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Beshear recommends in-person school be pushed back to Sept. 28

Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in the commonwealth. “Let me start ... Read more

3 days ago by Tom Latek.

Sixth local COVID patient dies, county reports 315th case

Bell County’s COVID-19 case total has risen to 315, and there have now been six deaths in the county attributed to the virus. Bell County ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

State auditor finds minor issues within Bell sheriff’s office

An audit of the Bell County Sheriff’s Office has determined that things are in order for the office’s financial reporting, although some minor items were ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Extension District Board to meet virtually Monday, Aug. 17

Bell County Cooperative Extension Service is having an Extension District Board Meeting Monday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. via Zoom or teleconference.  If you would ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Legislation proposed to make breast cancer treatment cheaper

Legislation proposed for the 2021 General Assembly would make breast cancer treatment more affordable for patients by removing financial restraints that currently keep them from ... Read more

1 week ago by Tom Latek.

Beshear considers recommending another delay of in-person schooling as positive test rate increases

More Kentuckians are testing positive for the novel coronavirus, and that could prompt Gov. Andy Beshear to recommend another delay in the start of in-person ... Read more

1 week ago by Al Cross.

Fewer people getting needed vaccinations during COVID outbreak

While many people are concerned with their health and the threat of COVID-19, local health officials say it is important to be prepared for other ... Read more

1 week ago by Jeff Moreland.

Fourth local COVID-19 death reported

A fourth Bell County resident has died as a result of COVID-19. According to a statement from Bell County Health Department Director Teresa Hunter on ... Read more

1 week ago by Jeff Moreland.

Benefit, auction for Steve Gulley kickin’ off Saturday

By EMILY SARGENT An event benefiting longtime bluegrass musician Steve Gulley, who recently fell ill with cancer, will take place this Saturday at Katie’s Carry ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Orr is city’s new top cop

Michael Orr is the new chief of the Middlesboro Police Department. Orr was named to the position last week, and fills the void left by ... Read more

1 week ago by Jeff Moreland.

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