Middlesboro Daily News- RSS NEWS Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/NEWS http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/NEWS Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:43:16 EST 1800 Students recognized at meeting http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/50378554/Students-recognized-at-meeting Bell County Superintendent Yvonne Gilliam took time during this week's regular monthly board meeting to acknowledge students from the vocational school for their outstanding performance. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:30:04 EST Wild horses at Dingo shot to death http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/50382133/Wild-horses-at-Dingo-shot-to-death Over two dozen wild horses that roam an area of Straight Creek known as Dingo are reportedly dead. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:08:06 EST Man charged with credit card fraud http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/50378792/Man-charged-with-credit-card-fraud A Middlesboro man was arrested on Friday after police say he fraudulently used a credit card. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:24:04 EST School requests new student contracts with Bell http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50379597/School-requests-new-student-contracts-with-Bell The Pineville Independent Board of Education has submitted a letter to the Bell County Board of Education requesting the two entities renegotiate their student exchange contract. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:12:08 EST News in Brief http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50378034/News-in-Brief Lower jobless rates reported in 108 countiesFRANKFORT (AP) — State officials say last month's jobless rates in 108 Kentucky counties were lower than in July 2013. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:41:05 EST ‘Sleep debt’ effects school routine http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50331390/Sleep-debt-effects-school-routine Children throughout the Tri-State area have spent the past few weeks transitioning into the back-to-school routine. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:05:10 EST Middlesboro to set tax levy http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50358206/Middlesboro-to-set-tax-levy The Middlesboro City Council held the first reading to establish the Ad Valorem tax levy on personal and real property for the year 2015 during their meeting on Tuesday. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:05:07 EST Tennis courts get face-lift http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/50356594/Tennis-courts-get-face-lift Middlesboro High School unveiled their newly-renovated tennis courts Wednesday. The courts have involved months of work for the school and school board and are now ready for play time. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:59:07 EST Clerk’s office taking plastic http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/50356971/Clerks-office-taking-plastic The Bell County Clerk's Office is now offering taxpayers the option to pay with debit or credit cards in both the Middlesboro and Pineville office for any type of transaction. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:57:09 EST Double grave marking ceremony slated http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/announcements-home_top-local_features/50366366/Double-grave-marking-ceremony-slated The Martin's Station Chapter Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution, will be having a double grave marking ceremony using SAR markers on the graves of Jesse Brock and Ephraim Osborne, along with a wreath laying and grave side ceremony... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:55:11 EST Community Calendar http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-local_features/50363786/Community-Calendar To place an announcement 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). Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:50:06 EST News in Brief http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50364011/News-in-Brief Coroner: 3 dead before blaze beganINEZ (AP) — Officials say two women and a young girl found in the ruins of an eastern Kentucky house fire were killed before the blaze was set. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:10:12 EST Death sentence of 6-time killer upheld in state http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50369342/Death-sentence-of-6-time-killer-upheld-in-state LOUISVILLE (AP) — A six-time convicted killer condemned to death for a 1991 slaying in Kentucky has lost a bid for a new trial and sentencing after the state's high court on Thursday found that a large amount of evidence and testimony... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:58:08 EST State retirement system to receive $23 million http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50369190/State-retirement-system-to-receive-$23-million LOUISVILLE (AP) — One of Kentucky's public pension systems lost $69 million because it unknowingly purchased risky mortgage-backed securities in the run up to the 2008 housing market crash. But Thursday, the system got $23 million of those... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:53:09 EST State Supreme Court upholds ethics rule http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50369683/State-Supreme-Court-upholds-ethics-rule LOUISVILLE (AP) — Prosecutors in Kentucky will no longer be able to require defendants as part of a plea agreement to waive their right to appeal bad advice from an attorney after the Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday banned the... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:51:06 EST Family Dollar rejects Dollar General offer http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50364154/Family-Dollar-rejects-Dollar-General-offer MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) — Family Dollar is rebuffing Dollar General's takeover bid, citing antitrust issues. The discounter's board supports its existing merger with Dollar Tree. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:28:11 EST Panel discusses sidewalk repairs http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/50350695/Panel-discusses-sidewalk-repairs Councilman Bo Green introduced three cost estimates for sidewalk replacements during the regular Middlesboro City Council meeting on Tuesday. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:36:08 EST Bell County Schools to start on schedule http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50355781/Bell-County-Schools-to-start-on-schedule Bell County School officials squashed the rampant rumors of a further delay in the school schedule at Tuesday night's regularly-scheduled board meeting. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:23:06 EST Hampton charged with criminal abuse http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/50353035/Hampton-charged-with-criminal-abuse A Middlesboro woman was arrested on Tuesday after police say she abused her child.Nicole G. Hampton, 27, was charged with second-degree criminal abuse of a child 12 years of age or under. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:52:04 EST My Social Security Week launches http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/50351355/My-Social-Security-Week-launches In honor of the 79th Anniversary of the Social Security Act, Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting commissioner of Social Security, invites everyone to celebrate the first National my Social Security Week. From Aug. 17-23, Social Security will host numerous... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:40:06 EST