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Strong ground game helps Bobcats coast past McCreary Central

By JOHN HENSON Contributing Writer   Brandon Baker and Dawson Woolum each topped the 100-yard rushing mark as ... Read more | Add your comment

Airport improvements continue

By JOE ASHER joe.asher@middlesboronews.com   Improvements at the Middlesboro-Bell County Airport are continuing. At a recent meeting, the ... Read more | Add your comment

Six arrested on drug charges

By JOE ASHER joe.asher@middlesboronews.com The Bell County Sheriff’s Office arrested six individuals on drug charges Monday. According to ... Read more | Add your comment

Dancing Bones Music Festival debuts in Cumberland Gap Oct. 3

By JOE ASHER joe.asher@middlesboronews.com The first weekend in October will see the arrival of the Dancing Bones Music ... Read more | Add your comment

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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, bestowing on him the title of Admiral ... Read more | Add your comment

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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 has obtained during a meeting on Tuesday. ... Read more | Add your comment

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An organ donor truly gave my family the gift of life

My family celebrated my dad’s birthday last weekend. In most ways, it was a typical birthday celebration. In other ways, it was very special. This ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Friday, September 25, 2020 9:52 am

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With COVID cancellation, Middlesboro eager to face Breathitt next week

By ZACH AUSMUS Contributing Writer Late Monday night, Middlesboro was made aware that the game slated against Morgan County had been canceled due to Coronavirus ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 25, 2020 8:30 am

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Middlesboro downs Pineville in cross-county rivalry, 35-20

Middlesboro and Pineville met up in an intercounty battle Friday night, and the Yellowjackets came away with the 35-20 victory. The Jackets used a balanced ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 5:15 pm

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City preparing for alcohol sales, liquor licenses

By JOE ASHER joe.asher@middlesboronews.com   The Middlesboro City Council heard an update concerning the time frame for the approval of beer and liquor licenses during ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:09 pm

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Downtown getting a new look with murals

By JOE ASHER joe.asher@middlesboronews.com   The Middlesboro City Council was updated on projects being tackled by the Middlesboro Main Street program during the panel’s Sept. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 2:33 pm

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Bell places fourth in Wayne County meet

By John Henson Contributing Writer   Bell County placed fourth and Harlan County was fifth in the boys’ race at the Wayne County Invitational on ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 2:23 pm

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Harris wins Bell County Invitational

By JOHN HENSON Contributing Writer   Middlesboro’s Tyler Harris shot an even-par 72 to claim a six-stroke win Sunday in the Bell County Invitational at ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 2:20 pm

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Live music returns to Laurel Cove 

By JOE ASHER joe.asher@middlesboronews.com   While the global pandemic has put a halt to most music events this year with one after another being canceled ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 2:14 pm

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County’s COVID death toll reaches 16

By Joe Asher joe.asher@middlesboronews.com   The Bell County Health Department’s COVID-19 update for Monday includes five new cases. According to the Bell County Health Department, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 1:22 pm

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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 concern for Bell County fans coming into ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, September 19, 2020 4:59 pm

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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

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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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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? The Bell County Extension Office is sponsoring ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:25 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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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

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:15 am

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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

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:35 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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