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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 ... Read more | Add your comment

Nelson receives leadership award

Middlesboro Mayor Rick Nelson was awarded the 2021 Leadership Enrichment Ad Development (LEAD) award by the Kentucky League ... Read more | Add your comment

Middlesboro ARH faces COVID surge

Hospitals across the state are seeing a dramatic increase in admissions due to COVID-19, and Middlesboro ARH is ... Read more | Add your comment


Missing woman found dead

On September 14, 2021, KSP was notified at approximately 11 a.m. by a member of the Bell County ... Read more | Add your comment


Southeast clears final hurdle towards paramedic associate degree

Officials at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College confirm that they have gained approval for a new degree program: an associate in applied science in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Special to The Middlesboro News.


Higher Ground to release digital version of 9th production

Despite significant obstacles posed by the pandemic, Southeast’s Higher Ground program delivered its 9th original musical drama in spring 2021 to over 300 audience members. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Special to The Middlesboro News.


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


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


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


KDE to reimburse public school districts for incentives for vaccinated employees

(FRANKFORT, KY) – The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) will use up to $8.8 million in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds to provide ... Read more

by Special to The Middlesboro News, Friday, September 10, 2021 10:15 am


City names street after late coach

The city of Middlesboro will honor late Middlesboro High School football coach and standout athlete Kenny Roark on Friday, designating one of the city’s streets ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 7:50 am


Man faces theft, fleeing charges; Allegedly took $1,190 in goods from Walmart

A Corbin man is facing charges including theft by unlawful taking and fleeing or evading police after allegedly taking items from a Walmart store. Robert ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 7:10 am


Brock says virus is ravaging the unvaccinated

Bell County reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, with a total of 79 new cases reported on Saturday and Sunday. Bell County Judge-Executive ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 5:13 pm


Quilt show coming to Bell County Museum

The Bell County Historical Society and Museum is hosting a quilt exhibit from Sept. 14 through Sept. 18 to show off an impressive collection of ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 5:10 pm


Levis shines in UK debut

The assumption was that new Kentucky offensive coordinator Liam Coen would not have recruited quarterback Will Levis when he decided to leave Penn State if ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 7:34 am


Levis looks to put up big numbers, prep for NFL opportunities

Quarterback Will Levis, a Penn State transfer, will be looking for big numbers this season as he pursues future NFL career opportunities. Sixty-five FBS quarterbacks ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Saturday, September 4, 2021 7:00 am


ESPN’s Greenberg expects Ware, Hopkins to contribute for Cats

Two players not being talked about a lot even with all the hype over John Calipari’s team are sophomore Lance Ware and freshman Bryce Hopkins. ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Friday, September 3, 2021 7:00 am


County reports five COVID deaths in two days

Bell County reported a total of five additional COVID-19 related deaths over two days, with four deaths reported on Wednesday and one on Tuesday. According ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Thursday, September 2, 2021 8:03 pm


Bowling wins Kentucky Chamber award

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce presented Representative for the 87th District Adam Bowling with the Chamber MVP Award last week. According to a press release, ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Thursday, September 2, 2021 8:00 pm


Pineville to host fireworks

The city of Pineville is planning a fireworks display on Sunday, having delayed the city’s Fourth of July fireworks. According to Pineville Main Street Director ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Thursday, September 2, 2021 7:56 pm


COVID suspected in death of local EMT

A Middlesboro City Fire Department EMT has passed away, with the cause of death suspected to be COVID-19. According to a Facebook post from Middlesboro ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Thursday, September 2, 2021 7:44 pm


Kinnard ranked top run blocker in college football

Going into the season Kentucky offensive tackle Darian Kinnard could become just the second UK football player ever to be named an Associated Press All-American ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Thursday, September 2, 2021 7:00 am


TAYLOR: 10 victories are within reach for Wildcats

The expectations are high at Kentucky as Mark Stoops enters his ninth season and the second longest-tenured coach in the Southeastern Conference. He needs just ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 9:15 am


Man faces animal torture, robbery charges

A Middlesboro man is facing charges including robbery, torture of a dog, and fleeing from police after his arrest on Friday. Gary Wilson, 32, was ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 9:12 am


Man charged with cutting woman with knife

A man is facing charges including assault after allegedly cutting a woman with a knife. Daniel Fletcher, 49, of Middlesboro, was arrested on Sunday by ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 9:09 am


Bell County reports 33 new COVID cases

Bell County reported 33 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the lowest number of new cases in a day since Aug. 15. According to the Bell ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 9:04 am


COVID cases in children are rising; Vaccination is up, but less than cases

Kentucky reported more Covid-19 cases last week than in any other week during the pandemic, 29,456, and Gov. Andy Beshear said at this point the ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 9:01 am