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Timothy Davis entered a guilty plea on four different indictments on Tuesday in Bell Circuit Court.
On the first indictment, Davis, 36, of Middlesboro, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property under $10,000. Commonwealth Attorney Karen Greene Blondell recommended a five-year sentence in the penitentiary. Davis would also pay restitution on beha

Davis enters guilty plea

Timothy Davis entered a guilty plea on four different indictments on Tuesday in Bell Circuit Court. On the first indictment, Davis, 36, of Middlesboro, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property under $10,000. Commonwealth Attorney Karen Greene Blondell recommended a five-year sentence in the penitentiary. Davis would also pay restitution on beha

Two individuals were arrested for allegedly doing drugs in the Kroger parking lot on Friday.
Amy M. Hoskins, 32, of Pineville, and Nicole D. Donaldson, 32, of Middlesboro, were charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hoskins was also charged with third-degree possession of a controlled s

Police arrest 2 for possession

Two individuals were arrested for allegedly doing drugs in the Kroger parking lot on Friday. Amy M. Hoskins, 32, of Pineville, and Nicole D. Donaldson, 32, of Middlesboro, were charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hoskins was also charged with third-degree possession of a controlled s

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Yellow tape was wrapped around the handles on the doors of Burger King on Monday. The restaurant was closed due to damages sustained during a weekend fire. According to Middlesboro Fire Chief Tim Wilder, the fire took place in the kitchen over one of the broilers on Saturday. He said the fire spread to the roof. Emergency

Burger King closed

Anthony Cloud|Daily News Yellow tape was wrapped around the handles on the doors of Burger King on Monday. The restaurant was closed due to damages sustained during a weekend fire. According to Middlesboro Fire Chief Tim Wilder, the fire took place in the kitchen over one of the broilers on Saturday. He said the fire spread to the roof. Emergency

For Bell County Sheriff's Deputy Matthew Scott Gray, policing was something he always wanted to do. In his case, life took a different path.
“It (policing) was something I always wanted to do as a child. Even in high school, I started planning on taking classes for law enforcement,” said Gray.
After graduating from Bell County High Sc

Mission accomplished

For Bell County Sheriff's Deputy Matthew Scott Gray, policing was something he always wanted to do. In his case, life took a different path. “It (policing) was something I always wanted to do as a child. Even in high school, I started planning on taking classes for law enforcement,” said Gray. After graduating from Bell County High Sc

Photo by Mark Elkins
It has been nearly a week since the weekend storm struck, and damage reports continue coming in through social media. Pictured is minor damage at New Heights Church in Pineville. Pastor Mark Elkins said the weight of the snow created a water leak inside the church. Elkins said everything is fine structurally, but they are cont

Snow creates water leak

Photo by Mark Elkins It has been nearly a week since the weekend storm struck, and damage reports continue coming in through social media. Pictured is minor damage at New Heights Church in Pineville. Pastor Mark Elkins said the weight of the snow created a water leak inside the church. Elkins said everything is fine structurally, but they are cont

A Pineville man accused of pointing a gun at police and assaulting two officers was sentenced on Tuesday in Bell Circuit Court.
Orville Hobbs Jr., 49, of Pineville, was sentenced to five years in the penitentiary for the three first-degree wanton endangerment charges and two third-degree assault charges.
He was also sentenced to six months in the

Hobbs to serve 6 months

A Pineville man accused of pointing a gun at police and assaulting two officers was sentenced on Tuesday in Bell Circuit Court. Orville Hobbs Jr., 49, of Pineville, was sentenced to five years in the penitentiary for the three first-degree wanton endangerment charges and two third-degree assault charges. He was also sentenced to six months in the

Middlesboro Police officers arrested two individual on Tuesday on theft charges.
Danny Ray Brown Jr., 26, of Middlesboro, and Stacy Marie McIntosh, 28, of Middlesboro, were charged with three counts of theft by unlawful taking over $500.
According to the citation, the two worked together to push out several 40-inch televisions from Walmart withou

