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Middlesboro man faces sex abuse charge 

By JOE ASHER joe.asher@middlesboronews.com A Middlesboro man faces charges including first-degree sexual abuse (victim under 12 years of ... Read more | Add your comment

Bell County School Board meeting set for Thursday at 3 p.m.

The Bell County Board of Education will meet Thursday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m. at the Bell County ... Read more | Add your comment

Local shelter offers special adoption rate this month

By JOE ASHER joe.asher@middlesboronews.com   Dog lovers are everywhere, and they will all be happy to hear the ... Read more | Add your comment

Bell man killed in mining accident

A Bell County man is dead following a Friday mining accident at the Double Mountain Mining #3 “Strata” ... Read more | Add your comment

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McGrath visits Middlesboro on campaign trail

By BEN SLUSHER Special to The Middlesboro News   Kentucky Democratic Candidate for United States Senate Amy McGrath visited Bell County Friday, October 2, to ... Read more | Add your comment

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Artists work with locals to complete downtown mural

By JOE ASHER joe.asher@middlesboronews.com   A mural that has been under construction on the wall of the Tamer building in downtown Middlesboro was presented to ... Read more | Add your comment

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Local runners set personal records in Middlesboro All-Comers meet

By JOHN HENSON Contributing Writer With the regional meet a little over a week away, Bell County coach Jason Stewart found plenty of positives from ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:18 am

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Middlesboro falls to Harlan in district tournament

Middlesboro’s Chris Hobbs goes up against Harlan County’s Jacob Hooper Tuesday in 50th District Tournament action at James A. Cawood Field. The Yellow Jackets suffered ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:11 am

Editorials

Grading political leaders through pandemic

As we approach a crucial election, it’s time to think about the sort of leaders we want and need at all levels of government – ... Read more

by Al Cross, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:28 am

Sports

Miracle sets course record in leading Bell to Middlesboro All-Comers title; Rose, James lead Lady Jackets to championship

By JOHN HENSON Contributing Writer   Bell County sophomore Caden Miracle was both a winner and record-breaker on Thursday in the Middlesboro All-Comers as he ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 9, 2020 11:45 am

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Middlesboro’s Rose running with sites on regional championship

By JOHN HENSON Contributing Writer A senior with regional championship aspirations — Middlesboro’s Grace Rose — warmed up for the bigger meet later this month ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 9, 2020 10:59 am

BREAKING NEWS

Local pastor charged with incest; alleged victim reports “30 to 40” instances of rape; Noe released Thursday on $100,000 bond

A local pastor has been charged with incest and accused of raping a child. Frank Asher Noe, Jr., pastor of Bennett’s Fork Baptist Church in ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Thursday, October 8, 2020 4:51 pm

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Auditor says Bell sheriff needs segregation of duties; Williams says budget limitations don’t allow hiring more staff

Kentucky State Auditor Mike Harmon has released details on his audit of the 2019 financial statement of Bell County Sheriff Mitch Williams. According to Harmon’s ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Thursday, October 8, 2020 11:10 am

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Middlesboro trick-or-treat set for Oct. 31

By JOE ASHER joe.asher@middlesboronews.com Autumn is in full swing, and a favorite part of the fall season for many is Halloween, complete with trick-or-treating, parties, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, October 8, 2020 10:45 am

Sports

Bell falls to Rockcastle for first time in 14 years

By JOHN HENSON Contributing Writer   With three state championships to his credit, Bell County coach Dudley Hilton knew from experience that last year’s trip ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 8:44 am

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Breathitt outlasts Middlesboro, 35-20

By ZACH AUSMUS Contributing Writer   JACKSON, KY — The latest installment of District 7’s best proved to be another hard-fought battle. On Friday, the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, October 4, 2020 5:53 pm

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Get outdoors and enjoy fall in the Gap

By JOE ASHER joe.asher@middlesboronews.com Fall is here, and given the current pandemic, there are some things that normally come with fall that may be a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, October 3, 2020 10:58 am

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FBI continues search for female bank robber

The FBI is investigating an armed bank robbery that took place in Pineville just before 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29. A female suspect is ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, October 3, 2020 10:55 am

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Flu vaccinations now available

Vaccine recommended for anyone 6 months and older   By JOE ASHER joe.asher@middlesboronews.com   While the COVID-19 pandemic is first in many people’s minds this ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, October 3, 2020 10:54 am

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County reports new COVID cases; State breaks 1,000-case mark for a single day

By JOE ASHER joe.asher@middlesboronews.com   The Bell County Health Department’s COVID-19 update for Wednesday included five new individual cases locally. According to the Bell County ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, October 3, 2020 10:04 am

BREAKING NEWS

One killed in Tuesday morning crash

One person is dead following a one-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on Highway 190, approximately 5 ½ miles from Highway 25E. At approximately 5:30 a.m., first ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:49 am

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COVID cases nearing 500 locally; county has 17 deaths

By JOE ASHER joe.asher@middlesboronews.com   The Bell County Health Department’s COVID-19 update for Monday included six new individual cases in Bell County. According to the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:08 am

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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 Bell County scored on its first six ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, September 28, 2020 11:42 am

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Airport improvements continue

By JOE ASHER joe.asher@middlesboronews.com   Improvements at the Middlesboro-Bell County Airport are continuing. At a recent meeting, the Middlesboro City Council got an update on ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, September 28, 2020 8:27 am

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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

BREAKING NEWS

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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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 a press release, Bell County Sheriff’s Deputies ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 25, 2020 8:24 am

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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 Festival, an evening of acoustic musical entertainment ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 25, 2020 8:19 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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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

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:28 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