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Flu absences lead officials to close schools

Middlebsoro Independent School system officials hope that several days with no classes will help to stop the flu ... Read more | Add your comment

Search continues for escaped inmate

The search for an escapee from the Bell County Jail stretched into a second day as authorities tried ... Read more | Add your comment

JRL Coal presents bright outlook in Appalachia

JRL Coal’s general manager John Quintrell was the first of an impressive list of speakers to discuss potential ... Read more | Add your comment

Inmate escapes from work detail

Authorities in the tri-state area are searching for 37-year-old Rocky Howerton of Middlesboro, who escaped from a work ... Read more | Add your comment

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The Living Memorial to Lincoln

On Monday, we will be observing Presidents Day 2019, an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February each year. Originally established in 1885 ... Read more | Add your comment

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BCHS takes first place at LMU Science Olympiad Invitational

Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) School of Mathematics and Sciences hosted 10 teams from five high schools for a Science Olympiad Invitational on Feb. 2. Read more | Add your comment

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51st District Tournament Preview

The 51st boys district tournament begins on Monday at 7 p.m. featuring Knox Central versus Pineville in the opening round, followed by Lynn Camp versus ... Read more | Add your comment

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52nd District Tournament begins next week

The 52nd District Tournament is set to tip off on Monday for the girls and Tuesday for the boys at Bell County High School. Read more | Add your comment

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Bobcats streak ends at 4 with loss to Clay

After winning four-straight games in the month of February, Bell County fell to Clay County at home on Thursday, 75-71. Led by Tyler Partin with ... Read more | Add your comment

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Letcher Co. groups installing solar panels on buildings Read more | Add your comment

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Arch Coal plans to open W.Va. mine, add nearly 600 jobs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Arch Coal Inc. says it plans to open a longwall mine in northcentral West Virginia and employ nearly 600 employees when ... Read more | Add your comment

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Restoring the right to vote

More than 312,000 Kentuckians cannot vote. And it is all because of a felony conviction. Read more | Add your comment

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Justice named business and innovation champion at SOAR Innovation

PIKEVILLE — Jeffery Justice has been named a Business and Innovation Champion of SOAR Innovation. He will serve Harlan, Pike and Letcher counties and will ... Read more | Add your comment

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Attitudes in times of trouble

It’s easy to be a ray of sunshine when a person’s life is full of good things. Some people appear to walk through life with ... Read more | Add your comment

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Today in History

Today is Friday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2019. There are 319 days left in the year. Read more | Add your comment

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High speed pursuit ends in arrest

A high-speed pursuit on Highway 63 landed two men in the Claiborne County Jail on Valentine’s Day. Read more | Add your comment

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Kelley signs with Alice Lloyd

Pineville senior Lillie Kelley has signed to play volleyball with Alice Lloyd, joining her high school teammate Katrina Collett as the second player signed to ... Read more | Add your comment

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Maci Morris: Home for a Day

Kentucky Wildcat standout and Bell County native Maci Morris returned home on Wednesday for a special “Meet Your Wildcat” event, where she met with fans ... Read more | Add your comment

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Pineville tops Red Bird

Two days after falling to Bell County on the road, the Pineville Mountain Lions got back in the win column against Red Bird at home ... Read more | Add your comment

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Lawmakers advance bill to lessen secretary of state’s duties Read more | Add your comment

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day Hobo style

For many, Valentine’s Day is a time to be kissy, kissy, romanticized with candy, jewelry, dinner and wine. Read more | Add your comment

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Today in History

Today is Thursday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2019. There are 320 days left in the year. This is Valentine’s Day. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Bell County 4-H hosting poster contest

The Bell County Cooperative Extension Service is hosting a 4-H poster contest, a way to give young people an opportunity to express what 4-H is ... Read more | Add your comment

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McConnell is preaching states’ rights

Kentuckians should ask: Why is our senior senator so afraid of his constituents turning out to vote in greater numbers? Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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The significance of Valentine’s Day

Approaching Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14, I looked for ideas about the importance of this special day and how Americans observe it. I learned right ... Read more | Add your comment

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Extension Office hosts reading program

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Beshear: Sweetheart scam reports nearly $300K in losses for victims

FRANKFORT — As Valentine’s Day approaches, Attorney General Andy Beshear is warning Kentuckians to be wary of online dating scams that have already caused four ... Read more | Add your comment

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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2019. There are 321 days left in the year. Read more | Add your comment

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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

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Red Bird challenges Middlesboro

Playing six games in the month of February thus far, the Middlesboro Yellow Jackets were tested at home against Red Bird on Monday. Led by ... Read more | Add your comment

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Boil-water advisory lifted

Black Mountain Utility District has lifted the boil-water advisory for the following area: Auto parts store on KY 219 to Banner Fork pump station. Read more | Add your comment

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TVA report backs Trump-opposed closure of coal-fired unit Read more | Add your comment

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Mess in wake of government shutdown

The threat of another shutdown looms on the horizon as the three-week stop-gap deadline nears for Congress to reach a deal on funding the continued ... Read more | Add your comment

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The importance of biodiversity

Biodiversity is a big deal in ecology circles these days. The dictionary defines it simply as the variety of living things in a particular area ... Read more | Add your comment

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