Police arrest 2 in Walmart theft

Middlesboro Police officers arrested two individual on Tuesday on theft charges. Danny Ray Brown Jr., 26, of Middlesboro, and Stacy Marie McIntosh, 28, of Middlesboro, were charged with three counts of theft by unlawful taking over $500. According to the citation, the two worked together to push out several 40-inch televisions from Walmart withou

From 5 to 10

Drivers convicted of DUI in Kentucky would have it on their record for 10 years under a bill the Senate Judiciary Committee approved early in February. It takes four driving under the influence convictions within five years to be charged with a felony in the state. Recently, Senators heard testimony from an Elizabethtown couple whose daughter was

The case of four individuals accused of murdering 55-year-old Deborah Baker will be presented to a grand jury following court proceedings on Tuesday.
Brenda Sue Miller, Charles Gilbert Jr., Chad Allen Love and Varion Johnson were all in Bell District Court for a preliminary hearing.
District Court Judge Robert Yoakum decided Assistant County Atto

Murder case sent to grand jury

The case of four individuals accused of murdering 55-year-old Deborah Baker will be presented to a grand jury following court proceedings on Tuesday. Brenda Sue Miller, Charles Gilbert Jr., Chad Allen Love and Varion Johnson were all in Bell District Court for a preliminary hearing. District Court Judge Robert Yoakum decided Assistant County Atto

Another winter storm struck the area over the past week, dropping additional snow and ice on already snowy roads. Areas that had been cleared were re-covered again. Middlesboro was one of the hardest hit areas in Bell County.
“This is probably the worst snow we've had,” said Mayor Bill Kelley. “Even in the blizzard, after a coupl

Storm wreaks havoc

Another winter storm struck the area over the past week, dropping additional snow and ice on already snowy roads. Areas that had been cleared were re-covered again. Middlesboro was one of the hardest hit areas in Bell County. “This is probably the worst snow we've had,” said Mayor Bill Kelley. “Even in the blizzard, after a coupl

The snow and ice has been causing major problems across the Tri-State area. In Middlesboro, Cumberland Ford along U.S. 25E sustained roof damage as a result of the snow storm that swept through the area.
Middlesboro Police Lt. Tom Busic said the garage section of the roof collapsed. He also reported the area was empty and no one was hurt.
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Cumberland Ford sustains storm damage

The snow and ice has been causing major problems across the Tri-State area. In Middlesboro, Cumberland Ford along U.S. 25E sustained roof damage as a result of the snow storm that swept through the area. Middlesboro Police Lt. Tom Busic said the garage section of the roof collapsed. He also reported the area was empty and no one was hurt. “

The Bell County Sheriff's Department is set to get three new police cruisers within the next 45 days. The county is using single-county coal severance funds to buy the cruisers to replace three of the oldest, high mileage units. The new cruisers will be Ford Interceptors.
“Public safety is a high priority to myself, the fiscal court, state r

County to obtain new cruisers

The Bell County Sheriff's Department is set to get three new police cruisers within the next 45 days. The county is using single-county coal severance funds to buy the cruisers to replace three of the oldest, high mileage units. The new cruisers will be Ford Interceptors. “Public safety is a high priority to myself, the fiscal court, state r

It has been nearly one month since former U.S. Senator and Kentucky Gov. Wendell H. Ford, 90, passed away at his home. He served three years as Kentucky's governor before moving on to become Kentucky's U.S. Senator.
The loss of Ford hit home for a local individual. Luther Moyers Jr. remembers Ford from when he came to Middlesboro in the 1950s.
&#

Remembering Wendell

It has been nearly one month since former U.S. Senator and Kentucky Gov. Wendell H. Ford, 90, passed away at his home. He served three years as Kentucky's governor before moving on to become Kentucky's U.S. Senator. The loss of Ford hit home for a local individual. Luther Moyers Jr. remembers Ford from when he came to Middlesboro in the 1950s. &#

Protecting children is a goal in many communities. For Middlesboro Police Officer Petey Gilbert, it is a passion. He is a resource officer for the Middlesboro Independent School District.
“I love kids,” said Gilbert. “I've been around kids the whole time I've been a policeman.”
Gilbert, 55, is starting his eighth year of b

