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Pay extra on student loans to pay them off early

If you finished college in May and have federal student loans, it’s almost time to start repaying them. These tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help. “This pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for Kentuckians, especially many of our...
Posted On 10 Oct 2020
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Schwartz’s final audit as county clerk mostly positive

Former Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz has received her final audit report as county clerk from the Kentucky state auditor’s office, and it was an almost entirely good audit. Schwartz resigned on Nov. 30, 2019, after working nearly 44 years in the Whitley County Clerk’s Office,...
Posted On 10 Oct 2020

OpEd: Good-times pipers show up during pandemics

(OpEd By Jim Waters, who is president and CEO of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky’s free-market think tank. Read previous columns at He can be reached at jwaters@freedomkentucky.comand @bipps on Twitter.) Downturns such as every state...
Posted On 10 Oct 2020

17th Street Christian Church welcoming Mike Hopkins as new Head Minister

After several months of looking, 17th Street Christian Church of Corbin has found their newest Head Minister in 24-year-old London native Mike Hopkins. “I was born and raised in London,” Hopkins said when asked about his background. “I graduated from South Laurel High School in...

Unemployment rates increase in all 120 Kentucky counties

Unemployment rates rose in all 120 Kentucky counties between July 2020 and August 2020 and between August 2019 and August 2020, according to figures from the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley,...
Posted On 10 Oct 2020