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Judge says county is ‘back to normal’, encourages those who can to get vaccinated

Bell County reported three new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the county’s total number of new cases for ... Read more | Add your comment

Pineville looks at sewage, stormwater concerns

The city of Pineville held a community meeting recently to get the public’s feedback and suggestions on a ... Read more | Add your comment

Local man faces drug charges; Others charged in separate incidents

A Middlesboro man is facing charges including trafficking methamphetamine after allegedly being found in possession of the drug. ... Read more | Add your comment

County addresses dumping concerns

The Bell County Fiscal Court responded to multiple concerns from around the county during a recent meeting, including ... Read more | Add your comment

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At last regular COVID-19 press briefing, Beshear says crisis is over but pandemic is not; rescinds most restrictions, reflects on fight

In his last regular COVID-19 press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear lifted the statewide mask mandate for most settings, ended capacity limits for businesses and venues, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Melissa Patrick.

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Beshear starts incentives to get people vaccinated; Includes 15 scholarships for students, three $1 million drawings

As coronavirus vaccination rates in Kentucky keep slowing, Gov. Andy Beshear has announced new lottery-style incentives: $1 million each for three residents who have received ... Read more | Add your comment

by Melissa Patrick.

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Antigua ready to make more memories at UK

Kentucky assistant coach Orlando Antigua was part of some incredible wins, including the 2012 national championship, when he was on John Calipari’s staff before. But ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Thursday, June 24, 2021 7:00 am

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Allen and Burton have been longtime teammates

There was a time that Kentucky redshirt freshman quarterback Beau Allen and true freshman offensive lineman Jager Burton were on the same youth football team ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 7:00 am

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Washington has worked to get ready for college

After his team lost its final game in the 2019-20 season, guard TyTy Washington went to his head coach at Arizona Compass Prep and asked ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, June 22, 2021 7:00 am

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UK players have gotten comfortable with Coleman

As speculation soared that Ronald “Chin” Coleman was going to join the Kentucky basketball coaching staff, the Illinois assistant coach was actually also interviewing for ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Monday, June 21, 2021 10:35 am

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UK’s Washington bonding with Wheeler during summer workouts

It didn’t take long for TyTy Washington to find a friend once he arrived on campus earlier this month. Washington, a five-star point guard, bonded ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Monday, June 21, 2021 7:00 am

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Frye enjoys elite status in UK women’s golf

Laney Frye became just the fourth UK women’s golfer to make the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team after her impressive season where she averaged 73.5 strokes ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:00 am

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Wildcat players getting full team experience this year

Remember John Calipari mentioning numerous times how much not having a normal offseason hurt his team last season when it went 9-16? Calipari noted how ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Friday, June 18, 2021 7:00 am

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Toppin growing, playing with more confidence during off-season

Jacob Toppin is still growing and Kentucky coach John Calipari took notice when he returned to campus recently. “I definitely think I grew like an ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:00 am

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Calipari denies latest NBA rumors

John Calipari put an end to the rumors nearly as soon as they began. The Kentucky coach responded to a rumor on Wednesday, a report ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Thursday, June 17, 2021 6:57 am

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Freshman linebacker Martez Thrower “physically prepared” to play in the SEC

It is not hard to get coach Rob Stowe to talk about Martez Thrower, his star linebacker at Wilcox County High School in Rochelle, Georgia. ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:00 am

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Railsplitter baseball to host youth, team camps

Head coach Justin Haywood and the Lincoln Memorial University baseball program is set to host four camps this summer, including three youth camps sponsored by ... Read more

by Special to The Middlesboro News, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 2:13 pm

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God desires to heal and restore

By Dr. Billy Holland Can God heal us? Of course! We do not need to speculate or wonder about His ability to provide miracles and ... Read more

by Special to The Middlesboro News, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 2:11 pm

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Levitt concert lineup announced; Concert series runs from July through September

The lineup for this summer’s Levitt Amp Concert Series in Middlesboro has been released, revealing a wide assortment of musical styles and acts for music ... Read more

by joeasher, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12:50 pm

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That’s a wrap!
Laurel Cove Music Festival is a hit

The Laurel Cove Music Festival wrapped up on Saturday night, effectively kicking off what is expected to be a summer chock full of live shows ... Read more

by joeasher, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12:45 pm

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One new local COVID case reported; No Bell residents currently hospitalized

The state’s COVID-19 positivity rate came in at 2.08 percent on Monday, as Kentucky begins the first week in many months with nearly no COVID-19 ... Read more

by joeasher, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12:15 pm

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Collins leading UK’s defensive backs

Nathan Fuqua was an all-state defensive lineman at Danville High School who knows plenty about the University of Kentucky football program. Fuqua, 1999 Danville graduate, ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:35 am

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Collins a good hire as UK’s safeties coach

Former Danville High School all-state defensive lineman Nathan Fuqua is the defensive coordinator at Georgia State and believes Kentucky made a wise decision hiring Chris ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Saturday, June 12, 2021 7:00 am

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Rodriguez looks ready to play in NFL

After becoming UK’s all-time rushing leader, Benny Snell has played in 29 games the last two years with the Pittsburgh Steelers and ran for 794 ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Friday, June 11, 2021 7:00 am

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Wallace planned to sign with Auburn, was swayed to UK

Wayne County (Ga.) High School coach Ken Cribb says it wasn’t anything magical that Kentucky linebackers coach Jon Sumrall did to persuade linebacker Trevin Wallace ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:00 am

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Laurel Cove Music Festival starts Friday

The Laurel Cove Music Festival is set to kick off on Friday, with the festival roaring back at full capacity with most COVID-19 restrictions in ... Read more

by joeasher, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 2:27 pm

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Man facing burglary charge

A Frakes man has been charged with burglary after allegedly entering a residence through a window. Larry Blackburn, 48, was arrested on Sunday by Middlesboro ... Read more

by joeasher, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 2:24 pm

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Calipari putting more emphasis on shooting

Want more reason to believe that Kentucky coach John Calipari — who has added three skilled outside shooters in Kellan Grady, CJ Frederick, and TyTy ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:00 am

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Three-way Kentucky quarterback battle fun and challenging for Beau Allen

Even though he did not come out of spring practice as Kentucky’s No. 1 quarterback, redshirt freshman Beau Allen thought everything went well not only ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 7:00 am

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Man faces charges including kidnapping 

A Middlesboro man is facing charges including kidnapping after allegedly retaining a woman and threatening her with a knife. Brian Brown, 41, was arrested on ... Read more

by joeasher, Monday, June 7, 2021 12:10 pm

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Morgan surprised at UK scholarship offer

Grayson Morgan said a Kentucky football scholarship offer truly did “come out of the blue” for him. “We were in the state semifinals for basketball. ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Monday, June 7, 2021 8:11 am