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Mullens Dogwood Festival Schedule

Here is the schedule for the 2015 Mullens Dogwood Festival. Sunday, May 3 2 p.m. 5K Run sponsored by the Wyoming County Convention and Visitors Bureau Wednesday, May 6 1 to 4 p.m. Janet Weaver Art & Photography Registration (Veterans Memorial Building) sponsored by BJW Printing 5 p.m. Vendors set up Mullens Fire Department Hot Dog Sale 6

Earth Day is here again and to help remind us all how important our local flora and fauna is, the Bell County Conservation District (BCCD) will be sponsoring a free tree giveaway at the Middlesboro Mall on April 22. The trees will be available beginning at 10 a.m. at the center of the mall.
BCCD's administrative secretary, Hannah Browning, will ha

Earth Day is coming up

Earth Day is here again and to help remind us all how important our local flora and fauna is, the Bell County Conservation District (BCCD) will be sponsoring a free tree giveaway at the Middlesboro Mall on April 22. The trees will be available beginning at 10 a.m. at the center of the mall. BCCD's administrative secretary, Hannah Browning, will ha

Red Cross volunteers recognized during National Volunteer Week

LEXINGTON — National Volunteer Week is April 12-18 and the American Red Cross Bluegrass Chapter is honoring the volunteers who give their time to help people in need. Across the United States, hundreds of thousands of volunteers are part of the Red Cross. They respond to fires, teach lifesaving skills like First Aid and CPR, volunteer at Vet

HAZARD—Folks with InVision Hazard sacrificed some of their beauty sleep Friday morning to help serve some of those workers who diligently served the City of Hazard and Perry County during what some say was one of the worst winter storms in a decade.
With the help of Applebee's Bar and grill in Hazard, InVision Hazard members donated their ti

Hazard, Perry Co. thank winter workers

HAZARD—Folks with InVision Hazard sacrificed some of their beauty sleep Friday morning to help serve some of those workers who diligently served the City of Hazard and Perry County during what some say was one of the worst winter storms in a decade. With the help of Applebee's Bar and grill in Hazard, InVision Hazard members donated their ti

HARROGATE, Tenn. — Senior Emilee Solomon and sophomore Jennifer Moose provided walk-off hits to culminate one of the most thrilling days at Dorothy Neely Field in recent memory and lead the Lady Railsplitters (22-20, 11-9 SAC) to a sweep of the Mars Hill Lions (12-21, 8-12 SAC) in South Atlantic Conference softball action on Friday afternoon.

2 walk-offs for Lady 'Splitters

HARROGATE, Tenn. — Senior Emilee Solomon and sophomore Jennifer Moose provided walk-off hits to culminate one of the most thrilling days at Dorothy Neely Field in recent memory and lead the Lady Railsplitters (22-20, 11-9 SAC) to a sweep of the Mars Hill Lions (12-21, 8-12 SAC) in South Atlantic Conference softball action on Friday afternoon.

A greener way to do business

April 22 is Earth Day, a great time to recommit to going green. More than one billion people will celebrate Earth Day this year. Saving energy, conserving water, and using less gas are just a few ways to go green (and save the earth). At Social Security, we strive to have a positive impact on the environment and community. By visiting www.socialse

Police arrest three at Hazard hotel

HAZARD—Police arrested three people Thursday afternoon after discovering illicit drugs and three small children—one of whom was allegedly also intoxicated—in a hotel room in Hazard. Major James East and Officer Doug Ashley, along with other officers with the Hazard Police Department (HPD) responded to America's Best Value Inn, on

Twisted Gun golf course has new owners

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com WILLIAMSON – The Mingo County Redevelopment Authority (MCRA) is in the process of taking over the Twisted Gun golf course located at Wharncliffe. Rumors had circulated that the popular golf course would be shut down. “The Redevelopment Authority was asked by the current owners of the golf cour

A seven-run first inning put Harlan County in control Friday at Harlan and the Lady Bears coasted from there as Destinee Jenkins was in control on the mound and Kacie Russell played home run derby at the plate on the way to a 9-3 win.
Russell, a freshman first baseman, had a monster game at the plate with two home runs, along with a double and sin

Russell powers HCHS

A seven-run first inning put Harlan County in control Friday at Harlan and the Lady Bears coasted from there as Destinee Jenkins was in control on the mound and Kacie Russell played home run derby at the plate on the way to a 9-3 win. Russell, a freshman first baseman, had a monster game at the plate with two home runs, along with a double and sin

To place an event in the “What's Goin' On” section, email: bmoore@civitasmedia.com; fax: 606-573-0042; or drop a written/typed copy of the announcement by our office at 1548 Hwy. 421 South (beside Hardee's). Announcements will not be accepted by phone and should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If received in time,

What's Goin' On

To place an event in the “What's Goin' On” section, email: bmoore@civitasmedia.com; fax: 606-573-0042; or drop a written/typed copy of the announcement by our office at 1548 Hwy. 421 South (beside Hardee's). Announcements will not be accepted by phone and should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If received in time,

DELBARTON - Project Lifesaver is up and running in Mingo County and has signed on their first Autism patient, 17 year old Benjamin Justice of Delbarton. Benjamin was first diagnosed with Autism when he was eight years old.
Director of Homeland Security and Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Doug Goolsby first met Benjamin more than 10 years ago.

