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Flags at half-staff Friday to honor victims lost to COVID

Gov. Andy Beshear has directed that the flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from ... Read more | Add your comment

Beshear recognizes National Recovery Month; See connected video here

Gov. Andy Beshear, the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP) and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and ... Read more | Add your comment

KSP investigates double fatality in Bell County

On Sunday, Sept. 19, at 8:54 a.m. Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan received a call from Bell ... Read more | Add your comment

First responders honored

Bell County first responders were honored with a free lunch provided by AmeriCorps members serving at Bell County ... Read more | Add your comment


Mountain Fiesta set for Sept. 30 – Oct. 3 in Cumberland Gap

J. Frank White Academy (JFWA) is pleased to announce that the Mountain Fiesta, a community festival celebrating Appalachian and Latin American culture, is set for ... Read more | Add your comment

by Special to The Middlesboro News.


Covid-19 is killing 40 Kentuckians a day

Most measures of the pandemic in Kentucky inched down Wednesday, except the most serious: deaths and Covid-19 patients on mechanical ventilation. The state reported 52 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Al Cross.


Horsey receives community service award

Kentucky junior offensive guard Kenneth Horsey received another well-deserved honor when he was awarded the Finn Collier Service Award from the American Heart Association. The ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Saturday, September 25, 2021 7:00 am


UK already building Big Blue Wall of the future

Kentucky’s Big Blue Wall likely will lose three starters — Darian Kinnard, Luke Fortner, and Dare Rosenthal — off this year’s team but one of ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Friday, September 24, 2021 7:00 am


Abraham Lincoln’s lesson learned

By Jadon Gibson Contributing Writer Abraham Lincoln, a Whig party member at the time, was elected to the Illinois state legislature in the late 1830s ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Thursday, September 23, 2021 8:26 am


Calipari will have options at point guard

Kentucky coach John Calipari is going to have multiple options at point guard this season, a luxury he did not have last season. But would ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Thursday, September 23, 2021 7:00 am


Analyst says UK is one of nation’s top 10 football coaching jobs

ESPN/SEC Network analyst Peter Burns says one reason he feels like Kentucky is one of the 10 best college football coaching jobs in America is ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 7:00 am


Poll, falling vaccination rates spark concern that Covid-19 conflicts make Kentuckians skeptical of long-accepted vaccines

The first day of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky‘s annual health policy forum addressed vaccine hesitancy, which the foundation’s latest poll and other information ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 3:54 pm


State Capitol loop closing for security reasons

Much like Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House was closed to vehicular traffic over 25 years ago in Washington, D.C., security considerations will ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 3:49 pm


Bill proposes state paying total cost of full-day kindergarten

Legislation proposed for the 2022 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly would make state funding for the entire cost of full-day kindergarten a permanent ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 3:46 pm


Kentucky commit Clark ahead of schedule with his knee rehab

It was not quite three months ago when Kentucky basketball commit Skyy Clark tore the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee. The ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 7:58 am


Cats survive scare to remain perfect on season

Kentucky had to earn its third victory of the season the hard way against surprising Tennessee Chattanooga Saturday. Although the Wildcats were heavily favored, it ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Monday, September 20, 2021 8:21 am


Calipari plans to use four guards this season

John Calipari insists he is telling his players that he plans to have four positions that are guard positions this season. “That doesn’t mean I’m ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Saturday, September 18, 2021 7:00 am


Most county tax rates remain unchanged

The Bell County Fiscal Court addressed county tax rates during a meeting on Tuesday, with most rates remaining unchanged. Bell County Judge-Executive Albey Brock explained ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Friday, September 17, 2021 3:02 pm


City’s Southside Park opens

Middlesboro’s Southside Park is set to reopen on Friday, Sept. 17, with brand new playground equipment for children to enjoy. Middlesboro City Council Member Boone ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Friday, September 17, 2021 3:00 pm


Former Wildcat Duffy not currently on an NFL roster

Max Duffy was an all-American punter at Kentucky and won the Ray Guy Award as the nation’s top punter his junior season. However, he did ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Friday, September 17, 2021 7:00 am


Stoops may expand recruiting area

Would Mark Stoops consider maybe branching out his recruiting base more and have his staff spend more time in nearby Indiana and Illinois recruiting? “We ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Thursday, September 16, 2021 7:00 am


Wing Fling set for Sept. 25

Middlesboro’s Wing Fling is set for Saturday, Sept. 25, with all the trappings that have made the chicken wing-centered event one of the city’s favorites. ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 9:10 am


Nelson receives leadership award

Middlesboro Mayor Rick Nelson was awarded the 2021 Leadership Enrichment Ad Development (LEAD) award by the Kentucky League of Cities, which is awarded to Kentucky ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 9:08 am


Middlesboro ARH faces COVID surge

Hospitals across the state are seeing a dramatic increase in admissions due to COVID-19, and Middlesboro ARH is no exception. According to Middlesboro ARH Community ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 9:04 am


Robinson could become a UK legend

Two games, two 100-yard receiving performances for Kentucky’s Wan’Dale Robinson — something that has not happened at UK since Jeff Badet did it in 2016. ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 7:00 am


UK commit Sharpe will play in Kentucky this season

Because he’s brought numerous teams to Kentucky to play before, Dream City Christian coach Kyle Weaver knows what it will be like when his team ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 7:00 am



Missing woman found dead

On September 14, 2021, KSP was notified at approximately 11 a.m. by a member of the Bell County Rescue Squad that they located a female ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 6:53 am


COVID in Kentucky ‘bad as it has ever been in pandemic’

Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday repeated his request to Kentuckians to get vaccinated and wear a mask, as 2,426 new cases of COVID-19 were reported ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 6:16 am


Middlesboro City Hall remains closed until Friday

Middlesboro City Hall, which has been closed to the public for two weeks due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the city and Bell ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Monday, September 13, 2021 2:50 pm


Kentucky scholarship offer is special for high school freshman

She is only going to be a freshman this season but Leah Macy already has 12 college basketball scholarship offers. The list includes Kentucky and ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Monday, September 13, 2021 7:00 am


Middlesboro Board of Education to have special meeting Tuesday

The Middlesboro Board of Education will have a special board meeting Tuesday,  Sept. 14, 2021, at 12 p.m. This meeting will be held at the ... Read more

by Special to The Middlesboro News, Friday, September 10, 2021 3:10 pm