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The May Day Festival goes virtual another year because of Covid

May, what a wonderful month! It is the month for the Kentucky Derby, warmer weather and the Ossoli Club’s May Day Festival. The festival started 78 years ago and because of Covid last year’s and this year’s festivals have been a virtual event. Three years ago, for the 75th...
Posted On 07 May 2021

SEKRI celebrates 50th anniversary

Happy 50th birthday to Southeast Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries (SEKRI), which was founded on May 10, 1971. For those that don’t know, SEKRI is a non-profit, which was created in Corbin to provide jobs for people with disabilities and to help prepare them for the competitive...
Posted On 07 May 2021

Forgiveness from a Stranger

Going to the Lane Theatre and the Dixie Drive-In with my friends, when I was a teenager, was so much fun, and one of my favorite past-times. I have many fond memories at both places. I’ve written about the theaters before, which are both closed and have been for years, b...

Everybody knew Nannie’s name in Williamsburg

Chances are that if you lived or worked in Williamsburg for very long, and you heard someone mention the name “Nannie,” then you immediately knew who they were talking about. Nannie Hays was a Williamsburg icon. Many knew her from her days as the beloved longtime band teacher at...
Posted On 29 Apr 2021

Unusual Recipe for Yummy Biscuits

The best, and often described most important meal of the day is breakfast. As the name suggests, breakfast breaks the overnight fasting period and replenishes the supply of glucose in our body to boost the brain’s alertness and our body’s energy levels. In my opinion there’s...

Come out, enjoy Corbin’s inaugural Colonel Fest Saturday

Although it might not seem like it based on the temperature at times the last few weeks, spring is finally upon us. (My sinuses and allergies can verify that…LOL.) Unlike last spring with the COVID-19 lockdown, there are several upcoming events that I think a lot of local and...
Posted On 22 Apr 2021

Gabbert says when & sadly we say goodbye to ‘Cutworm’

Vince Gabbert, Vice-President and COO of Keeneland Association told us what we have been wanting to hear for a long time at Tuesday’s Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce luncheon, that is, work will be starting soon on the facilities in Williamsburg and Corbin. We first heard...
Posted On 21 Apr 2021

Eat What Nature Gave Us

Driving through Corbin last week, I noticed in the green grassy areas in the city, the beautiful, bright bursts of yellow that are everywhere! Each year, dandelions announce spring with their pure sunshiny color, and what do we do? We all rush to mow them down like they are not...

Corbin, London need to compromise over Exit 29

Compromise. It’s something that happily married couples have usually figured out and figured out sooner rather than later. For instance, they go to the ballet on Friday night to make her happy and then the monster truck rally on Saturday night to make him happy. No, he doesn’t...
Posted On 19 Apr 2021

Don’t take things for granted

We don’t realize how much we use or need something until it’s gone. Being without, whatever it is, sure makes us appreciate it all the more when we get it back, doesn’t it? Case in point, the water at our house was out for a day last week, and I am so thankful to East Knox Water...