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RED JACKET - Veteran basketball coach Garland “Rabbit” Thompson will be wearing the Carolina blue of Mingo Central next season.
Pending approval by the Mingo County Board of Education at its next meeting on Tuesday, June 9, Thompson was offered the job on Tuesday after interviewing with a search committee at Mingo Central High School (

Thompson accepts Mingo hoops job

RED JACKET - Veteran basketball coach Garland “Rabbit” Thompson will be wearing the Carolina blue of Mingo Central next season. Pending approval by the Mingo County Board of Education at its next meeting on Tuesday, June 9, Thompson was offered the job on Tuesday after interviewing with a search committee at Mingo Central High School (

Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Professor of Biology John Copeland has discovered a new species of freshwater sponge in the Nolichucky and Hiwassee Rivers in Tennessee. He collaborated with Italian biologists Roberto Pronzato and Renata Manconi to classify, name, and publish a paper in the international biological journal Zootaxa titled “Di

LMU professor discovers new species

Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Professor of Biology John Copeland has discovered a new species of freshwater sponge in the Nolichucky and Hiwassee Rivers in Tennessee. He collaborated with Italian biologists Roberto Pronzato and Renata Manconi to classify, name, and publish a paper in the international biological journal Zootaxa titled “Di

C-Ville library receives Dollar General Literacy Foundation Award

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently announced that it had awarded Chapmanville Public Library a literacy grant in the amount of $3,000 to support local literacy programs. This local grant award is part of over $5.8 million in grants awarded to approximately 720 schools, nonprofits and organizations across t

Dr. Richard Phillips to host event

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park will host its First Saturday Community Coffee House from 7-9 p.m. on June 6. Dr. Richard Phillips will serve as the featured host. Dr. Phillips has performed his eclectic mix of old time, blues and original compositions in numerous venues from Texas to Virginia. He has

Wheelwright Lodge #889 to host annual car show

WHEELWRIGHT - Wheelwright Lodge #889 will host its annual car show at Minnie Park from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 14. Ten Best in Show trophies and Top 30 trophies will be awarded during the Wheelwright Lodge #889-hosted car show at Minnie Park. The entry fee for the car show is $20 per vehicle. Refreshments and music will be provided. For

TAZEWELL, TN (May 29, 2015) – Jonathan Davenport took the lead on lap 35 from Scott Bloomquist and led the rest of the way to win the Toyota Knoxville 50 on Friday Night. It was Davenport's third Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season, and came before a record crowd at Tazewell Speedway.
Davenport held off a hard charging Bloomqu

Davenport Dashes to Victory At Tazewell Speedway, Burchett Captures First Sportsman Win

TAZEWELL, TN (May 29, 2015) – Jonathan Davenport took the lead on lap 35 from Scott Bloomquist and led the rest of the way to win the Toyota Knoxville 50 on Friday Night. It was Davenport's third Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season, and came before a record crowd at Tazewell Speedway. Davenport held off a hard charging Bloomqu

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RAP basketball camp will begin Monday at JACES The Harlan County RAP Basketball Camp is set for June 8-10 at James A. Cawood Elementary School for students in grades K-8. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day for students in grades K-3 and from 9 a.m. to noon each day for students in grades 4-8. The cost is $30 per camper for grades

Sharon Parrott, a retired teacher from Lone Jack School Center, collaborated with Brenda Ferguson, primary arts and humanities teacher, and Terry Thompson, intermediate practical living/vocational studies teacher, to teach students various dances that correlate to the arts & humanities curriculum.
Through the curriculum, students were taught t

Lone Jack students get their groove on

Sharon Parrott, a retired teacher from Lone Jack School Center, collaborated with Brenda Ferguson, primary arts and humanities teacher, and Terry Thompson, intermediate practical living/vocational studies teacher, to teach students various dances that correlate to the arts & humanities curriculum. Through the curriculum, students were taught t

Kicking off Poke Sallet week, the Harlan County Extension Service hosted their annual “Ice Cream Social” Monday evening at The Depot in Harlan.
“We've been hosting this event for the past five years,” said extension agent Theresa Howard. “Years ago there was one held each year, hosted by a club, on the courthouse lawn

'Poke week' kickoff

Kicking off Poke Sallet week, the Harlan County Extension Service hosted their annual “Ice Cream Social” Monday evening at The Depot in Harlan. “We've been hosting this event for the past five years,” said extension agent Theresa Howard. “Years ago there was one held each year, hosted by a club, on the courthouse lawn

Gospel group “Righteous Revival” will open for “Sanctus Real” Thursday night at 7:15 p.m. as part of the Poke Sallet Festival being held on the Harlan Center Plaza in downtown Harlan.
The band is composed entirely of Harlan County natives that have played together for the past 40 years. They are back again playing an entire

'Righteous Revival' performs Thursday

Gospel group “Righteous Revival” will open for “Sanctus Real” Thursday night at 7:15 p.m. as part of the Poke Sallet Festival being held on the Harlan Center Plaza in downtown Harlan. The band is composed entirely of Harlan County natives that have played together for the past 40 years. They are back again playing an entire

Students at Buffalo Elementary got a hands-on gardening experience when the school recently opened its new greenhouse during a ribbon cutting ceremony for parents and community members.
Student leadership members greeted guests as they entered the school, and fourth-grade leaders Bradley Brown and Jayden Moody provided the welcome and a poem to op

Buffalo Elementary's greenhouse

Students at Buffalo Elementary got a hands-on gardening experience when the school recently opened its new greenhouse during a ribbon cutting ceremony for parents and community members. Student leadership members greeted guests as they entered the school, and fourth-grade leaders Bradley Brown and Jayden Moody provided the welcome and a poem to op

