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State’s attorney hopefuls face off

In the final installment of The Big One debates, Lisa Fugate faced off against Mike Taylor for commonwealth’s attorney. Mike Taylor has practiced law in Bell County his entire career. He said what the local prosecutor’s office isn’t working and it needs to be better. Incumbent Lisa Fugate has been in the position for two years and was an assistant for six years.
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Judge Executive candidates face off

In the fourth installment of The Big One debates, current Judge Executive Albey Brock faced off against Jeromy Killion. Brock is seeking his 5th term. Killion has been in emergency services for 20 years and is seeking office to help the citizens of Bell County. Brock said the county does...
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Sheriff candidates gather for debate

The debate between candidates for Bell County sheriff marks the 5th installment of The Big One events. Incumbent Mitch Williams faced off against Carl Frith and Jeremiah Johnson. Frith’s career consists of a stint with Kentucky Department of Corrections, as park ranger at Kentucky State Parks, he worked under previous...
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FOS Beastie Bast deemed a success

This past Saturday, Friends of the Bell County Animal Shelter held their 15th annual Beastie Bash. This is the biggest fundraiser for FOS and the money raised is distributed where the shelter is in need of most. Chairman of FOS Connie Goodwin said, “It went really well, we had a couple of bidding wars on a couple of items so that’s always a good thing.” She said that she did not have the final tally of funds raised.
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Lady Bobcats defeats Harlan 11-3

Bell County scored seven runs in the sixth inning and junior pitcher Mayata Ausmus pitched a three-hitter as the visiting Lady Cats routed Harlan 11-3 on Friday. “I thought Mataya did a great job, said Bell County coach David Teague. “She threw the ball well and our defense did a good job behind her.”
HARLAN, KY
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Clerk candidates gather for debate

Bell County Clerk Debbie Gambrel faced challengers Jennifer Barnett and Lisa Senters in the third debate of the election season Thursday at the Middlesboro Community Center. All three debates have been hosted by The Big One, the first between candidates for Middlesboro mayor, the second between candidates for Bell County jailer.
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Former coroner indicted for violating trust provision

Former Bell county coroner and funeral home director Donald Clyde Creech was indicted on April 26 by a Franklin County grand jury on multiple felony counts. Creech, the former owner and director of Creech Funeral Home in Middlesboro, is accused in 38 counts of violating the trust provision for pre-need payments for funeral goods, a Class C felony. The grand jury also returned one count of theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $500, a Class D felony.
MIDDLESBORO, KY
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CCM offers free food boxes

Cooperative Christian Ministry (CCM) partnered with God’s Pantry on Wednesday for a free drive-thru food distribution. CCM Executive Director Eric Martin said the organization handed out 144 boxes of food to Bell County residents. “It’s nonperishable items like fruits, vegetables, canned chicken and tuna,” he said. “There’s cereal, oatmeal, bread and sweets on a couple of pallets.” This food drive was on a first come first serve basis. Recipients had to prove residency with either a driver’s license or a utility bill.
MIDDLESBORO, KY
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BELL ELEMENTARY CELEBRATED THEIR DREAM TEAM WHERE ALL STUDENTS ARE WINNERS

Bell Elementary went all out to welcome their students to a special All-Star literacy drive-through event recently. Athletes from the high school representing dance, soccer, cheer and basketball supported the effort by participating. Sherry Coffey, from the extension service passed out goodies for the students and Mayor Tracie Sexton donated some items, as well.
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Lt. Gov. Coleman Announces Infrastructure Improvements In Bell County

Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman announced improvements to infrastructure in Bell County Monday. Coleman presented four awards in Bell county, totaling $1,031,485 for water and sewer infrastructure upgrades and road resurfacing. It breaks down to $307,300 for upgrades to city of Middlesboro’s wastewater treatment plant, $170,752 for the city of Middlesboro to replace the bar screen at the main sewage station, $478,000 for the city of Pineville for an emergency generator for auxiliary power at the Pineville Water Treatment Plant, the Wallsend Sewage Lift Station and the Ball Field Flood Plump Station and $75,433 to resurface portions of Happy Hollow Road and Sherwood Road. The funding comes from three different grant programs: The Cleaner Water Program, The Department Block Grant Program, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Transportation Alternative’s Program. Lieutenant Coleman said the investment is two-fold. One it’s for economic development and to help build that infrastructure that we can sustain for the jobs of the future. But she said it’s also for families that don’t have access to clean drinking water yet.
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