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Mulch can be beneficial in many ways on plant beds, around foundation shrubs and other gardening locations in your yard, but mold can threaten its benefits.
In landscape beds and gardens, mulch helps control weeds, prevent extreme soil temperature fluctuation, decrease water evaporation and improve drainage. Mulch also reduces mower and string tri

Landscaping: Mulch, mold, fungi

Mulch can be beneficial in many ways on plant beds, around foundation shrubs and other gardening locations in your yard, but mold can threaten its benefits. In landscape beds and gardens, mulch helps control weeds, prevent extreme soil temperature fluctuation, decrease water evaporation and improve drainage. Mulch also reduces mower and string tri

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
GOODY, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates split a pair of games in the annual Jim Vaughn Smith Invitational this past weekend.
On Saturday the Pirates lost to Russell, Ky. 5-2.
Belfry took the first lead at 1-0 in the bottom of the 2nd inning. With two outs, Nate Sanger singled to left field, then Cameron Cat

Area Prep Roundup

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com GOODY, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates split a pair of games in the annual Jim Vaughn Smith Invitational this past weekend. On Saturday the Pirates lost to Russell, Ky. 5-2. Belfry took the first lead at 1-0 in the bottom of the 2nd inning. With two outs, Nate Sanger singled to left field, then Cameron Cat

Bell County senior Cole Frazier is one of 32 regional winners in the 2015 Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Awards Recognition Program.
One male and one female from each of Kentucky's 16 regions receiver a $350 scholarship, an award from Forcht Bank and the KHSAA, and an invitation to the awards banquet on April 26. One male and one female from the pool of

Frazier wins CLASS scholarship

Bell County senior Cole Frazier is one of 32 regional winners in the 2015 Forcht Bank/KHSAA CLASS Awards Recognition Program. One male and one female from each of Kentucky's 16 regions receiver a $350 scholarship, an award from Forcht Bank and the KHSAA, and an invitation to the awards banquet on April 26. One male and one female from the pool of

News in Brief

Laurel Co. teenager killed by train LONDON (AP) — Authorities say a Laurel County teenager was killed when he was struck by a train. According to WKYT-TV, the incident occurred around 3 a.m. Saturday in the Lily community about seven miles south of London, Kentucky. Investigators didn't provide details, but they said 17-year-old William Wa

The Middlesboro Lady Jackets capped a 4-0 run through the Billy Joe Idol Memorial Tournament with an 8-6 win over Cumberland Gap in Saturday night's championship game.
“I knew it was going to be a battle. (Cumberland Gap) had come back from a big deficit against Leslie County and beat them,” MHS coach Luster Powers said. “I tried

Lady Jackets win tourney

The Middlesboro Lady Jackets capped a 4-0 run through the Billy Joe Idol Memorial Tournament with an 8-6 win over Cumberland Gap in Saturday night's championship game. “I knew it was going to be a battle. (Cumberland Gap) had come back from a big deficit against Leslie County and beat them,” MHS coach Luster Powers said. “I tried

4-H camp coming soon — June 22-25

Students from Harlan County will be attending 4-H Summer Camp at J. M. Feltner 4-H Camp in London from June 22– 25. Campers will have more than 20 classes from which to choose. Each camper will select four classes for the week. Classes include: basketball, volleyball, tennis, swimming, riflery, archery, canoeing, fishing, ropes challenge, hi

William S. Tribell | Daily News
DDM volunteers John West, Gage Jones, and Adam Holeman along with city councilman Blake Bowling build the stage at the Discover Downtown Middlesboro Pop-up Park Cookout Saturday.

The stage is set

William S. Tribell | Daily News DDM volunteers John West, Gage Jones, and Adam Holeman along with city councilman Blake Bowling build the stage at the Discover Downtown Middlesboro Pop-up Park Cookout Saturday.

If we were to as a question of a friend, co-worker or even a family member and their answer to our question included “that is a personal matter” normally that line of questioning would cease immediately. Receiving an answer that something is “personal” indicates that the matter is private, that they are not ready to share an

'Personal' makes all the difference

If we were to as a question of a friend, co-worker or even a family member and their answer to our question included “that is a personal matter” normally that line of questioning would cease immediately. Receiving an answer that something is “personal” indicates that the matter is private, that they are not ready to share an

LMU baseball swept at Anderson

ANDERSON, S.C. — The Railsplitters (24-20, 15-12 SAC) toiled behind an offense that lacked any punch in dropping both ends of a South Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader to the Anderson Trojans (20-27, 14-15 SAC) in the final two games of the regular season on Saturday in Anderson, S.C. Lincoln Memorial was limited to 13 hits over 16 i

County quintet to play in girls' all-star game basketball game at Mingo Central

The West Virginia team for the upcoming Consol Energy All-Star Basketball Game will have a local flavor. Five Logan County players — Logan High School's Shayna Gore and Kyra Cline, Man High School's Mika McCoy and Chapmanville Regional High School's Hillary Hainer and Codi Conley — have been picked to play in the May 1 all-star game.

