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Annual tradition Cops for Kids held Thursday

A tradition started back in 1986 by Middlesboro Police Officer Petey Gilbert was celebrated Thursday at the Middlesboro ... Read more | Add your comment

Garbage rate increased by 109 Board; Fiscal court, Doug Hoskins explain why

The Bell County Fiscal Court addressed a growing concern regarding an increase in the garbage rate during Tuesday’s ... Read more | Add your comment

BCVFD numbers go against the norm, more volunteers still needed

A decline in volunteer firefighters has been a topic among several news outlets in Kentucky over the past ... Read more | Add your comment

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Jingle Bells at the Bell Show

The second show of the Bell Theater Fall and Winter Concert Series will take place Dec. 21 at the Bell Theater in downtown Pineville. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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CEASE restructures after grant loss

For nearly four decades, CEASE has remained a touchstone for women and children who are desperately trying to escape domestic abuse or move beyond sexual ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Union women’s basketball collect 76-52 win over Columbia

BARBOURVILLE — Three finish scoring in double-digits as Union College women’s basketball team posted a 76-52 Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) win over visiting Columbia College ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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LMU men’s basketball remains in top 10 of both national polls

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After ending the nation’s longest road winning streak among all levels of NCAA basketball and claiming its 140th home win since ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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The Center provides Certified Fiber Optic Technician training

As the KentuckyWired middle-mile fiber network is nearing completion, The Center for Rural Development is also taking action to support the implementation of last-mile fiber ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Social Security expands public hours at offices nationwide

Starting Jan. 8, Social Security offices nationwide will be open to the public on Wednesday afternoons, Andrew Saul, commissioner of Social Security, announced. This change ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Coach Cal’s Cats now facing much tougher competition

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by John Dunn.

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Under Bevin’s leadership, transportation cabinet celebrated mile-marking accomplishments

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by Staff Reports.

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Who makes Christmas?

By Dr. Glenn Mollette Read more | Add your comment

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Middlesboro falls to Corbin at home

One week after opening the season with an emphatic 30-point victory over the Thomas Walker Pioneers, the Middlesboro Yellow Jackets dropped their second straight game, ... Read more | Add your comment

by John Dunn.

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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.

Sports

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

Dr. Harold Pease Read more | Add your comment

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.