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Governor updates Healthy at Work guidelines

Gov. Andy Beshear provided an update on Kentucky’s “Healthy at Work” guidelines on Wednesday. During his daily briefing, ... Read more | Add your comment

Farmers market to open May 14

A farmers market is preparing to open in Middlesboro, courtesy of Middlesboro Main Street. Middlesboro Main Street board ... Read more | Add your comment

Man charged with rape of minor

A man is facing a charge of rape after allegedly having sexual intercourse with a minor. Brian Hopkins, ... Read more | Add your comment

Man faces drug trafficking charge; Arrested for third time on similar charges since December

A Pineville man is facing multiple charges including trafficking methamphetamine after allegedly being found in possession of the ... Read more | Add your comment

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KSP commissioner still calls Bell County home

The recent appointment of Phillip Burnett Jr. as Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police marks just one aspect of a career encompassing a long-standing history ... Read more | Add your comment

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Man facing drug trafficking charges 

A Pineville man is facing multiple charges including trafficking methamphetamine after allegedly being found in possession of the drug. Gary Wilson, 58, was arrested on ... Read more | Add your comment

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Sports

LMU softball team sees 28-game home win streak snapped

Loss comes in regular-season finale Lincoln Memorial University Sports Information HARROGATE, Tenn. – Wrapping up a season-closing stretch of six games in a five-day period, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 3:53 pm

Sports

Tshiebwe is a happy player on and off the court

Kentucky fans are already looking forward to having West Virginia transfer Oscar Tshiebwe on the court next season to provide inside scoring and rebounding UK ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

Stoops says Cats haven’t arrived, but right pieces are in place

Mark Stoops is optimistic about the upcoming season after Kentucky finished five weeks of workouts last weekend with a workout at Kroger Field. “I’m just ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:02 am

Sports

Commitments from twins Keaten and Destin Wade show Kentucky has moved ahead of Tennessee

Summit High School (Tenn.) coach Brian Coleman wasn’t sure if twins Keaten and Destin Wade would end up playing together in college but he never ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Monday, April 19, 2021 7:19 am

Sports

Annual all-region basketball teams announced

By Paul Lunsford Contributing writer North Laurel sophomore guard Reed Sheppard was named Most Valuable Player and South Laurel’s Jeff Davis was tabbed as Coach ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 16, 2021 7:39 am

News

Beshear warns Ky. could be moving toward fourth wave of COVID-19

Gov. Andy Beshear said that looking at some of the trends, a fourth wave of COVID-19 in Kentucky is possible, similar to what is being ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Friday, April 16, 2021 7:15 am

News

County recognizes Friends of the Shelter;
Pet adoption rate grows to 85 percent

The Bell County Fiscal Court took the opportunity during a meeting on Tuesday to recognize the 20th anniversary of the beginning of Friends of the ... Read more

by joeasher, Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:30 pm

Opinion

Celebrate progress during Crime Victims’ Rights Week

When the pandemic brought everything to a screeching halt, it brought with it a sudden loss of stability and control, isolation, and helplessness. The world ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:27 pm

News

Quilt of Valor ceremony held, military vets honored for their service

Eight military veterans were presented with a Quilt of Valor in a ceremony at the Middlesboro Community Center on 30th Street recently. According to the ... Read more

by joeasher, Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:25 pm

News

Longtime AMS in Bell Association stepping down effective April 30

Bruce Walzer, a staple in the Bell Baptist Association for the past 31 years, is retiring effective April 30 as the leader of that group. ... Read more

by Mark Maynard, Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:11 pm

News

Kentucky’s Top Cop
Bell County native appointed KSP commissioner

Gov. Andy Beshear has announced the appointment of Col. Phillip Burnett Jr. as commissioner of the Kentucky State Police (KSP). “I believe in Commissioner Burnett’s ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:09 pm

Sports

Stoops likes tempo, urgency of revamped offense under Coen

As Kentucky enters its final week of spring workouts, Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops has been pleased with his team’s progress learning and adapting to ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Monday, April 12, 2021 4:13 pm

Sports

Nation’s top-rated high school kicker commits to UK

Spring break week turned into college commitment week for Boyle County junior Jackson Smith. He’s the top-rated kicker/punter in the 2022 recruiting class by ProKicker.com ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Friday, April 9, 2021 4:04 pm

LMU Athletics

LMU softball takes home win streak to 23 games

Lincoln Memorial University Sports Information HARROGATE, Tenn. – Keeping its perfect Dorothy Neely Field record intact throughout a record-shattering season thus far, the Lincoln Memorial ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 9, 2021 8:18 am

News

Middlesboro hosting spring cleanup

The city of Middlesboro is planning a spring-cleaning day, scheduled for April 17. City Council member and head of the council’s Community Development Committee Judy ... Read more

by joeasher, Friday, April 9, 2021 7:49 am

News

Kentucky temporarily shutting down unemployment insurance system to stop fraud

Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Thursday that significant steps are being taken to halt cyberattacks on the state’s unemployment insurance system, including shutting it down ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Friday, April 9, 2021 7:31 am

News

Tennessee man arrested on rape charge

A Tazewell, Tennessee, man is facing charges including rape following an investigation by Bell County Sheriff’s Sgt. Patrick Brooks that began in 2016. Shane Whitehead, ... Read more

by joeasher, Thursday, April 8, 2021 9:50 am

News

Beshear asking for major disaster declaration for flooding

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Andy Beshear submitted a request to President Joe Biden Wednesday asking that a major disaster declaration be issued for some ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:57 am

News

Election reform bill a stand for democracy, Beshear says

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Andy Beshear held a ceremony on Wednesday where he signed into law five bills passed during the recently concluded 2021 ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:38 am

News

Proposed abortion amendment signed, will be on Nov. 2022 ballot

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Secretary of State Michael Adams signed House Bill 91, a proposed Constitutional Amendment on abortion, during a ceremony attended by pro-life ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:29 am

Sports

It’s a brave new world in college basketball

John Calipari is used to players taking the one-and-done route when leaving Kentucky. He’s just not accustomed to players throwing their names into the transfer ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 7:49 am

LMU Athletics

Let’s play two!

LMU adds two more home doubleheaders to final week of regular season

HARROGATE, Tenn. – Whereas the remainder of the regular season only stood at six more games for the Lincoln Memorial University softball team at the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 4:18 pm

News

Man faces meth charge after traffic stop

A man is facing drug charges after allegedly being found in possession of methamphetamine during a traffic stop. Rockie Overton, 50, of Middlesboro, was arrested ... Read more

by joeasher, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:59 pm

News

Paws on the Square event offers dog show and more for four-legged friends

Looking for a chance to show off your dog and get a little exercise in the process? Paws on the Square, a dog walk and ... Read more

by joeasher, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:57 pm

Opinion

SB 48 should be vetoed, and here’s why

David Thompson Kentucky Press Association The Kentucky Press Association strongly urges the Governor to veto the SB 48, a bill recently passed by the Kentucky ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:50 pm