Project Lifesaver signs on

DELBARTON - Project Lifesaver is up and running in Mingo County and has signed on their first Autism patient, 17 year old Benjamin Justice of Delbarton. Benjamin was first diagnosed with Autism when he was eight years old. Director of Homeland Security and Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Doug Goolsby first met Benjamin more than 10 years ago.

NASHVILLE — The first single from the album “Leaving Crazytown” written by award winning songwriters Tim Stafford and Steve Gulley was released last September. The single has reached No. 1 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly AirPlay Chart five times, a very rare occurrence and an incredible achievement for a new group noted Terry Herd f

'Leaving Crazytown' reaches No. 1

NASHVILLE — The first single from the album “Leaving Crazytown” written by award winning songwriters Tim Stafford and Steve Gulley was released last September. The single has reached No. 1 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly AirPlay Chart five times, a very rare occurrence and an incredible achievement for a new group noted Terry Herd f

Lynch emergency

After some initial confusion concerning who can declare it, the city of Lynch has declared a state of emergency due to problems with the city's water supply. According to a previous report, after being told their water is contaminated, Lynch residents are under a boil-water advisory until further notice after a slide earlier in the month contamina

Season ends for Railsplitter tennis

BREVARD, N.C. — The three-seeded Anderson Trojans (14-4) swept doubles play and earned two quick wins in singles action to bring the six-seeded Railsplitters' (7-8) season to an end with a 5-0 win in the quarterfinal round of the South Atlantic Conference Men's Tennis Championship on Thursday in Brevard, N.C. Paul Michael Calhoun and Inaki I

Ray Welch|Daily News
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources transported trout to the canal between 20th and 21st Street on Friday. The release of the fish is part of FishFest, which takes place today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults may accompany the youth angler but may not fish during the event. The event is sponsored by the U.S. Fish an

Release the trout

Ray Welch|Daily News Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources transported trout to the canal between 20th and 21st Street on Friday. The release of the fish is part of FishFest, which takes place today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults may accompany the youth angler but may not fish during the event. The event is sponsored by the U.S. Fish an

One day after committing three errors in a tough 9-6 loss to Clay County, the Middlesboro Lady Jackets turned in a stellar defensive performance to open the Billy Joe Idol Memorial Tournament with a 10-0 win over Knox Central.
“It was night and day from (Thursday),” MHS coach Luster Powers said. “It took us a while to get focused

Flashing some leather

One day after committing three errors in a tough 9-6 loss to Clay County, the Middlesboro Lady Jackets turned in a stellar defensive performance to open the Billy Joe Idol Memorial Tournament with a 10-0 win over Knox Central. “It was night and day from (Thursday),” MHS coach Luster Powers said. “It took us a while to get focused

The following individuals were recently lodged in the Bell County Detention Center:
• Jordan Brooks Adkins, 19, of Middlesboro, possession of marijuana, public intoxication with a controlled substance, second-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia;
• Casey M. Asher, 30, of Pineville, se

Bell County Arrest Records

The following individuals were recently lodged in the Bell County Detention Center: • Jordan Brooks Adkins, 19, of Middlesboro, possession of marijuana, public intoxication with a controlled substance, second-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia; • Casey M. Asher, 30, of Pineville, se

MSHA issues 2014 preliminary mine safety data

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration released preliminary data for calendar year 2014 and updated its Mine Safety and Health at a Glance web page. The charts include information on inspections; violations; number of mines and miners; and fatality and injury rates for coal, metal and nonmetal an

A Harlan man was sentenced to eight years in prison on sexual abuse charges on Thursday in Harlan Circuit Court.
Kenneth Farmer Jr., 51, stood in front of Circuit Judge Kent Hendrickson for his sentencing. Commonwealth's Attorney Parker Boggs and Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Jonathan Lee were in court representing the state.
Farmer had previ

Farmer sentenced

A Harlan man was sentenced to eight years in prison on sexual abuse charges on Thursday in Harlan Circuit Court. Kenneth Farmer Jr., 51, stood in front of Circuit Judge Kent Hendrickson for his sentencing. Commonwealth's Attorney Parker Boggs and Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Jonathan Lee were in court representing the state. Farmer had previ

Saving coal country

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell recently took the extraordinary step of calling on governors to ignore Washington's Clean Power Plan, an EPA mandate to curb carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. “Declining to go along with the administration's legally dubious plan will give the other two branches of government time” to determ





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