NEWS


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PCH to remain open
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MMS team wins state
MMS team wins state

MMS team wins state

Photo submittedThe Middlesboro Middle School Destination Imagination Team competed in the Kentucky State Tournament on March 18 and won first place. T...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


England named fire chief

England named fire chief

The Middlesboro Fire Department now has an official new chief, approved by the Middlesboro City Council.Mayor Bill Kelley requested a motion at the re...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Cholesterol drug cuts heart risks, spurs new debate on cost

A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent in a big study that’...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


PVEC sued

PVEC sued

A civil lawsuit was filed in Union County Circuit Court on March 10, alleging medical and property issues arising directly from the routine spraying o...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak

BOSTON (AP) — The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other ...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Lady Jackets headed to state
LMU advances to Final Four

LMU advances to Final Four

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Redshirt-senior guard Luquon Choice scored 17 of his game-high 22 points in the second half as the Railsplitters used a late...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Sweet 16 guide: Top NCAA matchups, players and story lines

Sweet 16 guide: Top NCAA matchups, players and story lines

The NCAA Tournament’s first weekend closed with a flourish, a Sunday full of scintillating games after three days of good-not-always-great baske...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Lady Jackets inch past Harlan

Lady Jackets inch past Harlan

To call Middlesboro’s game against Harlan a pitching battle would be an understatement. Neither pitcher gave up more than two hits during the ga...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Lady Jackets roll past Bell

Lady Jackets roll past Bell

Middlesboro rolled their way into the second round of the 13th Region All A Classic on Monday with a 17-2 victory over a young Bell County team. It wa...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Harlan routs Pineville

Harlan routs Pineville

Pineville’s journey through the 13th Region All A Classic ended in the first round on Monday. The Lady Lions couldn’t get anything going a...

March 21st, 2017 updated: March 21st, 2017. |  


Lady Railsplitters drop SAC-opening doubleheader to Wingate

Lady Railsplitters drop SAC-opening doubleheader to Wingate

HARROGATE, Tenn. — The Lady Railsplitters (16-9, 0-2 SAC) opened South Atlantic Conference play by dropping both ends of a doubleheader to the W...

March 20th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


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Community Calendar
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Community Calendar

Making the most of that college visit

The campus visit can be an important step in selecting a college or university. Whether the school(s) under consideration are local, or across the cou...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Classic concertist featured at UVa-Wise

Classic concertist featured at UVa-Wise

Pro-Art Association will present Terry Pazmiño, classic concertist whose repertoire is based on popular urban music, in concert March 25 in UVa-W...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Help protect older adults from financial abuse

Help protect older adults from financial abuse

Financial exploitation costs older Americans billions of dollars per year, according to several sources, including the National Council on Aging. If y...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Bonnaroo to offer all-night stage for dance, hip-hop artists

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — Music fans will have more options to dance the night away at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which is unveiling a...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


New idea shakes up dinosaur family tree for T. Rex and pals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tyrannosaurus Rex and his buddies could be on the move as a new study proposes a massive shake-up of the dinosaur family tree....

March 22nd, 2017 |  


OPINION


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Give a hand to good doctors
Persistent as a winter cough

Persistent as a winter cough

If there’s one thing you can honestly say about Delbert McLain, he’s as persistent as a winter cough. As our chamber of commerce here R...

March 24th, 2017 |  


The power of the “Deep State,” the intelligence community’s lock on the secrets of every citizen in the United States, information t...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Don’t fall for Republicans’ proposed health care plan

In January, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “If Hillary Clinton had been elected, if there were a Democratic Senate, we’d be ...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Elizabeth Warren kicking sand

Massachusetts needs clarity from the Trump administration about how it plans to treat states that have legalized recreational marijuana, since that ar...

March 21st, 2017 |  


In praise of pragmatism

In praise of pragmatism

As you watch the healthcare proceedings on Capitol Hill, imagine what things might be like if we lived in more functional political times. In particul...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Who is this legislature working for?

As this session of the General Assembly winds down, its recurring theme has been the transfer of power to those who already have it.The dramatic rush ...

March 21st, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA