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Constitution week celebrated locally

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Photo submittedAs part of their celebration of Constitution Week, Kentucky Path Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution members presented the Constitution Week Committee Award to Commonwealth Attorney Karen Greene Blondell in recognition of her outstanding work in upholding and promoting the ideals of the Constitution of the United States. Blondell began practicing law in 1983 and has been Bell County’s Commonwealth Attorney since 1994. Pictured are, from left Shirley Hufstedler, Blondell, Karen Potter-Hughes and Marsha Bratton.


Haunted trail aims for high spirits at off road festival

Typical autumn activities include hayrides, pumpkin patches and spending time outdoors in the cool weather. Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park has a returning fall-favorite with their annual Haunted Trail on Sept. 27.The Coal Country Off-Road Festival has a packed three-day lineup that includes things to quench all outdoorsy appetites.On Sept. 26, the day will include an afternoon mud drag and inflatables for children. Other than the Haunted Trail, Sept. 27 will include a co...

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Greene places 2nd in state SkillsUSA

The Middlesboro Board of Education met for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday at the Middlesboro Middle School library.Superintendent Steve Martin addressed members of the board and those in attendance about a student he wanted to recognize at the meeting — Clay Greene, son of Board Chair Jeff Greene.“Mr. Greene is a senior at Middlesboro High and I wanted to ask him here tonight,” said Martin. “He attends the Bell County Technology Center S...

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Local DAR attends Regent’s Club meeting

Linda Lawson and Charlotte Brooks represented the Maj. George Gibson chapter of the NSDAR at the District IV Regent’s Club meeting held Aug. 26 at the Euclid Avenue Community Room at the Food City in Bristol, Va.The meeting was called to order by the president Elinor Farmer.The following members assisted with the DAR Ritual: Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States led by Bobby Jo Wampler; The American’s Creed led by Linda Lawson; and the Nationa...

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Students meet first-responders

Photo submittedKindergarden students from Middlesboro Elementary visited the fire department recently. Students also visited the police department and post office to learn about government buildings throughout the city.

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Powers, Thorne to wed

Lonnie and Loraine Powers, of Middlesboro, are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Erin Marie Powers, to Christopher Lee Thorne, son of Jane Shumate Thorne, of Lexington, and the late William Thorne. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Betsy Huber, the late Robert “Bob” Huber and the late Fred and Willie Powers. Erin is a 2005 graduate of Middlesboro High School and a 2009 graduate of Centre College where she earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistr...

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5th annual ‘Recovery in Action Walk’ set in Norton

NORTON, Va. — Frontier Health’s Virginia Services and the Recovery Community is planning the 5th annual Recovery in Action Walk beginning at 6 p.m. on Sept. 24.The walk will start at Southwest Insurance Agency across from J.I. Burton High School in Norton and end at the United Methodist Church (behind the Old Hotel Norton).Free food and beverages will be provided following the walk.

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Absentee voting for General Election begins

Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s secretary of state and chief election official, announced Wednesday that eligible voters may request mail-in absentee ballots in Kentucky’s Nov. 4 General Election.Individuals who may be eligible to vote by mail-in absentee ballot include:• Military personnel, their dependents, and overseas citizens• Students who temporarily reside outside the county• Voters who temporarily reside out...

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State unemployment rate falls in

FRANKFORT — Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for August 2014 dropped to 7.1 percent from a revised 7.4 percent in July 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.The preliminary August 2014 jobless rate was 1.3 percentage points below the 8.4 percent rate recorded for the state in August 2013.The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate slipped ...

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‘Shop with a Trooper Campaign’ scheduled

Kentucky State Police Post 10 in Harlan “Shop with a Trooper Campaign” is scheduled in December.“Shop with a Trooper” consists of Post 10 troopers getting the honor to take local children from the Post 10 coverage area, which consist of Harlan, Bell and Knox counties, Christmas shopping.This program is aimed to benefit underprivileged children in our community that may have never had a Christmas or family struggles may prevent them from having a C...

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News in Brief

I-75 lane closures set for next weekMANCHESTER – Beginning Sept. 23, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict the northbound traffic to one lane on Interstate 75 at the Laurel/Whitley line (mile point 27.9).Southbound traffic will be restricted to one lane on Interstate 75 at the Laurel/Whitley line (mile point 27.9) on Sept. 24.The lane restrictions will allow crews to perform a detailed inspection of the bridge structure. ...

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Obama must lead the way against ISIS

President Barack Obama stepped before prime-time cameras at the White House on the eve of 9/11 to address a fearful America. During roughly 15 minutes of his address, a four-pronged plan was laid out to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the terrorist organization ISIS.For those listening and watching closely, reluctance could be felt between the lines of the president’s speech as he committed new military action in the area he so desperately wants to exit....

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Grand jury adds charges to Fort Knox contractor

LOUISVILLE (AP) — A federal grand jury has added charges against a former federal military contractor accused of writing a federal contract and creating a job with a private company at Fort Knox that ultimately worked to his financial benefit.Prosecutors say 67-year-old Gary T. Meredith of Leitchfield orchestrated Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative’s overbilling the Army in the amount of $423,523 in unapproved projects. Grand jurors also charged Meredith with fraudulently...

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State improves in highway condition, cost-effectiveness rankings

LOS ANGELES — Kentucky ranks 10th in the nation in overall highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the latest Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.This is a large improvement over 2011 when Kentucky ranked 26th.Kentucky’s highways rank 45th in fatality rate, 42nd in the percentage of deficient bridges, 22nd in rural Interstate pavement condition, 14th in urban Interstate pavement condition and 25th in urban interstate congestion.On spen...

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A walk in their shoes

I’m a CEO with a GED, and I have walked in the shoes of a minimum wage worker. I know from experience that it’s a tougher road today.The minimum wage buys fewer necessities now than it did when I needed it to survive. And as a successful capitalist, it pains me to see that the American dream, which so inspired me, is increasingly out of reach.As a young boy, I knew all too well the despair of empty pockets. I learned to be resourceful, making money by selling...

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Solution to ISIS beheadings

Shortly after the 9/11 attacks on the United States I came across an article that claimed that our intelligence community had found a document from al-Qaeda arguing that Islamic war with the United States could be successful only by bringing us to them. The largely camel driven society could never win otherwise. As I recall it was called the “fly paper trap.”Once in their land they could bleed us gradually for many years in expensive, “no win” to us, wars. D...

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, September 18, the 261st day of 2014. There are 104 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On September 18, A.D. 14, the Roman Senate officially confirmed Tiberius as the second emperor of the Roman Empire, succeeding the late Augustus.On this date:In 1759, the French formally surrendered Quebec to the British.In 1793, ...

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Unbeaten Panthers next for Bell

Bell County has a quick turnaround after their first loss of the season and another tough rivalry game on the table as they host Knox Central on Friday.“We can’t define our season by a loss to Middlesboro. There’s a lot of football left to play and I’m sure Middlesboro feels the same way,” Bobcat coach Wayne Mills said. “For us, we learned a lot about ourselves after that loss and being in that loud atmosphere like we’re going to see down t...

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