Middlesboro Daily News- RSS Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/ http://middlesborodailynews.com/ Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:50:21 EST 1800 Corporations shouldn’t get pass on local option sales tax http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/152091048/Corporations-shouldnt-get-pass-on-local-option-sales-tax Large, profitable corporations are now saying they shouldn't have to pay their share if the legislature moves forward with putting a local option sales tax on the ballot, according to an Associated Press story. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:45:37 EST Weight loss journey: Part II http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152069998/Weight-loss-journey:-Part-II Weight loss surgery did not change Elizabeth's character or personality; it allowed her body shape and overall health to be different. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:45:33 EST MSHA announces results of impact inspections http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/152090922/MSHA-announces-results-of-impact-inspections ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced that federal inspectors issued 176 citations, eight orders and one safeguard during special impact inspections conducted at 13 coal mines... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:40:33 EST Teacher pension fund shortfall http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152077977/Teacher-pension-fund-shortfall When it comes to the growing shortfall in the pension fund for Kentucky's teachers, some lawmakers in Frankfort these days sound a lot like J. Wellington Wimpy, better known as “Wimpy” from the old Popeye cartoons. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:35:33 EST (No heading) http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152078226/ By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2015. There are 306 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:40:32 EST Community Calendar http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-local_features/152087809/Community-Calendar To place an event 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). Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:00:33 EST 3 in a row for Lady Cats http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/152104364/3-in-a-row-for-Lady-Cats For the third year in a row the Bell County Lady Cats are the 52nd District champions. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:45:33 EST Lions can’t hold off Tigers http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/152105219/Lions-cant-hold-off-Tigers With an effective press and great 3-point shooting, the Barbourville Tigers appeared to have everything going in their favor with a 15-point lead in the first quarter. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:45:31 EST Middlesboro first responder http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/152091635/Middlesboro-first-responder Our paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical situations. People's lives often depend on their quick reaction and competent care in sometimes stressful and dangerous settings. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:15:31 EST Wildlife center to bring visitors http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/152093647/Wildlife-center-to-bring-visitors The Appalachian Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is proceeding with its plan to build the Appalachian Wildlife Center in Bell County. The Wildlife Center will be developed on 12,000 acres that includes reclaimed mine land and forest land. AWF is now in... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:25:31 EST Outside noise not distracting top-ranked UK http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/152095813/Outside-noise-not-distracting-top-ranked-UK Kentucky is three games away from achieving a perfect regular season and an unblemished mark in the Southeastern Conference. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:25:30 EST News in Brief http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/152047080/News-in-Brief Senate approves transgender bathrooms in public schoolsFRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky's state Senate voted to force transgender students to use separate bathrooms in the state's public schools. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:00:32 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152069629/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Friday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2015. There are 307 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:40:37 EST Community Calendar http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-local_features/152066602/Community-Calendar To place an event 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). Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:33 EST Jackets give Bears a scare http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/152084704/Jackets-give-Bears-a-scare With two wins over Middlesboro during the regular season by an average margin of 52.5 points, the Harlan County Black Bears entered their 52nd District Tournament matchup Thursday against the Jackets as the poster boys for overconfidence. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:05:35 EST Bobcats pull away http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/152084843/Bobcats-pull-away A couple of key rebounds went a long way toward the Bell County Bobcat's 64-51 win over Harlan in Thursday's 52nd District semifinal. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:05:33 EST Railsplitters pound Eagles, avenge only loss http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/152077744/Railsplitters-pound-Eagles-avenge-only-loss JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — Vengeance tasted ever so sweet on Wednesday night as the third-ranked Railsplitters (26-1, 20-1 SAC) punished the Carson-Newman Eagles (14-13, 12-9 SAC) for their lone loss of the season and soared to a 91-61... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:05:31 EST Lady Railsplitters fall at C-N http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/sports/152078057/Lady-Railsplitters-fall-at-C-N JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — The Lady Railsplitters (14-13, 11-10 SAC) endured a more than six-minute scoring drought at the tail end of the first half and never recovered in a 79-57 loss to the Carson-Newman Eagles (18-9, 12-9 SAC) in South Atlantic... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:05:31 EST Snow creates water leak http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/152076888/Snow-creates-water-leak Photo by Mark Elkins Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:20:34 EST Schedules amended http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/152067224/Schedules-amended As we near the end of snowy and icy weather for the season, many businesses still have winter related messes to clean up and area schools are no different. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:20:32 EST