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4 face drug charges

A man and three women are facing trafficking charges after allegedly being found in possession of methamphetamine. Robert ... Read more | Add your comment

Middlesboro preacher follows baseball religiously

Padgett has visited all Major League Baseball stadiums, seen all teams play How many baseball fans have traveled ... Read more | Add your comment

Man killed in crash at Frakes

A Burlington man was pronounced deceased at the scene following an automobile crash in Frakes. According to a ... Read more | Add your comment

Kentucky’s share in opioid settlement is $460 million

Kentucky is one of the states that has announced a settlement with four pharmaceutical firms in the opioid ... Read more | Add your comment


Extension office offers programs

Bell County Cooperative Extension Service is offering two programs for any adult to participate. On Aug. 9 at 1 p.m. we will make a food ... Read more | Add your comment

by Special to The Middlesboro News.


Driving under the influence of technology

The phone rings. You answer it. After all, every call is important, right? Same thing with a text message, or an alert from social media. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jeff Moreland.


Railsplitters Earn NABC Team Excellence Award; Three Individuals Honored

The Lincoln Memorial University men’s basketball team earned multiple honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the group announced Tuesday afternoon. Railsplitter basketball was ... Read more

by Special to The Middlesboro News, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 1:35 pm


Kentucky has major interest in versatile 6-11 forward Kyle Filipowski

He might have the size of a center but 6-11, 230-pound Kyle Filipowski has the skills that immediately impressed Kentucky coach John Calipari when he ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 6:30 am


UK alum McLaughlin on quest for gold in Tokyo

Former Kentucky hurdler Sydney McLaughlin will begin her quest for an Olympic medal Saturday in the 400-meter hurdles in Tokyo after setting a new world’s ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Monday, July 26, 2021 6:28 am


Excitement surrounds upcoming UK football season

With the Southeastern Conference Media Days this week, the buzz about the upcoming University of Kentucky football season is only going to increase. Even though ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Sunday, July 25, 2021 7:00 am


ESPN releases latest high school football rankings

If you are excited about the upcoming Kentucky football season, this is merely a tease to keep you excited about upcoming seasons. ESPN recently released ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Saturday, July 24, 2021 7:00 am


Wilson earns degree in less than three years

Kentucky’s starting center this football season figures to be junior Quinton Wilson but he’s already had one other major accomplishment — he graduated in 2 ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Friday, July 23, 2021 7:00 am


KSP looking to defend ‘Cruiser’ crown; Vote for ‘America’s Best Looking Cruiser’ here

The Kentucky State Police are hoping to regain the title of  “America’s Best Looking Cruiser” and say that they need your vote in order to ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, July 22, 2021 7:00 am


10 millionth Camry rolls off line at Georgetown

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Inc., is celebrating two milestones:  the 35th anniversary of its plant in Georgetown, as well as the ten millionth Camry rolling ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, July 22, 2021 7:00 am


Bowden was two-sport star in Ohio

Before Lynn Bowden came to Kentucky to start his memorable football career, he played in the Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Basketball Game. Not only was he an ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Thursday, July 22, 2021 7:00 am


State reports 1,054 new COVID cases, raising weekly infection rate by 18% in one day; State as a whole is ‘orange’

If there was any doubt that the coronavirus is surging in Kentucky, it was dispelled by Tuesday’s daily report from the state Department for Public ... Read more

by Al Cross, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 8:59 am


Success brings Cats more SEC transfers

Like many UK football fans, former UK all-SEC running back Anthony White was surprised that a big reason LSU offensive tackle Dare Rosenthal transferred to ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 7:00 am


Cross drain operations start July 21 on a portion of KY 987 in Bell County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that cross drain operations start Wednesday, July 21 on a portion of KY 987 at mile point 18.30 ... Read more

by Special to The Middlesboro News, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 11:28 am


With COVID on rise, Beshear makes mask recommendations

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – An increase of COVID-19 cases in Kentucky due to the Delta variant has led Gov. Andy Beshear and state public health ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 8:25 am


Cal keeping his eye on Canadian standout

While there was a lot of focus on Illinois big man Kofi Cockburn not transferring to Kentucky and what high school sensation Jalen Duren will ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 7:00 am


Junior from Finland has Kentucky scholarship offer

Olaus Alinen believes that the University of Kentucky football coaching staff saw a “great opportunity” when he was offered a scholarship almost a year ago ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Monday, July 19, 2021 7:00 am


Adebayo says UK helped him get to Olympics

Bam Adebayo says his one year at Kentucky is a big reason he’s part of the U.S. Olympic team. “It showed me how to be ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Saturday, July 17, 2021 7:00 am


UK looking to get tight ends the ball

Kentucky recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow asked new offensive coordinator Liam Coen the question UK football fans have wanted answered for several years. “How are we ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Saturday, July 17, 2021 7:00 am



Celebrating 95 years of Kentucky flavor

Kentucky’s own signature soda brand is celebrating its 95th anniversary. July 13 marked the birthday of Ale-8-One, which calls Winchester home and is colloquially known ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 17, 2021 7:00 am


Happy campers

The fun continued for Bell County kids attending Summer Enrichment Camp. While brushing up on their academics, approximately 400 students got to take part in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 17, 2021 7:00 am


Emergency services ‘up to par’

Ambulances and crews pass strict inspection The Middlesboro City Fire Department/EMS’s ambulances and crews received a 100 percent compliance rating from their annual Kentucky Board ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Friday, July 16, 2021 7:05 am


Horton appointed ARH Regional COO

Appalachian Regional Healthcare has appointed Joseph Horton as the new regional chief operating officer for Cumberland Valley. Horton will serve as the executive leader of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 16, 2021 7:00 am


Sheppard receives scholarship offer from UK, other schools

North Laurel’s Reed Sheppard led the state in scoring last year as a sophomore at 30 points per game and has created a statewide buzz ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Friday, July 16, 2021 7:00 am


Bell County Sheriff warns of scam

The Bell County Sheriff’s Department is warning Bell County residents to be aware of a scam that has come to the attention of law enforcement. ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Friday, July 16, 2021 7:00 am


County streamlining process for coal severance funds

During a meeting on Tuesday, the Bell County Fiscal Court discussed a resolution to file for a project grant with the Kentucky Local Government Economic ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Friday, July 16, 2021 7:00 am


Kentucky State Police closing U.S. 119 in Bell County Friday

On July 16, 2021 Kentucky State Police will be shutting down U.S. 119 for 2 hours at the 3-mile marker from 10 a.m. to noon. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 15, 2021 3:07 pm