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Be sensitive to veterans when using fireworks during the holiday

To the Editor: As the Independence Day holiday approaches, Phantom Fireworks would like to remind its customers, friends, and all those who use consume fireworks to be mindful of the fact that some veterans can be startled and upset by the noise of fireworks. Chelsey Zoldan, M.S....
Posted On 30 Jun 2016
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Taylor lawsuit over retirement pay typical of his egotistical attitude

Dear Editor, Ego. Privilege. Dubious deal-making. Litigation. Oh what a tangled web former University of the Cumberlands president Jim Taylor has weaved. He claims he is owed a lifetime retirement package worth $395,000 per year. Transferable to his wife if he dies first. Nice....

Gaylain Timothy “G” McFarland

Gaylain Timothy “G” McFarland, 51, of Corbin, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016 at Continue Care Hospital. The family will receive friends from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Thursday, June 30, at the funeral home. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 30,...

Chamber Board opposes decision to ‘stack’ Corbin occupational tax

To the Editor: At its regular monthly board meeting June 16, the Board of Directors of the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce voted unanimously in opposition to the recent decision by City Commission to enforce the city’s 1 percent occupational tax on workers in the Knox...

Jerrell Loren Pridemore, Jr.

Jerrell Loren Pridemore, Jr., 37, of Lily, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, July 1,  at Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home with Rev. Junior Baker officiating. Burial will be in the McHargue Cemetery. The...

W’burg Health and Rehab Center thanks silent auction contributors

To the Editor: Williamsburg Health & Rehab Center would like to thank all of the following sponsors who made contributions to our silent auction for the American Cancer Society. We would like to send out a special recognition and thank you to all of those who have a donation...
Posted On 30 Jun 2016
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Minnie L Harmon

Minnie L Harmon,  95, of Lawrenceburg, IN passed away Friday, June 24, 2016 in Lawrenceburg, IN. Graveside service and burial will be held at Corinth Cemetery in Corbin,  on Wednesday, June 29,  at 1 p.m. Laurel Funeral Home (formerly Corbin Funeral Home) is in charge of the...

Estep should consult Corbin mayor before writing about tax situation

To the Editor: I am puzzled by Don Estep’s editorial this week which inferred that Corbin’s current leaders failed to take advantage of an opportunity to work out an agreement with Knox County and share some of the $1 million dollars that comes out of the businesses and workers...
Posted On 30 Jun 2016
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Tourism Commission deserves voice in what happens at The Arena

Years ago, when I was Chairman of the Corbin Tourism Commission, I signed a letter that was sent to Mayor Amos Miller telling him that the Commission had voted to give 75 percent of its restaurant tax money to the city for the purpose of reducing the debt on the new Arena....
Posted On 30 Jun 2016

Two people airlifted from scene of Woodbine wreck

Two people are in stable condition at the University of Tennessee Medical Center where they were airlifted following a two-vehicle crash in Woodbine Wednesday. Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies identified the individuals as 47-year-old Samuel Crabtree of Louisville and...
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