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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...

You may know a number of high school sports officials

In addition to Corbin Bass Fishing headed off to the national and world tournament, you will find the first look at the 2021 high school football schedules, college signings by Williamsburg’s Navaeh Warren and Mikkah Siler to play at The University of the Cumberlands, and a story...

Another exciting year for area high school sports is in the books

With the crowning of state champions in baseball and softball, the high school sports season has come to an end. It is time to take a look back at the 2020-21 season that had a number of highs and a few lows. In football, Corbin and Williamsburg were typical Corbin and...

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...

Clank of the metal bat beats the clunker that MLB has become

For years I have considered the clank of a metal bat hitting a baseball to be sacrilegious. Baseball should involve the crack of the ball coming off of a wooden bat. As a baseball fan since I could get in to watch the Cincinnati Reds for free because I could walk under the...

‘That’s why they play the game’ on display in 13th Region Championship

Among ESPN host Chris Berman’s famous catchphrases is, “That’s why they play the game!” Berman would use it when preparing the audience for highlights of an upset. While the Knox Central Basketball faithful may not agree, to the rest of the 13th Region world, the Panthers’ 78-63...

13th Region bracket draw could be easier, and done earlier

I will admit to being new to being the person responsible for in-depth coverage of postseason basketball. That being said, there has got to be an easier way to determine the region bracket than what I experienced Sunday at The Arena. The coaches/representatives from each of the...

Redhounds, Lady Colonels poised to make noise at region

High school basketball fans in Whitley County will have at least one more week of local basketball as the Corbin Redhounds and Whitley County Lady Colonels both qualified for the 13th Region Tournament with their respective wins in the first round of the 50th District Tournament...

January tip off works for high school basketball

COVID–19 has changed the way a number of things work from voting to high school basketball. Because of the pandemic, early and absentee voting was made more widely available. It proved so popular, with voter turnout increasing exponentially in both the 2020 primary and general...

Canceling in-person class should result in canceled ballgames

Williamsburg Independent Schools canceled in-person classes this week because of a spike in COVID–19. That announcement was made at approximately noon on Monday. Yet Monday night, the Williamsburg Lady Jackets suited up against Whitley County for a basketball game at...