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Kelsey Waldon highlights Middlesboro music series

Week 4 of the Levitt AMP Middlesboro Music Series featured bluegrass, soul and country-rock artist Kelsey Waldon. Raised in Monkey’s Eyebrow in Ballard County, Waldon learned music while working on the farm. She was the first artist to sign with John Prine’s Oh Boy Records in 15 years. In 2014 she released her first album, “The Goldmine.” Waldon currently has four albums with “No Regular Dog” coming out Aug. 12. Waldon performed earlier this summer at the Laurel Cove Music Festival in Pineville.
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Green Dragons met Lake Way Christian in football scrimmage

On Saturday, Harlan traveled to Morristown, Tennessee, to play Lake Way Christian. Both teams scored three touchdowns apiece. According to Harlan coach Eric Perry, he saw some good things from his Dragons. “Defensively, I thought we had good things happen and a lot of things we have to clean up,”...
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Workers Strike at Medicare, ACA Call Centers

Federally contracted call center workers who provide customer service for Medicare and Affordable Care Act health plans went on strike on Monday over poor working conditions, including insufficient sick leave and limited bathroom breaks. Employees of Maximus, the nation's largest federal call center contractor, held a two-hour picket and a...

Maximus workers go on strike

On Monday, call center workers at Maximus, the nation’s largest federal call center contractor, staged a strike at four of Maximus’ largest call centers located in Bogalusa, Hattiesburg, Miss., Chester, Va., and London, Ky. In Bogalusa, the picket took place from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. outside the...

Elks scholarship application period is now open

The application period for the 2022 Elk’s Most Valuable Student Scholarship contest is under way. This year the Order of the Elks will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest rated applicants totaling $2.44 million. The top 20 finalists will receive two first place awards of $50,000, two second place awards of $40,000, and two third place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000 each. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth place scholarships of $4,000 each.

Pilot debuts in-house Tex-Mex deli among other foodservice upgrades

As part of its New Horizons initiative, convenience-store and truckstop chain Pilot Company has launched its newest foodservice concept, Burrito Junction — a 24/7 Tex-Mex deli located at its travel center in Corbin, Kentucky. Pilot’s chef and food innovation team spent two years testing Burrito Junction’s menu, the company...

John Walter “Dubba” Hubbard Sr.

John Walter “Dubba” Hubbard Sr. was born on October 7th, 1951 in Pineville, KY. He was the third child, and second son, of 8 cherished children born to the late Floyd Monroe Hubbard and Florence Webb Hubbard. On the afternoon of August 3rd, 2022 at Fort Sanders Regional...

KSP investigating Tuesday night murder-suicide

HARLAN, Ky. (WTVQ) — Kentucky State Police are investigating what they call a murder-suicide that occurred Tuesday night in Harlan. Around 9:09 p.m., Post 10 Harlan received a 911 call that two people were shot on Jonathan Drive, according to a Wednesday morning press release. Detectives say through an...

William Fox (Foxie) Hensley, 76

William Fox (Foxie) Hensley, age 76, Pineville, KY, left us Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Park West Medical center in Knoxville, TN. Fox was born on January 22, 1946 in Dewitt, KY to parents Dora Mills and William Fox Hensley both who precede him in death. He was Baptized at the age of 17 by William Boyd Bingham Sr. at Dewitt Baptist Church. He attended Knox Central High School in Barbourville, KY where he played Basketball and acquired his nickname “Foxie”.

Laurel County Sheriff’s Office Resumes School Walk Through Program

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says his department is once again is working in cooperation with Laurel County and East Bernstadt schools to conduct their “School Safety and Security Walk-Through Program.” Sheriff Root says it provides an added level of security to the schools. These random, unscheduled safety checks are conducted routinely throughout the school year to help provide a safe learning environment. Sheriff Root asks parents to keep this in mind as you see patrol cars in the school parking lots and when your children tell you about seeing deputies walking the hallways of their school. The sheriff’s office will continue to provide this service regularly throughout the school year.

KSP investigating fatal crash in Ages community

AGES, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened in the Ages community of Harlan County Tuesday evening. According to a release from KSP, a man driving a black pickup on KY 38 left the road and went into a ditch. The man driving the...

Golden Alert Cancelled For Missing Woman

A golden alert that was previously issued for a Knox County woman has been canceled after officials reported finding her safe. Elaine “Fro” Amburgey, of Flat Lick, who had previously been seen on August 5th, was found and returned safely on Monday evening.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare needs more donations for flood victims

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Donations are still needed for flood victims. Appalachian Regional Healthcare says they’re running out. They specifically need cleaning supplies. At ARH headquarters in Lexington, workers have set up a large tent to keep more supplies outside as they come through. The needs of people in Eastern Kentucky keep changing by the day and ARH hopes to keep meeting those needs.