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One person critically injured following workplace incident in Bell County

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (WYMT) - One person is in critical condition after being injured at an industrial worksite in Bell County. Middlesboro Fire Department/EMS posted about the incident on its Facebook page. Officials say at around 7:50 p.m. Wednesday, they were dispatched to the Middlesboro Country Club where an employee fell...
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Independence Day festivities set for Monday in Middlesboro

This Fourth of July, the city of Middlesboro will be hosting their Independence Day celebration at the civic center. Mayor Rick Nelson said the community picnic will be making a return from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with fireworks beginning at 9:30 p.m. “We’ll have hot dogs and chips, watermelon,...

Job Fair and Expungement Clinic pulls in crowd

The combination Harlan County Job Fair and Expungement Clinic took place at the Harlan Center on Wednesday, June 28, pulling in folks from all over the county who were looking for employment and a way to clear their record. Individuals looking for employment found an assortment of employers taking applications...

Obituary for Christine Hammons (1932-2022)

Barbourville, Ky. – Christine Hammons, 90, passed away June 30, 2022. Christine was the daughter of Wiley Hammons and Mattie McDonald Hammons born to them on February 11, 1932, in Bailey Switch, Knox County, Kentucky. Christine had a strong Christian faith. She loved people, especially her family and church...

Wilson Promoted to Lincoln Memorial University Associate Dean of Students

Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Assistant Vice President for Academic and Student Support Services Blaze Bowers has announced the promotion of Director of Student Leadership and Outreach Hannah Wilson to associate dean of students. Wilson joined LMU as an admissions counselor in 2016, where she served until 2020. In 2020, she...

CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations Raise More Than $260,000 During Second ‘Evening of Hope’ Event

Funds raised will benefit local cancer patients and their families. MOUNT STERLING, KY (July 1, 2022) – The CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations’ statewide “Evening of Hope” fundraising event has raised more than $260,000 on Saturday, June 18, with more gifts continuing to be made. Proceeds from the event will benefit CHI Saint Joseph Health cancer patients and their families. For the second consecutive year, the fundraising event was held in place of in-person galas and other fundraising events. The event included Kentuckians across the state – including in Mount Sterling – hosting a dinner party fundraiser, which featured a virtual silent auction, a mission moment and inspiring stories of hope.

Evarts council discusses sewer project

The Evarts City Council discussed an upcoming sewer project during the panel’s regular meeting on June 23. Mayor Eddie Manning brought the council up to speed. “We’ve had our engineer looking over our sewer plant for a while now,” Manning said. “There’s a lot of updates he thinks we need.”

Ky. community looking for answers after flag stolen from veteran’s memorial

CLAY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Questions are being raised after an important part of a roadside makeshift veteran’s memorial in southern Kentucky was taken. Sgt. Glenn Stanfill was killed in 2004 when he was in a crash. The memorial was put up alongside the Hal Rogers Parkway in Manchester in his honor and memory, and now just recently they have had to replace the flag, not once, but twice.

Harlan Independent Middle School welcomes new principal

Harlan Independent Middle School will have a new principal in place for the upcoming school year, with current Harlan Independent High School teacher Mike Bolton selected to fill the position. Harlan Independent Schools Superintendent C.D. Morton gave some background on the new assistant principal. “Mike Bolton is a 20-year veteran...

Patkar Earns Master of Science in Strategic Management

WILLIAMSBURG, KENTUCKY – University of the Cumberlands held commencement ceremonies recently to celebrate its newest graduates. Participants in this year’s commencement ceremonies included graduates from 49 states and territories and the countries of Canada, India, Brazil, Spain, New Zealand, and Italy, among others. A total of 2,068 graduates received their degrees from Cumberlands that weekend.

Name released in deadly Bell County crash

BALKAN, Ky. (WYMT) - A Bell County woman is dead after a single car crash Tuesday evening. According to officials from Kentucky State Police Post 10 in Harlan, one car was traveling along KY-2012 near the intersection with Balkan Road when the car crashed. 42-year-old Elizabeth Noe of Balkan was...

Carl Rains, 81

Carl Rains, age 81, of Middlesboro, Kentucky went home to be with the Lord on June 28, 2022. He was a lifelong resident of Bell County and a deacon at Gospel Outreach Church. Carl is preceded in death by his wife and mother of his children, Betty Rains, parents John Henry and Opal Rains, brothers Aubrey Rains, Estil Rains and Lee Roy Rains, and great grandson Maxwell Rains.

9 Exciting Perks to Earning a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Degree Online

A Doctor of Philosophy in Business is the highest degree possible in the world of business. By earning a Ph.D., business leaders can take their leadership skills to the next level, pushing themselves toward the top of their organizations. A Ph.D. in Business also opens the door to teaching careers at the university and graduate school levels.

Janet Johnson, age 67, of Jellico

Age 67 of Jellico, Tennessee passed away Saturday, July 02, 2022 at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She was born May 18, 1955. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Harp Funeral Home of Jellico in charge of arrangements. “Your Family Funeral Home”