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Mills new coach for Lady Lions

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The Pineville Lady Mountain Lions have a new head basketball coach. Jamie Mills, who served as an assistant to PHS boys’ coach J.D. Strange and coached the Pineville Midddle School boys last season, was chosen for the job on Tuesday.Mills met with members of the team Tuesday and said he is “looking forward to coaching this group of girls who are not only athletic, but also intelligent and have a strong work ethic.”The Lady Lions went through a bit of turmoil last season as Matt Shafer, their coach since 2010, resigned one game in to attend to a family matter. PHS athletic director Brenda Gambrel took over on an interim basis and the team finished 10-16.


Easter Calendar

TODAY-FRIDAYHOLY WEEK CELEBRATION (Seven last words of Jesus on the Cross) will begin at 7 p.m. nightly through Friday at Bethel Baptist Church, located at 520 Tenn. Avenue in Pineville. Guest speakers: Evangelist, pastors, prophets, teachers and apostles. For transportation, call 606-499-5058 or 606-248-8768. Pastor Robert Cornett and congregation welcomes everyone.The HOLY WEEK schedule for Pineville includes: April 16, Catholi...

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US-Israel ties

Even before its establishment, the State of Israel had a special relationship with the U.S. - and for good reason. On an ideological level, Israel is a country that reflects America’s founding spirit. Similar to the founding fathers of America, who were primarily Protestants escaping religious persecution, Zionists of all stripes were motivated by the need, particularly after the Holocaust, to empower the Jewish people with national self-determination as a means of escaping endemic anti...

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SKCTC Middlesboro library receives grant

A grant from the Kentucky Book Fair will allow for the acquisition of leisure reading materials — especially graphic novels — for the library on the Middlesboro campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College.Lisa A. Ahlstedt, a librarian at the campus, said a grant for $750 has been awarded. The funding was made by Kentucky Book Fair Inc., a nonprofit organization founded to coordinate the annual fair with all proceeds going for support of Kentucky’s...

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Daily Bible Thought — April 16

God’s arms are always open to welcome anyone home.You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.— Galatians 3:26

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Today in History — April 16

By the Associated Press Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On April 16, 1964, The Rolling Stones’ first album, eponymously titled “The Rolling Stones,” was released in the United Kingdom by Decca Records (a slightly different version debuted in the United States a month and a-half later).On this da...

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National Osteopathic Medicine Week is April 13-19

Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) announces National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week is April 13-19.NOM Week brings the osteopathic medical profession together to focus on one common goal — increasing awareness of osteopathic medicine and osteopathic physicians, or D.O.s, in communities across the country.An annual event organized by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). D.O.s are fully licensed to prescribe medicat...

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Bobcats drop 2-1 decision at Harlan Co.

The Bell County Bobcats played sterling defense and got effective performances out of pitchers Austin North and Zach Turner on Monday, but they just couldn’t get the bit hit they needed in a 2-1 loss at Harlan County.Harlan County senior righthander Connor Leisge bailed out his defense on a couple of occasions late in the game. The Black Bears had four errors, including three in the final two innings, but the HCHS ace left the runners stranded as he finished off a complete ga...

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Martin leaves UT for Cal

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A more relaxed fan base, milder weather and a chance to coach at the top-rated public university in the country added up to Cuonzo Martin making the decision to leave Tennessee for California.Cal hired Martin as the 16th men’s basketball coach in school history Tuesday, a decision that stunned Volunteers administrators and players after he had reaffirmed his commitment to Tennessee just two weeks ago. Martin said it was a difficul...

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Railsplitters finish 4th in SAC Championship

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — The Railsplitters entered Tuesday’s final round of the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Men’s Golf Championship looking to rally from four shots back to defend its 2013 tournament crown, but a disappointing 35-over 323 dropped Lincoln Memorial to fourth in the final standings.The Railsplitters carded rounds of 305, 306 and 323 to finish at 70-over par among the 12-team, 61-golfer field at the Sevierville Golf Club’s River Course,...

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Little League schedules, rosters

Harlan Little LeagueDon’s A’sCoach Keith BrewerJonathan Blevins, Caleb Brewer, Tristan Cooper, Michael Creech, Breydy Daniels, Eddie Harmon, Jay Harris, Samuel Henson, Andrew Hoskins, Jeremiah Mills, Riley Murphy, Gavin Powers and Dillon Cornett.Fuelco YankeesCoach Rod SergentMatt Brown, Jacob Brown, Shane Hagle, Bryce Helton, Layne Jones, Gabriel Powers, Isiah Hall, Kanyan Hall, Matt Jones, Carson Murray, Takota Ha...

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HIDTA official addresses Pineville council

HIDTA Training Coordinator Micky Hatmaker, along with Roy Pace, addressed the Pineville City Council during the regular council meeting on Monday. Hatmaker spoke to the council about the national High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTAS) program to see if they were interested in making a commitment to be in a new Cumberland River Drug Task Force.To be involved in the task force, Pineville would have to designate or hire an officer to take part in the task force. The only assig...

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Fish Fest slated for Saturday

The seventh annual Fish Fest is slated to take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Children under 13 years old can fish for rainbow trout in the canal at the Middlesboro city parking lot. Adults may accompany the youth but may not fish.“We’re expecting a turnout this year,” said County Attorney Neil Ward, who helps organize the event.The fish is released in the canal with nets in place to make sure children who come to the event get to catch some f...

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Reading Camp offers summer fun, education

Local educators recently gathered at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Middlesboro to hear more about a unique learning opportunity for Bell County elementary school students. Teachers and principals from Middlesboro, Bell Central and Pineville had the opportunity to meet Reading Camp staff and learn more about how area students can benefit from Reading Camp.Reading camp was founded in 2002 at Pine Mountain Settlement School in Harlan County. The camp allows students from grades...

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LMU students speak to Cumberland Gap BMA

Students from Lincoln Memorial University Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) addressed the Cumberland Gap Board of Mayor and Alderman (BMA) recently concerning the establishment and implementation of the Towne of Cumberland Gap Health and Wellness Board.LMU-DCOM student and Health and Wellness Board Chairperson Martin Herrera addressed the BMA about the board’s plans to make Cumberland Gap an environment that promotes health and wellness through health educatio...

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Ellen Myers book fair held

Photo submittedParents and students are shown shopping at the Ellen Myers Primary book fair held in March on Family Night.

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Lone Jack, Page students make sense of budgeting

Which is the least expensive pet? How much does a pair of roller skates cost? How about the cost of an Aeropostale shirt?Sixth- and seventh-grade students at Lone Jack School Center and fourth- through seventh-graders at Page School Center likely can answer those questions after participating in the 4-H Dollars and Sense Program.The Dollars & Sense Program is geared toward teaching youth about smart spending choices and how to budget money. Students receive a pretend all...

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Police respond to wreck at Middlesboro

Photos by Melissa JohnsonThe Middlesboro Police Department responded to a two-vehicle wreck on Tuesday on U.S. 25E in front of Food City on Tuesday. Officials with the police department said Nicia Jackson, who was driving a white Chevrolet Aveo, and Amy Wilson, who was driving a silver Toyota Corolla, collided with each other in the middle of the southbound lane. At the time of the wreck, Jackson was crossing U.S. 25E west on Lothbury and Wilson was traveling south on U.S. 25E. Pol...

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