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Drive-in church provides safer alternative than in-person services

Every winter, Poplar Grove Baptist Church Pastor Bobby Joe Eaton tells the same story about a time many years ago when he was on the staff at Central Baptist Church in Corbin when it was a snowy, slick Sunday evening. Despite the weather, the church decided to still hold services...
Posted On 08 Aug 2020

When should we remove a statue honoring someone or a name from a building?

Across the country, statues of confederate leaders are being moved, removed or vandalized and torn down, including a statue of Jefferson Davis, which was recently removed from the Kentucky State Capitol. For those who don’t know, Davis was president of the Confederacy during the...
Posted On 04 Aug 2020

While unfortunate, the elimination of Corbin’s downtown program was necessary

On Monday evening, the Corbin City Commission officially voted to abolish the position of Downtown Manager. Downtown Manager Aaron Sturgill was let go from the position a few weeks ago. The Downtown Manager’s position over the last several years when Andy Salmons was at the helm...
Posted On 28 Jul 2020

It’s nice to attend meetings in person again

Here are some words that I never thought I would ever say. It was actually nice to physically attend a school board meeting Thursday. Perhaps the even sadder part is I am pretty sure there were other people there, who probably shared the same sentiment…LOL. Unless you are being...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020

A thank you to our advertisers, readers for COVID-19 support

Simply put, the era of COVID-19 is not a good time to be in the newspaper industry. (Although for that matter, it also isn’t a good time to be in radio, the restaurant industry or pretty much any business or profession that isn’t selling Clorox or Lysol products…lol.) Numerous...
Posted On 14 Jul 2020

Despite COVID–19, options still remain to celebrate the Fourth of July

With the possible exception of those, who own stock in Clorox or Lysol, I think that we can all pretty much agree on one thing. COVID-19 stinks. First there were the business shutdowns, then the layoffs. Now we have the cancelation of events, such as NIBROC, Old Fashioned Trading...
Posted On 02 Jul 2020

Time for the hate on all sides to stop

A few weeks ago, I read a post that a friend of mine from college posted on his Facebook page about having “the talk” with his 10-year-old son. No, it wasn’t “that” talk…lol. This friend is black, and the talk he had with his son was what he should do if he encounters a police...
Posted On 30 Jun 2020

Coronavirus changing the way we vote, some changes could be for the better

From graduations and church services to government meetings and eating out at restaurants, COVID-19 has certainly changed the way we do things, and next Tuesday’s primary election in Kentucky is no exception. Because of the coronavirus, the election is taking place in a quite a...
Posted On 22 Jun 2020

To wear a mask, or not to wear a mask

Wearing masks. It has become a hot button topic recently with several people proclaiming that they have a right not to wear a mask and that they simply aren’t going to do it. Here are the reasons why I try to wear a mask when I go out in public settings, particularly large or...
Posted On 09 Jun 2020

Real world tips for recent graduates, job seekers

To our recent high school and college graduates, sorry your senior years got cut short, and some of you missed out on prom and a traditional graduation ceremony. It stinks. It really does. As you have probably already figured out though, life isn’t fair. Bad things happen outside...
Posted On 02 Jun 2020