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Main Street continues busy summer

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Rainy weather once again tried to dampen Main Street Pineville’s (MSP) weekly farmer’s market, but hundreds came out despite the threat of bad weather and occasional drizzly showers.Main Street Thursdays are now presented by the Pineville Lions Club and MSP. The Pineville Lions Club recently donated $2,000 to MSP and the funds will be used for Main Street Thursdays throughout October.MSP announced the new official name on their FaceBook page: Main Street Thursdays presented by the Pineville Lions Club and Main Street Pineville.

 

The Middlesboro Daily News print edition has new look

The print edition of the Middlesboro Daily News now features a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers.Even though we live in a digital age, with more people than ever turning to digital platforms to get the news and information they want, we recognize that our print products remain extremely important, both to thousands of readers and to our advertisers.

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Nurse anesthesia concentration receives continued accreditation

HARROGATE, Tenn. — The Caylor School of Nursing (CSON) at Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) nurse anesthesia concentration has received continued accreditation from the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA). The nurse anesthesia concentration’s accreditation has been continued for 10 years, the maximum period allowed by the COA. The concentration’s next accreditation review will take place in spring 2024.

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Clerk’s office re-establishes old service

Looking to obtain state hunting and fishing licenses? You can can now do so at the Bell County Clerk’s Office in Pineville.Bell County Court Clerk Rob Lincks has announced the clerk’s office will once again sell the licenses.“The clerk’s office is excited to be working with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife again,” said Lincks.Over a year ago the service was removed from the office. Lincks said he wasn’t sure exac...

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Today in History — July 30

By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On July 30, 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces tried to take Petersburg, Virginia, by exploding a gunpowder-laden mine shaft that had been dug out beneath Confederate defense lines; the attack failed.On this date:In 1729, Baltimore, Maryla...

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Robinson indicted for child pornography

A Middlesboro man accused of possessing child pornography has been indicted by the Bell County Grand Jury.Claude Albert Robinson, 63, was indicted on five counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, 20 counts of possessing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and for being a persistent felony offender.Robinson was arrested on the charges in April by Kentucky State Police Det. Tyson Lawson.

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Something important happens every day

Daily, I glance at the large calendar on the wall that looks down on my writing area. Last month it reminded me of Father’s Day and my super father and father-in-law. Summer started on the 21st, days that may be hot and stormy.I did recall with deep gratitude and unparalleled excitement that Kitty and I celebrated another wedding anniversary on June 4. That fourth was more exciting than Independence Day on the Fourth of July.

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Mining deaths on rise, 22 in first half of 2014

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Twenty-two miners were killed in accidents during the first half of 2014, compared to 18 in the first half of 2013 and 19 for the same period in 2012.The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration on Monday released its mid-year summary of fatal accidents. The report shows eight coal miners died in the first half of the year. While that number is about on par with recent years, the number of workers killed in other types of mi...

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Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security’s disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency.Getting relief from a slowdown in health care spending, Medicare’s giant hospital trust fund won’t be exhausted until 2030, the government said Monday. That’s four years later than last year’s...

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Daily Bible Thought

Love is the family resemblance the world should see in followers of Christ.Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.— 1 John 4:7

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Jury recommends death penalty in 1983 rape-murder

LOUISVILLE (AP) — A Jefferson County jury has recommended the death penalty for a Louisville man convicted of raping and killing a woman in 1983.The Courier-Journal reports it is the first time in nearly a decade that a Jefferson County jury has recommended sending a defendant to death row.Jurors on Friday found Larry Lamont White guilty of murder in the death of Pamela Armstrong, a 22-year-old mother of five who was raped and shot twice in the head on June 4, 1983...

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Mountain Lions coming along

It’s been a good first few weeks of practice for the Pineville Mountain Lions.Coach Bart Elam is loading up his team today as they head to Georgetown to spend the rest of the week at camp. They’re working out in full pads and getting all the new starters up to speed on the both sides of the ball.“We might be five or six off the numbers we usually have — we’ve got 23 kids on the roster right now but you wouldn’t know it. We’re rea...

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Wildcats could get to 5 wins this fall

Are you ready for some college football?Well, I am and I have my annual fearless forecast for the 2014 Wildcats ready.Will coach Mark Stoops’ Kentucky club improve over last season’s dismal mark of 2-10, winning zero SEC games?They should be better this fall but many of the pre-season college football yearbooks such as Lindy’s Sports (Lindyssports.com) and Athlon Sports (AthlonSports.com) are still predicting a last-place finish in the seven-...

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Cordia hit hard by KHSAA sanctions

Cordia High School has been hit hard by sanctions from the Kentucky High School Athletic Association for violating a litany of bylaws dealing with transfers, eligibility of players, financial aid and illegal practices within the boys’ basketball program.

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Today in History — July 29

By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.Today’s Highlights in History:On July 29, 1914, transcontinental telephone service in the U.S. became operational with the first test conversation between New York and San Francisco. Massachusetts’ Cape Cod Canal, offering a shortcut across the base of the peninsula, was officially opened to shipping traffic...

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Daily Bible Thought

Through prayer, we have instant access to our Father.Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.—Hebrews 4:16

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Southern Nationals finale Saturday at Taz Speedway

TAZEWELL, Tenn. — For the tenth straight year, Tazewell Speedway will host the final race of the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals presented by Old Man’s Garage. The 10-race, thirteen day miniseries will conclude on Saturday with a 53-lap, $5,300 to win race that could decide this year’s championship.Four-time Southern Nationals champion Chris Madden is one of the favorites for this year’s title. Several area drivers are in title contention including Vic Hill...

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Lady Jackets hard at work

Being without a permanent head coach hasn’t kept the Middlesboro Lady Jackets from working hard to get ready for this fall’s basketball season.Interim coach Scott Overbay, who helped coach most of the Lady Jackets when they were in middle school, has been working the team out during the summer.He’s been impressed by the effort and cohesion the players have shown.“They come in and give 100-percent every day,” Overbay said. “T...

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