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Middlesboro’s new fire truck arrives

The Middlesboro City Fire Department has taken delivery of a new fire truck, which arrived in the city ... Read more | Add your comment

Bell to receive share of more than $12.5 million for affordable housing units

Kentucky Housing Corporation Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) has been awarded more than $12.5 million in Low Income Housing ... Read more | Add your comment

58 deaths from COVID-19 marks highest in pandemic

Kentucky saw its highest daily number of deaths due to COVID-19 with 58, Gov. Andy Beshear reported during ... Read more | Add your comment

Free books offered to the public

Bookmobile will be located in city hall parking lot Many people are fans of reading and would like ... Read more | Add your comment

News

Ky. Supreme Court won’t have rehearing on historical horse racing

The Kentucky Supreme Court has denied a motion for a rehearing on their decision issued last fall that stated historical horse racing is not pari-mutuel ... Read more | Add your comment

by Tom Latek.

News

Kentucky Guard supports 59th presidential inauguration

by Sgt. Alan Royalty 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment More than 315 Kentucky National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assisted federal agencies in securing the National ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Opinion

Learning the depth of our intolerance for free speech

By Billy Reed Last Monday, our nation was reeling as never before from the double whammy of a violent attack on our nation’s Capitol building, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 22, 2021 11:27 am

Opinion

A view from the mountains
Happy to take the COVID vaccine

A lot of people, many whom I know well, are worried about the possible side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine. At one of the largest ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 22, 2021 7:31 am

Opinion

Kentucky must face harsh realities to achieve racial equity

By Ashli Watts Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Although 2020 was the most difficult year many have ever experienced, it is safe to say that ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:47 pm

News

State reports 49 more deaths from COVID-19

January is on track to be Kentucky’s deadliest month Gov. Andy Beshear and his health commissioner have long said Covid-19 deaths are a lagging indicator ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:33 am

Sports

Cats drop third straight with last-second loss to Georgia

John Calipari was down after watching his team end a 14-game winning streak to Georgia Wednesday night in Athens. The Wildcats (4-9, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:16 am

News

Federal student aid programs can help pay college costs

The federal government offers many financial aid programs to help students and families pay for college. Applying for those programs means submitting the Free Application ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 12:21 pm

Sports

UK looks to be on pace for NIT

LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky has had two teams go to the NIT, not the NCAA Tournament, in the last 12 years, and this one certainly seems ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:28 am

News

Medicare Advantage open enrollment time

Legal aid of the Bluegrass Each year, between Jan. 1 and March 31, we enter into the Medicare Advantage open enrollment period. During this time ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:17 am

News

Beshear asking feds for double supply of vaccine

Gov. Andy Beshear says he is asking the federal government to double the amount of COVID-19 vaccine sent to Kentucky since the state has the ... Read more

by Kentucky Today, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:06 am

News

Street department prepared for winter weather

When the winter weather sets in, the Middlesboro Street Department crews are tasked with the job of getting the streets cleared and passable as soon ... Read more

by joeasher, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 3:57 pm

News

County to purchase police pursuit vehicles

Judge talks about COVID in the county The Bell County Fiscal Court held a regular meeting on Tuesday, discussing business including awarding a bid for ... Read more

by joeasher, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:39 am

News

Main Street utilizes community service volunteers

Main Street Middlesboro has arranged to provide community service opportunities through the drug court program which will benefit both the drug court participants and the ... Read more

by joeasher, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:36 am

News

Nearly 400 vaccinations given locally

As COVID-19 cases increase, the Bell County Health Department is working to vaccinate as many people as possible, approaching 400 vaccinations administered since the vaccines ... Read more

by joeasher, Monday, January 18, 2021 11:39 pm

News

Gas prices on the rise in Kentucky

Gasoline prices in Kentucky have risen 2.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.21/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,623 stations ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, January 18, 2021 7:30 am

Sports

Cats come up short against Auburn

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky stopped Auburn, but the Tigers still escaped with a 66-59 win over the Wildcats Saturday at Auburn Arena. “We ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:41 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Beshear says security at Capitol increased for next several days

Announces Kentucky State Capitol grounds will be closed Sunday Gov. Andy Beshear announced heightened security measures around the Kentucky State Capitol grounds in Frankfort following ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 15, 2021 3:45 pm

News

COVID vaccines: fact versus fiction

By Mallory Olson University of Kentucky Over the past year, a novel, highly contagious virus has spread across the world. Scientists and researchers have worked ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 15, 2021 12:34 pm

Opinion

Trip to civil rights museum one worth taking

As we prepare to observe the 92nd birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I find myself reflecting on a trip that taught me ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Thursday, January 14, 2021 5:43 pm

News

Public Record Jan. 14, 2021

Public Record Property Transfers • Mollie Smith to Middlesboro Bell County Airport, property in Middlesboro • Shannon Beth and Anthony Scott to Kevin Scott and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, January 14, 2021 3:36 pm

News

Bell asked to participate in regional CD project

The Claiborne County Commission has agreed to foot a slice of the estimated $10,000 pie in production costs to record regional music from the tri-state ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:32 pm

Sports

Tide rolls over Wildcats 85-65 in Rupp Arena

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Alabama’s football team won a national championship Monday. The men’s basketball team followed with an impressive rare road win in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:11 pm

Sports

Echols helped make Gator Bowl even more special for one Kentucky family

By Larry Vaught Vaught’s Views Ally Echols grew up a Kentucky fan in Shepherdsville and met her husband, Thomas Paine Echols, a few months before ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:57 pm

Features

A view from the mountains

By Bill Hayes The great Tom Handy of London, a Republican, who was nearly Lt. Governor of Kentucky, and I, a Democrat, from Middlesboro, who ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:47 pm

News

‘He had a heart of gold’ – Walter Overbay dies at 82

There are some who leave a long shadow when they leave us. Through his work in the community and simply by the way he treated ... Read more

by joeasher, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:20 pm

News

Senate committee continues work on state budget

Budget bills for the three branches of Government in Kentucky continue to advance in the General Assembly, winning Senate committee approval on Tuesday. The Senate ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:00 am