Middlesboro Daily News- RSS NEWS Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/NEWS http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/NEWS Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:01:48 EST 1800 Clerks square off http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/150292877/Clerks-square-off Candidates for Bell County Clerk took the stage Thursday at the Middlesboro Community Center. Both were asked a series of questions submitted by the community at large. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:10:03 EST Gambrel charged with rape http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/150296624/Gambrel-charged-with-rape A Pineville man accused of rape was arrested by the Kentucky State Police on Thursday. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:35:04 EST K-PREP scores released http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/150244901/K-PREP-scores-released K-PREP scores were the main topic of discussion at the Middlesboro School Board meeting on Tuesday.The elementary school scores improved by 28 points overall. Math was the only subject tested in which scores decreased. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:58:04 EST News in Brief http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/150223959/News-in-Brief Prosecutors seek to drop charges in drug case Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:53:09 EST Support shown for superintendent, board http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/150285670/Support-shown-for-superintendent-board A standing room only crowd of staff, parents and students from Page School Center and Right Fork School Center filled Bell County School District boardroom and overflowed into the hallway Tuesday night at the regularly scheduled meeting. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:59:02 EST Haunted Trail highlights WRSP activities http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/150293004/Haunted-Trail-highlights-WRSP-activities Gather the family, dress in your favorite costumes and prepare for two nights of fun and fright as Wilderness Road State Park continues their annual Halloween special event, Pumpkins in the Park, today. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:21:03 EST Tour designed to help leaders of SOAR http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/150290656/Tour-designed-to-help-leaders-of-SOAR SOMERSET — Fifty leaders from across southern and eastern Kentucky boarded a tour bus, dubbed by U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) as the “Silicon Holler Express,” on Wednesday. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:12:04 EST News in Brief http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/150223957/News-in-Brief 101st Airborne to take over in Africa deploymentFORT CAMPBELL (AP) — The 101st Airborne Division is set to officially take command of an operation to build Ebola care centers in Africa. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:52:03 EST EPA launches voluntary star-rating program http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/150290894/EPA-launches-voluntary-star-rating-program WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a new voluntary Drift Reduction Technology (DRT) program to encourage the use of verified, safer pesticide spray products to reduce exposure and pesticide movement while saving... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:14:05 EST Community Calendar http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-local_features/150276736/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, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:08 EST Laid-off miner turns to policing http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/150282156/Laid-off-miner-turns-to-policing When Branden Watts got laid off from the coal mines in Harlan County, he didn't give up and he didn't leave his hometown. A different career came along for Watts, which turned out to be policing. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:37:06 EST ‘SOAR’ above local politics, Arnett urges http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/150205314/SOAR-above-local-politics-Arnett-urges Jared Arnett of Harold was recently selected as the first executive director of the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:58:13 EST Sen. Smith speaks on ‘chemical looping’ http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/150279690/Sen.-Smith-speaks-on-chemical-looping Sen. Brandon Smith was at Pine Mountain State Resort Park on Thursday for the monthly Bell County Chamber of Commerce Soup and Sandwich series. During the meeting he discussed several issues including tax reform and chemical looping. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:13:06 EST Vocational Rehabilitation seeks public input http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/150279389/Vocational-Rehabilitation-seeks-public-input FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) has scheduled visioning forums to give individuals with disabilities, advocates and other interested individuals an opportunity to provide feedback on the services OVR provides... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:41:10 EST Social Security announces benefit increase for 2015 http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/150279287/Social-Security-announces-benefit-increase-for-2015 Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015, the Social Security Administration has announced. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:40:07 EST Community Calendar http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-local_features/150240507/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). Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:12 EST Community Calendar http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-local_features/150259174/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). Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:07 EST Survivor encourages regular exams http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/150245149/Survivor-encourages-regular-exams Third in a seriesPineville native Claudia Jarvis went to the doctor for a routine mammogram in the summer of 2006. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:31:10 EST KSP conducts drug roundup http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/150263647/KSP-conducts-drug-roundup A drug roundup in Bell County where 26 people were being sought on Wednesday resulted in the arrest of 18. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:18:10 EST Yard sales explained http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/150262849/Yard-sales-explained The Middlesboro City Council held the first reading of a yard sale ordinance during their regular meeting on Tuesday. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:37:06 EST