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Middlesboro receives $125,000 to repair 15th Street

Middlesboro has received $125,000 discretionary funds to repair 15th Street. Mayor Rick Nelson, Representative Adam Bowling and Commissioner ... Read more | Add your comment

Alleged active shooter taken into custody: Lawson charged with attempted murder

A Bell County man remains in jail with a cash bond over $500,000 after allegedly opening fire at ... Read more | Add your comment

Promotional video being filmed in Middlesboro

The City of Middlesboro is participating in a cost-free Community Showcase Video Program. Read more | Add your comment

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Bell County breaks county record for attendance at 4-H Camp

Bell County 4-H Camp 2019 is in the books. All of the kids had a wonderful time, met lots of new friends and learned many ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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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 Staff Reports.

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Quartet of Bulldogs land on 2019 All-Commonwealth Team

BARBOURVILLE — Four members of the Union College football team earned a spot on the 2019 Kentucky Collegiate All-Commonwealth Team, the Kentucky Pro Football Hall ... Read more | Add your comment

by John Dunn.

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Area 3 little league all-star tournament

The opening rounds of the Area 3 little league all-star tournament were played this weekend in Barbourville and Middlesboro. Read more | Add your comment

by John Dunn.

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Website seeks public’s help to ID suspects in unsolved cases Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Cory Cheek named new Panthers basketball coach

The Panthers basketball players finally got the news they were looking for June 20. After six seasons as coach at J. Frank White Academy, Cory ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Middlesboro Tractor Supply to host pet treat tasting

Tractor Supply Company is hosting a pet treat tasting event here in Middlesboro. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Almost 6 years in POW camps

By Dr. Vivian Blevins Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Forbes names ARH among top 10 employers in Kentucky

According to Forbes Magazine and global market research company Statista, Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) is the ninth best employer in Kentucky, based on employee satisfaction ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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LMU women’s bowling poised to add five new faces for 2019-20

HARROGATE, Tenn. — The Lincoln Memorial University women’s bowling program will welcome five new bowlers for the 2019-20 season following a historic year. Read more | Add your comment

by John Dunn.

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Whatley announced as LMU’s new women’s golf coach

HARROGATE, Tenn. — Lincoln Memorial University head golf coach Travis Muncy has announced the hiring of Brittany Whatley as the new women’s golf coach. Read more | Add your comment

by John Dunn.

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Middlesboro 9-10 All-Stars

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by Staff Reports.

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Herro shines on NBA Draft stage, Johnson slips

One of the biggest nights in the NBA for upcoming players has come and gone. Each year, teams gather inside the office to debate top-level ... Read more | Add your comment

by Anthony Cloud.

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What do Americans want?

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by Staff Reports.

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Hello Summer!

By William H. Baker Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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More questions arise about governor’s race as Bevin continues to dig hole and Beshear advances

By Al Cross Read more | Add your comment

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Funding assistance for Certified Fiber Optic (CFO) training offered

The Center for Rural Development is offering funding assistance for Certified Fiber Optic (CFO) training courses to unemployed and under-employed individuals who live in select ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Anything can be a moment for Kentucky kids

Shel Silverstein, the late and wonderful children’s author, urges: “Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Cory named to Google Cloud Academic All-America First Team

AUSTIN, Texas — Lincoln Memorial men’s volleyball player Evan Cory has been named a Google Cloud Academic At-Large First Team All-American for the 2018-19 season, ... Read more | Add your comment

by John Dunn.

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Rowland slated to fight Frazier in Pyramid Fights: 12

Professional MMA heavyweight and Middlesboro native Ben Rowland will be in Batesville, Ark. on Saturday for Pyramid Fights: 12, where he will square off against ... Read more | Add your comment

by John Dunn.

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Delayed Kentucky internet project faces new squirrel setback Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Southeast golf scramble for students a success

MIDDLESBORO — At the historic Middlesboro Country Club, local golfers teed off to help students attend college. Fifteen four-player teams took part in the second ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Area 3 tournaments set

The best little-league players from the Bell County area will have the opportunity to showcase their abilities in the upcoming Area 3 tournament this week. ... Read more | Add your comment

by John Dunn.

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Patriots baseball coach Brad Shelton receives MSC coaching award

BOWLING GREEN — University of the Cumberlands head baseball coach Brad Shelton was named the Mid-South Conference Coaching for Significance winner, announced at the Mid-South ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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State commission recommends online hunter training course Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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VA doctors prescribe far more opioids to rural veterans

Rural veterans got almost a third more opioids than urban veterans from doctors in the Department for Veterans Affairs, according to a study of outpatient ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Elected officials must work with parents to protect our youth from nicotine addiction

By Mitch McConnell Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Mountain coffee: Chicory

By Steve Roark Read more | Add your comment

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Record 166 LMU student-athletes named to SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll

ROCK HILL, S.C.— A record 1,736 student-athletes were named to the 2018-19 South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll, the conference announced Monday. The list is ... Read more | Add your comment

by John Dunn.

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1 dead, 3 rescued after vehicle swept away in rains Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.