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Southeast holds virtual graduate recognition 

Cumberland, KY – On May 22, Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College launched a virtual celebration for its ... Read more | Add your comment

Pinnacle Road, Restrooms, and Most Picnic Shelters Open on May 29 at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park as Phased Accessibility Continues 

[Middlesboro, KY] – The Pinnacle Road, restrooms, and most picnic shelters at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park will ... Read more | Add your comment

Southeast Professor Hughes co-authors new book,  encourages fathers

Cumberland, KY – Professor Carlton Hughes has spent 30 years in the classroom offering encouragement to students at ... Read more | Add your comment

Backcountry campsites now open at Cumberland Gap

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health ... 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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Local Features

Middlesboro Garden Club introduces fresh trees to garden

The Middlesboro Garden Club worked hard in the Victorian Garden pulling weeds and trimming bushes and trees. The ladies planted three new trees to freshen ... Read more

by Ashley Collingsworth, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 5:57 pm

Editorials

Community Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics: Your Key to Good Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the importance of healthcare providers, networks, and collaborations in our local communities. In particular, the Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 5:42 pm

Editorials

AHCA/NCAL Reacts to Distribution of Provider Relief Funds for Skilled Nursing Facilities

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and long term care facilities across the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:45 pm

Editorials

Extension News: Controlling Weeds and Soil Compaction in the Vegetable Garden

Jeremy N. Williams, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service Home gardeners are now looking forward to that first ripe tomato or ear of corn picked ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:17 pm

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LMU confers degrees on 547 graduates

Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) President Clayton Hess conferred 547 degrees — including 168 associate, 220 baccalaureate, 140 masters, three educational specialist and 16 doctorate — ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:10 pm

Local Features

SKCTC grads simultaneously earn diploma/degree

Six 2020 graduates from high schools in Bell County have earned some extra credit. Not only did they receive their high school diplomas, but they ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:31 pm

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Lincoln Letters for Kids: The White House during the Civil War

Natalie Sweet, Program Coordinator, Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum Have you ever visited the White House? It is a special house in Washington, D.C. where ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:25 pm

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Court back in session on June 1 in Kentucky

The Kentucky Supreme Court has developed a phased plan to reopen court services effective June 1. Officials with the Kentucky Judicial Branch announced that courts ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:11 pm

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WellCare of Kentucky Donates $20,000 to Operation UNITE

In an effort to support people recovering from addiction in eastern Kentucky, WellCare of Kentucky donated $20,000 to Operation UNITE for transitional housing grants administered ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:09 pm

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Lee County Deputy attacked by K-9

A Lee County deputy suffered serious injuries after his K-9 partner attacked him Thursday, May 21, according to Sheriff Gary Parsons. Sheriff Parsons says the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:06 pm

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Update: Officer involved shooting in Bell County

A Bell County Deputy was involved in a shooting Saturday evening in the Fonde community.  The Kentucky State Police Harlan Post was called to assist ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 11:59 am

Editorials

Bell County behind in 2020 Census response

The original deadline to complete the 2020 U.S. Census has come and gone, but it’s still not too late to stand up and be counted. ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 11:54 am

Local Features

Parade of Seniors

The Cumberland Gap High School graduating class of 2020 was celebrated with a parade Friday evening. The parade kicked off from the parking lot of ... Read more

by Ashley Collingsworth, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 11:51 am

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Two rescued from high water

Two women were rescued from high water in Bell County Monday after heavy rain moved through that brought flooding to parts of the community.  Troopers ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 11:48 am

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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 Bell County Sheriff’s Department in reference to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:42 pm

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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, was sentenced in federal court on May ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 22, 2020 2:09 pm

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Remembering Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival

It is a somber weekend in Bell County as many are longing to be celebrating the 90th annual Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival. Instead, many are ... Read more

by Ashley Collingsworth, Friday, May 22, 2020 2:05 pm

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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 ongoing in Tazewell.  Late Wednesday night, Claiborne ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:05 pm

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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

Local Features

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