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Could Corbin finally be in line for getting a new post office?

Your opinion is being solicited by the United States Postal Service. On a notice posted at the Corbin post office it reads,”The US Postal Service is proposing to relocate the Corbin, Kentucky Main Post Office at 301 Roy Kidd Avenue.” They point out that the existing location is...
Posted On 15 Dec 2020

Stringing Christmas lights on a house is something for younger folks to do

It probably has happened to you like it did to me this weekend. You string up several sets of Christmas lights only to find out that half of them are not burning. After putting lights and greenery on the columns outside our house and covering several bushes with net lighting...
Posted On 08 Dec 2020

Remembering Brenda and Buddy

It has been a tough year and when we think of things to be thankful for we pause because of the more than 260,000 people who have died from the coronavirus and the difficulties that it has caused. It became even more difficult last week when my niece Brenda Rains and friend Henry...
Posted On 26 Nov 2020

Capitalizing on the Colonel’s popularity

Years ago before age caught up with me I was active in the tourism commission activities in Corbin. One of the things I favored was to capitalize more on the celebrity status of Col. Harland Sanders. Corbin Mayor Suzie Razmus led the way in developing Sanders Park in the downtown...
Posted On 20 Nov 2020

Candidate Zoom forum very effective

Three candidates, Lisa Garrison, Brandon Shepherd and Trent Knuckles, out of the seven running for City Commission in Corbin, showed up for the “Meet the Candidates” forum sponsored by the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Monday evening. This is opposed to all eight...
Posted On 30 Oct 2020

More local candidates will appear via Internet Monday

A little bit of history was made this past Monday evening through the efforts of the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Director Bruce Carpenter with an Internet version of “Meet the Candidates” for Williamsburg City Council when it was aired on Facebook. I watched it on my...
Posted On 24 Oct 2020

They say being negative is effective

I want to be as negative as I can in this column. The “experts” tell candidates for public office that negative ads are very effective. So I’ll be negative. I hate your negative advertisements. If you believe the lies, slander and images that are misleading in political...
Posted On 19 Oct 2020

Going down memory lane with Roy Bullock

Many of you know Roy Bullock. He ran Bullock’s Cycle Shop on the Fifth Street Road just out of Corbin for many years. I have known him for many years also, but what I didn’t know about was the “Bullock All-Star” basketball team he ran back in the late 50’s and early 60’s. Roy...
Posted On 12 Oct 2020

Communities without local newspapers pay higher taxes

Believe it or not, but this newspaper may be saving you tax money. Andrew Johnson, Immediate past president of the National Newspaper Association, has written about a study that was done by researchers from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Illinois, which...
Posted On 14 Sep 2020

Dr. Michael Watts and Charles Phillips, we’ll miss you both!

I am alive today because of good doctors. One of those responsible for saving my life, Dr. Michael Watts, is leaving his practice in Corbin this week for a position in Louisville. Not only will I miss him, many others in our area are also sad to see him go. As a family practice...
Posted On 07 Sep 2020