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A copy of a column and letter Bob Terrell brought me tells a lot about the person he was

A few weeks ago Bob Terrell came to my office to give me an article I had written in 1995. He had saved it along with a copy of a letter he had written to me while he was living in Oklahoma City. The article I had written was about the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019

Moving the line right was wrong on Ky. Street

As I turned the sharp corner at Gordon and Kentucky Streets in Corbin, sharp because the center line had been moved to the right, I said to my wife, “Oh good it looks like they are getting ready to repave Kentucky Street.” I assumed that because the center line on the street had...
Posted On 25 Oct 2019

Few Americans can name our First Amendment rights

Have Americans always been so ignorant of their First Amendment rights or is this just a modern day phenomenon? In a recent survey sent to us by the Kentucky Press Association only 14 percent of Americans were able to name Freedom of the Press as one of the freedoms guaranteed by...
Posted On 25 Oct 2019

The best basketball ever played was at Edwards Gym

The best basketball games I have ever seen were played in the old Edwards Gym in Corbin. When I was ten years old me and my friends would stand at the rear of the gym and wait until somebody would open the downstairs restroom door and we would sneek in to watch the Redhounds play...
Posted On 07 Oct 2019

Pyles showed his love for Corbin

Last weekend I attended my class reunion of 1957, along with the class of 1956 of Corbin High School at the Corbin Center. Having graduated over 60 years ago it is obvious that we have some age on us. Several of those attending came from out of town, as far away as Florida. It...
Posted On 16 Sep 2019

A trip to ‘Estep Hollow’ on Frog Level Road made my day

Sunday I went with my wife, two daughters and grandchildren to the places in Tennessee and Virginia where my parents grew up. It had been a while since we had been there and it was an enjoyable day. On the trip one of my daughters started counting the number of Dollar General...

I thought I was going to drown at the Town House motel pool

Twice in my life I have had the fear of drowning. The first was when I was a teenager and I was learning to water ski on Norris Lake. I was up and moving along at a good rate of speed when all of a sudden I fell face forward and splat, my face hit the water and for a moment I...

Bill Hoover smiled on the world

He always greeted me with a smile. Bill Hoover was one of the nicest and kindest persons I have ever known. Sadly, Bill passed away this past weekend. I didn’t see Bill often but when I did it was uplifting. I would see him from time to time at a public event or at a ball game...

Funds are needed for cemetery upkeep

Here it is Memorial Day, or as we used to call it decoration day. As a child I remember when crowds would gather, bring lunches, having singing and linger at the cemetery. Things have changed with the passing of time. Now fewer people decorate and the stay lasts for only a few...

May Day Festival and the Derby make it a special week

The first weekend in May is one of my favorites. The Kentucky Derby is special whether you attend or watch it on television. Preceding the Derby will be the May Day Festival Friday night at the Corbin Arena. Last year I was honored to be the Master of Ceremonies for the 75th...
Posted On 02 May 2019