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Recycled tricycles find new life

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Four rusted, worn out tricycles from Bell-Whitley/Yellow Creek Head Start, seemed to be doomed for the dump. Ron Hyatt, owner of Pineville’s Custom Paint and Auto Repair helped to give them new life.Employees Dustin Hyatt and Tyler Parks donated their time and expertise to make these tricycles better than brand new.The volunteers were happy to give energy and 130 volunteer hours to benefit the 40 children that attend Bell-Whitley/Yellow Creek Head Start. A donation from Steve Smith at Car Quest gave the tricycles a fresh coat of paint to match their farm equipment and motorcycle decals.The tricycles went from rust to bright colors of John Deere, Massey Ferguson and Caterpillar.


Today in History — April 25

By the Associated PressToday is Friday, April 25, the 115th day of 2014. There are 250 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On April 25, 1507, a world map produced by German cartographer Martin Waldseemueller contained the first recorded use of the term “America,” in honor of Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci (vehs-POO’-chee).On this date:In 1792, hi...

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Jailer raises concern over woman brought to jail injured

Bell County Jailer Rex Miller voiced a concern during a recent Middlesboro City Council meeting.A woman was brought to jail in late March with a broken leg. Miller said when Middlesboro Police Chief Jeff Sharpe was contacted about the woman’s health, he became belligerent and denied her treatment.Miller explained the current policy reads that if an arresting officer believes the arrested person is injured first take them to a doctor, have them checked out and then ...

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State All ‘A’ next for Lady Jackets

Jay Compton|Daily NewsMiddlesboro sophomore Bailey Hensley gets down the line for a bunt single against Harlan earlier this season. The Lady Jackets (10-4) will be in action this weekend in the Touchstone Energy All ‘A’ Classic at Owensboro’s Jack Fisher Park. The 13th Region All ‘A’ champs are in a pool with Jenkins, Walton-Verona and Green County. They open play pool on Saturday with a 9 a.m. game against Jenkins, then play Green County at 12:30 p.m....

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LMU falls to Tusculum in SAC tourney opener

HARROGATE, Tenn. — Paige Sneed and Nicole Ball drove in three runs apiece as Tusculum College defeated Lincoln Memorial University 9-2 in the opening game of the 2014 South Atlantic Conference softball Tournament Thursday at Dorothy Neely Field.Sneed finished 3-for-3 and was hit by a pitch to force in a run as the fourth-seeded Pioneers (31-22) won their opening game of the SAC Tournament for the third straight year. They will face the winner of Thursday’s final game be...

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Grainger holds off Lady Panthers, 4-2

RUTLEDGE, Tenn. — There’s still a gap between the Cumberland Gap Lady Panthers an the teams at the top of District 2-AA, but that is getting smaller. On Tuesday, the Lady Panthers played error-free ball and stayed within striking distance of Grainger, but the Lady Grizzlies held on for a 4-2 win.Grainger (20-9) got three hits and a run scored from Mykayla Fennell while Kimberlyn Thomson singled and doubled to drive in one run and score another. Tasha Brady and Kaylee Sm...

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Tyndall’s task at UT already tougher

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Donnie Tyndall just took over Tennessee’s program on Tuesday, yet his job already has gotten tougher.Tyndall knew when he was hired that he’d have to replace four of the top five scorers from a team that went 23-14 and reached an NCAA regional semifinal this season. Now the former Southern Mississippi coach must rebuild a recruiting class that has been decimated since his arrival.

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Man flown to hospital following coal truck wreck

One man was injured following a single-vehicle wreck off of KY 221 on Thursday. According to Bell County Volunteer Fire Department public relations officer Bucky Shelby, a coal truck had flipped over, landing on its driver side. In the process of flipping, the truck struck the driver causing multiple injuries.Shelby said the wreck occurred at Straight Creek Coal Mines at the Bell and Harlan county line. The victim was flown from the scene of the wreck by AirEvac to Holston Valley M...

