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Wallins Elementary School second-grade teacher Brittany Helton and Wallins FRYSC presented Family Reading Night to Wallins students and parents in March. The event was Dr. Seuss-themed with students making crafts, participating in activities and listening to Dr. Seuss stories. “The Cat in the Hat” and “One Fish Tw

Dr. Seuss literacy night

Courtesy photos Wallins Elementary School second-grade teacher Brittany Helton and Wallins FRYSC presented Family Reading Night to Wallins students and parents in March. The event was Dr. Seuss-themed with students making crafts, participating in activities and listening to Dr. Seuss stories. “The Cat in the Hat” and “One Fish Tw

A Springdale man was found dead in his home over the weekend, the victim of a shooting.
According to Claiborne County Sheriff David Ray, Major Lee Bray, 51, was found Saturday afternoon.
“The people who found him called it in,” Ray said. “Our officers secured the scene and called the TBI (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation) Crime

Murder investigation into man's death

A Springdale man was found dead in his home over the weekend, the victim of a shooting. According to Claiborne County Sheriff David Ray, Major Lee Bray, 51, was found Saturday afternoon. “The people who found him called it in,” Ray said. “Our officers secured the scene and called the TBI (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation) Crime

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park was filled with hands-on experiences, learning and growls this weekend during the Back the BEARS event.
More than 700 students from Tri-State schools were signed up to visit the park.
School age visitors and adults alike were given the opportunity to learn a little bit about bears and how to interact, or no

Bears invade park

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park was filled with hands-on experiences, learning and growls this weekend during the Back the BEARS event. More than 700 students from Tri-State schools were signed up to visit the park. School age visitors and adults alike were given the opportunity to learn a little bit about bears and how to interact, or no

EPA rules for coal-fired power plants

Even if the odds are against you, sometimes it is important to make your case. West Virginia and 14 other coal-reliant states gave oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit last week challenging new proposed regulations for coal-fired power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency has outlined a plan

GILBERT – The Skirmish on the River was held this past weekend in Gilber and began Friday, April 24 and lasted through Sunday, April 26 at the Larry Joe Harless Community Center.
The idea to hold the re-enactment came about four years ago when Rueben Mitchell pitched the idea to the Larry Joe Harless Community Center and to the Gilbert city

Civil War at Gilbert

GILBERT – The Skirmish on the River was held this past weekend in Gilber and began Friday, April 24 and lasted through Sunday, April 26 at the Larry Joe Harless Community Center. The idea to hold the re-enactment came about four years ago when Rueben Mitchell pitched the idea to the Larry Joe Harless Community Center and to the Gilbert city

HARROGATE, Tenn. — Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) will present Musical Theatre Magic at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 in the Sam and Sue Mars Performing Arts Center in the Duke Hall of Citizenship.
The program will feature performers from the Knoxville Opera including Executive Director and Conductor Brian Salesky, mezzosoprano Malanie Burbules a

Lmu presents Musical Theatre Magic

HARROGATE, Tenn. — Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) will present Musical Theatre Magic at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 in the Sam and Sue Mars Performing Arts Center in the Duke Hall of Citizenship. The program will feature performers from the Knoxville Opera including Executive Director and Conductor Brian Salesky, mezzosoprano Malanie Burbules a

FRANKFORT — Over the last four months, there has unfortunately been a renewed effort to breathe life into a proposal that most economists declared dead long ago. Supporters call it “right to work”; the rest of us, with the facts on our side, call it “right to work for less.”
Those backing the concept claim

A legislative perspective

FRANKFORT — Over the last four months, there has unfortunately been a renewed effort to breathe life into a proposal that most economists declared dead long ago. Supporters call it “right to work”; the rest of us, with the facts on our side, call it “right to work for less.” Those backing the concept claim

Stressing the importance of vaccinating your children, Dr. Abiodun Akisanya participated in this month's “Lunch-n-Learn” series held at the Harlan ARH Hospital on Friday.
“Vaccines provide protection and immunity thereby preventing sickness, cancer and deaths,” said Akisanya. “Vaccines protect your health, preserve li

'Lunch-n-Learn' features Akisanya

Stressing the importance of vaccinating your children, Dr. Abiodun Akisanya participated in this month's “Lunch-n-Learn” series held at the Harlan ARH Hospital on Friday. “Vaccines provide protection and immunity thereby preventing sickness, cancer and deaths,” said Akisanya. “Vaccines protect your health, preserve li

By Steve MickeyNascar Columnist Richmond was the ninth race on the 36 race Sprint Cup schedule and during this the first quarter of the season; seven drives have all but guaranteed themselves a spot in the Chase by posting a win. Kurt Busch's win in Richmond's rain delayed Toyota Owners 400 made him the seventh different driver to visit a victory l

Dega's Last Chance Racing

By Steve MickeyNascar Columnist Richmond was the ninth race on the 36 race Sprint Cup schedule and during this the first quarter of the season; seven drives have all but guaranteed themselves a spot in the Chase by posting a win. Kurt Busch's win in Richmond's rain delayed Toyota Owners 400 made him the seventh different driver to visit a victory l

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
WHITESBURG, Ky. - The Lady Pirates of Belfry swept all three games of the 2nd Annual Wizard of Oz Classic at Letcher County Central on Friday and Saturday. The tournament is named in honor of Arthur “Oz” Jackson, a 1960 graduate of Chattaroy High School, who retired from his position as Athletic

