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Officer Involved Shooting in Bell County

The Kentucky State Police, Harlan Post was called just after 8:00 p.m. on May 23, 2020 by the ... Read more | Add your comment

Middlesboro man sentenced for federal violations related to ginseng sales

STAFF REPORT  The U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Kentucky announced that Robert Billy Taylor, 54, of Middlesboro, ... Read more | Add your comment

Remembering Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival

It is a somber weekend in Bell County as many are longing to be celebrating the 90th annual ... Read more | Add your comment

Several arrested in connection to Tazewell shooting 

Several arrests were made as an investigation into a shooting that sent one man to the hospital remains ... Read more | Add your comment

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Levitt AMP Music Festival postponed; going virtual

Given the ongoing uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and out of great concern for the health, safety and well-being of our community, Middlesboro Main ... Read more | Add your comment

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Bell County confirms first case of COVID-19

On Saturday, officials from the Bell County Health Department area reported a case of COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus). Bell County Judge Executive Albey Brock and ... Read more | Add your comment

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Domestic assault leads to shooting in Pineville

A Pineville man remains behind bars on a $250,000 cash bond following a shooting Wednesday.  Zachary Tye, 26, is charged with first degree assault, first ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:03 pm

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ARH relaxes hospital visitation

ARH Relaxes Hospital Visitation With Some Restrictions in Place as COVID-19 Pandemic  STAFF REPORT  Appalachian Regional Healthcare announced Wednesday that it has lifted its no-visitor ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:00 pm

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St. Joseph London relaxes visitation policy

NEWS RELEASE CHI Saint Joseph Health is actively monitoring new developments related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kentucky and across the United States. Following ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:00 pm

Editorials

Kentucky Chamber endorses candidates in 2020 primary elections

The Kentucky Chamber Political Action Committee (PAC) announced Monday endorsements of several candidates involved in primaries which will take place on Tuesday, June 23rd. State ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:56 pm

Editorials

McGrath to hold weekly tele-town halls to talk with Kentuckians

NEWS RELEASE Retired Marine Lt. Col. Amy McGrath took questions live from listeners on issues such as prescription drug and health care prices, student debt, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:44 pm

Editorials

Inspiring Bravery: Civil War Mascots

Natalie Sweet, Program Coordinator for the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum If you enjoy watching sports, you have probably seen a team’s mascot. Mascots are ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:41 pm

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Pineville Seniors on parade

On Sunday, the graduating class from Pineville High School was honored with a parade.  “We were honored to help organize the Pineville High School Parade ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:33 pm

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Community Action Agencies expanding Spring Subsidy applications

NEWS RELEASE In response to the COVID-19 emergency, Community Action agencies across Kentucky are now taking applications for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Spring ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:26 pm

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SBA and Treasury release Paycheck Protection Program

SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program  NEWS RELEASE The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S Department of the Treasury, released the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:22 pm

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Lake Cumberland’s Lakeview Boat Ramp closed to stage debris

NEWS RELEASE The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces the temporary closure of the Lakeview Boat Ramp until further notice. The boat ramp ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:19 pm

Local Features

Campgrounds begin to reopen under Corps plan

NEWS RELEASE  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As part of a phased approach for reopening facilities as part of its COVID-19 reopening plan, the U.S. Army Corps ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:16 pm

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All trailheads now open at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park 

NEWS RELEASE Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities, all trailheads at Cumberland ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:52 pm

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Kentuckians targeted by utility scams

Gov. Andy Beshear issued a scam alert Monday warning Kentuckians of utility-related scams popping up in the midst of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “Do ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Monday, May 11, 2020 3:26 pm

Sports

With career overshadowed by NBA draft, Bowie’s greatness often overlooked

By Jamie H. Vaught For Week of May 4-8 (Editor’s Note: During our national COVID-19 crisis, longtime sports columnist Jamie H. Vaught will be writing ... Read more

by Ashley Collingsworth, Friday, May 8, 2020 4:50 pm

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Getting centered: Wake Forest transfer Sarr can’t wait to reboot his career at UK

By KEITH TAYLOR Kentucky Today LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) — Kentucky landed a future post player when Wake Forest junior Olivier Sarr announced plans to transfer ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 8, 2020 4:46 pm

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Sziksai era comes to a close at LMU

By Scott Erland Submitted After spending the past 17 seasons building the Lincoln Memorial University baseball team into one of the most competitive and successful ... Read more

by Ashley Collingsworth, Friday, May 8, 2020 4:44 pm

Local Features

SKCTC to hold virtual event, delay in ceremony

SNEWS RELEASE Cumberland, KY – In lieu of its traditional May graduation ceremony, Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will use video technology to spotlight ... Read more

by Ashley Collingsworth, Friday, May 8, 2020 4:43 pm

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Parade held in honor of 2020 graduates

The city of Middlesboro held a parade in honor of all students who lost their academic school year. The parade took place Thursday, May 7 ... Read more

by Ashley Collingsworth, Friday, May 8, 2020 4:32 pm

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Bike theft leads to more charges

A Middlesboro man remains in jail and received several more charges after an alleged bike theft over the weekend.  According to the citation, Middlesboro Police ... Read more

by Ashley Collingsworth, Friday, May 8, 2020 4:30 pm

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Fiscal court broadcasting live on Facebook

Special announcement from Bell Fiscal Court  NEWS RELEASE  During this state of emergency, all meetings will be broadcasted live on The Big One 106.3 Facebook ... Read more

by Ashley Collingsworth, Friday, May 8, 2020 4:29 pm

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Riddle time

There is a new mission for the city of Middlesboro, and it involves knowing your history about the community. The city of Middlesboro’s Park & ... Read more

by Ashley Collingsworth, Friday, May 8, 2020 4:27 pm

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‘Growing strong’ Crater of Hope leading student gardening initiative in Middlesboro

Student gardening initiative in Middlesboro  Students and their families are being encouraged to learn to grow their own food in Middlesboro. The gardening initiative is ... Read more

by Ashley Collingsworth, Friday, May 8, 2020 4:25 pm

Sports

Bowden could be biggest surprise in this year’s NFL draft

By LARRY VAUGHT Even though the Los Angeles Raiders indicated they planned to use recent third-round draft pick Lynn Bowden at running back initially, NFL ... Read more

by Ashley Collingsworth, Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:20 pm

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Potential Miss Basketball Macey Blevins has always been a Kentucky fan

By LARRY VAUGHT It’s not like Macey Blevins had to love basketball but it certainly was easy for her to do so. “I wouldn’t say ... Read more

by Ashley Collingsworth, Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:18 pm

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Big man Anselem a target for Calipari, Cats

By LARRY VAUGHT Growing up in Nigeria, soccer was the sport that Frank Anselem played first.  “For African kids, that’s the famous sport. You have ... Read more

by Ashley Collingsworth, Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:15 pm