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Inmate dies while on work release

A Bell County Detention Center inmate died while working on a grass-mowing detail Wednesday morning. Kentucky State Police Trooper Shane E. Jacobs said in a ... Read more

12 hours ago by Jeff Moreland.

Couple arrested, facing federal drug charges

Two people were arrested Tuesday, June 30, and they now face drug trafficking charges. Bell County Chief Deputy Doug Jordan and deputy Frank Foster arrested ... Read more

13 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Bell election totals are in

A week after Bell County voters cast their ballots, the results of the primary election are finally complete. With the COVID-19 pandemic, many voters cast ... Read more

2 days ago by Jeff Moreland.

Water rate increase expected to go in effect in December

Company president says investments are vital to providing quality water service Any increase in water rates for Middlesboro residents will likely come near the end ... Read more

6 days ago by Jeff Moreland.

A day outdoors

Wednesday was a great day to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. That’s just what some Bell County residents were doing on a sunshiny day. Read more

6 days ago by Jeff Moreland.

Traffic stop leads to drug, gun, other charges

A traffic stop for a vehicle with expired platesTuesday night turned into a much more exciting event for Bell County Deputy Adam Southern. Southern observed ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

Partial results are in, but wet-dry vote still up in the air until June 30

Everyone knew the question going into Election Day Tuesday was will the city of Middlesboro become wet? The answer is still officially unknown, although nearly ... Read more

7 days ago by Jeff Moreland.

Election results are in, but not complete until June 30

Bell County voters went to the polls Tuesday, but those who didn’t either mailed their ballots or cast them early via absentee due to COVID-19. ... Read more

1 week ago by Jeff Moreland.

County reports two new COVID cases

Bell County has reported two new COVID-19 cases. Saturday, Bell County Health Department Director Teresa Hunter issued a release stating the the county’s sixth total ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Officials warn against scams encouraging voting by email, phone, text

Email, phone, and text are not acceptable voting methods in Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron together with Secretary of State Michael Adams today alerted Kentuckians ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

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