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Williams indicted on theft charges

A Pineville woman was recently indicted after allegedly passing worthless checks at Pineville Pawn Shop.Tanisha A. Williams, 24, was indicted by the Bell County Grand Jury on three counts of theft by deception over $500.According to the indictment, Williams passed three checks on the account of Carolyn S. Williams at the pawn shop and obtained $850 in cash each time. In total she received $2,550.The alleged thefts occurred on Jan. 22 and Jan. 23. She was arres...

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Autism month gives children a chance to be themselves

Autism affects one in every 68 children in America and still many families without autistic children do not know much about the disorder.Margaret Earls is a local mother with an autistic son and is familiar with the hardships faced by autistic children. Earls works not only to help families with autistic children, but also to educate families without autistic kids.All families enjoy seeing a movie on the big screen but the loud sounds, changing lights and sometimes even ...

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Fiscal Court holds first budget reading

The Bell County Fiscal Court held a special-called meeting on Thursday to hold the first reading of the 2014-2015 proposed budget. Bell County Judge-Executive Albey Brock said although the budget was tough to put together, it is a good budget. He credits having a good budget to Erma Brooks and Clara Miracle.“Erma and Clara put a tremendous amount of work into preparing this budget for the court and for myself,” said Brock.Brock said putting together a budget ...

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4-H club learns wilderness survival

Photo submittedThe Bell County 4-H Community Club met April 12 for their regular monthly meeting. The 4-H program for April was wilderness survival taught by Richard Mason, Bell County 4-H club leader. Richard also showed a video to members about 4-H camp – Bell County youth camp at J.M. Feltner 4-H Camp near London on June 9-12. The Bell County 4-H Community Club meets the second Saturday of each month. If you are interested in joining 4-H or attending 4-H camp, contact the ...

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Forestry economic impact: Improved in 2013, looks better for 2014

Kentucky’s forests are a significant component of Kentucky’s economy, and a University of Kentucky economic impact study by UK forestry experts found that 2014 looks bright for increased economic growth in the state’s forestry industries.Jeff Stringer, UK extension professor for hardwood silviculture and forest operations, Billy Thomas, extension associate for family forest education, Bobby Ammerman, extension associate for secondary forest industry, and Alison Da...

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State hemlock trees face serious threat

Tens of millions of Kentucky hemlock trees are at risk from a bug—just 1/16 of an inch in size — that literally sucks the life out of the tree by feeding on the starches that are the tree’s food source. The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (uh-DEL-jid), which has no natural predators, has infested trees in nearly a quarter of the state’s 120 counties, mostly in southeastern Kentucky, but also as far west as Lexington.

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Annual Geocache Weekend is May 2-4

JAMESTOWN – Lake Cumberland State Resort Park will host the 9th Annual Earth Day Geocache Weekend, May 2-4.Geocaching is an outdoor sporting activity in which the participants use a GPS to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches.”Lake Cumberland State Resort Park has prepared another challenging hunt from the novice to the expert cacher. Be prepared for a challenge! The park wants everyone to enjoy the beauty of Lake Cumberla...

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Beware of elm bark thieves

Wild medicinal plants have been used to cure ailments for thousands of years, and are still very much in use today.Over 40 percent of prescription drugs sold in the U.S. contain at least one ingredient derived from nature. Herbal medicine is very big business, with sales topping over 500 billion dollars annually.The Appalachian Mountains where we live is very plant rich place, and many folks make some extra income by finding and collecting wild plants, roots and bark to ...

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Clean water is key to business success

Our company depends on clean water for our success. That’s why we’re pleased that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued new draft rules for enforcement of the Clean Water Act last month. Since the Supreme Court handed down decisions in 2001 and 2006, enforcement of the Clean Water Act’s provisions has become incredibly complex, leaving businesses and consumers without clarity. This action by the EPA will give us the confidence we need to know that our access to cl...

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April 30 deadline to apply for elk hunt

FRANKFORT – Where there were no elk two decades ago in Kentucky, an estimated 10,000 or more now roam freely.A landmark restoration effort re-established an elk herd in the state’s scenic southeastern region and created one of the most sought-after hunting opportunities east of the Rocky Mountains.“Our elk herd is doing fantastic,” said Tina Brunjes, deer and elk program coordinator with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. R...

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