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

    Thursday Jul 30 | 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.

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  2. Drug epidemic trendsRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 23 | 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.

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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."

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  13. 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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  14. Forward in the Fifth seeking nominationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | Middlesboro Daily News

    Forward in the Fifth, a nonprofit education organization that helps to raise educational attainment levels in the Fifth Congressional District, is seeking nominations for the Appalachian Leaders in Education Awards. Now in its fourth year, the AppLE Awards recognize leaders in education, including local parent and student groups, who have made significant contributions to promote and support education in Forward in the Fifth's 45-county primary service region.

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  15. EKU providing media content for SOAR initiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | Middlesboro Daily News

    Students and faculty in Eastern Kentucky University's Department of Communication are continuing to provide media content for the Shaping Our Appalachian Region initiative. Dr. Ginny Whitehouse, associate professor in the department, assigned her second-level reporting and writing for the Media students in-depth stories about issues that surfaced during the regional listening sessions.

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  16. 3 Bobcats sign for footballRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | Middlesboro Daily News

    Daily NewsHayden Gilbert held a signing ceremony on Friday at Bell County High School. Gilbert will be playing football at Union College.

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  17. Investments being made in Kentucky's Promise ZoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | Middlesboro Daily News

    A statement says the Kentucky Promise Zone has attracted more than $109 million in funding, with investments being made in education, medical facilities, higher education, workforce training and anti-drug initiatives. The Appalachian Regional Commission awarded a $250,000 grant last year to launch the Promise Zone program in eight counties in southeastern Kentucky: Bell, Harlan, Letcher, Perry, Leslie, Clay, Knox and Whitley.

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  18. 2015 Rogers Scholars deadline is SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | Middlesboro Daily News

    The deadline for local high school sophomore students to submit applications for The Center for Rural Development's 2015 Rogers Scholars program is Jan. 31. Rogers Scholars is an intensive one-week summer youth leadership program for high school students within The Center's 45-county primary service area in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. The program emphasizes the development of technological skills and builds in participants a sense of leadership, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to rural Kentucky.

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  19. News in BriefRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 25, 2014 | Middlesboro Daily News

    An Australian-based investment firm will build and manage a 3,000-mile network of fiber optic cables across Kentucky that state officials say will improve broadband access and cellphone service in some of the country's most impoverished areas. Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear and Republican U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers said Tuesday they believe it to be the first contract of its kind in the country.

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