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OpEd: Mobs have become exactly what they claim to hate

(OpEd by Kelley Paul, wife of U.S. Senator Rand Paul) That night in DC a few weeks ago felt like being in a terrifying dystopian novel. The mob swarmed us in a tight circle, screaming expletives, threats and shouting “say her name”. We had rushed  up to two police officers and I...
Posted On 19 Sep 2020
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OpEd: What good is political power if it’s not used for good policy?

(OpEd by Jim Waters, who is president and CEO of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky’s free-market think tank.) North Carolina’s Republican-dominated legislature and Democratic governor got together recently, played some good old-fashioned politics and...
Posted On 19 Sep 2020

Historically Speaking: Historical Policing

(OpEd by Dr. James Finck, who is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha. He is Chair of the Oklahoma Civil War Symposium. Follow Historically Speaking at www.Historicallyspeaking.blog.) One question I like to ask my...
Posted On 19 Sep 2020
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Why does it take court cases so long to get resolved? There are many reasons

A few months ago, I wrote a column explaining what some of the more commonly used court terms that appear in the newspaper mean in layman’s terms, and I mentioned that I might write a second column on the subject. While this column doesn’t involve court terms as such, it does...
Posted On 15 Sep 2020

Historically Speaking: Political Celebrities

(OpEd by Dr. James Finck, who is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha. He is Chair of the Oklahoma Civil War Symposium. Follow Historically Speaking at www.Historicallyspeaking.blog.) Now that the national conventions...
Posted On 14 Sep 2020
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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

Where we were, where we’ve gone since 9/11

Where were you on September 11, 2001? Those of us alive at that time will likely never forget where we were or what we were doing when we heard the first news reports. I recall turning on the television to witness the aftermath of what I thought was a terrible accident after the...
Posted On 12 Sep 2020

Private broadband investment key to sturdy long game

The pandemic cursing our globe also reveals the fruit of tremendous blessings produced by the private sector’s $1.7 trillion investment in the nation’s broadband networks over the last 20 years, which US Telecom dramatically asserts has brought most Americans access to high-speed...
Posted On 12 Sep 2020

OP-ED: Bipartisan election agreement puts Kentuckians’ health first

(OpEd By Democratic Governor Andy Beshear and Republican Secretary of State Michael Adams) In the midst of a global health pandemic caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19), as a Democratic Governor and a Republican Secretary of State we have proven that we can put partisanship aside...
Posted On 08 Sep 2020
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RIP Cpl. Billie Hash, Corbin splash pad almost ready to open, more

Rest in peace Cpl. Billie Joe Hash, who was killed during the Korean War, and finally got to come home to Corbin last week after 70 years. Hash was laid to rest Saturday at Worley Cemetery, which is close to where his family used to live. It was an honor to be on hand Friday and...
Posted On 08 Sep 2020