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Hensley sentenced to 10 years

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A woman who burglarized a residence inside Wilderness Trail Manor received her final sentencing from Bell Circuit Judge Robert Costanzo in circuit court on Monday.Paula Hensley, 47, of Pineville, was sentenced to 10 years in the penitentiary for second-degree burglary. Her sentence was to be enhanced by a guilty plea to a persistent felony offender charge.In 2013, Hensley was indicted on the burglary charge. According to earlier reports, she and another individual were staying with family at Wilderness Trail Manor and went to visit Kenneth Carnes. During the visit she stole the key to Carnes’ apartment.The report states later that night when Carnes was asleep, the two went back to his apartment and stole prescription narcotics and $100.


Local talent entertains at festival

The Coal Country Off-Road Festival, which took place over the weekend at Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park near the U.S. 119 Trailhead, provided a huge opportunity for many local musicians on Saturday night — a chance to play for approximately 2,000 people.First up was Jade Robertson, a Middlesboro High School student who sings a variety of music including country and classic rock ‘n’ roll. Robertson will be headlining Friday night at the Cumberland Mountain Fall Fes...

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50th annual Swappin’ Meetin’ begins Friday

The 50th annual Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ will be held Friday and Saturday on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College.The mission of the Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ festival is to provide a community service by promoting and preserving the diverse cultural heritage of our Appalachian region through the presentation of music, crafts, visual arts, theatre, folk competitions, games and folklife demonstrations.S...

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The beginning of the season

Ray Welch | Daily NewsGertie’s Commissary in Cumberland Gap, Tenn., sets out fall decorations to celebrate the beginning of the season.

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Arrest Records

The following individuals were recently lodged in the Bell County Detention Center:• Joshua Hawk Adams, 27, of New Tazewell, Tenn., operating a motor vehicle under the influence, failure to illuminate head lamps, no/expired other state registration receipt or plate, failure of owner to maintain requires insurance;• Charles Douglas Akers, 44, of Silar, operating a motor vehicle under the influence;• Brian Lee Brock, 35, of Pineville, operating...

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MHS royalty

Jay Compton | Daily NewsShelby Moyers was crowned Middlesboro High School’s 2014 football homecoming queen on Friday. She is the daughter of Veronica and Clayton Moyers and was escorted by senior Jesse Hoskins.

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Nonprofits busy with autumn projects

It looks as though the crisp autumn air is giving area nonprofit organizations a renewed sense of purpose.Several projects are in the works, including the annual Claiborne Public Library fall book sale, slated for the week of Oct. 6-11. Avid readers can choose among a wide selection of material at a deeply discounted price.Library director Sandy Rosenbalm says there will be many great bargains with nothing priced over a dollar.The event will be held each day f...

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BCHS royalty

Wayne Mason | Daily NewsKatherine Grace Barnett was recently crowned Bell County High School’s 20014 football homecoming queen. She is the daughter of Trissa McGeorge and Tommy Barnett and was escorted by Chase Pursifull, son of Dr. Brent and Jodi Pursifull.

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When to make portfolio changes?

The kids are back at school and summer vacations are now just fading memories, so it must be autumn. But the seasons don’t just move on the calendar — they also change in your life. And, speaking of changes, you’ll have to make many of them as you move through the years — and that includes changes to your investment portfolio. But how will you know when it’s time to take action?Just as Mother Nature sends out “signals” to indicate a change ...

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Fall Paper Clover campaign supports 4-H youth

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – After a record-breaking 4-H Paper Clover campaign in the spring, Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with National 4-H Council, is hosting another Paper Clover campaign this month.

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Southeast donates to BCHS athletic fund

Photo submittedSoutheast Kentucky Community & Technical College, through the Home Team Marketing initiative, recently donated $1,000 to the athletic fund of Bell County High School. Southeast sponsored the Sept. 19 game with Knox Central, and making the presentation to Bell County principal Richard Gambrel is the SKCTC vice-president of student affairs, Dr. Rebecca Parrott. During the evening, college recruiters handed out T-shirts and cheer cards as well as information promoting t...

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Howard shares love of reading with students

Photo submittedWhitney Howard, of Howard Law Firm and owner of the new boutique, Old City Loft in Pineville, visited Lone Jack School Center to share her love of reading with the first-grade class. Howard read “Miss Nelson is Missing,” and students enjoyed it so much that they asked her to read another story. She then read, “The Teacher from the Black Lagoon.” Mrs. Howard and her husband, Josh, who is also a lawyer of Howard Law Firm, collaborate with the sc...

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Dr. McGeorge named Best Optometrist

Dr. Todd McGeorge, O.D., was recently named Reader’s Choice Best Optometrist. Clear Vision Eyecare, located at 2131 Cumberland Avenue in Middlesboro, offers primary care and eye wear. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. on Monday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. For more information, call 606-242-2278. The Middlesboro Daily News incorrectly listed in the Reader’s Choice that Laser Vision Correction was available. He does not offer this service. The ...

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Books Are Fun Fair slated Friday at MARH

The community is invited to the Books Are Fun Fair on Friday in the front lobby of Middlesboro ARH Hospital.The Books Are Fun Fair is a wonderful opportunity to get an early start on your holiday shopping. With over 250 great titles at unbelievable prices (up to 70 percent off retail), you will find something for everyone on your gift list.Product categories include children’s storybooks, New York Times best sellers, general interest books, cookbooks, stationary an...

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Police arrest man for truck theft

A man accused of stealing a vehicle was arrested by the Middlesboro Police Department on Saturday during a routine traffic stop.Jonathan Lafett Ausmus, 33, of Jacksboro, Tenn., was charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000.The arrest citation states Ausmus was in control of a 2001 Dodge Ram when the stop took place. Once the tags were ran through the system, the vehicle was flagged as stolen out of Tennessee. The hit was confirmed and police apprehended the su...

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Dispelling state myths

FRANKFORT — Kentucky has always been a place of myth: “The Land of Tomorrow,” or the “Dark and Bloody Ground.” The state that joined the losing side after the Civil War, and adopted the myth that slavery had been a genteel institution — and a state song that disproves the myth if you study the words, which few do. The home of bourbon, basketball, horses and a colonel’s fried chicken.

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News in Brief

Soldiers from 101st deploying to LiberiaFORT CAMPBELL (AP) — Soldiers from Fort Campbell are deploying to Liberia to support the response to the Ebola virus outbreak there.The 101st Airborne Division said the 101st Headquarters will deploy as the joint force command and support the U.S. Agency for International Development as it helps the government of Liberia contain the virus. The agency and joint force command will also synchronize establishment...

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 1, 1964, the Free Speech Movement began at the University of California, Berkeley, as students spontaneously protested the arrest of Berkeley alumnus Jack Weinberg, who’d refused to identify himself to campus police as he sat behind a table promoting the Congress of Racia...

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