Kelsey Gerhardt

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Typical autumn activities include hayrides, pumpkin patches and spending time outdoors in the cool weather. Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park has a returning fall-favorite with their annual Haunted Trail on Sept. 27.
The Coal Country Off-Road Festival has a packed three-day lineup that includes things to quench all outdoorsy appetites.
On Sept. 26,

Haunted trail aims for high spirits at off road festival

Typical autumn activities include hayrides, pumpkin patches and spending time outdoors in the cool weather. Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park has a returning fall-favorite with their annual Haunted Trail on Sept. 27. The Coal Country Off-Road Festival has a packed three-day lineup that includes things to quench all outdoorsy appetites. On Sept. 26,

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As part of their celebration of Constitution Week, Kentucky Path Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution members presented the Constitution Week Committee Award to Commonwealth Attorney Karen Greene Blondell in recognition of her outstanding work in upholding and promoting the ideals of the Constitution

Constitution week celebrated locally

Photo submitted As part of their celebration of Constitution Week, Kentucky Path Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution members presented the Constitution Week Committee Award to Commonwealth Attorney Karen Greene Blondell in recognition of her outstanding work in upholding and promoting the ideals of the Constitution

Art displayed on Pineville square

Main Street Pineville will be welcoming local artists to their Main Street Thursday program tonight. The art expo will begin at 4 p.m. on the courthouse square in Pineville. Alongside the usual farmers market fresh vegetables and sweet canned goods will be paintings, sketches and other artwork from area artists such as Jaime Corum, Michael Roan,

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Kindergarden students from Middlesboro Elementary visited the fire department recently. Students also visited the police department and post office to learn about government buildings throughout the city.

Students meet first-responders

Photo submitted Kindergarden students from Middlesboro Elementary visited the fire department recently. Students also visited the police department and post office to learn about government buildings throughout the city.

U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers announced on Friday that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded funds for improvements at the Middlesboro-Bell County Airport.
The $452,790 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant will support the land acquisition for approaches, new runway lighting and improvements in airport drainage.
“Investing

Airport receives FAA grant

U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers announced on Friday that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded funds for improvements at the Middlesboro-Bell County Airport. The $452,790 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant will support the land acquisition for approaches, new runway lighting and improvements in airport drainage. “Investing

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Thursday was the grand opening for Rock-It Unlimited in Middlesboro. The store sells new name-brand clothing, jewelry, cell phones and cell phone accessories. Owners Amanda Barnett, Cindy Bayless and Richard and Miranda Ridings also offer hand-made primitive home decor and gifts to be monogrammed in-store. Rock-It Unlimited is open

Middlesboro welcomes Rock-It Unlimited

Photo submitted Thursday was the grand opening for Rock-It Unlimited in Middlesboro. The store sells new name-brand clothing, jewelry, cell phones and cell phone accessories. Owners Amanda Barnett, Cindy Bayless and Richard and Miranda Ridings also offer hand-made primitive home decor and gifts to be monogrammed in-store. Rock-It Unlimited is open

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The Bell County Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new business in Pineville on Friday with a ribbon cutting. Glamorous Xpressions is a full-service salon owned by Adrienne Mason. Hairstylists Tonya Bain and Lisa Hubbard are also available for walk-in or services by appointment. Manicure and pedicure appointments can be ma

Glamorous Xpressions opens in Pineville

Kelsey Gerhardt | Daily News The Bell County Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new business in Pineville on Friday with a ribbon cutting. Glamorous Xpressions is a full-service salon owned by Adrienne Mason. Hairstylists Tonya Bain and Lisa Hubbard are also available for walk-in or services by appointment. Manicure and pedicure appointments can be ma

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Charles Mitchell is one of the artisans who participated in the Appalachian Craft Fair in Pineville on Thursday. “Kids like to see this and you don't want a craft like this to get lost. You keep showing people and maybe somebody will take up an interest in it,” said Mitchell. Mitchell learned pottery from s

Appalachian craft fair welcomes artisans, students

Kelsey Gerhardt | Daily News Charles Mitchell is one of the artisans who participated in the Appalachian Craft Fair in Pineville on Thursday. “Kids like to see this and you don't want a craft like this to get lost. You keep showing people and maybe somebody will take up an interest in it,” said Mitchell. Mitchell learned pottery from s

Crusade comes to Bell High

The Coal Country Go Tell Crusade will be held at Bell County High School on Sunday through Wednesday. This non-denominational conference will include free food, guest speakers and an opportunity to win a Jeep Wrangler and ATV. The crusade started as a dream of the leaders of the Stand in the Gap event and has become a reality due to nearly 60 chu

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Meet Stevie from the Bell County Animal Shelter! She is an 8-week-old Beagle mix. Stevie is a laid back, very sweet girl. She was a stray wondering on the road and a kind person brought her to the Bell County Animal Shelter. She will grow to be about 20-25 pounds. The adoption cost is $70 which includes a veterinarian exam, a mild

Pet of the Week

Photo submitted Meet Stevie from the Bell County Animal Shelter! She is an 8-week-old Beagle mix. Stevie is a laid back, very sweet girl. She was a stray wondering on the road and a kind person brought her to the Bell County Animal Shelter. She will grow to be about 20-25 pounds. The adoption cost is $70 which includes a veterinarian exam, a mild

