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Bell County knocks off Whitley for first win of season

Finding a way to replace the offensive firepower of quarterback London Stephney following graduation was the number one ... Read more | Add your comment

A lifetime of service
Brogan honored by city for years of service

By JOE ASHER joe.asher@middlesboronews.com During a meeting on Tuesday, the Middlesboro City Council honored long-time resident Marcum Brogan, ... Read more | Add your comment

Numerous grants will meet needs of city’s firefighters

By JOE ASHER joe.asher@middlesboronews.com The Middlesboro City Council discussed a collection of grants the Middlesboro City Fire Department ... Read more | Add your comment

Bell Countians encouraged to “Get Moving”

By JOE ASHER joe.asher@middlesboronews.com   Looking for a way to help improve your physical fitness level this fall? ... Read more | Add your comment

News

Man charged pulling sword on officer

By JOE ASHER joe.asher@middlesboronews.com   A Middlesboro man is facing charges including attempted murder after allegedly attacking a Middlesboro City Police officer with a sword. ... Read more | Add your comment

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Asher joins Middlesboro News staff

The Middlesboro News welcomes news reporter Joe P. Asher to the staff. Asher, 51, may be new to the Middlesboro News, but he is in ... Read more | Add your comment

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Sports

Bell cross country runners excel in Lynn Camp, Harlan meets

The Bell County boys’ varsity cross country team placed 4th overall as a team in the 5,000- meter run in a meet at Lynn Camp ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:44 pm

Editorials

Looking good, Bell County!

Last week the Bell County Solid Waste and Recycling Center hosted the 2020 Kentucky Waste Tire Management Program. As you may have heard, the event ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:37 pm

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County passes 450 COVID cases

By JOE ASHER joe.asher@middlesboronews.com   The Bell County Health Department has released its daily update concerning COVID-19 cases around the county. According to the Bell ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:20 pm

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More than 22,000 used tires roll in from recycling program

Bell County is a cleaner place following the 2020 Kentucky Waste Tire Management Program. The event comes to the county every three years on a ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:30 pm

News

County reports two new COVID cases, death toll is at 14

By JOE ASHER joe.asher@middlesboronews.com   The Bell County Health Department has released an update concerning COVID-19 cases around the county. According to the Bell County ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:25 pm

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With several outstanding warrants, man gives false information to police

By JOE ASHER joe.asher@middlesboronews.com   A Middlesboro man is facing multiple charges including theft by unlawful taking and giving an officer false information following a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:10 pm

Sports

Middlesboro handles Harlan 44-0

By JOHN HENSON Contributing Writer   Getting better isn’t easy when you lose your best player, but Harlan coach Eric Perry is convinced the 2020 ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:36 pm

Sports

Bell falls in opener, 36-0

The Bell County Bobcats got the 2021 season off to a rough start Friday, falling 36-0 in their opener at home to last year’s Class ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:31 pm

Sports

Pineville rolls to win over East Ridge, 48-24

By RAIGAN KING Contributing Writer, Pineville High School   The Pineville Mountain Lions gained their first win of the season Friday night against the East ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:25 pm

Sports

Run defense will be key for Kentucky

By LARRY VAUGHT Vaught’s Views   How often can you remember when Kentucky’s biggest weakness in Southeastern Conference play was that it could just not ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 11, 2020 8:18 am

News

Runway repaving benefits local airport, business travelers

Glynna Brown will tell you that corporate America doesn’t come to town on a bus. In fact, that slogan is even on her business cards. ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Friday, September 11, 2020 8:05 am

News

A Q&A with Sen. Mitch McConnell and Amy McGrath

BY OLIVIA MOHR olivia.mohr@bluegrassnewsmedia.com   With the general election approaching, it’s important to know where candidates stand on the issues. The Middlesboro News asked Sen. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 11, 2020 7:09 am

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Bell reports just five new COVID cases in a week; Bell man among latest deaths reported

Since Sept. 3, the Bell County Health Department has reported just five new cases of the coronavirus. Reports from the office of Bell County Health ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Friday, September 11, 2020 6:13 am

News

Free tire recycling program runs through Saturday afternoon

A lot of people in Bell County are pitching in to help keep the county clean. That was the message from Doug Hoskins with the ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 8:43 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Relief funds available for Kentucky landlords, renters hit by COVID-19

Gov. Andy Beshear has announced the launch of the Healthy at Home Eviction Relief Fund website, teamkyhherf.ky.gov, where Kentuckians now can visit and apply for ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 12:03 pm

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Child found in vehicle as three arrested on drug, other charges

PRESS RELEASE Routine patrol for Bell County Sheriff’s K-9 Deputy Adam Southern led to the discovery of a woman and child in a vehicle in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:58 am

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Cameron calls scam increases during COVID ‘alarming’

Experts warn that no one is immune; fast-money scams out to trick those in need of jobs, among many others By BOBBIE CURD   Although ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, September 7, 2020 3:22 pm

Sports

Vaught expects Cats to have successful season on the gridiron

By JAMIE H. VAUGHT   Over two months ago, I predicted the football Wildcats would have a nice team. I wrote that Coach Mark Stoops’ ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, September 7, 2020 1:16 pm

Opinion

Finding fun with my COVID masks

Almost everywhere you look, you’ll see someone wearing a mask these days, and that’s a good thing. You’ve probably heard more than one person complain ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Monday, September 7, 2020 1:11 pm

Sports

Stopping the run won’t be UK’s problem this season

By LARRY VAUGHT How often can you remember when Kentucky’s biggest weakness in Southeastern Conference play was that it could just not stop a power ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, September 6, 2020 9:45 pm

News

County now has a dozen COVID-related deaths

Bell County has now reported a dozen deaths from the COVID-19 virus. A report from Bell County Health Department Director Teresa Hunt announced Thursday afternoon ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, September 6, 2020 9:37 pm

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Kentucky Farm Bureau providing free Wi-Fi access

Kentucky Farm Bureau has activated a free, public Wi-Fi internet signal from 155 of its locations statewide, including in Bell County, and announced its plan ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, September 6, 2020 9:32 pm

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Congressman Rogers signs police pledge

Standing against any efforts to defund the police, Congressman Hal Rogers added his signature to the nationwide Police Pledge, an initiative sponsored by the Heritage ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, September 6, 2020 8:34 pm

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By TESS SCHOONHOVEN Baptist Press Every church has adjusted some aspects of ministry since the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic. But even as the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:41 pm

News

Damage, no injuries result from construction event on LMU campus

The Middlesboro News has received reports of a construction event on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. Reports indicate that work being ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, September 6, 2020 4:08 pm