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Letter to the Editor: Local high school student gives ideas on how to battle drug use

To the Editor: There’s an old saying that, “idle minds do the devil’s work.” In the current climate of things, this couldn’t apply more to the impending drug epidemic we are currently facing in the Appalachia, and right here at home. Why are so many people resorting to drugs? The...

Letter to the Editor: Corbin Lions Club needs support for Christmas Basket program

To the Editor: The members of the Corbin Lions Club is are conducting our 70th consecutive year of providing food baskets to local families during the Christmas season. Beginning with five baskets in 1949, we have delivered hundreds of baskets each year. Both Lions Club members...

Letter: Judge Prewitt thanks Reclaiming Futures sponsors

To the Editor: Reclaiming Futures Treatment Program (Juvenile Drug Court) thanks the following sponsors for making this year’s cornhole tournament one of our most successful. Reclaiming Futures helps teens overcome drugs, alcohol and crime. We are not funded by the state, but run...
Posted On 06 Dec 2018
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Corbin resident says Shannon T. Hall best choice for mayor

To the Editor: I would like to say I would appreciate the way the newspaper presents the candidate’s and their views. I am writing to endorse Shannon T. Hall, a friend from my childhood. Shannon and bhis family have a servant’s heart, which reveals their actions. Hall is a hard...
Posted On 31 Oct 2018
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Letter to the Editor: Eggfest planning committee thanks sponsors, participants

To the Editor,   On behalf of the Moonbow Eggfest Inc. Planning Committee, we would like to acknowledge both the sponsors and participants of the 2018 Moonbow Eggfest. On September 16, 2015 over 40 Eggheads from all over the Commonwealth and surrounding states gathered to...
Posted On 03 Oct 2018
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Letter: Chamber director thankful for NIBROC support

To the Editor: The 66th Annual NIBROC Festival was a great success, from set-up on Wednesday evening to clean-up on Saturday night. The extent of assistance and cooperation from the City of Corbin was tremendous and I’d like to thank everyone who had a part in helping with any...
Posted On 24 Aug 2018
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Letter to the Editor: Reader won’t watch NFL or NBA games due to National Anthem protests

To the Editor: Several days ago on the Fox News, a group of illegal young men looking as if they were in their early 20s, were passing security supposedly without their parents. They sure looked much older than I as I left high school in my junior year to join the U.S. Marines. I...
Posted On 24 Aug 2018
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Letter to the Editor: Donate to ‘I Got Your Back’ t-shirt effort; let teens know you care

To the Editor: Please, if you are in a company or business and can please sponsor me with proceeds to put a t-shirt on every child in Whitley County’s back with the saying, “I GOT YOUR BACK.” I know and understand that this will be a costly endeavor, but I know God, our heavenly...

Letter: Caldwell shares good memories of Dr. Don Barton

Dear Editor: I have had the pleasure and feel honored to have known Dr. Don Barton and his family for more than three (3) decades. I met him in the late 1970’s or early 1980’s at the Corbin Industrial Commission meetings. I had been participating in the recruitment of Industry...
Posted On 26 Apr 2018
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Letter: Tri-County Conquer 5k race to be held Saturday to raise awareness of sexual assault and child abuse

To the Editor: April is Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness Month and this year s theme is “Your Voice Has Power.” How we talk about interpersonal violence matters. When we reflect on and change how we think and talk about the issue, we can create a culture of...