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Whitley County Fair needs ‘minivan’ division for 2022 demolition derby

The demolition derby at the Whitley County Fair last week drew a healthy crowd with more than 600 spectators turning out last Thursday night. Go to any fair or similar event and if there is a demolition derby it will be one of the biggest, if the not the biggest draw. There were...

First Whitley County Fair in two years brings big turnout

Local residents apparently really wanted to see a Whitley County Fair this year. While official attendance figures aren’t in yet, it looks like over 600 people turned out for the inaugural demolition derby last Thursday night. This was the largest crowd that I can ever recall on...
Posted On 23 Jul 2021

New signage would brighten up downtown

If you look at older photos of downtown Corbin, businesses up and down Main Street have signs extending out from the building extending over the sidewalks. Many of these signs were lighted so the businesses were visible day or night. Florsheim shoes, Dyche Drugs, Corbin Deposit...

Central Baptist Church Centennial is now just 100 days away

I am on a planning committee at Central Baptist Church for the 100th anniversary of the church. The celebration is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Oct. 23rd, and Sunday, Oct. 24th. On Saturday the plan calls for a “meet and greet” type of activity with a program to start at...
Posted On 15 Jul 2021

Whitley County Fair, W’burg car show happening this week

They are back and hopefully will be better than ever. We’re talking about festivals, fairs and the like, which were mostly all canceled last year due to the pandemic. For those of you, who were cooped up for the better part of a year, it’s time to get back out and support our...
Posted On 15 Jul 2021

Reminiscing on a Hallmark Fourth of July

As a reporter, holidays are often synonymous with stress, overplanning, and a need to clone yourself because you can’t attend multiple events at once.  The Fourth of July is no exception, but here is a secret, it is my favorite holiday to cover.  This time two years ago, I was on...

Now is the time to be optimistic and pleased with happenings in Corbin and Williamsburg

In anticipation of writing this column while driving to work today I counted the number of garbage cans and the number of houses on one block in Corbin. There were nine houses and 26 garbage cans at the edge of the street waiting to be emptied on this particular street. This is...
Posted On 10 Jul 2021

Williamsburg holds best fireworks show ever

Wow! I have to say the Williamsburg fireworks display at the Kentucky Splash waterpark Saturday evening was probably the best fireworks show there that I have ever seen in my more than 25 years of covering Williamsburg. Organizers started the show a little earlier than usual...
Posted On 09 Jul 2021

Marker to commemorate Corbin 1919 event is a bad idea

While well-intentioned, placing a historical marker to commemorate the Corbin 1919 Race Riot, as the Sunup Initiative has proposed, probably isn’t the best idea in the world for multiple reasons. First, some background about the incident for anyone unfamiliar with it, which would...
Posted On 06 Jul 2021

There is no place like the swing on my old home’s front porch

Heaven on Earth is the front porch at my old home place on a summer evening. My sister, Wanda, lives in the house where I was raised and recently with the nice evenings I have spent some time on her front porch in that swing that I loved so much many years ago. Nothing, no,...
Posted On 02 Jul 2021