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Friday to be Bruce Walzer Day in Middlesboro

Friday, April 30, has been designated Bruce Walzer Day in Middlesboro. Middlesboro Mayor Rick Nelson signed the proclamation ... Read more | Add your comment

REAL ID deadline extended until 2023

Folks scrambling to find their birth certificate and other documentation needed to get a REAL ID before the ... Read more | Add your comment

Hit country duo to headline KMLF

The Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival is slated to kick off on May 27, and the opening concert headliner ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID-19, other vaccinations available; Health department has no waiting list

The current pandemic has brought heightened attention to vaccines, with the COVID-19 vaccines a topic for discussion among ... Read more | Add your comment

News

Study finds rural users of electronic cigarettes are older, and often sicker, than their urban counterparts

A new study out of West Virginia University says rural users of electronic cigarettes are older, and often get sicker, than their urban counterparts. The ... Read more | Add your comment

by Melissa Patrick.

News

Volunteers honored for their service

This week has been National Volunteer Appreciation Week, and Bluegrass Care Navigators, which serves southeast Kentucky along with other areas, expressed their thanks to volunteers ... Read more | Add your comment

by joeasher.

Sports

UK’s Lilley is finalist for Honda Award

Kentucky senior setter Madison Lilley has been named a finalist for the 2020 Honda Award for the sport of volleyball along with Logan Eggleston of ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 7:00 am

Sports

Washington drafts UK’s Jamin Davis

Former Kentucky safety Mike Edwards, who won a Super Bowl recently with Tampa Bay, called it a “big-time pick” when Washington selected UK linebacker Jamin ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:00 am

Sports

Former UK star Bowden returning to Somerset for another youth camp in June

Bart Williams was thrilled that former University of Kentucky football standout Lynn Bowden agreed to be part of the Somerset Youth Football League summer camp. ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Monday, May 3, 2021 8:31 am

Opinion

McConnell and Barr: Thoroughbred racing is well-positioned for the future. Here’s why

The Kentucky Derby is called the most exciting two minutes in sports. This week, fans from around the globe will turn their attention once again ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 30, 2021 10:32 am

Sports

Return of Kentucky Derby in spring brings signs of normalcy

Kentucky will be back in the national spotlight this weekend on the first Saturday in May for the first time in two years. The 147th ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Friday, April 30, 2021 7:00 am

Sports

Justus looks back, sees ‘opportunity of a lifetime’ as he leaves for Arizona St.

As expected, Joel Justus has accepted a coaching position at Arizona State. Justus, who has spent the past seven seasons at Kentucky, came to Kentucky ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:47 am

News

Man faces endangerment charge after firing shots

A Middlesboro man is facing charges including wanton endangerment after allegedly discharging a firearm in the general direction of another person. Markel Hubbard, 23, was ... Read more

by joeasher, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:25 am

Sports

Young ready to hear his name called in NFL draft

Landon Young is not sure when he may hear his name called during the NFL draft this week but he’s confident after his Pro Day ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:00 am

News

Be aware: Road work zones heating up

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is joining other state transportation agencies and the Federal Highway Administration to promote National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 26-30. Flowering ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:26 am

News

Outdoor mask mandate ends for events under 1,000

Gov. Andy Beshear announced he is relaxing some of the mask mandates that have been in effect since last July. During a Monday afternoon media ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:04 am

Sports

Lilley, UK win volleyball national title

Winning a national championship was something coach Craig Skinner thought he could do at Kentucky but also knew it was easier said than done. However, ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:00 am

Sports

UK’s Steiner was a two-sport star in high school

Colleges started recruiting her to play soccer when she was only a high school freshman before a couple of years later she started to get ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Monday, April 26, 2021 7:39 am

Sports

How good is UK commit Goodwin?

Just how good is offensive tackle Kiyaunta Goodwin of Charlestown, Ind., a top 100 prospect, who verbally committed to Kentucky Saturday? Steve Wiltfong, director of ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Saturday, April 24, 2021 8:00 am

News

Audit shows state workers took nearly $117K in jobless benefits

State Auditor Mike Harmon released Volume Two of the Statewide Single Audit of Kentucky for Fiscal Year 2020 on Wednesday, which detailed problems in the ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Friday, April 23, 2021 9:59 am

News

Ready to answer the call: Rescue squad completes training

The Bell County Rescue Squad recently hosted a confined space training class that was attended by members of multiple agencies. According to a press release, ... Read more

by joeasher, Friday, April 23, 2021 9:56 am

News

PUBLIC RECORD April 23, 2021

Property Transfers • ABC Property Kentucky, LLC, to Brown Acquisition & Development, LLC, property at Cumberland Avenue, Middlesboro; • Jim Tom Williams to Jimmy Rogers ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 23, 2021 9:45 am

News

ANI investigation leads to another arrest

A Middlesboro man is facing charges following a multi-agency investigation by the Appalachia Narcotics Investigation Unit. Kirby Wilcox, 54, of Middlesboro, was arrested on Monday ... Read more

by joeasher, Friday, April 23, 2021 9:42 am

Sports

UK’s Lilley is SEC player of the year

All-American Madison Lilley was an easy choice for SEC player of the year in voting by the league’s volleyball coaches this year. She led UK ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Friday, April 23, 2021 8:00 am

BREAKING NEWS

Predicted inclement weather cancels Paws on the Square; Event moved to May 1

The Paws on the Square event set for Saturday, April 24, is now being moved due to rainy weather predicted for the day. The event ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 22, 2021 4:13 pm

Sports

Former Cats Patterson, Rondo playing well together in L.A.

Patrick Patterson did not play with Rajon Rondo at Kentucky but he certainly is glad to be playing with him now on the Los Angeles ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Thursday, April 22, 2021 8:00 am

News

Movies returning to Middlesboro Mall

Movie lovers in Middlesboro and the surrounding area will soon have an option to catch the latest flicks in the theater, with the Middlesboro Mall ... Read more

by joeasher, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:52 pm

Sports

Sumrall says incoming linebackers will be big for Kentucky

Incoming linebackers Trevin Wallace and Martez Thrower have garnered a lot of attention and will arrive on the UK campus in June with big expectations. ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

Making history: Kentucky volleyball team reaches Final Four

Craig Skinner has built Kentucky into a national powerhouse and the Wildcats are two wins away from winning the school’s first national volleyball championship. The ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:20 am

News

Mine land program has $10 million in fed grants available

The Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mine Lands is seeking economic and community development proposals that will attract new industry and jobs to the state’s Appalachian ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:14 am

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