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Chamber hosts annual award dinner

The Bell County Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner at the Pine Mountain State Resort lodge on ... Read more | Add your comment

Back to school bash set for Saturday

School children are getting ready to go back to school, so Middlesboro Main Street and Middlesboro Independent School ... Read more | Add your comment

City to auction surplus property

T he city of Middlesboro is preparing to reduce the supply of surplus stock and give the public ... Read more | Add your comment

LMU mourns death of Dr. George Day

Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) mourns the loss of Dr. George Day, 85, of Harrogate, a trustee, who passed ... Read more | Add your comment

News

Mask or no mask for students? Debate rages on

The chairman of the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday weighed in on the issue of whether students should be required to wear masks as classes ... Read more | Add your comment

by Tom Latek.

Features

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.

Sports

UK’s Jackson will ‘bring it all’ for Pacers

Kentucky’s Isaiah Jackson was one of seven Southeastern Conference players picked in the first round of the NBA draft and the only UK player. He ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 7:00 am

Sports

Stewart appreciates past success but wants Kentucky to make history

If you ask Anwar Stewart about his blocked field goal against Alabama in 1997, he will downplay the significance of what he did. However, he ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Monday, August 2, 2021 7:00 am

News

Quarles celebrates farmers during Kentucky Farmers’ Markets Week, Aug. 1-7

Reported sales in farmers’ markets for 2020 reached $13.5 million Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles is urging Kentuckians to celebrate Kentucky Farmers’ Markets Week ... Read more

by Special to The Middlesboro News, Sunday, August 1, 2021 7:00 am

Sports

Burton could play his way into UK’s offensive line

Even with the returning depth on Kentucky’s offensive line it would not be surprising to see true freshman Jager Burton of Frederick Douglass High School ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Saturday, July 31, 2021 6:59 am

News

State officials recommending masks when school begins

Due to the continued escalation of COVID-19 cases, especially the delta variant, state officials announced Thursday they have strengthened their mask guidance for schools. On ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Friday, July 30, 2021 9:02 am

Sports

Rodriquez could be nation’s top running back

It is no surprise that Kentucky’s Chris Rodriguez is on the Doak Walker Watch List used to pick the nation’s top running back each season. ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Friday, July 30, 2021 6:54 am

News

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 on Wednesday. The Daniel Boone Bike Trail ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Thursday, July 29, 2021 1:46 pm

News

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 taken the step of reinstituting a mask ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, July 29, 2021 1:37 pm

News

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 pandemic was winding down. According to the ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:05 pm

News

Officer arrests man with heroin

A Middlesboro man is facing multiple charges including possession of heroin and public intoxication after allegedly being found in possession of controlled substances. Benjerman Hoskins, ... Read more

by Joe Asher, Thursday, July 29, 2021 11:58 am

Sports

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

Sports

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

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

by Special to The Middlesboro News, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 3:25 pm

Sports

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

Sports

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

Sports

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

Sports

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

Sports

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

BREAKING NEWS

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

Sports

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

Opinion

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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