Anthony Cloud

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Protecting the rights of others has always been a priority for James Andrew Taulbee, the son of Pauline Hodges and James Taulbee. Not only is he a policeman for the Pineville Police Department, he is an eight-year Iraq War veteran with the rank of staff sergeant in the Army National Guard.
“I always wanted to do two things for a career. One

Policing a passion for Taulbee

Protecting the rights of others has always been a priority for James Andrew Taulbee, the son of Pauline Hodges and James Taulbee. Not only is he a policeman for the Pineville Police Department, he is an eight-year Iraq War veteran with the rank of staff sergeant in the Army National Guard. “I always wanted to do two things for a career. One

The Middlesboro Post Office is teaming up with Cooperative Christian Ministry (CCM) to hold their annual Christmas toy drive. Individuals can donate toys by bringing them into the post office or by giving them to their carriers. The toys will then be taken to the CCM.
People can donate any new, unwrapped toy. Toys can be donated until Dec. 13. All

Post Office, CCM toy drive being held

The Middlesboro Post Office is teaming up with Cooperative Christian Ministry (CCM) to hold their annual Christmas toy drive. Individuals can donate toys by bringing them into the post office or by giving them to their carriers. The toys will then be taken to the CCM. People can donate any new, unwrapped toy. Toys can be donated until Dec. 13. All

A DUI arrest on Friday led to felony charges after a woman allegedly left drugs in the back of a police cruiser.
Shawna E. Carroll, 42, of Pineville, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Aaron Frederick and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence.
Frederick said when at the jail

Woman charged on drug possession

A DUI arrest on Friday led to felony charges after a woman allegedly left drugs in the back of a police cruiser. Shawna E. Carroll, 42, of Pineville, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Aaron Frederick and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence. Frederick said when at the jail

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Two Pineville High School cheerleaders were invited to be members of the Varsity Spirit All-Star Cheerleading squad, which consists of 600 cheerleaders from 50 states. Savanna Nunnelley, left, and Rachel Barnes arrived in New York City on Saturday. They begin their daily practice sessions preparing for the 88th annual Macy's Thanks

All-Star cheerleaders

Photo submitted Two Pineville High School cheerleaders were invited to be members of the Varsity Spirit All-Star Cheerleading squad, which consists of 600 cheerleaders from 50 states. Savanna Nunnelley, left, and Rachel Barnes arrived in New York City on Saturday. They begin their daily practice sessions preparing for the 88th annual Macy's Thanks

The recallable nickel tax has been a topic of discussion in the community as of late. Finance Director Steve Silcox attempted to clear up some confusion regarding the tax at a recent school board meeting.
Silcox said the tax is a nickel generated on the total assessment. He said what has to be transferred into the account is the nickel equivalent.

Nickel tax explained

The recallable nickel tax has been a topic of discussion in the community as of late. Finance Director Steve Silcox attempted to clear up some confusion regarding the tax at a recent school board meeting. Silcox said the tax is a nickel generated on the total assessment. He said what has to be transferred into the account is the nickel equivalent.

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A 21-year-old woman lost control of her vehicle on KY 217 on Thursday. The driver, Tiffany Longworth, of Miracle, was taken to Pineville Community Hospital by Bell County EMS following the wreck with non-life threatening injuries. According to Bell County Volunteer Fire Department Public Relations Officer Bucky Shelby, Longworth s

Single-vehicle wreck results in minor injuries

Photos submitted A 21-year-old woman lost control of her vehicle on KY 217 on Thursday. The driver, Tiffany Longworth, of Miracle, was taken to Pineville Community Hospital by Bell County EMS following the wreck with non-life threatening injuries. According to Bell County Volunteer Fire Department Public Relations Officer Bucky Shelby, Longworth s

Nathan Stanley, along with his grandfather Dr. Ralph Stanley, will be performing at the Lee Theatre in Pennington Gap, Va. at 7 p.m. on Dec. 6. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door. To reserve tickets call 276-546-4000 or 276-546-1177.
“We are very excited,” said Nathan Stanley. “It will be like performing for home fol

Stanleys to perform at Lee Theatre

Nathan Stanley, along with his grandfather Dr. Ralph Stanley, will be performing at the Lee Theatre in Pennington Gap, Va. at 7 p.m. on Dec. 6. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door. To reserve tickets call 276-546-4000 or 276-546-1177. “We are very excited,” said Nathan Stanley. “It will be like performing for home fol

Panel discusses new bus policy

Bell County Superintendent Yvonne Gilliam addressed a bus driver policy during the regular school board meeting on Tuesday involving kindergarten through third-grade students. The policy or procedure would make it to where bus drivers have to make visual contact with a parent before letting a child off the bus. She said there was a policy in place

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Maci Morris was recognized during the Bell County School Board meeting for committing to play basketball at the University of Kentucky. Here, she stands with board chairman Kenneth Sams.
Chase Pursifull, right, was recognized during a recent Bell County School Board meeting for winning SEKC Golf Champion and bei

Athletes recognized at board meeting

Photos by Anthony Cloud|Daily News Maci Morris was recognized during the Bell County School Board meeting for committing to play basketball at the University of Kentucky. Here, she stands with board chairman Kenneth Sams. Chase Pursifull, right, was recognized during a recent Bell County School Board meeting for winning SEKC Golf Champion and bei

