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Beshear says security at Capitol increased for next several days

Announces Kentucky State Capitol grounds will be closed Sunday Gov. Andy Beshear announced heightened security measures around the ... Read more | Add your comment

Public Record Jan. 14, 2021

Public Record Property Transfers • Mollie Smith to Middlesboro Bell County Airport, property in Middlesboro • Shannon Beth ... Read more | Add your comment

Nearly 400 vaccinations given locally

As COVID-19 cases increase, the Bell County Health Department is working to vaccinate as many people as possible, ... Read more | Add your comment

‘He had a heart of gold’ – Walter Overbay dies at 82

There are some who leave a long shadow when they leave us. Through his work in the community ... Read more | Add your comment


COVID vaccines: fact versus fiction

By Mallory Olson University of Kentucky Over the past year, a novel, highly contagious virus has spread across the world. Scientists and researchers have worked ... Read more | Add your comment

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Bell asked to participate in regional CD project

The Claiborne County Commission has agreed to foot a slice of the estimated $10,000 pie in production costs to record regional music from the tri-state ... Read more | Add your comment

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Trip to civil rights museum one worth taking

As we prepare to observe the 92nd birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I find myself reflecting on a trip that taught me ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Thursday, January 14, 2021 5:43 pm


Tide rolls over Wildcats 85-65 in Rupp Arena

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Alabama’s football team won a national championship Monday. The men’s basketball team followed with an impressive rare road win in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:11 pm


Echols helped make Gator Bowl even more special for one Kentucky family

By Larry Vaught Vaught’s Views Ally Echols grew up a Kentucky fan in Shepherdsville and met her husband, Thomas Paine Echols, a few months before ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:57 pm


A view from the mountains

By Bill Hayes The great Tom Handy of London, a Republican, who was nearly Lt. Governor of Kentucky, and I, a Democrat, from Middlesboro, who ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:47 pm


Senate committee continues work on state budget

Budget bills for the three branches of Government in Kentucky continue to advance in the General Assembly, winning Senate committee approval on Tuesday. The Senate ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:00 am


Allen making a difference with added playing time

Recently Kentucky coach John Calipari tried to compare the emergence of Dontaie Allen to former UK stars Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Immanuel Quickley because they both ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, January 10, 2021 6:13 pm


General Assembly acts to reopen stores, schools

The General Assembly gave final passage today to legislation relating to the reopening of Kentucky’s economy in response to the governor’s state of emergency intended ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, January 9, 2021 6:19 pm


Kentucky’s US attorneys say they will prosecute Capitol rioters

Kentucky U.S. attorneys both said they would prosecute individuals from the region who committed violent, criminal acts in the Capitol on Wednesday. U.S. Attorney Russell ... Read more

by Mark Maynard, Friday, January 8, 2021 7:53 am


Rogers sworn in for 21st consecutive term

U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) was sworn into office for his 21st consecutive term representing Kentucky’s Fifth Congressional District. Forty years ago, Congressman Rogers ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:43 pm


D.C. riot stirs emotions, concerns

What happened in Washington, D.C., Wednesday was absolutely heartbreaking. It was also a sad reflection on the state our nation is in today because of ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Thursday, January 7, 2021 3:36 pm


Talking with students about Jan. 6, 2021

Throughout the course of my education career, I have engaged in numerous discussions on how and if schools should discuss and teach controversial topics with ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, January 7, 2021 3:25 pm


Students to compete in 4H ham curing contest

Most people enjoy ham, but not everybody understands the process required to cure a ham so it can be delivered to the table. The Bell ... Read more

by joeasher, Thursday, January 7, 2021 3:15 pm


County records 28 new COVID cases

The Bell County Health Department’s COVID-19 update for Wednesday included 28 new individual cases. According to the Bell County Health Department, the county reached a ... Read more

by joeasher, Thursday, January 7, 2021 3:14 pm


Record 5,732 new coronavirus cases, 34 deaths reported

Gov. Andy Beshear announced a high number of COVID-19 related deaths, along with a daily record number of new cases on Wednesday. A total of ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, January 7, 2021 7:49 am


Rogers issues statement on electoral college vote

U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) released the following statement about the Electoral College count after the Joint Session of Congress reconvened following a violent ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, January 7, 2021 7:36 am


Man charged in Tuesday shooting

A man is in custody after turning himself in following an alleged shooting in Bell County in the Kettle Island community. Devonterious Williams Grigsby, 23, ... Read more

by joeasher, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 10:27 am


Legislature aims at addressing emergency powers of governor

The legislature’s planned changes in the governor’s emergency powers will address “an institutional situation, not an individual situation” like Gov. Andy Beshear’s ongoing mandates during ... Read more

by Al Cross, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:38 am


Magic City Lights winners announced

The first installment of Middlesboro’s “Magic City Lights” contest has come to an end, with the winners announced on the Recreation of Middlesboro Facebook page. ... Read more

by joeasher, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:32 am


Wildcats ‘fight like heck’ to hold off gritty Commodores, 77-74

Vanderbilt is always a struggle for Kentucky, and Tuesday night was no different. “Every year we play them, it’s exactly the same way,” Kentucky coach ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 8:31 am


UK QB Wilson opts out, to enter NCAA transfer portal

Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson has decided to finish his collegiate career elsewhere after announcing plans to enter the NCAA transfer portal Monday night. Wilson, who ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 8:15 am


Bell records 37th COVID death

Beshear says vaccinations have to be done faster There have been 37 deaths in Bell County related to COVID-19, with three new deaths being reported ... Read more

by joeasher, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 1:52 pm


Man, woman face drug, weapon charges

A man and woman are facing charges including trafficking in methamphetamine following their arrest early Friday morning at a residence. Candace Riggs, 32, of Middlesboro, ... Read more

by joeasher, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 1:11 pm

Local Features

First newborn of 2021 arrives at Middlesboro ARH

Middlesboro ARH Hospital welcomed its first baby of the new year born on January 2, 2021. At 3:29 a.m., Gabriel Alexander Nash was delivered by ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:33 pm


WATERS: Impeach or legislate?

When Amber, my server at a central Kentucky restaurant where I stopped to work and get some breakfast recently, saw my computer open to the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:15 pm


IRS payment tracker online shows status of stimulus check

The Internal Revenue Service launched an online tool Monday to track the status of their $600 coronavirus relief checks. The “Get My Payment” tool allows ... Read more

by Kentucky Today, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 10:05 am