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Letter to the Editor: Pregnant ladies, please check out a local assistance center

Psalm 139:13-14 – God, you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works. Jeremiah 1:5 – Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. As single, separated or...
Posted On 12 Oct 2020
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Experience Matters: The Case for Passage of Constitutional Amendment 2

Letter to the Editor: On November 3rd, voters will have an opportunity to raise the bar on Kentucky’s judiciary by requiring candidates for District Court Judge to have more experience. Surprisingly, candidates for District Court Judge must only have a law license for two years....
Posted On 29 Sep 2020
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‘The Power of Words’

(Letter to the Editor by Jack Sellars of Corbin) “The tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness… setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by Hell.” – James 3:6 In Proverbs we are snared by the words of our mouth, and death and life are in the...
Posted On 20 Sep 2020
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Letter to the Editor: Thanks to Poker Run Sponsors

Dear Editor: This year has been one of unfathomable challenges and stresses to our Whitley County residents and businesses.  Yet through it all, some were able to find the resources to support the second annual Upper Cumberland Poker Run to the tune of $5,000.  This fund-raising...
Posted On 01 Sep 2020
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Letter to the Editor: ‘But he’s MY buffoon-in-chief’

(Editor’s Note: This letter is in response to a letter appearing in the August 5, 2020 edition that was critical of President Donald Trump.) Letter to the Editor By Jerry Whitus of Corbin I respect the right of anyone to express their point of view. Unlike the democrat lefties, I...
Posted On 24 Aug 2020
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Letter to the Editor: ‘Our buffoon-in-chief’

(Letter to the Editor by David O. Smith of Corbin) History always repeats itself unless we retain what we learn. I have been saying this since the individual everyone thought was a buffoon was elected President. In the 1930’s the world thought Hitler was a buffoon. No one thought...
Posted On 11 Aug 2020
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Letter to the Editor: ‘There is privilege throughout our society’

(Letter to the Editor by Jerry Whitus of Corbin) What is white privilege? Can it be measured? Is there a standard definition that is generally accepted? If you have it, is it a guarantee of success? If you do not have it, is that a guarantee of failure? Are there any other...
Posted On 08 Aug 2020
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‘Extortion by the mob and other matters’

(Letter to the Editor by Jerry Whitus) With extortion, a person or a group makes a threat, often physical or destructive, to obtain something or to force someone to do something. Examples: either defund the police or we will burn down the city. Either let us set up our own...
Posted On 28 Jul 2020
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POTUS should veto ‘weak sauce’ fake FISA reform bill

(OpEd by U.S. Senator Rand Paul) In 2015, I filibustered reauthorization of the Patriot Act.  My filibuster was not popular with other senators because it kept them in Washington over a Memorial Day weekend. I still remember one or two hotheads muttering and directing profanity...
Posted On 15 Jun 2020

OpEd: Don’t stall, answer the call

(OpEd by Mark Carter, an executive policy advisor with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, has most recently served as chief executive officer at Passport Health Plan. For more information about contact tracing and the coronavirus, visit kycovid19.ky.gov.) Don’t...
Posted On 29 May 2020
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