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Needle exchange program met with skepticism

A presentation by Greg Corby Lee regarding a needle exchange program in Bell County was met with skepticism ... Read more | Add your comment

Christmas blessings come early thanks to RoHo’s Annual Shopping Spree

On Tuesday, more than 350 children from 29 different schools across three states got to celebrate Christmas early ... 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

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Pineville mayor signs agreement for water project

There were several items addressed at Monday’s Pineville City Council meeting that included moving the regular scheduled meeting to 5 p.m. to hold a special-called ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ashley Collingsworth.

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Report: Black lung funding cut will cost taxpayers billions

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A cut to the tax coal companies pay to fund a trust for sick miners will cost taxpayers at least $15 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Lady Cats roll to third straight win with 54-46 victory over HCHS

The Bell County Lady Cats rolled to their third straight win of the season against the Harlan County Lady Bears on a snow covered Log ... Read more | Add your comment

by John Dunn.

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Record 4 Lady Railsplitters haul in United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region accolades

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The awards keep rolling in. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Union men’s basketball unable to rally for the victory

COLUMBIA, S.C. — No. 21 Union College dropped its season Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) game of the season, falling 76-66 to host Columbia International University ... Read more | Add your comment

by John Dunn.

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Record Harvest for Modern Gun Deer Season

FRANKFORT — Kentucky deer hunters harvested a record 107,039 deer during the 16-day modern gun season that concluded Nov. 24. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Democrat Andy Beshear sworn in as governor of Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Calling on Kentucky to set a national example of casting aside political divisions, Democrat Andy Beshear took his oath of office ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Cumberlands partnering with NKU Chase Law in 3 + 3 program

Students at University of the Cumberlands now have an early enrollment opportunity into law school through a partnership with Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P. Chase ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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KentuckyWired begins activation of government offices

FRANKFORT — KentuckyWired, The Commonwealth’s high-speed fiber optic cable network, activated its first site Dec. 5, when the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2019. There are 21 days left in the year. 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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Scenes from Bell County vs. Belfry

The Bell County faithful helped fill Kroger Field to support their Bobcats on Friday. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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No. 8 Railsplitters handle No. 12 Queens, 73-64, for ninth-straight win

HARROGATE, Tenn. — Snapping a three-game slide versus Queens University of Charlotte, the eighth-ranked Lincoln Memorial University men’s basketball team used a dominant first half ... 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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Globalists love President Trump’s USMCA

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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.