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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

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

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

Thanks to the volunteers who picked up trash at the Falls

Thanks to the efforts of a few hundred volunteers, the recent 2021 PRIDE (Personal Responsibility In a Desirable Environment) Spring Cleanups at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park really made a big difference for our local environment. Initially, the cleanup was slated to take...
Posted On 14 May 2021

SEKRI celebrates 50th anniversary

Happy 50th birthday to Southeast Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries (SEKRI), which was founded on May 10, 1971. For those that don’t know, SEKRI is a non-profit, which was created in Corbin to provide jobs for people with disabilities and to help prepare them for the competitive...
Posted On 07 May 2021

Everybody knew Nannie’s name in Williamsburg

Chances are that if you lived or worked in Williamsburg for very long, and you heard someone mention the name “Nannie,” then you immediately knew who they were talking about. Nannie Hays was a Williamsburg icon. Many knew her from her days as the beloved longtime band teacher at...
Posted On 29 Apr 2021

Come out, enjoy Corbin’s inaugural Colonel Fest Saturday

Although it might not seem like it based on the temperature at times the last few weeks, spring is finally upon us. (My sinuses and allergies can verify that…LOL.) Unlike last spring with the COVID-19 lockdown, there are several upcoming events that I think a lot of local and...
Posted On 22 Apr 2021

Corbin, London need to compromise over Exit 29

Compromise. It’s something that happily married couples have usually figured out and figured out sooner rather than later. For instance, they go to the ballet on Friday night to make her happy and then the monster truck rally on Saturday night to make him happy. No, he doesn’t...
Posted On 19 Apr 2021

Judge Blaine Stewart was a great man, who will be missed

Retired district judge and U.S. Army Colonel Ronald Blaine Stewart was both an officer and a gentleman. He had this classy quality about him, but was also down to earth at the same time. Judge Stewart passed away Saturday at the age of 87. He was born and raised in Williamsburg,...
Posted On 07 Apr 2021