News Center 22 10/27/17

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Another Middlesboro resident has entered into the Mayors Race in 2018.

Bo Green of Middlesboro declared his candidacy for Mayor of Middlesboro Thursday.
Green is currently serving a fourth term on the City Council of Middlesboro.

He is also immediate past president of the Bell County Economic Development Foundation, a board member of the Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation, a member of the Promise Zone Advisory Committee, active in the ROHO Civic Club and a coach for the Middlesboro Tri-County youth basketball league.

Previously, Green was a member of the Associated General Contractors’ of KY Board of Directors, Bell County Chamber of Commerce Board and Leadership Bell County Graduate (2007).

A member of the 1996 class of Middlesboro High School, Green traveled to Lexington to further his education at the University of Kentucky.  In 2001, he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science and Civil Engineering degree, as well as Magna Cum Laude, with a Master’s of Business Administration degree.

After graduation, Green returned home to work for the family business.  Founded in Middlesboro by Clarence “Bow” Green in 1950, Green Construction is a family-owned commercial construction business.  He currently serves as Owner and President of the Company following in his father and papaw’s footsteps.

Earlier last month Rick Nelson announced his candidacy. Nelson is currently State Representive  and is not seeking re-election so he could run for Mayor.

The Daily News Reports

Recent situations have stirred up quite the discussion regarding homelessness in the community, and one Bell County native is going above and beyond to initiate a change.
“We’ve always had a homeless problem in the area, but lately it seems to be growing very rampant and I really just want to draw attention to that and get more people in the community, myself included, to stand up and try to make a difference,” said John Day.
Day, a local DJ and father, has taken it upon himself to begin weekly sessions, in which those sharing his warmhearted nature can come together and discuss methods to help ensure that the significantly less fortunate are provided with access to their daily needs, regardless of any choices they may have made to put them in the position they’re currently in.
The meetings are going to be held each Wednesday at 5 p.m. at PJ’s Crater Coffee and anyone is welcome to attend. While the coffee shop normally closes at 3 p.m., the owners wanted to contribute to the cause in any way they could, and chose to stay open later than usual on this day in order to host the sessions.
According to WKYT News, the coroner has confirmed the victim of a deadly crash in Knox County on Thursday.
Officials say Mack Baker, 70, of Barbourville was pronounced dead at a hospital following the crash on the Corbin Bypass.
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Updated: October 29, 2017 — 2:15 PM
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