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Local artist featured at LMU Art Gallery

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Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) senior Christine Hickman officially became an artist only recently. However, those visiting her senior display at the LMU Gap Art Center are likely to be surprised at this news.Upon walking into the gallery, visitors are taken back with the rows of one-of-a-kind Coca-Cola themed artwork displayed all over the walls. Among the pieces are several vintage themed paintings, a wind chime made from a bottle and caps as well as a two piece floor to ceiling painting that began as one piece but had to be cut in half when the artist could not transport it in her car.


Appalachian Reading Series set Friday, Saturday

HARROGATE, Tenn. — Lincoln Memorial University’s (LMU) Appalachian Reading Series will welcome visiting author Susan Gregg Gilmore on Friday for a public reading followed by a writing workshop on Saturday.The reading is now set for 7 p.m. in the Arnold Auditorium of the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum (ALLM) and the workshop will take place on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon in room 105 of the LMU-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine building. Gilmore will read from ...

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Student leaders attend summit, meet movie star

Eight student leaders from Bell County Schools were selected to attend a leadership summit at Berea College on April 12.The summit, sponsored by Berea College’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) and College for Every Student (CFES), provided opportunities for students to hone their leadership skills, dream about their goals and aspirations, and meet a movie star who has realized his dreams.“These students gave up a bea...

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Red Bird dorms being prepared for students

Last August, the new high school English teacher and a former dorm student at Red Bird School, Samantha Caldwell, said enthusiastically, “I was a dorm student. It made such an impact in my life. I want to see all these students coming from different states, and especially the local students come into the dorm. I want to see Dr. Collins’ vision for Red Bird to be the best school in Kentucky become reality.”

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Middlesboro native speaks to SKCTC class

Tess Collins, a native of Middlesboro and the author of several novels who now resides in San Francisco, recently spoke to members of the HUM 203 humanities class at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College, Middlesboro campus. She is the author of “The Law of Revenge,” “The Law of the Dead,” “The Law of Betrayal,” “Helen of Troy” and “Notown.” Collins was born and raised in Middlesboro and is a graduate of Middlesboro High S...

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Page students ‘Light It Up Blue’

Bell County businesses and schools might look a little blue this April, but it’s definitely not for a sad reason.Page School Center students are celebrating Light It Up Blue, which commemorates the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), which was celebrated April 2.

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Fighting the habit

BOWLING GREEN (AP) — More than anything, Gerrie Steed noticed the difference in smells when she quit smoking.“All of a sudden, you can taste your food. You can smell,” she said one afternoon in March, five weeks smoke-free. “It was like I woke up.”While advocates and state lawmakers spent February and March attempting to restrict smoking in shared public spaces and workplaces, Steed visited a weekly group hosted by the health department and ...

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SOAR Working Groups to meet in conjunction with the East Kentucky Leadership Conference

The Shaping our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Initiative will convene the first official meeting of its 10 working groups on April 24, from 1-4 p.m., and in conjunction with the East Kentucky Leadership Conference at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.The SOAR Working Groups are responsible for leading large-scale discussions throughout Eastern Kentucky on topics related to the region’s economic future and quality of life. The 10 working groups include: Agriculture, Com...

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