Middlesboro Daily News- RSS NEWS Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/NEWS http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/NEWS Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:57:23 EST 1800 KYTC continues to monitor roadways for high water, flooding http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/152180485/KYTC-continues-to-monitor-roadways-for-high-water-flooding State forces in District 11 continue to monitor routes for high water and/or flooding. Maintenance crews place signage in areas that are determined to be unsafe and impassable. When the water recedes and roads are deemed safe, “Road... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 15:45:35 EST Jail expansion, round 2 http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/152174005/Jail-expansion-round-2 The project to expand the Claiborne County Jail continues to create friction between two distinct camps of thought as the blueprints dry on the drawing board. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 15:15:32 EST Filling vacant seat underway http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/152174823/Filling-vacant-seat-underway The process to fill the vacant Bell County School Board seat is underway. Barry Gibson won the election for the seat in November by defeating Shelb Stewart by 134 votes. According to John Thompson with the Kentucky Department of Education, Gibson then... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 13:30:33 EST Students propose smoking ban http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/152175564/Students-propose-smoking-ban Students with the Destination Imagination team from Middlesboro elementary gave a presentation to the Middlesboro City Council this week regarding a Smoking Ban for Bell County. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 13:30:31 EST News in Brief http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/152147076/News-in-Brief McConnell tells states: Ignore EPA carbon rules Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:35:34 EST Shadowbox unveiled http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/152173360/Shadowbox-unveiled Retired teachers, school alumni, students and many others filled the lobby at Middlesboro High School to see the unveiling on the Greg Page shadowbox. The Friends of Lincoln School had the shadowbox created as part of their Black History Project to... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:30:32 EST MARH to offer free health screenings http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-local_features-news/152173473/MARH-to-offer-free-health-screenings Have you had a health assessment for stroke or diabetes recently? You are invited to the Middlesboro Mall at center court on March 11, from 9 a.m. and noon, to receive these free assessments. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:10:36 EST Library dedication slated Saturday http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/152173048/Library-dedication-slated-Saturday The Bell County Public Library District Board of Trustees and staff will have a tribute to Beverly Greene and dedication of the community room in her memory from 10 a.m. to noon on March 7 at the Middlesboro-Bell County Public Library, located at 126... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:10:32 EST LMU-DCOM faculty member receives national award http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/local_features-news/152173549/LMU-DCOM-faculty-member-receives-national-award Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) has announced Michael P. Seaman, DO, associate professor of family medicine/emergency medicine, was recognized by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME)... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:10:31 EST KU, LG&E providing support to area shelters, families http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/152173754/KU-LGE-providing-support-to-area-shelters-families LEXINGTON — The sub-zero temperatures have moved on and much of the snow has melted, but many Kentucky shelters and families are still feeling the chill. With area temperatures averaging more than 40 percent colder than normal, the frigid... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:05:36 EST 5 charged in multistate sex trafficking ring http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/152174259/5-charged-in-multistate-sex-trafficking-ring ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday charged five St. Paul residents in what authorities allege was a multistate sex-trafficking ring whose victims included minors. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:00:34 EST Fish & Wildlife ready to help http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/152170347/Fish--Wildlife-ready-to-help Gearing up to offer their assistance to those residents who may need help with flooding issues expected to arise in the region, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife (KDFW) Officer Steve Combs said they are trained and have equipment to help if... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:35:33 EST Yard sale ordinence passed http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/152152445/Yard-sale-ordinence-passed Middlesboro had the second reading of the yard sale ordinance and passed it unanimously at a Tuesday meeting. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 17:15:34 EST Davis enters guilty plea http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/152152869/Davis-enters-guilty-plea Timothy Davis entered a guilty plea on four different indictments on Tuesday in Bell Circuit Court. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 17:15:32 EST KBC disaster relief volunteers placed on alert in Kentucky http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/152159401/KBC-disaster-relief-volunteers-placed-on-alert-in-Kentucky LOUISVILLE – More than 7,000 Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers were placed on alert Tuesday afternoon as another major winter storm heads toward Kentucky. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 17:10:32 EST Path to aviation career http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-news/152125653/Path-to-aviation-career RICHMOND — Eastern Kentucky University boasts the nation's first FAA-approved 1,000-hour power, 2+2 degree pathway, and it is easily accessible across the Commonwealth, thanks to EKU's partnerships with four institutions in the... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 17:00:32 EST ‘Back the B.E.A.R.S.’ contest deadline set http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-local_features-news/152152729/Back-the-B.E.A.R.S.-contest-deadline-set Young and inspiring artists are wanted at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park for the upcoming “Back the B.E.A.R.S.” event bringing the world of the American black bear to life. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:55:37 EST Weekly question announced http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/local_features-news/152152497/Weekly-question-announced Bridget Saylor's third-grade science/writing class at TNT Primary is beginning a new class project to help students with their writing skills and make writing and science even more exciting. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:55:36 EST TELL Kentucky survey underway http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/152153345/TELL-Kentucky-survey-underway FRANKFORT — From now through March 31, school-based certified educators in all 173 Kentucky school districts will be able to share their thoughts about the working conditions in their schools through the 2015 TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:55:35 EST (No heading) http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/news/152153595/ The federal government requires colleges to verify the information submitted by many students on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:55:34 EST