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Reality show star is new fitness instructor

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Former reality television show contestant Ryan Kelley is the newest fitness instructor at In Shape Fitness in Tazewell.Kelley is nationally known for being a contestant on Season 2 of The Biggest Loser. Since her appearance on the show, she has become a fitness instructor for several counties throughout East Tennessee.New owner Judy Seals recently purchased the local gym and is in the process of deciding what classes to provide for her current and potential members. While doing research for a local Zumba instructor, Seals came across Kelley’s information and decided to give her a call.Kelley taught two of her Fire and Ice classes at In Shape on Wednesday night as a test run to determine if the classes were a good fit.

 

Principals report to board

Middlesboro Independent School principals reported to the school board earlier this week at the regular monthly meeting.Dr. Anthony Maxwell with Middlesboro Elementary School took the time to thank all of the volunteers throughout the school district for making Read Across America such a huge success. Maxwell also told the board and those in attendance about Nashville based author Helen Hemphill visiting the school. Hemphill not only donated books to the school, she came and had se...

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Rumored threat of shooters at CHS put to rest

An alleged conspiracy between a couple of students to take guns to Claiborne High School (CHS) Thursday morning was stopped by school and law enforcement officials before the school day began.According to Connie Holdway, director of Claiborne County Schools, there were rumors that there were going to be possible student shooters at CHS on Thursday.“We take rumors like that seriously, so school administration and local police responded to it,” she said....

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Cats causing problems in Pineville

Pineville councilman Billy Robbins addressed the board about a potential cat problem in the area during the regular meeting on Monday. A substantial amount of cats have been seen around the Pineville area.“Something’s got to be done,” said Robbins. “These people can’t even get on their porches.”According to Robbins, cats are beginning to ruin people’s outdoor furniture and are creating a bad smell throughout the community. He cla...

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Candidate forms for ‘Voter’s Guide’ due April 22

With the primary election on the horizon, the Middlesboro Daily News will publish a “Voter’s Guide” special section. These mini biographies collected by the editorial department is a free service to any and all candidates who have filed for a public office in Bell County.There are mini biography forms at the Middlesboro Daily News office that must be dropped off by the candidate by presenting their photo ID. The deadline to submit your form and photo is April 22 a...

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Adoption Day helps find new homes

Kelsey Gerhardt|Daily NewsThe Bell County Animal Shelter and the LMU Pre-Vet Club held a Pet Adoption Day on Saturday at the Middlesboro PetSmart. The event helped animals find homes as well as raising money for the shelter which helps with their everyday expenses to keep the pets cared for.

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State food charity recovers from scandal

LOUISVILLE (AP) — Leaders at Kentucky Harvest say the organization is going strong more than a year after its founder was charged with taking money from a separate charity.Kentucky Harvest Chairman Brent Smith told The Courier-Journal that questions have mostly stopped, and food contributions and deliveries are virtually unchanged 18 months after Stan Curtis was accused of using funds from USA Harvest for personal expenses.Curtis founded both Kentu...

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Fire marshal investigating fatal cabin blaze

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state fire marshal’s office has taken over the investigation of a fatal blaze at a rental cabin in Sevierville.Katelyn Abernathy, a spokeswoman for the office, told the Knoxville News Sentinel that investigators were still processing the scene.“It is a very complex investigation because it burned to the ground,” she said.The blaze broke out early Saturday at a cabin where 22 people from Kent...

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