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  1. Kentucky aims to avoid a letdown against EKURead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Middlesboro Daily News

    The Wildcats want to avoid what would be their worst nightmare - getting upset coming off an emotional win against a ranked opponent. Kentucky hosts FCS Eastern Kentucky this Saturday, a Bluegrass neighbor with everything to gain against a Southeastern Conference counterpart that stands to lose more than just a game if they are complacent.


  2. Community CalendarRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 29 | Middlesboro Daily News

    To place an event in the Community Calendar, email: [email protected]; fax: 606-573-0042 attention Bethany Key; or drop a written copy of the announcement by our office at 120 North 11th Street, Middlesboro . Announcements will not be accepted by phone and should be submitted no later than four days before the event.


  3. Preparing for basketballRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 15 | Middlesboro Daily News

    Union men's basketball coach Kevin Burton has announced the Bulldogs' 2015-16 schedule; which features 12 home dates, two tournaments and an exhibition matchup with a NCAA Division I opponent. Union is coming off the most successful season in program history in which they finished ranked 11th in the final NAIA Division II Coaches' Poll.


  4. Officials hope fiber create more jobsRead the original story

    Sep 1, 2015 | Middlesboro Daily News

    In the 1970s, as the oil crisis spurred an increase in mining, Victor Justice taught people in eastern Kentucky how to mine coal. As the coal industry disappears across Appalachia, politicians and entrepreneurs have been trying to find something to replace it.


  5. Entrepreneurs selected as EIEA finalistsRead the original story

    Aug 26, 2015 | Middlesboro Daily News

    Twelve entrepreneurs from nine Kentucky counties have been selected as finalists in the 2015 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards program and will be recognized at a regional awards luncheon in September at The Center for Rural Development. The EIEA program - honoring excellence in entrepreneurship since 2001 - recognizes and promotes small business owners and entrepreneurs in the region who have exemplified the entrepreneurial spirit by creating and managing a successful business enterprise.


  6. Promise Zone identifies more than $200M in fundsRead the original story

    Aug 21, 2015 | Middlesboro Daily News

    In just 18 months, more than $200 million in funding has been identified for projects in Kentucky's Promise Zone of Bell, Harlan, Letcher, Perry, Leslie, Clay, Knox and part of Whitley counties. The funds come from a combination of federal grants, private foundations, federal loans, private investments and other sources of money from outside the Promise Zone.


  7. Applicants sought for new call centerRead the original story

    Aug 5, 2015 | Middlesboro Daily News

    Jobseekers will have the opportunity to apply and interview for several new jobs coming soon to Letcher County during a job fair in Jenkins for Healthcare National Marketing, Inc. a health service company that enrolls customers into the National Association for Medical and Dental to receive group dental, vision and prescription drug benefits. The Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. and the city of Jenkins will host the job fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 11 at Jenkins city hall, located at 9404 Hwy.


  8. Warning against storm-related price gouging, scamsRead the original story

    Jul 30, 2015 | Middlesboro Daily News

    Kentucky is on notice that price-gouging businesses and scam artists are preying on flood victims, and it will not be tolerated. Gov. Steve Beshear declared a state of emergency in the wake of the recent severe thunderstorms and flooding.


  9. Drug epidemic trendsRead the original story

    Jul 23, 2015 | Middlesboro Daily News

    One of the hallmarks of illegal drug use in Kentucky is that each epidemic tends to hit a region particularly hard before it fans out across the state. Northern Kentucky and Louisville, for example, have suffered more than most from the recent steep increase in heroin addiction.


  10. To serve and protectRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2015 | Middlesboro Daily News

    "Go out into the world, learn all you can and bring it home," is something Doyle Halcomb learned in his youth and never forgot. Halcomb has worn a great many hats over the years.


  11. Challenge cadets to visit veterans centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 | Middlesboro Daily News

    Cadets from the Appalachian ChalleNGe Academy will visit the Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard on June 8. During their visit cadets will participate in routine morning activities, play an exhibition basketball game for the veterans and sponsor a Bingo tournament. The visit to the Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center was set up by a council of cadets and will include the Appalachian Challenge Academy Honor Platoon and other cadets based on essay submissions.


  12. Wildcats to play DukeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2015 | Middlesboro Daily News

    Kentucky will face defending champion Duke and host in-state rival Louisville in a challenging non-conference schedule including road games at UCLA and Kansas. The Wildcats will also host Arizona State and meet Ohio State on Dec. 19 in Brooklyn, New York, in the non-league schedule released Thursday.


  13. The European hornet is hereRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2015 | Middlesboro Daily News

    The European hornet is back in the Eastern Kentucky/Tri-State area and can be quite dangerous to people and property. They are a predatory species and pose a great threat to honey bee populations also.


  14. Appalachian food guide seeking submissionsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2015 | Middlesboro Daily News

    Community Farm Alliance and the Eastern Kentucky Food Systems Collaborative are accepting submissions for a local food guide to highlight eastern Kentucky restaurants, farmers markets, CSA's , and agri-tourism events. Owners and patrons are invited to submit their local food business to the guide via an online survey.


  15. EKCEP receives grantRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2015 | Middlesboro Daily News

    The U.S. Department of Labor has announced an award of nearly $7.5 million in National Emergency Grant funds to the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program Inc. to provide training and employment services to help out-of-work Eastern Kentuckians affected by the region's economic struggles retrain and return to the workforce. Announced by U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez on Thursday, the grant will allow EKCEP to bring critical services like expert career advising, job placement assistance, and training referral and enrollment to additional unemployed Eastern Kentuckians affected by the region's economic downturn and coal-industry decline - similar to EKCEP's Hiring Our Miners Everyday initiative.


  16. Real threat to coalRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2015 | Middlesboro Daily News

    It was with much interest that I recently saw a story about an anti-coal group releasing information about how surface mining is allegedly putting some communities at risk. As someone who has called the coalfields of eastern Kentucky home my entire life, a coal miner for 17 years and as a small business owner, I would argue the Obama Administration and his unelected allies in the EPA are the real threat to our communities.


  17. Concert to benefit Rogers ScholarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Middlesboro Daily News

    Courtesy photoNashville recording artists and rising country music duo Halfway to Hazard return to Kentucky for a benefit concert performance to support The Center for Rural Development's Rogers Scholars youth leadership program on April 24, at 7:30 p.m. at The Center in Somerset. Tickets are $10 per person.


  18. Being less coal dependentRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | Middlesboro Daily News

    Some optimists believe the sagging coal industry in eastern Kentucky will rebound in 2017 if a Republican replaces Barack Obama as President. After all, President Obama is widely perceived as anti-coal and the GOP has much closer ties with the coal industry.


  19. News in BriefRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | Middlesboro Daily News

    Representative Tim Couch, R-Hyden, who represents part of the Eastern Kentucky coalfields has filed a House resolution that if passed would ask the United States Congress to pass a law requiring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency appear before them to seek approval of any rule or regulation they propose. Rep. Couch's bill is being called the "Coal Jobs Saving Resolution."


  20. News in BriefRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | Middlesboro Daily News

    The Eastern Kentucky Expo Center has been turned into a hub to distribute water to area communities that are still experiencing shortages. Pike County Emergency Management Director Doug Tackett told WYMT-TV that the facility, which is normally used for concerts, has loading docks, equipment and a good amount of storage space.


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