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KSP investigates double fatality in Bell County

On Sunday, Sept. 19, at 8:54 a.m. Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan received a call from Bell ... Read more | Add your comment

First responders honored

Bell County first responders were honored with a free lunch provided by AmeriCorps members serving at Bell County ... Read more | Add your comment

Most county tax rates remain unchanged

The Bell County Fiscal Court addressed county tax rates during a meeting on Tuesday, with most rates remaining ... Read more | Add your comment

City’s Southside Park opens

Middlesboro’s Southside Park is set to reopen on Friday, Sept. 17, with brand new playground equipment for children ... Read more | Add your comment


Southeast clears final hurdle towards paramedic associate degree

Officials at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College confirm that they have gained approval for a new degree program: an associate in applied science in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Special to The Middlesboro News.


Higher Ground to release digital version of 9th production

Despite significant obstacles posed by the pandemic, Southeast’s Higher Ground program delivered its 9th original musical drama in spring 2021 to over 300 audience members. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Special to The Middlesboro News.


Kentucky commit Clark ahead of schedule with his knee rehab

It was not quite three months ago when Kentucky basketball commit Skyy Clark tore the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee. The ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 7:58 am


Cats survive scare to remain perfect on season

Kentucky had to earn its third victory of the season the hard way against surprising Tennessee Chattanooga Saturday. Although the Wildcats were heavily favored, it ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Monday, September 20, 2021 8:21 am


Calipari plans to use four guards this season

John Calipari insists he is telling his players that he plans to have four positions that are guard positions this season. “That doesn’t mean I’m ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Saturday, September 18, 2021 7:00 am


Former Wildcat Duffy not currently on an NFL roster

Max Duffy was an all-American punter at Kentucky and won the Ray Guy Award as the nation’s top punter his junior season. However, he did ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Friday, September 17, 2021 7:00 am


Stoops may expand recruiting area

Would Mark Stoops consider maybe branching out his recruiting base more and have his staff spend more time in nearby Indiana and Illinois recruiting? “We ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Thursday, September 16, 2021 7:00 am


Wing Fling set for Sept. 25

Middlesboro’s Wing Fling is set for Saturday, Sept. 25, with all the trappings that have made the chicken wing-centered event one of the city’s favorites. ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 9:10 am


Nelson receives leadership award

Middlesboro Mayor Rick Nelson was awarded the 2021 Leadership Enrichment Ad Development (LEAD) award by the Kentucky League of Cities, which is awarded to Kentucky ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 9:08 am


Middlesboro ARH faces COVID surge

Hospitals across the state are seeing a dramatic increase in admissions due to COVID-19, and Middlesboro ARH is no exception. According to Middlesboro ARH Community ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 9:04 am


Robinson could become a UK legend

Two games, two 100-yard receiving performances for Kentucky’s Wan’Dale Robinson — something that has not happened at UK since Jeff Badet did it in 2016. ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 7:00 am


UK commit Sharpe will play in Kentucky this season

Because he’s brought numerous teams to Kentucky to play before, Dream City Christian coach Kyle Weaver knows what it will be like when his team ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 7:00 am



Missing woman found dead

On September 14, 2021, KSP was notified at approximately 11 a.m. by a member of the Bell County Rescue Squad that they located a female ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 6:53 am


COVID in Kentucky ‘bad as it has ever been in pandemic’

Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday repeated his request to Kentuckians to get vaccinated and wear a mask, as 2,426 new cases of COVID-19 were reported ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 6:16 am


Middlesboro City Hall remains closed until Friday

Middlesboro City Hall, which has been closed to the public for two weeks due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the city and Bell ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Monday, September 13, 2021 2:50 pm


Kentucky scholarship offer is special for high school freshman

She is only going to be a freshman this season but Leah Macy already has 12 college basketball scholarship offers. The list includes Kentucky and ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Monday, September 13, 2021 7:00 am


Middlesboro Board of Education to have special meeting Tuesday

The Middlesboro Board of Education will have a special board meeting Tuesday,  Sept. 14, 2021, at 12 p.m. This meeting will be held at the ... Read more

by Special to The Middlesboro News, Friday, September 10, 2021 3:10 pm


KDE to reimburse public school districts for incentives for vaccinated employees

(FRANKFORT, KY) – The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) will use up to $8.8 million in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds to provide ... Read more

by Special to The Middlesboro News, Friday, September 10, 2021 10:15 am


City names street after late coach

The city of Middlesboro will honor late Middlesboro High School football coach and standout athlete Kenny Roark on Friday, designating one of the city’s streets ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 7:50 am


Man faces theft, fleeing charges; Allegedly took $1,190 in goods from Walmart

A Corbin man is facing charges including theft by unlawful taking and fleeing or evading police after allegedly taking items from a Walmart store. Robert ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 7:10 am


Brock says virus is ravaging the unvaccinated

Bell County reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, with a total of 79 new cases reported on Saturday and Sunday. Bell County Judge-Executive ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 5:13 pm


Quilt show coming to Bell County Museum

The Bell County Historical Society and Museum is hosting a quilt exhibit from Sept. 14 through Sept. 18 to show off an impressive collection of ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 5:10 pm


Levis shines in UK debut

The assumption was that new Kentucky offensive coordinator Liam Coen would not have recruited quarterback Will Levis when he decided to leave Penn State if ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 7:34 am


Levis looks to put up big numbers, prep for NFL opportunities

Quarterback Will Levis, a Penn State transfer, will be looking for big numbers this season as he pursues future NFL career opportunities. Sixty-five FBS quarterbacks ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Saturday, September 4, 2021 7:00 am


ESPN’s Greenberg expects Ware, Hopkins to contribute for Cats

Two players not being talked about a lot even with all the hype over John Calipari’s team are sophomore Lance Ware and freshman Bryce Hopkins. ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Friday, September 3, 2021 7:00 am


County reports five COVID deaths in two days

Bell County reported a total of five additional COVID-19 related deaths over two days, with four deaths reported on Wednesday and one on Tuesday. According ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Thursday, September 2, 2021 8:03 pm


Bowling wins Kentucky Chamber award

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce presented Representative for the 87th District Adam Bowling with the Chamber MVP Award last week. According to a press release, ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Thursday, September 2, 2021 8:00 pm