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Middlesboro hosting spring cleanup

The city of Middlesboro is planning a spring-cleaning day, scheduled for April 17. City Council member and head ... Read more | Add your comment

Kentucky temporarily shutting down unemployment insurance system to stop fraud

Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Thursday that significant steps are being taken to halt cyberattacks on the state’s ... Read more | Add your comment

Tennessee man arrested on rape charge

A Tazewell, Tennessee, man is facing charges including rape following an investigation by Bell County Sheriff’s Sgt. Patrick ... Read more | Add your comment

Beshear asking for major disaster declaration for flooding

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Andy Beshear submitted a request to President Joe Biden Wednesday asking that a ... Read more | Add your comment


Election reform bill a stand for democracy, Beshear says

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Andy Beshear held a ceremony on Wednesday where he signed into law five bills passed during the recently concluded 2021 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Tom Latek.


Church members are minority in U.S. for first time, Gallup poll says

By DIANA CHANDLER, Baptist Press Church members are in the minority for the first time in at least eight decades, with just 47 percent identifying ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.


Nation’s top-rated high school kicker commits to UK

Spring break week turned into college commitment week for Boyle County junior Jackson Smith. He’s the top-rated kicker/punter in the 2022 recruiting class by ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Friday, April 9, 2021 4:04 pm

LMU Athletics

LMU softball takes home win streak to 23 games

Lincoln Memorial University Sports Information HARROGATE, Tenn. – Keeping its perfect Dorothy Neely Field record intact throughout a record-shattering season thus far, the Lincoln Memorial ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 9, 2021 8:18 am


Proposed abortion amendment signed, will be on Nov. 2022 ballot

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Secretary of State Michael Adams signed House Bill 91, a proposed Constitutional Amendment on abortion, during a ceremony attended by pro-life ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:29 am


It’s a brave new world in college basketball

John Calipari is used to players taking the one-and-done route when leaving Kentucky. He’s just not accustomed to players throwing their names into the transfer ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 7:49 am

LMU Athletics

Let’s play two!

LMU adds two more home doubleheaders to final week of regular season

HARROGATE, Tenn. – Whereas the remainder of the regular season only stood at six more games for the Lincoln Memorial University softball team at the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 4:18 pm


Man faces meth charge after traffic stop

A man is facing drug charges after allegedly being found in possession of methamphetamine during a traffic stop. Rockie Overton, 50, of Middlesboro, was arrested ... Read more

by joeasher, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:59 pm


Paws on the Square event offers dog show and more for four-legged friends

Looking for a chance to show off your dog and get a little exercise in the process? Paws on the Square, a dog walk and ... Read more

by joeasher, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:57 pm


SB 48 should be vetoed, and here’s why

David Thompson Kentucky Press Association The Kentucky Press Association strongly urges the Governor to veto the SB 48, a bill recently passed by the Kentucky ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:50 pm


Laurel Cove pre-party to take place at The Burl

The second pre-party show for the Laurel Cove Music Festival has been announced, with the two-night event taking place at The Burl in Lexington. The ... Read more

by joeasher, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:40 pm


LMU women’s soccer snags five all-SAC award winners

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Fresh off one of the most successful head coaching debuts in school history, the Lincoln Memorial University women’s soccer program was ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 1:28 pm


Former Wildcat Juzang enjoyed ‘phenomenal run’ with UCLA

Johnny Juzang gave it his all and left everything on the court following UCLA’s 93-90 loss to Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament national semifinals. Moments ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:22 am


Kentucky freshman guard Askew opts to enter transfer portal

Devin Askew will finish out his collegiate career elsewhere after the freshman guard announced his plans to enter the NCAA transfer portal on Monday. “I ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:05 am


Child sexual abuse prevention campaign launched

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Kentucky, and Attorney General Daniel Cameron joined with advocates to announce the launch of a child sexual abuse ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:37 am


State unemployment services combating fraud claims

The Kentucky Office of Unemployment Insurance has announced a change aimed at cutting back fraudulent claims filed in the state. The agency says it has ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:29 am


LMU hoops ranked No. 3 in final media poll

NEW CASTLE, Del. – Following a third national semifinal appearance in six seasons, the Lincoln Memorial University men’s basketball team completes its historic 2020-21 campaign as ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 2, 2021 8:17 am


Railsplitter baseball Plays to Win Vs. Cancer

LMU baseball invites you to help make a difference in the lives of kids with cancer   CONTRIBUTE BY MAKING A DONATION   HARROGATE, Tenn. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 2, 2021 7:59 am


Samarrippas tabbed LMU men’s basketball’s new leader

Lincoln Memorial University and the school’s Board of Trustees have selected Jeremiah Samarrippas as the men’s basketball program’s 18th head coach, announced the LMU Department of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 1, 2021 2:13 pm


KU/LG&E file for third rate hike in 4 years despite pandemic, historic unemployment

By Carrie Ray MACED Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas & Electric have filed new rate cases with the Kentucky Public Service Commission that propose higher ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:58 pm


Man faces burglary charge

A Rodgersville, Tennessee, man is facing a burglary charge after allegedly entering a trailer at International Mobile Homes. Johnny Wolf, 41, was arrested on Thursday ... Read more

by joeasher, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:56 pm


Pair face abuse charges

A man and woman are facing charges including criminal abuse after police responded to a prowler report. Rebecca Erin Williams, 27, of Pineville, and Christopher ... Read more

by joeasher, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:32 am


Flood waters recede; Sunday morning rains flood Middlesboro, Bell County

Sunday morning arrived in Bell County with floodwaters rising all over the county. The floodwaters are now gone, and the amount of damage can begin ... Read more

by joeasher, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:29 am


Kentucky General Assembly’s 2021 session ends; budget, many bills approved

Kentucky Legislative Research Commission FRANKFORT — The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2021 regular session was gaveled to a close Tuesday evening, ending a session in which ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 9:56 am


Coronavirus cases keep falling in Kentucky

The weekly number of new cases of COVID-19 continues to drop, according to Gov. Andy Beshear. “I want to say congratulations, Kentucky,” he said during ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:03 am


Flooding update: See flood video of Middlesboro, other areas

Shannon Carpenter Photography was kind enough to share images with us from the weekend’s flooding in Bell County. Here is some drone footage that shows ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, March 28, 2021 5:27 pm


Flooding hits Middlesboro, Bell County

Heavy rains resulted in flooding in Middlesboro, Bell County, and surrounding areas early Sunday morning. Bell County Judge-Executive Albey Brock gave an early assessment of ... Read more

by joeasher, Sunday, March 28, 2021 2:04 pm