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The Daily News reports

The Middlesboro City Pool will have special hours this summer just for senior citizens, Mayor Bill Kelley announced during the Middlesboro City Council meeting Tuesday evening.

The pool, a favorite place for both children and adults, will open for the season the Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend, Kelley said.

“We’re going to try something new out this year though,” he said. “On Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m. until noon will be just for seniors. This is something that was brought up last year and we’ve talked it over and we’re going to try it out.”

The seniors are welcome on any day they choose to attend, but those hours will be blocked out especially for them, Kelley said. The special hours will be initiated the second week of the pool’s opening.

Admission to the pool will remain free this year. Regular hours of operation will be Sunday from 1-5:30 p.m.; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Wednesday from noon until 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. 5:30 p.m.

Also during the parks and recreation committee report, councilman Kevin Barnett noted that the annual July 4th celebration is on track for this year and that it will be held on the actual holiday, which is a Monday.


The Harlan Daily News reports

A Harlan man is facing charges including fleeing from police after he allegedly ran from deputies attempting to serve him with an indictment warrant.

Ricky S. Simpson, 27, was arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Brewer on Wednesday.

According to a press release, police went to a Harlan residence to serve an indictment on Simpson. When they arrived, Simpson attempted to flee the residence. Deputies took him into custody, at which time he gave police a false name. Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia was found in his possession.


Local 8 News reports

There is focus and passion you’ll never see in the building of a normal house, but this isn’t any house.

With a 25,000 grant for materials from The Home Depot and volunteers from far and wide, a
4,000 square foot home is about to be handed over to veteran Cody Evans.
Evans was on patrol in Afghanistan in 2011 when he stepped on an IED. Evans lost his legs but he didn’t lost his friends.

Now, they’ve stepped up outfitting the home to support is many needs.

“Incredible is a pretty good word to use”, said Evans as he watched the progress.

“It is pretty hard to discribe, I really don’t know of the word really”

Also helping out are members of the New York Fire Department who were at the World Trade Center on 9-11. —

“This is part of our way of giving back. We realize how much they helped us, one of the other things we have with the military, these guys are fantastic,” said Paddy Neville a retired lieutenant.

“How many times have you said thank you? I wouldn’t be able to count that high probably,” said Evans.

The home should be completed on Saturday, when Evans will be handed over the keys.


According to the Middlesboro Police Dept. they are investigating an incident that occurred Thursday evening at Walmart. It was reported a man and women were passed out in the parking lot with a child in the car. Further investigation determined the couple to be under the influence and were arrested for child abuse along with other charges. The child was taken to the ARH for observation. Around 8:10pm James Hash and Larissa Walters of Middlesboro, were booked into the Bell County Detention Center by MPD Officer Jeremiah Johnson.


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Updated: May 19, 2016 — 9:28 PM

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