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Beshear asking feds for double supply of vaccine

Gov. Andy Beshear says he is asking the federal government to double the amount of COVID-19 vaccine sent ... Read more | Add your comment

Street department prepared for winter weather

When the winter weather sets in, the Middlesboro Street Department crews are tasked with the job of getting ... Read more | Add your comment

County to purchase police pursuit vehicles

Judge talks about COVID in the county The Bell County Fiscal Court held a regular meeting on Tuesday, ... Read more | Add your comment

Main Street utilizes community service volunteers

Main Street Middlesboro has arranged to provide community service opportunities through the drug court program which will benefit ... Read more | Add your comment

News

Kentucky Guard supports 59th presidential inauguration

by Sgt. Alan Royalty 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment More than 315 Kentucky National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assisted federal agencies in securing the National ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

State reports 49 more deaths from COVID-19

January is on track to be Kentucky’s deadliest month Gov. Andy Beshear and his health commissioner have long said Covid-19 deaths are a lagging indicator ... Read more | Add your comment

by Melissa Patrick.

Opinion

Kentucky must face harsh realities to achieve racial equity

By Ashli Watts Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Although 2020 was the most difficult year many have ever experienced, it is safe to say that ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:47 pm

Sports

Cats drop third straight with last-second loss to Georgia

John Calipari was down after watching his team end a 14-game winning streak to Georgia Wednesday night in Athens. The Wildcats (4-9, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:16 am

News

Federal student aid programs can help pay college costs

The federal government offers many financial aid programs to help students and families pay for college. Applying for those programs means submitting the Free Application ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 12:21 pm

Sports

UK looks to be on pace for NIT

LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky has had two teams go to the NIT, not the NCAA Tournament, in the last 12 years, and this one certainly seems ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:28 am

News

Medicare Advantage open enrollment time

Legal aid of the Bluegrass Each year, between Jan. 1 and March 31, we enter into the Medicare Advantage open enrollment period. During this time ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:17 am

News

Nearly 400 vaccinations given locally

As COVID-19 cases increase, the Bell County Health Department is working to vaccinate as many people as possible, approaching 400 vaccinations administered since the vaccines ... Read more

by joeasher, Monday, January 18, 2021 11:39 pm

News

Gas prices on the rise in Kentucky

Gasoline prices in Kentucky have risen 2.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.21/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,623 stations ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, January 18, 2021 7:30 am

Sports

Cats come up short against Auburn

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky stopped Auburn, but the Tigers still escaped with a 66-59 win over the Wildcats Saturday at Auburn Arena. “We ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:41 pm

BREAKING NEWS

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 Kentucky State Capitol grounds in Frankfort following ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 15, 2021 3:45 pm

News

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

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 15, 2021 12:34 pm

Opinion

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

News

Public Record Jan. 14, 2021

Public Record Property Transfers • Mollie Smith to Middlesboro Bell County Airport, property in Middlesboro • Shannon Beth and Anthony Scott to Kevin Scott and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, January 14, 2021 3:36 pm

News

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

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:32 pm

Sports

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

Sports

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

Lifestyle

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

News

‘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 and simply by the way he treated ... Read more

by joeasher, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:20 pm

News

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

Sports

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

Editorials

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

News

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