Panel discusses district assessment

Angela Allen gave an assessment overview for Bell County schools during the regular school board meeting on Tuesday. She presented school information regarding test scores, a three-year overview of the accountability scores and discussed delivery targets. Allen said Bell Central was the top school in the district. The school scored distinguished a

The Bell County Grand Jury recently indicted a man who was accused of possessing drugs while operating an ATV.
Brian Scott Partin, 35, of Middlesboro, was indicted for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, operating an ATV on a roadway and operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license.
According to earlier reports, Partin wa

Partin indicted on drug charge

The Bell County Grand Jury recently indicted a man who was accused of possessing drugs while operating an ATV. Brian Scott Partin, 35, of Middlesboro, was indicted for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, operating an ATV on a roadway and operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license. According to earlier reports, Partin wa

A Middlesboro man accused of forcefully stealing another man's necklace was recently indicted by the Bell County Grand Jury.
Shawn M. King, 24, of Middlesboro, was indicted for first-degree robbery.
According to the indictment, King used physical force and injured Carry Reed during the course of the theft. The incident occurred on south 21st Stre

Indictments handed down

A Middlesboro man accused of forcefully stealing another man's necklace was recently indicted by the Bell County Grand Jury. Shawn M. King, 24, of Middlesboro, was indicted for first-degree robbery. According to the indictment, King used physical force and injured Carry Reed during the course of the theft. The incident occurred on south 21st Stre

Police arrest 8

The Bell County Sheriff's Department arrested eight people on Sunday after each one was accused of making methamphetamine. The alleged incident took place at a residence on Jones Avenue in Pineville. According to the police citation, deputies responded to an anonymous tip that methamphetamine was being manufactured at the residence on Saturday. Up

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Due to overnight drops in temperature, this fountain located in downtown Middlesboro froze. Temperatures are suppose to remain low throughout the rest of the week.

Frozen fountain

Ray Welch | Daily News Due to overnight drops in temperature, this fountain located in downtown Middlesboro froze. Temperatures are suppose to remain low throughout the rest of the week.

A Pineville man accused of having sexual intercourse with a teenager was arrested recently by the Pineville Police Department. Nicholas Alexander Lefevers, 22, was arrested by Officer James Taulbee and charged with third-degree rape.
According to the criminal complaint, Lefevers engaged in sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old around Oct. 30.
Lef

Man charged with rape

A Pineville man accused of having sexual intercourse with a teenager was arrested recently by the Pineville Police Department. Nicholas Alexander Lefevers, 22, was arrested by Officer James Taulbee and charged with third-degree rape. According to the criminal complaint, Lefevers engaged in sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old around Oct. 30. Lef

Panel approves payments for projects

The Bell County Fiscal Court approved payment to Vaughn and Melton for design on the KY 1534 connector project during their regular meeting. The payment was in the amount of $34,290.22 (to be paid when funds are received). The connector project was first announced a year ago. In previous reports it states a portion of Don Green Road will be extend

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Middlesboro Elementary School donated a jug of money to Vets Serving Vets earlier in the week. Larry Thacker Sr., right, received the donation during a school assembly.

MES donates to Vets Serving Vets

Ray Welch | Daily News Middlesboro Elementary School donated a jug of money to Vets Serving Vets earlier in the week. Larry Thacker Sr., right, received the donation during a school assembly.

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The recognition of service award was presented to Elizabeth Osborne at a Middlesboro Business Professional Women's Club meeting. She served in the United States Air Force from July 7, 1999 to Nov. 15, 2003. She is pictured with MBPW President Meryl Ward, left.

Osborne recognized for service

Photo submitted The recognition of service award was presented to Elizabeth Osborne at a Middlesboro Business Professional Women's Club meeting. She served in the United States Air Force from July 7, 1999 to Nov. 15, 2003. She is pictured with MBPW President Meryl Ward, left.

During a 109 Board meeting on Wednesday, new enforcement officer Roger Hoskins gave an update. He said he has handed out nine verbal warnings, sent five warning letters and identified four open dumps. One dump, located on Old Bell High Road, has been cleaned. The aforementioned activities occurred between Oct. 20 - Oct. 31.Hoskins also fills in at

Garbage pickup concerns discussed

During a 109 Board meeting on Wednesday, new enforcement officer Roger Hoskins gave an update. He said he has handed out nine verbal warnings, sent five warning letters and identified four open dumps. One dump, located on Old Bell High Road, has been cleaned. The aforementioned activities occurred between Oct. 20 - Oct. 31.Hoskins also fills in at

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Advanced warning flashers will be placed on the south and north sides of U.S. 25E and KY 66, according to state Rep. Rick Nelson. They will start flashing to indicate drivers that a red light is coming up. Nelson said it is a good safety feature.

Warning flashers installed

Photo submitted Advanced warning flashers will be placed on the south and north sides of U.S. 25E and KY 66, according to state Rep. Rick Nelson. They will start flashing to indicate drivers that a red light is coming up. Nelson said it is a good safety feature.





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