MOREHEAD - Dr. Rex Chaney, who was associated with Morehead State University from 1953 until 2014, was inducted into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame Friday.
Dr. Chaney was joined in this year's class by former Eastern Kentucky President Dr. Doug Whitlock and former Jacksonville State Associate AD for Sports Medicine Jim Skidmore.
Chaney s

Dr. Rex Chaney formally inducted into OVC Hall of Fame

MOREHEAD - Dr. Rex Chaney, who was associated with Morehead State University from 1953 until 2014, was inducted into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame Friday. Dr. Chaney was joined in this year's class by former Eastern Kentucky President Dr. Doug Whitlock and former Jacksonville State Associate AD for Sports Medicine Jim Skidmore. Chaney s

It's finally official: Roger Ailes, the chairman and chief executive of Fox News, will decide which candidates can compete in Republican presidential primaries next year.
Think I'm exaggerating?
The rules Fox recently announced for the first GOP debate Aug. 6 make the cable network a more influential player in the campaign than ever before.
Fox

Fox appoints itself a GOP primary gatekeeper

It's finally official: Roger Ailes, the chairman and chief executive of Fox News, will decide which candidates can compete in Republican presidential primaries next year. Think I'm exaggerating? The rules Fox recently announced for the first GOP debate Aug. 6 make the cable network a more influential player in the campaign than ever before. Fox

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The Bell County Farm Bureau board of directors recently recognized the recipients of the 2015 Ray Reed/Bell County Farm Bureau Scholarship. Pictured are, from left, front row: Ewell Hoskins, director; John D. Bock, director and president; Brandy Sanders, Pineville High School; Heather Bingham, Pineville High School; Johnathan Wilson

Scholarship recipients recognized

Courtesy photo The Bell County Farm Bureau board of directors recently recognized the recipients of the 2015 Ray Reed/Bell County Farm Bureau Scholarship. Pictured are, from left, front row: Ewell Hoskins, director; John D. Bock, director and president; Brandy Sanders, Pineville High School; Heather Bingham, Pineville High School; Johnathan Wilson

Prosecute the bankers

The following editorial appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday, June 2: When a self-described cabal repeatedly engages in what the attorney general calls “brazenly illegal behavior” and pleads guilty to criminal acts, it is reasonable to expect its members will get some jail time. But not in the paradoxical world ruled by meg

SETH — Deputies with the Boone County Sheriff's Office made an arrest early Tuesday morning, June 2, 2015, in relation to a teacher and a student having an inappropriate relationship.
Arrested was Alan Kieth Robinson Jr, 31 years old, of Seth.
Robinson was arrested and charged with Sexual Abuse by a Parent, Guardian, Custodian, or Person in

Sherman teacher arrested for inappropriate relationship with student

SETH — Deputies with the Boone County Sheriff's Office made an arrest early Tuesday morning, June 2, 2015, in relation to a teacher and a student having an inappropriate relationship. Arrested was Alan Kieth Robinson Jr, 31 years old, of Seth. Robinson was arrested and charged with Sexual Abuse by a Parent, Guardian, Custodian, or Person in

PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) President Dr. Devin Stephenson met officials with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP) on Wednesday (May 27) on the Prestonsburg campus.
Jenn Worth, senior vice president of workforce and ec

BSCTC leaders meet with American Association of Community Colleges, EKCEP

PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) President Dr. Devin Stephenson met officials with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP) on Wednesday (May 27) on the Prestonsburg campus. Jenn Worth, senior vice president of workforce and ec

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James Garrett Halcomb, a student at Middlesboro Middle School, is the district winner in the “AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year” essay contest. He is among thousands of Kentucky fifth-graders participating in the annual essay competition. His essay won on the school, county and district level. James received an engra

District contest winner announced

Courtesy photo James Garrett Halcomb, a student at Middlesboro Middle School, is the district winner in the “AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year” essay contest. He is among thousands of Kentucky fifth-graders participating in the annual essay competition. His essay won on the school, county and district level. James received an engra

BOWLING GREEN - Kevin Keathley will have an opportunity to coach in the NBA Developmental League Pre-Draft Camp in New York City on June 14. Earlier in the year, Keathley wrapped up his 13th straight winning season.
The head coach of the Bowling Green Bandits, Keathley was named One of the Top 10 Coaches Not in the NBA by ProBasketballNews.com in

Keathley selected to coach in NBA D-League camp

BOWLING GREEN - Kevin Keathley will have an opportunity to coach in the NBA Developmental League Pre-Draft Camp in New York City on June 14. Earlier in the year, Keathley wrapped up his 13th straight winning season. The head coach of the Bowling Green Bandits, Keathley was named One of the Top 10 Coaches Not in the NBA by ProBasketballNews.com in

A Harlan man who was arrested on an assault charge after an alleged stabbing on June 6, 2013 has made his way to trial in Harlan Circuit Court.
Brian Owens, 45, appeared with his attorneys Will Seidelman and Cynthia Parker Allison in front of Circuit Court Judge Kent Hendrickson for trial on a charge of second-degree assault on Tuesday.
A previou

Owens on trial for assault

A Harlan man who was arrested on an assault charge after an alleged stabbing on June 6, 2013 has made his way to trial in Harlan Circuit Court. Brian Owens, 45, appeared with his attorneys Will Seidelman and Cynthia Parker Allison in front of Circuit Court Judge Kent Hendrickson for trial on a charge of second-degree assault on Tuesday. A previou





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