News Center 22 8/10/17

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Summer break ends for thousands of Kentucky students this week as they head back to school. For many, getting to and from school will take place on a school bus. Unfortunately, each year many children are injured and even killed in school bus related crashes.

Last year, Kentucky had 834 school bus related crashes resulting in 98 injuries and three deaths. With school starting in many communities, KSP Post 10’s Spokesman Tpr. Shane Jacobs is urging motorists to be alert for loading and unloading school buses.

Citizens can contribute to additional child safety by reporting drivers who disregard school bus signals to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1-800-222-5555

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Middlesboro Independent Schools recently selected Waylon Allen as the district’s new assistant superintendent. Allen brings with him 23 years of educational experience. He will continue his current duties of director of pupil personnel and director of transportation but hopes to have a more integral role in the day-to-day activities of the district.

After beginning his career in 1994 with Harlan County Schools as a teacher, coach and administrator, Allen joined the Middlesboro Independent Schools in 2005 as assistant principal at Middlesboro High School. He later moved to the district office, where he is beginning his eighth year.

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From the Daily News

The second week of the Levitt AMP Middlesboro Music series is set to kick off Tonight.

The headliner for this week is Dr. Dundiff with Otis Junior. They are set to take the stage around 7:30 p.m. after an opening by local entertainer Larry Goodwin that will begin at 6:30 p.m.

According to their bio on the Levitt AMP website, Dr. Dundiff and Otis Junior have been a music-making duo since 2015. Based out of Louisville, they play a mix of jazz, hip-hop and soul.

Make plans to attend.

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In other music news

The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Mount Vernon, KY has announced that bluegrass songstress Dale Ann Bradley will be inducted into the Hall as part of their 2018 class. Dale Ann is a Grammy nominated bluegrass talent that has traveled overseas several times and always promotes her hometown of Pineville, Ky and Bell County. Also in this class will be Dave “Stringbean” Akeman, Jason Crabb, Jackie DeShannon, Bobby Lewis, and Billy Ray Cyrus.

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Updated: August 9, 2017 — 10:22 PM
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