Protecting the children

Protecting children is a goal in many communities. For Middlesboro Police Officer Petey Gilbert, it is a passion. He is a resource officer for the Middlesboro Independent School District. “I love kids,” said Gilbert. “I've been around kids the whole time I've been a policeman.” Gilbert, 55, is starting his eighth year of b

A second round of snow hit Bell County during the early morning hours on Wednesday. The snowy conditions created more problems for road crews in the area. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service(NWS), in Jackson, said an additional 2 to 4 inches of snow fell with gusty winds up to 30 mph blowing snow around and making for hazardous road tr

Road conditions worsen

A second round of snow hit Bell County during the early morning hours on Wednesday. The snowy conditions created more problems for road crews in the area. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service(NWS), in Jackson, said an additional 2 to 4 inches of snow fell with gusty winds up to 30 mph blowing snow around and making for hazardous road tr

The Bell County Volunteer Fire Department responded to Mill Creek Church on Wednesday. When crews arrived, the church was in flames.
Todd Root with the fire department said they believe the fire was caused by an electric heater. The fire started in the study room at the back of the building. The building was not occupied at the time.
“I don

Church catches fire

The Bell County Volunteer Fire Department responded to Mill Creek Church on Wednesday. When crews arrived, the church was in flames. Todd Root with the fire department said they believe the fire was caused by an electric heater. The fire started in the study room at the back of the building. The building was not occupied at the time. “I don

Middlesboro Police Officers arrested a man on Friday after he was accused of stalking another individual.
Jason Christopher Smith, 31, of Arjay, was arrested by Officer Jeremiah Johnson and charged with first-degree stalking.
According to the arrest citation, Smith made threats of sexual contact, serious physical injury and death to the victim. P

Smith accused of stalking

Middlesboro Police Officers arrested a man on Friday after he was accused of stalking another individual. Jason Christopher Smith, 31, of Arjay, was arrested by Officer Jeremiah Johnson and charged with first-degree stalking. According to the arrest citation, Smith made threats of sexual contact, serious physical injury and death to the victim. P

During a recent fiscal court meeting, a motion was passed to increase the booking fee at the Bell County Detention Center to $30. The move was suggested by Bell County Jailer Gary Ferguson.
The jailer said the increase will offset some of the costs. He said as soon as inmates get to the jail, there are packages the jail has to provide.
“The

Booking fee increased

During a recent fiscal court meeting, a motion was passed to increase the booking fee at the Bell County Detention Center to $30. The move was suggested by Bell County Jailer Gary Ferguson. The jailer said the increase will offset some of the costs. He said as soon as inmates get to the jail, there are packages the jail has to provide. “The

Steven Adam Smith walked into the Ashland National Guard on Friday looking to leave as the regional Golden Gloves Champion. He did just that, winning the bout by decision and bringing the trophy back to Middlesboro. Though he admits he was nervous going into the fight, it wasn't the toughest battle he has faced in his life.
Smith, 16, is a cancer

Fighting for life

Steven Adam Smith walked into the Ashland National Guard on Friday looking to leave as the regional Golden Gloves Champion. He did just that, winning the bout by decision and bringing the trophy back to Middlesboro. Though he admits he was nervous going into the fight, it wasn't the toughest battle he has faced in his life. Smith, 16, is a cancer

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Middlesboro Fire/EMS responded to a structure fire on Viewmount near 15th Street on Friday. Lt. David Buis with the Middlesboro Police Department said the building was abandoned. There has been no report on what caused the fire. Neighbors claim to have heard loud explosions before the house caught fire, but nothi

Abandoned structure fire

Photos by Anthony Cloud|Daily News Middlesboro Fire/EMS responded to a structure fire on Viewmount near 15th Street on Friday. Lt. David Buis with the Middlesboro Police Department said the building was abandoned. There has been no report on what caused the fire. Neighbors claim to have heard loud explosions before the house caught fire, but nothi





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