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Corbin Lions Club use gift cards in place of food baskets

The Corbin Lions Club mailed $50 gift cards to 254 individuals and families after COVID-19 disrupted the clubs annual food basket giveaway. “Due to concerns related to COVID-19, the club did not prepare food baskets this year,” said Mike Pawula, President of the Corbin Lions...

Operation Save Christmas delivers toys to over 30 children

Officers with the Corbin Police Department delivered toys to 10 houses and over 30 children on Dec. 16. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, officers were unable to participate in the Shop with a Cop event as usual. The unusual circumstances caused the officers to improvise and thus...

OpEd: Gifts to make Kentucky taxpayers smile

(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 www.bipps.org. He can be reached at jwaters@freedomkentucky.com and @bipps on Twitter.) What’s in Santa’s bag for...
Posted On 24 Dec 2020

Filling stockings: Corbin Rotary Club served over 100 families through Empty Stocking Fund

The Corbin Rotary Club has announced additional donations for the 2020 Empty Stocking Fund Christmas Party to benefit children in need throughout the tri-county area. Donors and the amounts given include: • Rebecca Daniels – $200. • Corbin Flower Shop – $100. • Tim and Deirdre...

Toys for Tots provides Christmas for more children even with fewer donations

The United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign locally has faced a similar predicament as many other charitable endeavors this year. Because of COVID-19, donations are down significantly while demand for the program has increased. “Unfortunately, this year, it is...
Posted On 24 Dec 2020

No date yet for more COVID vaccine

Last week Baptist Health Corbin received 975 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine that went to frontline healthcare workers, but it remains to be seen when the next doses of the vaccine will be headed to Whitley County. Whitley County Public Health Director Marcy Rein said that...

Legislative Update: The Perfect Gift was Unprecedented

I imagine that I am not alone in saying that I will not miss 2020. Very few people have escaped this year unscathed, while at best most of us have seen our daily lives turned upside down. In too many instances, Kentuckians lost loved ones, the ability to provide for their...
Posted On 24 Dec 2020