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Caisyn comes home

3-year-old ‘doing great’ in his battle with cancer Three-year-old Caisyn Fuson has been away from home for a ... Read more | Add your comment

2 vaccines may be coming to Kentucky in mid-December

Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Monday that two vaccines currently being evaluated by the federal government could be ... Read more | Add your comment

Council talks foot patrols, vehicle appearance

The Middlesboro City Council touched on a variety of city business during a recent meeting, including the appearance ... Read more | Add your comment

Bobcats avenge loss, take district title from Rockcastle

By John Henson Contributing Writer Now with 22 on his resume, district championships aren’t at all unusual or ... Read more | Add your comment

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Digital divide means Ky. kids risk falling behind

Risks grow as pandemic limits in-person instruction By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service More than 1 in 3 students of color in the Commonwealth, and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Bake-A-Long club keeps 4-H’ers in the kitchen during pandemic

Club provides return to normalcy, everyday life By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky A University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service club is keeping young people ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Sports

Struggling Wildcats fall to Kansas, drop second game in a row

Kentucky coach John Calipari praised Kansas for its ability to defeat the Wildcats Tuesday night. Following a disappointing 76-64 setback to Richmond Sunday, the Wildcats ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 7:18 am

Sports

Elzy learning as UK’s interim head coach

By Larry Vaught Vaught’s Views After her brilliant high school career at Oldham County, Kyra Elzy left the state to play basketball for Pat Summitt ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 1:31 pm

Sports

Pineville playoff run ends in Williamsburg

By John Henson Contributing Writer WILLIAMSBURG — From Alec Poore to Dalton Ponder to Sydney Bowen, the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets have enjoyed a revolving door ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:11 am

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Magic City Lights starts Saturday

Light’em up, Middlesboro! Magic City Lights is coming to brighten up the Christmas season from Dec. 5 – Dec. 30. Middlesboro Parks and Recreation Chairman ... Read more

by joeasher, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:00 am

News

State parks offer discounts to veterans, active military

Kentucky State Parks Through the “USA Military Discount” program, Kentucky State Parks will offer current and former members of the armed forces lodging discounts. Those ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 6:59 am

Sports

Florida gets started late, hands struggling Cats 34-10 loss

Once Florida got started, they were hard to stop. The sixth-ranked Gators used a punt return to close out the first half that led to ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Sunday, November 29, 2020 9:18 pm

Editorials

Some context on the COVID-19 epidemic in Kentucky

by Paul Coomes and Ken Troske The public is understandably alarmed by the Covid-19 pandemic we have endured since February. All of us know someone ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:37 pm

Editorials

Beshear letting Kentuckians gamble with their lives

Casinos are not essential. Some will tell you Kentucky doesn’t have casinos, at least not in the traditional sense. But we do have gaming at ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 3:28 pm

News

‘We must take action’ says Beshear as COVID cases continue to climb

Gov. Andy Beshear said there was another Monday record for the number of new cases of the coronavirus in Kentucky. There were 2,135 new cases ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:44 pm

News

KU requesting more than 10% rate increase for customers

Kentucky Utilities customers will see an increase in their monthly bills by more than 10.5% in 2021 if its rate increase proposal application that was ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:38 pm

Editorials

Our offices are closed, but we’re still here to serve you

Much like the rest of the state, in March, we closed our offices and sent our staff to work from home. For two months, our ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:33 pm

News

Man, woman face rape charges 

A man is facing rape charges in two separate cases, and one case involves a woman who has also been charged with rape. Jeffrey Stevens, ... Read more

by joeasher, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:26 pm

Sports

Lions rally for playoff victory over Harlan

By John Henson Contributing Writer PINEVILLE — Down by seven at halftime Friday, the Pineville Mountain Lions were in danger of a second straight first-round ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:15 pm

Sports

Yellow Jackets’ season cut short by COVID

By Zach Ausmus Contributing Writer The Middlesboro High School Yellow Jacket football team had its chance at a playoff run cut short on Wednesday when ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:10 pm

Sports

High school basketball start delayed until January

The opening of Kentucky’s high school basketball season has been delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control ... Read more

by Mark Maynard, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:24 am

Sports

Shorthanded Cats had no chance against Bama

By Larry Vaught Vaught’s Views Kentucky never really had a chance at No. 1 Alabama Saturday when it was missing 10 players, including leading rusher ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, November 23, 2020 4:08 pm

News

Governor asking houses of worship to stop indoor services for weeks

Gov. Andy Beshear is asking all religious leaders across the state to immediately suspend in-person services at their houses of worship for the next three ... Read more

by Mark Maynard, Friday, November 20, 2020 2:51 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Former fireman found guilty of sex crimes 

A former Middlesboro city fireman was found guilty on charges of child pornography on Monday. Robert Christopher England, 35, was found guilty on four counts ... Read more

by joeasher, Friday, November 20, 2020 2:00 pm

News

Reactions vary from Ky. Baptist pastors over Beshear’s request

Reaction to Gov. Andy Beshear’s request to halt indoor services for houses of worship over the next three to four weeks ranged from disappointment to ... Read more

by Mark Maynard, Friday, November 20, 2020 1:59 pm

News

County reaches 24 COVID deaths; Governor issues new restrictions

Gov. Andy Beshear announced new restrictions on Wednesday due to the rise in coronavirus cases across the state. According to the state’s website at https://kentucky.gov, ... Read more

by joeasher, Thursday, November 19, 2020 4:17 pm

Editorials

Our offices will be closed, but we’re still here to serve you

Much like the rest of the state, in March, we closed our offices and sent our staff to work from home. For two months, our ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:55 pm

News

Council discusses utility bills

The Middlesboro City Council held its regular meeting on Tuesday, which included a discussion of the city’s expenses. Mayor Rick Nelson asked the council if ... Read more

by joeasher, Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:25 pm

News

Today is 45th annual Great American Smokeout

Cancer patients and survivors are marking the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) 45th annual Great American Smokeout today by calling on state lawmakers to protect the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:12 am

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County discusses Boone’s Ridge progress

By JOE ASHER joe.asher@middlesboronews.com The Bell County Fiscal Court dealt with a variety of county business during a meeting on Tuesday, including passing a pair ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, November 12, 2020 2:19 pm

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Harlan man dies in Wednesday crash

By JOE ASHER joe.asher@middlesboronews.com A Harlan man died Wednesday when the vehicle he was driving allegedly crossed the center line and struck another vehicle head-on ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, November 12, 2020 2:11 pm