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Is Middlesboro ready to be wet?

The city of Middlesboro could become wet when voters go to the polls on June 23. The issue ... Read more | Add your comment

McConnell sees more to accomplish if elected to another term

Mitch McConnell has represented Kentucky in the United States Senate since 1984, the longest-serving senator from Kentucky in ... Read more | Add your comment

Kentuckians to get free access to state’s virtual library

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) and the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) announced a ... Read more | Add your comment

Small Business Administration announces help for Bell, other counties

In times of disaster, the U.S. Small Business Administration assists businesses of all sizes, faith-based organizations, non-profit organizations, ... Read more | Add your comment

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Painting the town

Duane Standifer of the Middlesboro Street Department took advantage of a sunny morning Monday to repair the fountains at Middlesboro Square. He was painting an ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jeff Moreland.

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Absentee voting now underway; June 15 is last day to request a ballot by mail

All absentee voting has been expanded to all voters due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bell County Board of Election will certify the absentee voting ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Sports

Calipari, Stoops speak out against racial injustice issues

John Calipari and Mark Stoops used their platforms to address concerns against racial injustice and the two Kentucky coaches shared their thoughts on social media ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:25 am

Sports

Players were motivated to play for Sutton

By LARRY VAUGHT Roger Harden was a senior point guard at Kentucky when Rex Chapman was a high school senior at Owensboro Apollo and signed ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:19 am

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KRPS submits plan to governor on safely resuming parks and recreation activities 

Following the same process other industries have used to re-open safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kentucky Recreation and Parks Society submitted a comprehensive plan ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:03 am

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KentuckyWired project nears completion

While a phased reopening of the economy is taking place across the state, the desperate need for reliable, high-speed internet access in southeast Kentucky has ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 10:18 am

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McGrath takes on Booker and Brohier in only scheduled Democratic U.S. Senate debate

Front-runner Amy McGrath debated her two most prominent challengers Monday night on KET in the only scheduled debate among Democrats who want to take on ... Read more

by Al Cross, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 10:13 am

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Be bear aware this season

Bear sightings over the last few weeks have caused many to be cautious of outdoor activities. It is unconfirmed if the bear that has been ... Read more

by Ashley Collingsworth, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 9:11 am

Lifestyle

Yoga Nook offering outdoor classes

How about some nature and conscious spaced yoga? The Yoga Nook in Middlesboro is excited to announce that Yoga Nook teachers will be teaching Yoga ... Read more

by Ashley Collingsworth, Friday, May 29, 2020 1:51 pm

Local Features

LMU-SMS welcomes the Physician Assistant Class of 2022 virtually

The Physician Assistant (PA) Program at Lincoln Memorial University-School of Medical Sciences (LMU-SMS) welcomed its twelfth class of students virtually using Zoom on May 11. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 29, 2020 1:39 pm

Sports

Four Railsplitters Named to 2020 U.S. Beach Collegiate National Team

LMU men’s volleyball’s Logan Kerley, Dawson Walker, Matthew Gentry and Will Eiken selected to USA Volleyball’s Beach Collegiate National Team  Four Lincoln Memorial University men’s ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 29, 2020 1:35 pm

Sports

Union’s Jacobs Receives AAC Female Champions of Character Award

Union College women’s track & field senior Paige Jacobs is the 2019-20 Female Champions of Character Award winner, the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) announced Monday ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 29, 2020 1:33 pm

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Middlesboro Police Department First Annual Fishing Tournament

The Middlesboro Police Department will be hosting their first ever bass tournament on Saturday June, 6. Registration fee is $60 per boat with a big ... Read more

by Ashley Collingsworth, Friday, May 29, 2020 1:32 pm

Sports

Ashley Rodriguez Named Assistant Coach

Former Lenoir-Rhyne women’s basketball player served as a graduate assistant for Devan Carter at Tusculum University Lincoln Memorial University head women’s basketball coach Devan Carter has ... Read more

by Ashley Collingsworth, Friday, May 29, 2020 1:22 pm

Sports

Jourdan Sanders Named Assistant Coach

Former St. Andrews men’s basketball player served as an assistant for Devan Carter at Tusculum University Lincoln Memorial University head women’s basketball coach Devan Carter has ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 29, 2020 1:20 pm

Sports

Bradbury Named Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Finalist

One of five finalists from Division II  Lincoln Memorial University men’s golfer Dan Bradbury was named a 2020 Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year finalist ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 29, 2020 1:17 pm

Sports

Kiersten Waugh Picks Up Academic All-District® Honors from CoSIDA

Senior was SAC Elite 20 winner for women’s tennis Senior Lincoln Memorial University women’s tennis student-athlete Kiersten Waugh has been placed on the 2020 Academic All-District® Women’s At-Large ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 29, 2020 1:15 pm

Sports

Evan Cory and AJ Risavy Earn Academic All-District® Recognition from CoSIDA Senior opposite repeats as CoSIDA Academic All-District® selection, junior setter picks up first Academic ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 29, 2020 1:14 pm

Sports

Dan Bradbury tabbed Academic All-District by CoSIDA

Junior becomes first men’s golfer to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District® recognition in over 20 years For the first time since 1998 a Lincoln Memorial University ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 29, 2020 1:12 pm

Sports

One-on-One with Director of Athletics Jasher Cox | COVID-19 Resolution

 One-on-One with Director of Athletics Jasher Cox | COVID-19 Resolution Athletic Director Jasher Cox discusses the ongoing COVID-19 resolution and its effect on the upcoming ... Read more

by Ashley Collingsworth, Friday, May 29, 2020 12:17 pm

Sports

Third LMU Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society Class Inducted

A record 33 student-athletes have been inducted into Lincoln Memorial University’s Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society for the 2019-20 academic year. The ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 29, 2020 12:14 pm

News

Absentee voting expanded to all voters due to the COVID 19. 

All absentee voting has been expanded to ALL voters due to the COVID 19.  The Bell County Board of Election will certify the Absentee Voting ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 29, 2020 12:11 pm

News

Be bear aware this season

The arrival of warm weather means that bear activity is on the rise in Kentucky. An increase in their activity can also mean an increase ... Read more

by Ashley Collingsworth, Friday, May 29, 2020 11:55 am

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SBA and Treasury Department Announce $10 Billion for CDFIs to Participate in the Paycheck Protection Program

  WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, announced that it is setting aside $10 billion of Round 2 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 29, 2020 11:42 am

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KRPS submits statewide plan to Governor Beshear on how to safely resume parks and recreation activities

Following the same process other industries have used to re-open safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kentucky Recreation and Parks Society submitted a comprehensive plan ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 29, 2020 11:40 am

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Transportation Cabinet Installs Honorary Signage on State Routes Designated During 2020 General Assembly

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet alerts motorists to look for newly installed honorary roadside signs recognizing community accomplishments and individuals who have improved the lives of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 29, 2020 11:18 am

Sports

Evan Darm Named Head Cross Country Coach

Lincoln Memorial University Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Rochelle Black has announced the hiring of Evan Darm as head men’s and women’s cross ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 29, 2020 11:15 am