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New Middlesboro dispatcher first in class

The Middlesboro City Police Department welcomed a new dispatcher recently. Daniel Hopson graduated first in his class last ... Read more | Add your comment

Driver involved in fatality charged

A man is facing charges including manslaughter after a person was allegedly killed when a vehicle collided with ... Read more | Add your comment

Three arrested in Massengill murder

TENNESSEE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Claiborne ... Read more | Add your comment

Elderly Claiborne County man missing, last seen in Pineville

An 86-year-old Harrogate man suffering from dementia has been missing from home since Feb. 17. Bill Baker, Sr. ... Read more | Add your comment

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Capacity limits going to 60% for many; Beshear gives ‘optimistic’ report

Following seven weeks of declining coronavirus cases and positive-test rates, along with an increasing supply of vaccines, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that many businesses would ... Read more | Add your comment

by Melissa Patrick.

News

Flooding brings call for state of emergency

Gov. Andy Beshear has declared a state of emergency due to the extremely heavy rainfall across most of Kentucky throughout the weekend, prompting numerous flood ... Read more | Add your comment

by Tom Latek.

Sports

Cats in attack mode as season winds down; Face Ole Miss tonight at 9 p.m.

In the final week of a disappointing regular season, Kentucky senior Olivier Sarr said the Wildcats still have a lot to prove before the postseason. ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:01 am

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Gas prices continue to climb across Kentucky

Kentucky gas prices have risen 9.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.53/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,623 stations in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 1, 2021 8:33 am

Sports

Senior Day at UK different but still emotional

I never had a chance to hear Albert B. “Happy” Chandler perform “My Old Kentucky Home” in person on “Senior Day” at the University of ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Monday, March 1, 2021 8:25 am

Sports

Senior Day spoiler: Gators use zone to snap UK’s 3-game win streak

Kentucky coach John Calipari could have easily blamed his team’s 71-67 loss to Florida on an unexpected bye week, but said his team’s performance had ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Sunday, February 28, 2021 5:39 pm

Sports

Senior Day: Walk-on Welch has savored his time with Wildcats

Riley Welch has spent the past two years rooting for his teammates. On Saturday, they will be cheering for the Kentucky guard on Senior Day. ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:07 pm

News

Falling numbers, mask mandate extended and new vaccine approval

Kentucky’s COVID-19 positivity rate continued to fall on Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that he is extending the state’s mask mandate, and a new vaccine ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:44 pm

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Highway deaths rise in 2020 despite less travel

Despite travel restrictions and closures in Kentucky due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to less travel, the number of highway deaths rose in 2020. ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Friday, February 26, 2021 4:36 pm

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This Week at the State Capitol – A legislative update

The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2021 session reached one of the milestones Capitol observers eagerly await with this week’s arrival of the deadlines to introduce bills ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 26, 2021 4:31 pm

Opinion

Legislators should not embrace “kickback” system

Big Pharma rang in 2021 by hiking prices on a whopping 800 drugs by an average of nearly 5 percent.  These additional costs far outpace ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2:03 pm

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Missing Tazewell man found dead

By Jan Runions jan.runions@claiborneprogress.net Official word has been released from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation concerning the disappearance of a Tazewell man who went missing ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:57 pm

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Local attorney, legislator Mike Bowling dies

Former state representative Mike Bowling died on Saturday at the age of 64. He left a large imprint on southeastern Kentucky, as well as on ... Read more

by joeasher, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:52 pm

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City road department sees increased salt usage; More used this winter than last two combined

The Middlesboro City Council met on Tuesday, with the panel sifting through a variety of city business. Middlesboro Mayor Rick Nelson called for Street Department ... Read more

by joeasher, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:45 pm

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Home Federal Bank rebranding to Hearthside Bank

Home Federal Bank is excited to announce that it is rebranding to “Hearthside Bank.” The change signals the century-old bank’s commitment to serving its clients ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:54 am

Opinion

Boundaries for leaders

By DR. TODD GRAY, Kentucky Baptist Convention Have you ever had a week when you wanted to talk to the person who packed your schedule ... Read more

by Kentucky Today, Saturday, February 20, 2021 9:33 pm

News

Eastern Kentucky continues feeling impact of wicked winter storm; Thousands still without power

Nearly 20,000 Kentucky Power customers in Eastern Kentucky are still without electricity and it could be another week or longer before some of them have ... Read more

by Kentucky Today, Saturday, February 20, 2021 7:28 pm

Sports

Cats withstand hand-to-hand combat to defeat Vols

Kentucky stayed nearly a week in Tennessee and ended the six-day road trip with an impressive 70-55 win over Tennessee on Saturday. Kentucky departed for ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Saturday, February 20, 2021 7:17 pm

News

Electric co-ops say major work still ahead for storm repair

With some power outages in Eastern Kentucky in their tenth day, electric cooperative crews on Friday continued to address major damage to the system, including ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, February 20, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

Cats aim high in Rocky Top rematch; Tip-off is Saturday at 1 p.m.

Kentucky coach John Calipari is along for the ride and has been enjoying the journey, especially during the past three weeks. “I’m happy with the ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Friday, February 19, 2021 5:36 pm

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LMU to begin phased approach to expanding campus access

Contingent on current COVID-19 situation   Based on rapidly decreasing COVID-19 case counts in the Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) service areas, President Clayton Hess has ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 19, 2021 5:13 pm

News

How to protect your heart when shoveling snow

This week’s cold weather, snow, and ice was a shock to many in communities throughout Kentucky. Extreme temperatures and the exertion that comes with cold-weather ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 19, 2021 2:55 pm

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Pandemic taking toll on mental health of youth, teens

As COVID infection rates begin to slowly decline, a recent study reveals the number of mental health-related medical visits for children is rising. A CDC ... Read more

by Kentucky Today, Friday, February 19, 2021 12:44 pm

News

State to get a 29% boost in vaccine supply next week

Kentucky’s coronavirus vaccine supply will increase by 29 percent next week, and the amount being sent through the federal pharmacy program will double, Gov. Andy ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Friday, February 19, 2021 10:03 am

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60 years of service: Retired educator honored by city

The Middlesboro City Council honored retired educator Bebe Campbell during a meeting on Tuesday, bestowing on her the title of Admiral of Yellow Creek. Mayor ... Read more

by joeasher, Friday, February 19, 2021 8:47 am

News

Livestock producers’ work continues through ice and snow

While many businesses, schools and government agencies in the state closed one or more days this week due to snow and ice storms, there is ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Friday, February 19, 2021 8:44 am

Sports

Cats withstand Vandy rally, hold on for 82-78 win

Vanderbilt made a run at Kentucky but the Wildcats never flinched and held on for an 82-78 victory over the Commodores Wednesday night in Nashville. ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:18 am