Visual learners will have another opportunity to understand lessons at Middlesboro Middle School due to the recent installation of an interactive Mondo Board.
MMS was one of 17 schools that was given part of a $30 million grant from Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative. The Appalachian Renaissance Initiative Grant also included training in Haza

Middle school receives mondo support

Visual learners will have another opportunity to understand lessons at Middlesboro Middle School due to the recent installation of an interactive Mondo Board. MMS was one of 17 schools that was given part of a $30 million grant from Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative. The Appalachian Renaissance Initiative Grant also included training in Haza

With recent diseases like Ebola spreading across the globe, the last thing someone would want to do is travel to a foreign country. However, for local nurse anesthetist Shannon Smith, traveling to Africa was on the top of her to-do list.
Smith marked her fourth trip to the continent from July 31 to Aug. 17 with a health organization called Kenya R

Pair brings 'relief' to Africa

With recent diseases like Ebola spreading across the globe, the last thing someone would want to do is travel to a foreign country. However, for local nurse anesthetist Shannon Smith, traveling to Africa was on the top of her to-do list. Smith marked her fourth trip to the continent from July 31 to Aug. 17 with a health organization called Kenya R

The National Park Service encompasses parks that range from coral lined coasts of the Florida Keys to giant redwood forests in California, but the mountainous terrain and spectacular views throughout our own Cumberland Gap National Park tell a different story.
A presidential act signed by Woodrow Wilson on Aug. 25, 1916 has led the NPS to acquire

Settlement marks local, national park history

The National Park Service encompasses parks that range from coral lined coasts of the Florida Keys to giant redwood forests in California, but the mountainous terrain and spectacular views throughout our own Cumberland Gap National Park tell a different story. A presidential act signed by Woodrow Wilson on Aug. 25, 1916 has led the NPS to acquire

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Seren Barnes reaches to pet piglets at the UK Bell County Extension Office Farm Field Day on Friday. The educational program gives children the opportunity to gain a hands-on experience with different farm animals and aspects of life on a farm.
Mason Wilder is a second grader at Page School Center. Wilder wa

Farm Field Day

Photos by Kelsey Gerhardt | Daily News Seren Barnes reaches to pet piglets at the UK Bell County Extension Office Farm Field Day on Friday. The educational program gives children the opportunity to gain a hands-on experience with different farm animals and aspects of life on a farm. Mason Wilder is a second grader at Page School Center. Wilder wa

Plans are being finalized for the Coal Country Off-Road Festival on Sept. 26-28 at the Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park.
Jon Grace, director of Adventure Tourism, believes this will be one of the biggest years for the festival and one of the most memorable years for the festival's haunted trail.
“Barring a catastrophe, I think this will be th

Off-road festival slated

Plans are being finalized for the Coal Country Off-Road Festival on Sept. 26-28 at the Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park. Jon Grace, director of Adventure Tourism, believes this will be one of the biggest years for the festival and one of the most memorable years for the festival's haunted trail. “Barring a catastrophe, I think this will be th

Off-road festival gets final touches

Plans are being finalized for the Coal Country Off-Road Festival on Sept. 26-28 at the Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park. Jon Grace, director of Adventure Tourism, believes this will be one of the biggest years for the festival and one of the most memorable years for the festival's haunted trail. “Barring a catastrophe, I think this will be th

The National Park Service encompasses parks that range from coral lined coasts of the Florida Keys to giant redwood forests in California, but the mountainous terrain and spectacular views throughout our own Cumberland Gap National Park tell a different story.
A Presidential act signed by Woodrow Wilson on Aug. 25, 1916 has led the NPS to acquire

Settlement marks local, national park history

The National Park Service encompasses parks that range from coral lined coasts of the Florida Keys to giant redwood forests in California, but the mountainous terrain and spectacular views throughout our own Cumberland Gap National Park tell a different story. A Presidential act signed by Woodrow Wilson on Aug. 25, 1916 has led the NPS to acquire

Middlesboro Elementary School is creating young leaders through their newly implemented “The Leader in Me” program.
The program was created by FranklinCovey, a global company specializing in performance improvement. It outlines seven positive habits that students ages 5 to 11 should implement in their academic careers and personal live

Middlesboro students learn to lead

Middlesboro Elementary School is creating young leaders through their newly implemented “The Leader in Me” program. The program was created by FranklinCovey, a global company specializing in performance improvement. It outlines seven positive habits that students ages 5 to 11 should implement in their academic careers and personal live

Middlesboro High School unveiled their newly-renovated tennis courts Wednesday. The courts have involved months of work for the school and school board and are now ready for play time.
The Middlesboro School Board also voted to keep the same real estate and personal property tax rate for 2014-2015 at 50.8 cents for every $100 of assessed value. Th

Tennis courts get face-lift

Middlesboro High School unveiled their newly-renovated tennis courts Wednesday. The courts have involved months of work for the school and school board and are now ready for play time. The Middlesboro School Board also voted to keep the same real estate and personal property tax rate for 2014-2015 at 50.8 cents for every $100 of assessed value. Th




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