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Unemployment rates for Whitley, surrounding counties drop to near pre-COVID levels

June unemployment rates for Whitley and its surrounding counties in Kentucky have largely dropped back to near pre-COVID-19 levels, according to figures from the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet....
Posted On 04 Aug 2020

When should we remove a statue honoring someone or a name from a building?

Across the country, statues of confederate leaders are being moved, removed or vandalized and torn down, including a statue of Jefferson Davis, which was recently removed from the Kentucky State Capitol. For those who don’t know, Davis was president of the Confederacy during the...
Posted On 04 Aug 2020

Community newspapers, like ours, are a vital public service

I just learned that this is “Support Your Local News Week.” For that matter, support everything local. If local businesses ever needed supporting, it is now. You may or may not have given it much thought, but it is important to recognize the value of local news as a vital public...
Posted On 04 Aug 2020