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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...
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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...
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Middlesboro Police hold active-shooter training at senior center

The Middlesboro Police Department recently conducted an active shooter presentation at the Bell County Senior Citizens Center. K9 Office Nick Capps said the center contacted the department and gave the presentation at the Middlesboro location. He informed the faculty and staff about the importance of recognizing the possible threats they...

Farmers markets help local economy grow

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Local farmers markets are a major resource in communities across our region. ”We usually have 100 to 150 people show up every market and we have a good time. We’re just here to promote healthy eating and help our farmers out, sell their produce and enjoy the community,” Becca Maggard, Whitley County Farmers Market Manager said.

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Kentucky attorneys respond to abortion ban; some offering pro bono services. One lawyer sees far-reaching implications for domestic violence victims, sexual assault survivors, immigrants, and children. How to keep pets safe during July 4 fireworks. Updated: 10 hours ago. Fireworks can be overly loud, scaring pets and causing them to...
Claiborne Progress

Quarry blasting a concern for Speedwell community

Two Speedwell residents asked the Claiborne Commission on Monday evening to consider whether an ordinance could be drafted prohibiting any blasting, surface mining or rock crushing operations inside residential areas within the county. Gary Mayes and Michael Livesay also requested that the county get the ball rolling on cementing zoning...

Teen reported missing in Laurel County

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A teenager has been reported missing out of Laurel County. According to the sheriff’s office, Maddison Schumaker was last seen Monday around 5 a.m. off Slate Lick Church Road, about two miles north of London. Deputies say the 13-year-old is about 5’6″ and...

Obituary for Ruby Hazel Parrott Graybeal (1924-2022)

Barbourville, Ky. – Ruby Hazel Parrott Graybeal, 98, of Gray, Kentucky, passed away June 26, 2022. Ruby was the daughter of Jim Tom Parrott and Lucy Etta Woolum Parrott born to them on March 4, 1924, in Bailey Switch, Knox County, Kentucky. Ruby will forever be remembered as a...

Long Joins PA-S LEAD Board of Directors

Lincoln Memorial University-School of Medical Science (LMU-SMS) Physician Assistant student Kayla Long, class of 2023, has been named the newest member of the Board of Directors of PA Students for Leadership, Equity, Anti-racism, and Diversity (PA-S LEAD), a student-run organization that advocates for diversity and serves PA and pre-PA students all over the nation.

Southeast graduate turns side hustle into a career

Harlan native Ben Cochran worked underground for 15 years before making a career change. The deciding factor, according to Cochran, was watching his father struggle with black lung disease after 40-plus years in the mines. “I was laid off. I knew I could get a job with another company, but...
Claiborne Progress

Do you know what your candidates think? County Mayor Brooks profile

My name is Joe Brooks. I was born in Tazewell, TN. My parents were Jerry R Brooks and Patricia Lynn (Collins) Brooks of Tazewell. I graduated high school in 1988. I served in the US Navy. I have a BA in Philosophy and a Masters in Social Work. I operate Brooks Farms and am the current County Mayor.