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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

Eddy receives prestigious National Park Service award

Pamela Eddy, a ranger at the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, was recently honored with the highest recognition ... Read more | Add your comment

Elks Lodge Academic Quiz to be held in March

Middlesboro Elks Lodge #119 will host its second annual Academic Quiz for area school children on March 23. Read more | Add your comment

MES participates in Active Shooter Training

While students were out of school Monday, teachers and staff at Middlesboro Elementary School trained for something they ... Read more | Add your comment

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Boil-water advisories issued, lifted

Cawood Water District has issued a boil-water advisory from Dressen to the end of the line at Liggett. The district has lifted the boil-water advisory ... Read more | Add your comment

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Black-lung clinics call for more action to protect coal miners

A coalition of black-lung clinics is calling for the federal government to better protect coal miners from breathing dust that causes the disease, but the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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Animal education at Lone Jack

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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TBI looking into officer-involved shooting

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is investigating a high-speed chase that occurred on Feb. 17, resulting in the death of an as-yet unidentified woman. Read more | Add your comment

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Pressure attack helps Lady Bears advance

LOG MOUNTAIN — Constant pressure, both on the defensive end with their press and on the offensive side by pounding the ball in to senior ... Read more | Add your comment

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Bell County tops Middlesboro, advances to district finals

After falling to Middlesboro in their two match-ups of the regular season, the Bell County Lady Bobcats defeated the Lady Jackets 57-46 in the opening ... Read more | Add your comment

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Railsplitters grind out team win at Newberry, 91-85

NEWBERRY, S.C. — Five Lincoln Memorial players scored in double figures as the Railsplitters outlasted the Newberry Wolves for a 91-85 South Atlantic Conference victory ... Read more | Add your comment

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Lynn Camp defeats Middlesboro to end regular season

The Middlesboro Yellow Jackets got off to a slow start in their regular season finale against Lynn Camp on Friday night, falling to the visiting ... Read more | Add your comment

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Bell beats Red Bird

The Bell County Bobcats closed out the regular season with a big win over the Red Bird Cardinals on Friday night in Red Bird. Winning ... Read more | Add your comment

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KentuckyWired helps veterans

FRANKFORT — The commonwealth’s broadband project, KentuckyWired, is currently installing high-speed fiber optic cable in all 120 counties, connecting state government offices, universities, community colleges, ... Read more | Add your comment

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Common ground: God forgives and restores

We all stand on common ground when it comes to making bad choices and terrible decisions but this does not have to be the end ... Read more | Add your comment

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