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Letter: Terrell thankful for help with Corbin Senior Citizens Center funding

To the Editor: Happy Days are here again! Judges Mitchell, Westerfield and White, we appreciate the fine help you and your magistrates have provided to senior citizens from Knox, Laurel, and Whitley Counties who use the Corbin Senior Citizens Center. This was a real team effort...

Letter to the Editor: Reader identifies with News Journal columnist

To the Editor: I just read Teresa Brook’s column in the May 15 News Journal paper, and it brought tears to my eyes. We had a similar experience when my grandson was born, and I (even as a grandma) can imagine exactly how that must’ve been for her. Thank God for her miracle (and...
Posted On 23 May 2019
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Letter to the Editor: Put speedbumps back on Sanderlin Drive

To the Editor: I have been a resident of Corbin for more than 40 years. I pay my city taxes. I have never asked the city for anything. However, my home is off Sanderlin Drive, so I must drive it several times almost every day. It is a dangerous road that connects Fifth Street to...
Posted On 23 May 2019
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Letter: Corbin Kiwanis Club chili supper set for March 8; everyone invited

To the Editor: The Corbin Kiwanis Club has established priorities to help improve the quality of life for our people. The Annual Chili Supper is a key part of our fundraising effort to support scholarships for Corbin and Lynn Camp High School Students each year. Students apply...
Posted On 22 Feb 2019
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Letter to the Editor: Never trust a ‘broken’ radio

To the Editor: In March 1951, I was serving with the Marine Security Guard detachment at the top secret U.S. Naval Air Missile Test Center at Point Mugu, Calif. My assignment was base patrol operator in a radio equipped jeep. Late one afternoon I was instructed to take three...
Posted On 08 Feb 2019
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Letter to the editor: Local Toys for Tots organizer says 2018 was a huge success

To the Editor: I wish to share our success, with the Marine Corps Toys For Tots Campaign 2018 and thank the many people, businesses and groups that helped us provide “A Little Christmas” to many children, of Whitley, Knox and Laurel Counties. I would like to recap and compare...
Posted On 21 Jan 2019
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Letter to the editor: America did a lot of ‘winning’ in 2018; can we take much more?

To the Editor: Can we stand making America great in 2019 – considering how successful 2018 has been? The stock market lost more value on Christmas Eve except for Christmas Eve 1931, in the depression. We have separated and harmed thousands of children, separating them from...

Letter to the Editor: Lions Club still accepting Christmas basket donations

To the Editor: The Corbin Lions Club continues to accept donations toward our annual Christmas Basket Program. This is our 70th consecutive year of providing food baskets to local families during the Christmas season. Beginning with five baskets in 1949, we have delivered...
Posted On 13 Dec 2018
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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...