News Center 22 9/13/17

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The Daily News reports

Kentucky Sports Radio is a wildly successful radio show, podcast and blog spearheaded by Matt Jones, who grew up in Middlesboro when his family moved here from Lexington.

Based out of Lexington, KSR has been going strong for the better part of a decade and shows no signs of slowing down.

Jones will be making his way back home come Sept. 14 and 15 for the Levitt AMP Middlesboro Concert Series to see The O’Connor Band perform. There will be a quick introduction for Jones, and he will briefly address the crowd before The O’Connor Band takes the stage.

The following day, Sept. 15, Jones and his KSR crew will do a live broadcast show from the Levitt stage. A representative of Middlesboro will present Jones with a specialized street sign much like the one famed Middlesboro native Lee Majors has.

Sept. 15 will also be dubbed Matt Jones Day to commemorate the success he has achieved and for never forgetting his roots.


The Daily News reports

Bell and Claiborne counties have been working together to accept donations from their respective communities to help with hurricane relief. Hurricane Harvey, as it has been reported for the past few weeks, devastated Houston, Texas.

With this kind of devastation comes the need not just for shelter, but the basic necessities for maintaining health such as clean water, food and medicine.

The relief effort spearheaded by the community, dubbed Hope for Harvey, and will now include those affected by Irma in Florida.

The Middlesboro Daily News and the Claiborne Progress have also chipped in to donate.

The Middlesboro Daily News spoke with Pineville Mayor, Scott Madon, on his thoughts about the relief effort.

Madon stated he was not at all surprised at the support Pineville, Middlesboro and Claiborne County have shown when it came to banding to together to help those in need.

Supplies that have been donated include clothing, canned food, and baby supplies. The deadline for donations is rapidly drawing near, so if anyone chooses to donate, they should take donations to Pineville City Hall before the week is out.


From The Times

The Campbell County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in locating the fugitive Anthony Dale Roberts. He is wanted by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office for Violation of Probation. The original charge for probation was “Sell of Schedule II Controlled Substance” in criminal court. Roberts, 49 years of age, is 5’10”, 200 pounds, blue eyes and brown hair.

Please call the sheriff’s office at 423-562-7446 or the dispatch center at 423-562-8095 with any information about his whereabouts.


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Updated: September 12, 2017 — 9:20 PM
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