady Bears during their three-year run as 52nd District champions has been their pressure defense. For a little over ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Sports

Hardin signs with University of the Cumberlands

Middlesboro senior Trinity Hardin has signed to play soccer with the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg. Surrounded by her family and coaches, Hardin signed ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Pineville falls to Lynn Camp to end season

After defeating Lynn Camp twice in the regular season in two tightly contested games, the Pineville Lady Lions (16-14) fell to the Lady Wildcats in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Sheriff’s office presents program at Lone Jack

The Family Resource Youth Service Center at Lone Jack School Center invited the Bell County Sheriff’s Office to conduct a K9 program for kindergarten- through ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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AAA: Ky. sees some of the biggest gas price increases in the nation

LEXINGTON — The average gas price in Kentucky climbed 9 cents in the past week, putting it among the nation’s top 10 states for largest ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Opinion

News Around the State

Film manufacturer to expand, add 30 jobs Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Opinion

Sports gambling moving forward

It appears the push to legalize sports gambling in Kentucky has legs. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Opinion

The right insurance can meet both short- and long-term needs

By David Whitlock Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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New poetry collection from Larry D. Thacker released

Main Street Rag Press in Charlotte, North Carolina has published Johnson City resident Larry D. Thacker’s Grave Robber Confessional. Already the author of Mountain Mysteries: ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Local DAR meets, presents awards

The Major George Gibson Chapter NSDAR met January 26 at the Flatwoods United Methodist Church in Jonesville, Virginia. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Animal education at Lone Jack

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by Staff Reports.

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Dragons rally to earn spot in district finals

LOG MOUNTAIN — During a first half when they scored only 14 points, the Harlan Green Dragons looked like a team headed for elimination as ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Sports

Dragons rally to earn spot in district finals

Bell County fell to the visiting Harlan Green Dragons 42-38 in the opening round of the 52nd District Tournament on Tuesday night. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Jackets end HC’s district domination

LOG MOUNTAIN — After losing their last three games against Harlan County in heartbreaking fashion, all in overtime, the Middlesboro Yellow Jackets took no chances ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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News Around the State

Court date set for ex-worker accused of giving inmate meth Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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No. 14 Union secures 6th-straight AAC regular-season crown

MONTREAT, N.C. – Good things come to those who wait. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Sports

Railsplitters fall in series finale at Lynn, 9-7

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Railsplitters jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first but could not hold on as the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Sports

Pineville’s season ends against Knox Central

The Pineville Mountain Lions’ season has come to an end after falling to the Knox Central Panthers in the opening round of the 51st district ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Opinion

Bill would destroy net metering, solar jobs

Once again, monopoly utilities are trying to force anti-consumer and anti-competitive legislation through the General Assembly – this time at breakneck speed. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Opinion

Marsy’s Law: No need to gloss over the full facts

Our support for Marsy’s Law — which would enshrine in Kentucky’s Constitution the rights of crime victims to have a voice and representation in the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Opinion

Winter birds commonly seen at feeders

A favorite winter pastime of mine is to maintain a bird feeding station, observing the visitors, keeping a list of birds that show up each ... 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.