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Better case needed for COVID-19 closures

A few months ago, I was proofreading over a grant application that someone had written, and I remember commenting “Don’t tell me. Show me. Give me some local facts and figures that support this.” In regards to Gov. Andy Beshear’s latest executive orders regarding COVID-19...
Posted On 27 Nov 2020

Remembering Brenda and Buddy

It has been a tough year and when we think of things to be thankful for we pause because of the more than 260,000 people who have died from the coronavirus and the difficulties that it has caused. It became even more difficult last week when my niece Brenda Rains and friend Henry...
Posted On 26 Nov 2020

OpEd: Thanksgiving should make us thankful for our farmers

(OpEd By Buck Ryan, who is director of the Citizen Kentucky Project of the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center at the University of Kentucky. He can be reached at buck.ryan@uky.edu.) Of all the things we can be thankful for this Thanksgiving, let’s not forget that American...
Posted On 26 Nov 2020
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OpEd: Even Thanksgiving can’t escape Beshear’s shutdown snare

OpEd By Jim Waters, who is president and CEO of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky’s free-market think tank. Read previous columns at www.bipps.org. He can be reached at jwaters@freedomkentucky.com and @bipps on Twitter.) Social media’s abuzz following...
Posted On 26 Nov 2020

Letter to the Editor: ‘Christmas food basket applications’

The Corbin Lions Club is now accepting applications for Christmas food baskets. To receive a food basket, a family must live within eight miles of Corbin City Hall for pick-up and within four miles of Corbin City Hall for delivery. Unlike previous years, we will not conduct...
Posted On 24 Nov 2020
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Letter to the Editor: ‘Race organizers say thank you’

On behalf of the Colonel Sanders Half Marathon Planning Committee, we would like to acknowledge both the sponsors and participants of the Inaugural Colonel Sanders Half Marathon. On November 14, 2020 199 attended and finished the race. 35 percent of the runners were from out of...
Posted On 24 Nov 2020
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Out and About Kentucky Style: Car Ferries Around the State

I’ve found myself trying to come up with something, anything, to get out of the house. Things are better than they were, but not much. “Let’s go for a ride,” my wife says. “Anywhere.” There has been times the ride meant downtown, around the square, thru the campus of Western...
Posted On 24 Nov 2020

Letter to the Editor: ‘Half Marathon was a perfect success’

This Saturday, November 14, I was so proud to call myself a Corbinite! The inaugural Colonel Sanders half marathon was absolutely a perfect success. They even got the weather right. Significant kudos to Maggy Kriebel and her outstanding planning team. A million thanks to all the...
Posted On 23 Nov 2020
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Historically Speaking: Historic Election

(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.) Historic Election? “In this...
Posted On 21 Nov 2020
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Capitalizing on the Colonel’s popularity

Years ago before age caught up with me I was active in the tourism commission activities in Corbin. One of the things I favored was to capitalize more on the celebrity status of Col. Harland Sanders. Corbin Mayor Suzie Razmus led the way in developing Sanders Park in the downtown...
Posted On 20 Nov 2020