Lady Pirates win tourney

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com WHITESBURG, Ky. - The Lady Pirates of Belfry swept all three games of the 2nd Annual Wizard of Oz Classic at Letcher County Central on Friday and Saturday. The tournament is named in honor of Arthur “Oz” Jackson, a 1960 graduate of Chattaroy High School, who retired from his position as Athletic

Common Core standards

There's been a lot of discussion about how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are moving Kentucky education forward. However, while both standards seem somewhat better than the former, highly inadequate Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS), I don't think students across the Bluegrass St

'Wander the Wilderness' bus tour

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park is offering a unique opportunity to take a ride through history with one of the region's leading historians. On May 9, join Dr. Lawrence Fleenor and museum staff for a day-long bus tour along the Wilderness Road. On this journey, participants will travel by bus from the

A Middlesboro teenager was recently indicted on a robbery charge by the Bell County Grand Jury.
Melvin Lyndell Hale, 19, was indicted for second-degree robbery, a Class C felony.
In February, Hale allegedly entered a residence at Yoakum Apartments and took a purse containing $700 in cash from the kitchen table. According to the arrest citation, H

Grand jury indicts Hale

A Middlesboro teenager was recently indicted on a robbery charge by the Bell County Grand Jury. Melvin Lyndell Hale, 19, was indicted for second-degree robbery, a Class C felony. In February, Hale allegedly entered a residence at Yoakum Apartments and took a purse containing $700 in cash from the kitchen table. According to the arrest citation, H

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Educational Talent Search students from Harlan County High School recently participated in a campus visit to Union College in Barbourville. Students were given a walking tour of campus, an information session from admissions, had the chance to speak with professors on campus and a panel of current Union students and were treated to l

HCHS students visit Union College

Courtesy phto Educational Talent Search students from Harlan County High School recently participated in a campus visit to Union College in Barbourville. Students were given a walking tour of campus, an information session from admissions, had the chance to speak with professors on campus and a panel of current Union students and were treated to l

WILLIAMSON — The Tug Valley Road Runners Club will be holding a “No Cancer Relay for Life” 5-K run and a one mile walk in West Williamson on Saturday, May 9.
The theme for this year's race is Dr. Seuss so you are encouraged to dress in your Dr. Seuss best or to do something in memory of someone that you've lost to cancer or to mo

No Cancer Relay for Life 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk

WILLIAMSON — The Tug Valley Road Runners Club will be holding a “No Cancer Relay for Life” 5-K run and a one mile walk in West Williamson on Saturday, May 9. The theme for this year's race is Dr. Seuss so you are encouraged to dress in your Dr. Seuss best or to do something in memory of someone that you've lost to cancer or to mo

William S. Tribell | Daily News
Relay For Life's Planet Pink Walkers make their way to the Arthur Museum in Middlesboro, supporting a cancer free world Friday afternoon.

Walking to cure cancer

William S. Tribell | Daily News Relay For Life's Planet Pink Walkers make their way to the Arthur Museum in Middlesboro, supporting a cancer free world Friday afternoon.

MANCHESTER — A portion of KY 3485 in Bell County (mile points 0-3) will be closed beginning through May 1 at 9 p.m. The lane closure is necessary to allow KYTC crews to perform a slide repair.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet asks motorists to be aware of the work zone, expected long delays and to utilize safe driving habits when travelin

A portion of KY 3485 in Bell Co. to be closed

MANCHESTER — A portion of KY 3485 in Bell County (mile points 0-3) will be closed beginning through May 1 at 9 p.m. The lane closure is necessary to allow KYTC crews to perform a slide repair. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet asks motorists to be aware of the work zone, expected long delays and to utilize safe driving habits when travelin

HARLAN — Gage Burkhart worked the Harlan County Black Bears out of trouble from the mound in the top of the seventh inning, then won it at the plate in the bottom of the inning as the Bears clinched the top seed in next month's 52nd District Tournament with a 2-1 win Saturday over visiting Middlesboro.
Harlan County improved to 15-3 overall

HCHS nips Jackets, 2-1

HARLAN — Gage Burkhart worked the Harlan County Black Bears out of trouble from the mound in the top of the seventh inning, then won it at the plate in the bottom of the inning as the Bears clinched the top seed in next month's 52nd District Tournament with a 2-1 win Saturday over visiting Middlesboro. Harlan County improved to 15-3 overall

This week's sports schedule

This week's sports schedule: Monday, April 27 Baseball Montcalm at Westside, 5 p.m. Independence at Wyoming East, 5:30 p.m. Softball Westside at RiverView, 5:30 p.m. Wyoming East at Man, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28 Baseball Westside at Wyoming East, 5:30 p.m. Softball Independence at Westside, 5 p.m. River View at Wyoming East, 5:30 p.

TAZEWELL, Tenn. — A Springdale man was found dead in his home over the weekend, the victim of a shooting.
According to Claiborne County Sheriff David Ray, Major Lee Bray, 51, was found Saturday afternoon.
“The people who found him called it in,” Ray said. “Our officers secured the scene and called the TBI (Tennessee Bureau

Murder investigation into man's death

TAZEWELL, Tenn. — A Springdale man was found dead in his home over the weekend, the victim of a shooting. According to Claiborne County Sheriff David Ray, Major Lee Bray, 51, was found Saturday afternoon. “The people who found him called it in,” Ray said. “Our officers secured the scene and called the TBI (Tennessee Bureau





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