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Miss Gail’s dance studio is one of our small town treasures

One of the treasures we have of living in a small town is Gail Frederick’s School of Dance. Miss Gail, as her dance students refer to her, has been teaching dance here for 44 years. Last Thursday, Friday and Saturday she presented her 43rd dance recital (last year’s was canceled...
Posted On 14 Jun 2021

2021 SOAR Summit is perfect opportunity to showcase Corbin

The upcoming 2021 SOAR Summit, which will take place Oct. 13-14, will be a great way for Corbin to showcase itself to leaders and VIPs, who are expected to attend from all over the country, including Washington, D.C. SOAR, which stands for Shaping Our Appalachian Region, was...
Posted On 10 Jun 2021

Tired of people driving without insurance

Some people really tick me off. A couple of Saturdays ago, I was having a pretty good day. My wife, Cecelia, and I were out for a drive in the country after eating an early dinner. We had just driven across the railroad tracks, and were waiting to make a right turn onto KY 26...
Posted On 08 Jun 2021

Out and About Kentucky Style: Enjoy the sights, sounds of South Carolina

I have traveled from one end of Kentucky to the other. In fact I have written several books about those visits. “Eating Your Way Across Kentucky,” “Shopping Your Way Across Kentucky,” “101 Must Places to Visit in Kentucky Before you Die,” and “Road Trip Eats.” So I know a little...
Posted On 07 Jun 2021

Mural trail could be tourism boost for Williamsburg

When the Corbin Tourism Commission first brought the 2132 locomotive to Corbin, I think many people, including myself, had some serious doubts about whether it would actually attract visitors to downtown. Without a doubt, the funniest comment about it came from then Corbin Police...
Posted On 01 Jun 2021

More Home Remedies

A while back I wrote about home remedies. There was such a good response from readers and I have since learned more, so I wanted to share these new ones with you, too. Please remember that all the remedies mentioned are hearsay and not intended to replace your doctor’s care. Use...

Local baseball, softball needs radio broadcasts

The crowds at high school baseball and softball at Corbin, Whitley County and Williamsburg are good sized, but will not be confused with what the schools draw for football or basketball. And while baseball play-by-play people can find themselves relying on stories of their...

When I was young we called it Decoration Day

As a child I remember it as Decoration Day. I would see many of our neighbors sitting on their front porches making flowers from crepe paper to put on graves. Not my mother though. She cut the roses and other fresh flowers that grew in our yard to put on the graves of those...
Posted On 31 May 2021

A tale of two summer interns

Young people, consider this tale of two summer interns for a moment. Several years ago, we had a summer intern that showed up for work late every day, except for one. He didn’t dress very well when he came to work. He never could seem to get a hold of much of anybody. Don’t get...
Posted On 25 May 2021

We made a big splash in Corbin in 1987 with the first ever full color newspaper

Last week I started a review of my 34 years as publisher of this newspaper, from my first interview with Terry Forcht to the first issue of the Whitley Republican we published on our new Mac Plus computers. This week I will move the story further to the big splash we made on Aug....
Posted On 24 May 2021