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Middlesboro gets state’s first sign for Boone bike trail

The first sign in the state of Kentucky identifying the Daniel Boone Bike Trail went up in Middlesboro ... Read more | Add your comment

Masks mandated again in state office buildings

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Kentucky continue to grow at an increasing rate, the state has ... Read more | Add your comment

Bell County back in red zone

Bell County is back in the red zone designation for COVID-19 cases, just weeks after it appeared the ... Read more | Add your comment

Officer arrests man with heroin

A Middlesboro man is facing multiple charges including possession of heroin and public intoxication after allegedly being found ... Read more | Add your comment


Thunder beneath the mountains

By Jadon Smith Guest columnist The horrible gas explosions in mines too numerous to cite individually were a constant threat in the early years of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Special to The Middlesboro News.


Extension office offers programs

Bell County Cooperative Extension Service is offering two programs for any adult to participate. On Aug. 9 at 1 p.m. we will make a food ... Read more | Add your comment

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Paschal likes having long-tenured coach

Mark Stoops is the second longest-tenured coach in the SEC behind Nick Saban of Alabama and UK senior defensive lineman Josh Paschal says that makes ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Thursday, July 29, 2021 6:48 am


UK softball adds Sullivan in transfer portal

Kentucky softball picked up a valuable addition in the transfer portal when former Scott County all-state pitcher Kennedy Sullivan transferred from Western Kentucky to UK ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 6:41 am


Railsplitters Earn NABC Team Excellence Award; Three Individuals Honored

The Lincoln Memorial University men’s basketball team earned multiple honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the group announced Tuesday afternoon. Railsplitter basketball was ... Read more

by Special to The Middlesboro News, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 1:35 pm


Kentucky has major interest in versatile 6-11 forward Kyle Filipowski

He might have the size of a center but 6-11, 230-pound Kyle Filipowski has the skills that immediately impressed Kentucky coach John Calipari when he ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 6:30 am


UK alum McLaughlin on quest for gold in Tokyo

Former Kentucky hurdler Sydney McLaughlin will begin her quest for an Olympic medal Saturday in the 400-meter hurdles in Tokyo after setting a new world’s ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Monday, July 26, 2021 6:28 am


Excitement surrounds upcoming UK football season

With the Southeastern Conference Media Days this week, the buzz about the upcoming University of Kentucky football season is only going to increase. Even though ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Sunday, July 25, 2021 7:00 am


ESPN releases latest high school football rankings

If you are excited about the upcoming Kentucky football season, this is merely a tease to keep you excited about upcoming seasons. ESPN recently released ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Saturday, July 24, 2021 7:00 am


4 face drug charges

A man and three women are facing trafficking charges after allegedly being found in possession of methamphetamine. Robert Coffey, 37, Angel Bullins, 19, and Megan ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Friday, July 23, 2021 7:26 pm


Wilson earns degree in less than three years

Kentucky’s starting center this football season figures to be junior Quinton Wilson but he’s already had one other major accomplishment — he graduated in 2 ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Friday, July 23, 2021 7:00 am


Driving under the influence of technology

The phone rings. You answer it. After all, every call is important, right? Same thing with a text message, or an alert from social media. ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Friday, July 23, 2021 7:00 am


Middlesboro preacher follows baseball religiously

Padgett has visited all Major League Baseball stadiums, seen all teams play How many baseball fans have traveled all over the United States and Canada, ... Read more

by Special to The Middlesboro News, Thursday, July 22, 2021 3:03 pm


Man killed in crash at Frakes

A Burlington man was pronounced deceased at the scene following an automobile crash in Frakes. According to a press release, Kentucky State Police, Post 10 ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Thursday, July 22, 2021 7:28 am


Kentucky’s share in opioid settlement is $460 million

Kentucky is one of the states that has announced a settlement with four pharmaceutical firms in the opioid pandemic and will receive $460 million in ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, July 22, 2021 7:07 am


KSP looking to defend ‘Cruiser’ crown; Vote for ‘America’s Best Looking Cruiser’ here

The Kentucky State Police are hoping to regain the title of  “America’s Best Looking Cruiser” and say that they need your vote in order to ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, July 22, 2021 7:00 am


10 millionth Camry rolls off line at Georgetown

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Inc., is celebrating two milestones:  the 35th anniversary of its plant in Georgetown, as well as the ten millionth Camry rolling ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, July 22, 2021 7:00 am


Bowden was two-sport star in Ohio

Before Lynn Bowden came to Kentucky to start his memorable football career, he played in the Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Basketball Game. Not only was he an ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Thursday, July 22, 2021 7:00 am


State reports 1,054 new COVID cases, raising weekly infection rate by 18% in one day; State as a whole is ‘orange’

If there was any doubt that the coronavirus is surging in Kentucky, it was dispelled by Tuesday’s daily report from the state Department for Public ... Read more

by Al Cross, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 8:59 am


Success brings Cats more SEC transfers

Like many UK football fans, former UK all-SEC running back Anthony White was surprised that a big reason LSU offensive tackle Dare Rosenthal transferred to ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 7:00 am


Cross drain operations start July 21 on a portion of KY 987 in Bell County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that cross drain operations start Wednesday, July 21 on a portion of KY 987 at mile point 18.30 ... Read more

by Special to The Middlesboro News, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 11:28 am


With COVID on rise, Beshear makes mask recommendations

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – An increase of COVID-19 cases in Kentucky due to the Delta variant has led Gov. Andy Beshear and state public health ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 8:25 am


Cal keeping his eye on Canadian standout

While there was a lot of focus on Illinois big man Kofi Cockburn not transferring to Kentucky and what high school sensation Jalen Duren will ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 7:00 am


Junior from Finland has Kentucky scholarship offer

Olaus Alinen believes that the University of Kentucky football coaching staff saw a “great opportunity” when he was offered a scholarship almost a year ago ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Monday, July 19, 2021 7:00 am


Adebayo says UK helped him get to Olympics

Bam Adebayo says his one year at Kentucky is a big reason he’s part of the U.S. Olympic team. “It showed me how to be ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Saturday, July 17, 2021 7:00 am


UK looking to get tight ends the ball

Kentucky recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow asked new offensive coordinator Liam Coen the question UK football fans have wanted answered for several years. “How are we ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Saturday, July 17, 2021 7:00 am



Celebrating 95 years of Kentucky flavor

Kentucky’s own signature soda brand is celebrating its 95th anniversary. July 13 marked the birthday of Ale-8-One, which calls Winchester home and is colloquially known ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 17, 2021 7:00 am