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Letter: Removal of Taylor family name at UC is outrageous

To the Editor: I wholeheartedly agree with Lois Taylor in her September 4th letter, UofC is denigrating the legacy of former President and his wife. My family has a long history with UC going back to when my father and grandfather attended Cumberland College. Under the 35-year...
Posted On 19 Sep 2019
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Letter: ‘Crisis’ situations being used to push bad gun control measures

To the Editor: Saul D. Alinsky (1909-1972) “The Father of modern community organizing” wrote a book called “Rules for Radicals” which outlined procedures to, more or less, stir up trouble for some political aim. Supposedly, the book begins with a dedication to Lucifer. I haven’t...
Posted On 16 Sep 2019
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Letter: Old Fashioned Trading Days board thanks everyone for a great festival

To the Editor: The Old Fashioned Trading Days Board of Directors would like to sincerely thank all those that played a role in making Old Fashioned Trading Days possible and successful this year! Thank you to the City of Williamsburg and thank you to the Whitley County Fiscal...
Posted On 16 Sep 2019
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Historically Speaking: The Electoral College

There has been a lot of talk lately about the Electoral College. If you read social media, you will see many opinions on why it should or should not continue to choose the American president. Those who want to retain the Electoral College tend to focus on the numbers and how...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019
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74 percent of Kentuckians Support Increased Funding for Quality Child Care, Early Education

A large majority of Kentuckians favor increased state funding for low-income, working families to provide quality child care and preschool for their children, according to the second annual Education Poll of Kentucky. The poll, which was sponsored by the Prichard Committee for...
Posted On 09 Sep 2019
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Governor Bevin announces transportation funding for City of Barbourville, Knox County

During Wednesday’s Barbourville City Council meeting, Governor Matt Bevin announced $62,000 for the city of Barbourville for drainage replacement on Johnson Lane and $760,964 for Knox County in discretionary funding for area pavement improvements. The significant investment...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019
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Gov. Bevin, Congressman Rogers Announce Completion of Eastern Kentucky Rings of KentuckyWired Project

Speaking at the SOAR Summit in Pikeville today, Gov. Matt Bevin and Congressman Hal Rogers announced completion of the construction phase of the KentuckyWired project in Eastern Kentucky. The announcement is another major milestone for the KentuckyWired project which, when...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019
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University of the Cumberlands staff participate in BRIGHT initiative

Two staff members at University of the Cumberlands were recently nominated to participate in BRIGHT Kentucky, a leadership initiative in Appalachia. Brandy Martin, Associate Director of Admissions – Recruitment, and Ryan Osborne, Development Officer, were among thousands of young...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019
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Cumberlands to offer free textbooks for on-campus undergraduate students

On-campus undergraduate students at University of the Cumberlands will no longer have to pay for textbooks beginning in the fall of 2020. The new initiative, announced by Dr. Larry L. Cockrum, President of the University, is another step toward “total price transparency and...
Posted On 05 Sep 2019
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Letter: The amount of trash covering our beautiful lakes is awful

To the Editor: A few weeks ago, I launched my fishing boat at the Old Noe’s Dock in Lake Cumberland. For 80 years, I’ve enjoyed the beautiful sights and surroundings. Not this day. Immediately after taking the first turn, I saw garbage covering the water from one bank to the...
Posted On 23 Aug 2019
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