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Police find meth lab

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Bell County sheriff’s deputies arrested two men on Sunday after they allegedly found an active meth lab inside a residence on Houston Miracle Lane.Wayne Eugene Touchton, 51, of Miracle, and Scott D. Bolf, 46, of Okeechobee, Fla., were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.According to the arrest citation, police received an anonymous tip stating methamphetamine was being manufactured at a residence at Houston Miracle Lane. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with Touchton, who stepped out of a building behind his residence.


Pair brings ‘relief’ to Africa

With recent diseases like Ebola spreading across the globe, the last thing someone would want to do is travel to a foreign country. However, for local nurse anesthetist Shannon Smith, traveling to Africa was on the top of her to-do list.Smith marked her fourth trip to the continent from July 31 to Aug. 17 with a health organization called Kenya Relief. Smith assisted doctors in Migori, Kenya with obstetric and gynecological procedures that she was used to practicing at Manchester M...

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Community Calendar

To place an announcement in the Community Calendar, email: bmoore@civitasmedia.com; fax: 606-573-0042 attention Bethany Moore; or drop a written copy of the announcement by our office at 120 North 11th Street, Middlesboro (behind Food City). Announcements should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If information is received in time, it will be published one or two days before the event. Announcements will not be accepted by phone. For more information, call 606-909-4145...

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Arrest Records

The following individuals were recently lodged in the Bell County Detention Center:• Jeffery Scott Brock, 33, of Arjay, was served five bench warrants;• George Edward Browning, 58, of Middlesboro, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, possession of an open alcohol beverage container in motor vehicle, failure to produce insurance card and failure to wear a seat belt;• Timothy Bullins, 47, of Middlesboro, was served two bench warrants;...

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Inflatable planetarium helps UC students

WILLIAMSBURG – Dr. Larry Newquist, professor of physics at University of the Cumberlands (UC) since 1991, teaches astronomy not only at UC, but also to elementary and high school students in the local community using an inflatable planetarium.“I enjoy teaching and the students of all ages seem to like the planetarium,” said Newquist. “It is something different from the classroom setting and I love teaching the students about our nighttime sky and all the man...

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Students tour airport

Photo submittedStudents from the Powell Valley Beta Club recently toured the Middlesboro-Bell County Airport with instructors Amanda Walker and Janice Bean. They enjoyed learning about the different types of aircraft and airport facilities.

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Harrogate approves Brunswick Station plans, ups city sewer rates

HARROGATE, Tenn. — It appears the Harrogate Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) is one step closer to realizing the completion of its second station, to be located on Brunswick Street.The Harrogate Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BMA) approved a plan last week that will allow the bidding process to begin, pending assurances that eight extra feet are needed possibly to accommodate overhead beam work.If needed, the 60 ft. by 78 ft. structure should include room for four bay...

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News in Brief

Fire department puts coolers on fire trucksBENTON (AP) — A western Kentucky fire department has installed a refrigerator on one of its trucks with the goal of keeping firefighters hydrated.Palma-Briensburg Fire Department Assistant Chief Todd Devine says the cooler will hold water so firefighters can battle flames while keeping cool.Devine told WPSD-TV in Paducah the department plans to install more refrigerators on other trucks in the n...

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Former CDO employee sentenced on Medicaid fraud

FRANKFORT – A former Consumer Directed Options (CDO) employee has been sentenced on a charge involving Medicaid fraud.On May 30, 29-year-old Ahmad Davis pleaded guilty in Fayette Circuit Court to one count of presenting fraudulent claims to defraud the state Medicaid program over $300, a class D felony. This afternoon, Davis received a one-year prison sentence, which will be probated for three years. He was also ordered to pay $14,505.36 in restitution to the Kentucky Departm...

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Take Advantage of all your school counselor has to offer

With every new school year comes new opportunities and challenges as kids head back into the classroom. It may be a new teacher to face, new friends to make, new tough subjects or a whole range of other issues that can leave a student at any age feeling anxious and worried.And while most of those issues seem to work themselves out in the first few days or weeks of classes, there can be challenges for your child, both academically and socially, that might present real problems for t...

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LMU-CSON students receive scholarships

HARROGATE, Tenn. — Three Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Caylor School of Nursing (CSON) students have been awarded Lynn and Georgia Blake Endowment Fund scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year.Jenna Satterfield, of Harrogate, Tenn., Taylor McDonald, of High Ridge, Mo., and Bradley Wooten, of Williamsport, Tenn., are recipients of this year’s scholarships.All are students in the Bachelor of Science in nursing program. The fund was established by Dr. Ly...

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Afghanistan’s moment of reckoning

Afghanistan faces ever deepening security and political crises. As American troops withdraw, Taliban military advances are threatening entire districts, and government coffers are dwindling.NATO leaders are scheduled to hold a summit meeting next week that is supposed to reaffirm the alliance’s commitment to keep supporting Afghanistan’s security forces, which, like the rest of the government, are heavily dependent on international aid. It will be very hard to justify c...

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By Katherine Hawkins Contributing Columnist

Beginning in the 1990s, and accelerating after Sept. 11, the CIA flew terrorism suspects to secret police custody in Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, and Libya. Many of them were tortured. Starting in 2002, the CIA began operating secret prisons all over the world: Thailand, Lithuania, Romania, Poland, Afghanistan, Djibouti, briefly Guantanamo Bay.

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, September 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On September 2, 1945, Japan formally surrendered in ceremonies aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, ending World War II.On this date:In 1666, the Great Fire of London broke out.In 1789, the United States Treasury Department was est...

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Fatal crash reported in Bell County

Flossie Smith, of Evarts, was killed in the crash off U.S. 119 in the Tanyard Hill area of Bell County.

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Woman killed in Labor Day wreck

A Harlan County woman lost her life Monday in a single-vehicle crash at Tanyard Hill on U.S. 119.The Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan was notified of the wreck in Bell County at 4 p.m.KSP Sgt. Jeremy Lee said the preliminary investigation suggests a 1996 Geo Tracker driven by Flossie Smith, 56, of Evarts, was travelling northbound when her vehicle left the right side of the roadway and entered a ditch. The vehicle initially struck a culvert and then ran up an embank...

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ARH doctor suspended

An emergency room doctor at Harlan ARH Hospital has had his license suspended by the state.The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure suspended Dr. Donald Ramsey, of Knoxville, last week after an evaluation determined “he cannot practice with reasonable skill and safety at this time.”

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Prosecutor: Teacher had cocaine sent to school

COVINGTON (AP) — A northern Kentucky teacher has been charged with having a shipment of cocaine sent to Holmes Middle School in Covington.Arin Staples resigned Aug. 15 after being questioned by the Drug Enforcement Administration.A Kenton County Grand Jury indicted Staples on a felony drug charge Thursday.Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Sanders told The Kentucky Enquirer that Staples also purchased cocaine at other times, too.&...

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