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UK HealthCare reflects on a year of COVID-19

March marks one year since the COVID-19 global pandemic disrupted and altered everyone’s life. On March 6, it ... Read more | Add your comment

New city police cruisers arrive; Funds from sale of alcohol helps fund vehicles

The city of Middlesboro took delivery on five new vehicles on Wednesday, acquiring five Dodge Chargers for the ... Read more | Add your comment

Missing Claiborne County man found dead in Bell County

Bill Baker had been missing since Feb. 16 from his home in Claiborne County, Tenn. Tuesday evening, his ... Read more | Add your comment

Southeast Kentucky Flood Relief Fund helping lead regional efforts

Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky alongside partners at the Appalachian Impact Fund and the Southeast Kentucky Chapter of the ... Read more | Add your comment

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Gas prices continue to climb across Kentucky

Kentucky gas prices have risen 5.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.57/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,623 stations in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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State positivity rate down to 4.25%

On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Kentucky’s positivity rate has decreased to 4.25%. “Team Kentucky should be so proud of the progress we’ve made against ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Cal throws egos out the window as Cats prep for postseason

John Calipari is in March mode going into Saturday’s regular-season finale against South Carolina. In a season filled with inconsistency, the Wildcats (8-15, 7-9 Southeastern ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Friday, March 5, 2021 4:35 pm

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Calipari, Brooks confident Cats can finish the season on high note

Keion Brooks isn’t ready to give up on the season. Although Kentucky’s only hope of reaching the NCAA Tournament hinges on winning four straight games ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Thursday, March 4, 2021 5:14 pm

Sports

Former UK quarterback releases book

Former University of Kentucky quarterback Jalen Whitlow learned a lot of football and life lessons during his two seasons with UK and then at Eastern ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Thursday, March 4, 2021 4:14 pm

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Byrd recognized by Bell County Historical Society and Museum

Recently the board members of Bell County Historical Society and Museum voted unanimously to recognize Homer Byrd for his contributions to the organization. Recently he ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, March 4, 2021 4:02 pm

Opinion

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Regular screenings can save lives

Colorectal cancer screening – testing to look for cancer before symptoms start – can help save lives. Regular screening can find colorectal cancer early when ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, March 4, 2021 8:30 am

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Ky. supports Tenn. law requiring waiting period for abortion

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has joined a 21-state coalition in support of the constitutionality of the Tennessee law requiring a 48-hour waiting period before ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:12 am

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Beshear provides update on COVID-19

On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced more than 731,000 Kentuckians have now had at least the first dose of one of the effective COVID-19 vaccines. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:17 pm

Opinion

Protect journalists and activists from vindictive lawsuits; then there are also public records

By Jim Waters It’s one thing for government agencies to deny open records requests from the press or public. It’s quite another for those entities ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:13 pm

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Bill to give Kentucky’s high school students a ‘do-over’ year passes senate 36-0, heads to house

A bill to give public and private school students the opportunity for a “do-over” year passed the Kentucky Senate on Tuesday. Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:04 pm

Sports

Cats fail to fight back against Ole Miss, fall 70-62

Kentucky got shoved around and didn’t fight back in a 70-62 loss at Mississippi Tuesday night. The narrow setback was the second straight for the ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:40 pm

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Driver charged in fatality crash involving bicycle

A man is facing charges including manslaughter after a person was allegedly killed when a vehicle collided with a person on a bicycle early Monday ... Read more

by joeasher, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:24 am

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Meeting Notice

The Middlesboro Board of Education will have a special board meeting Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 12 p.m. The meeting will be held at the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:20 am

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High water remains severe threat in several parts of Kentucky

State and local officials across Kentucky are continuing their efforts to help recover not only from three ice and snowstorms in February, but also severe ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:37 am

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New Middlesboro dispatcher first in class

The Middlesboro City Police Department welcomed a new dispatcher recently. Daniel Hopson graduated first in his class last week from the Department of Criminal Justice ... Read more

by joeasher, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:29 pm

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Driver involved in fatality charged

A man is facing charges including manslaughter after a person was allegedly killed when a vehicle collided with a person on a bicycle early Monday ... Read more

by joeasher, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 10:56 am

BREAKING NEWS

Three arrested in Massengill murder

TENNESSEE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office, and the Tazewell Police ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:15 am

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Capacity limits going to 60% for many; Beshear gives ‘optimistic’ report

Following seven weeks of declining coronavirus cases and positive-test rates, along with an increasing supply of vaccines, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that many businesses would ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:12 am

Sports

Cats in attack mode as season winds down; Face Ole Miss tonight at 9 p.m.

In the final week of a disappointing regular season, Kentucky senior Olivier Sarr said the Wildcats still have a lot to prove before the postseason. ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:01 am

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Flooding brings call for state of emergency

Gov. Andy Beshear has declared a state of emergency due to the extremely heavy rainfall across most of Kentucky throughout the weekend, prompting numerous flood ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:59 am

BREAKING NEWS

Elderly Claiborne County man missing, last seen in Pineville

An 86-year-old Harrogate man suffering from dementia has been missing from home since Feb. 17. Bill Baker, Sr. was last seen in Pineville, Ky., which ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 1, 2021 8:53 am

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Gas prices continue to climb across Kentucky

Kentucky gas prices have risen 9.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.53/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,623 stations in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 1, 2021 8:33 am

Sports

Senior Day at UK different but still emotional

I never had a chance to hear Albert B. “Happy” Chandler perform “My Old Kentucky Home” in person on “Senior Day” at the University of ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Monday, March 1, 2021 8:25 am

Sports

Senior Day spoiler: Gators use zone to snap UK’s 3-game win streak

Kentucky coach John Calipari could have easily blamed his team’s 71-67 loss to Florida on an unexpected bye week, but said his team’s performance had ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Sunday, February 28, 2021 5:39 pm

Sports

Senior Day: Walk-on Welch has savored his time with Wildcats

Riley Welch has spent the past two years rooting for his teammates. On Saturday, they will be cheering for the Kentucky guard on Senior Day. ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:07 pm

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Falling numbers, mask mandate extended and new vaccine approval

Kentucky’s COVID-19 positivity rate continued to fall on Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that he is extending the state’s mask mandate, and a new vaccine ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:44 pm