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Shep’s Place wants to be destination for families, sports fans

There is likely no one locally whose image is more tightly woven into his business than successful restaurateur Mark Shepherd — the “Bubby” of Bubby’s BBQ, a popular stop in south Corbin. After building Bubby’s up from scratch into a popular dining destination, Shepherd is now...

Sears Hometown store in Corbin to close in January

Corbin’s Sears Hometown store is currently liquidating its inventory and will close for good in early January. Kyle Perkins, owner of the store, and part owner of the Forest Hills Shopping Center where it resides, said the decision to close the store became a necessity after...

Electronic Edition for 12-5-2018

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Some thoughts on the quest for 6

Before I write anything else, I want to wish the Corbin High School football team the best of luck Friday night in their quest to win a sixth state championship. They will be taking on Central High School (Louisville) at 7:00 p.m. The game will be played at Kroger Field in...

Corbin School Board approves calendar for 2019-20; school to start one week later

Students in the Corbin Independent School System will start school a week later in 2019 in order to allow more time for the opening of the heavily renovated old Corbin Middle School, to be known as Corbin Traditional School. The school district Board of Education voted to approve...

Lions Club seeks donations for 70th annual Christmas Basket Program; sign ups Thursday and Friday

For 70 consecutive years, the Corbin Lions Club has made the Christmas holiday just a little bit brighter for many in the area. The club is currently accepting donations to support its Christmas Basket Program. The goal with 2018 is $15,000. “Beginning with five baskets in 1949,...

Electronic Edition for 11-28-2018

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The redemptive power of the pardon

Last week’s lead story, in this newspaper, made for fascinating reading. I wanted to know even more. It was about a Corbin woman who received, rather unexpectedly, a pardon for her past crimes from Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin. She’d prayed and hoped, but was never sure it would...

Thankful for the big snowstorm

My granddaughter, who is in the third grade, brought home a list from school asking her to write about being thankful. On the list was, “Why should old people be thankful?” Her answer was “that they are still alive!” I got a chuckle out of that, but in reality I am thankful to...