It seems that in recent weeks that the Sprint Cup Series has been dominated by news about the tires or to be more specific about the alterations that at least one team did in attempt to manipulate the tire pressure. Richard Childress Racing's team of Ryan Newman were caught and heavily fined for altering the tires but any official news of how they

Lug nuts take center stage

It seems that in recent weeks that the Sprint Cup Series has been dominated by news about the tires or to be more specific about the alterations that at least one team did in attempt to manipulate the tire pressure. Richard Childress Racing's team of Ryan Newman were caught and heavily fined for altering the tires but any official news of how they

The members of 52 Weeks of Giving were acknowledged for all their good work in the community by Sonny's BBQ recently.
Sonny's BBQ and Catering has been offering southern style barbecue since 1968. Their “Random Acts of BBQ” was created to honor individuals and groups like the children of 52 Weeks of Giving, and the groups founders Cind

52 Weeks of Giving celebrated

The members of 52 Weeks of Giving were acknowledged for all their good work in the community by Sonny's BBQ recently. Sonny's BBQ and Catering has been offering southern style barbecue since 1968. Their “Random Acts of BBQ” was created to honor individuals and groups like the children of 52 Weeks of Giving, and the groups founders Cind

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
SIDNEY, Ky. - The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is investigating a pair of fatalities that happened this past weekend in Pike County.
On Saturday, April 18, KSP Post 9 in Pikeville received a call of a single vehicle accident involving a motorcycle in the Sidney community of Pike County.
KSP Troopers respon

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com SIDNEY, Ky. - The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is investigating a pair of fatalities that happened this past weekend in Pike County. On Saturday, April 18, KSP Post 9 in Pikeville received a call of a single vehicle accident involving a motorcycle in the Sidney community of Pike County. KSP Troopers respon

Protecting the unborn

The pregnancy-terminating procedure most commonly known as “dilation and evacuation” goes by another name — dismemberment abortion. That's because doctors who perform it — usually during the second trimester — dilate the cervix to remove the unborn with forceps, clamps, scissors and other instruments, often in parts.

Two people were arrested on several drug charges Thursday after drugs and paraphernalia were found inside their motel room.
Mary Beth Coffey (England), 31, of Middlesboro, and Robert Wilson Coffey, 31, of Middlesboro, were charged with first-degree trafficking a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of

Arrests made at motel

Two people were arrested on several drug charges Thursday after drugs and paraphernalia were found inside their motel room. Mary Beth Coffey (England), 31, of Middlesboro, and Robert Wilson Coffey, 31, of Middlesboro, were charged with first-degree trafficking a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of

Property tax penalties now 21 percent

Unpaid property taxes was a topic for discussion during a recent meeting of the Loyall City Council. Loyall city treasurer Mandy Longworth told members of the council $33,234.73 has been collected through April 13. She said in the same time frame last year $37,348.88 had been collected for a difference of $4,114.15. “The longer you wait to

Cumberland Gap's Lady Panthers had a strong showing in the Billy Joe Idol Memorial Tournament in Middlesboro this weekend. They went 3-1 and held a 6-5 lead over the host Lady Jackets in Saturday night's championship game before dropping an 8-6 decision to finish as the tournament runners-up.
“This tournament was good for us because I think

Lady Panthers take 2nd

Cumberland Gap's Lady Panthers had a strong showing in the Billy Joe Idol Memorial Tournament in Middlesboro this weekend. They went 3-1 and held a 6-5 lead over the host Lady Jackets in Saturday night's championship game before dropping an 8-6 decision to finish as the tournament runners-up. “This tournament was good for us because I think

To place an event in the “What's Goin' On” section, email: bmoore@civitasmedia.com; fax: 606-573-0042; or drop a written/typed copy of the announcement by our office at 1548 Hwy. 421 South (beside Hardee's). Announcements will not be accepted by phone and should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If received in time,

What's Goin' On

To place an event in the “What's Goin' On” section, email: bmoore@civitasmedia.com; fax: 606-573-0042; or drop a written/typed copy of the announcement by our office at 1548 Hwy. 421 South (beside Hardee's). Announcements will not be accepted by phone and should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If received in time,

WILLIAMSON - The Mingo County Courthouse was built in 1964 and most of the courthouse has been remodeled with the exception of the circuit court room. The court room was shadowed with memories of the past, paneling from the 60's and décor dating back to the 1964 era.
Mingo County Circuit Judge Miki Thompson was approached by several lawyers,

Remodeling of court room

WILLIAMSON - The Mingo County Courthouse was built in 1964 and most of the courthouse has been remodeled with the exception of the circuit court room. The court room was shadowed with memories of the past, paneling from the 60's and décor dating back to the 1964 era. Mingo County Circuit Judge Miki Thompson was approached by several lawyers,





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