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Tourism Director thanks everyone who made Old Fashioned Trading Days great

To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to the tremendous success of Old Fashioned Trading Days. We had the largest crowd ever attending on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I especially want to recognize the entertainers, vendors,...
Posted On 15 Sep 2016
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A story about a truck and no insurance

To the Editor: My story comes about when my son was in an auto wreck. Our Dodge truck was demolished. I had insurance on me and my son and have had it for a number of years. Well, I decided to drop the insurance because I don’t want to pay insurance on a truck we can’t drive. A...

Family thankful for emergency response team that saved their dog

To The Editor: A few weeks ago our family got to realize just how much the Emergency Response Team in Whitley County would mean to us. Our dog was trapped for 2 days in the storm drain in our front yard that goes under the street and into our neighbor’s yard. She was stuck 30ft....
Posted On 28 Jul 2016
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Readers saddened by the loss of columnist Bena Mae Seivers

To the Editor: When I pulled my newspaper out of the mailbox I read with sadness the death of Bena Mae. Although I live in Bowling Green, I feel connected to Corbin and this newspaper through a book I wrote a few years ago about “The Boys From Corbin.” My wife and I always looked...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016
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Reader ‘appalled’ by treatment of Taylors by University of the Cumberlands

To the Editor: I am appalled by news of the unfair treatment and accusations that have been thrust upon Dr. and Mrs. James Taylor by those at their beloved University of the Cumberlands. It is a travesty that these pillars of the community would be threatened financially when a...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016
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Donor says Taylors shouldn’t have to file lawsuit to get lifetime benefits

To the Editor: This letter is to show my wholehearted support of Jim and Dinah Taylor with respect to the lawsuit they have been forced to file against the University of the Cumberlands. My family has a long history with UC going back to when my father and grandfather attended...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016
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Former UofC President and wife put college on the map; deserve pay

Editor’s note: The original version of this letter inaccurately referred to Cumberland University  in the first sentenced instead of University of the Cumberlands. Cumberland University is an entirely different institution located in Lebanon, Tenn. To the Editor: All the...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016
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Chamber should have supported raising taxes on workers in Knox Co. portion of Corbin

To the Editor: The Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Mission Statement in the News Journal Wednesday is described: “To create an environment in which area businesses are provided every opportunity to grow and prosper while preserving the quality of life we treasure in our...
Posted On 30 Jun 2016
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Be sensitive to veterans when using fireworks during the holiday

To the Editor: As the Independence Day holiday approaches, Phantom Fireworks would like to remind its customers, friends, and all those who use consume fireworks to be mindful of the fact that some veterans can be startled and upset by the noise of fireworks. Chelsey Zoldan, M.S....
Posted On 30 Jun 2016
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Taylor lawsuit over retirement pay typical of his egotistical attitude

Dear Editor, Ego. Privilege. Dubious deal-making. Litigation. Oh what a tangled web former University of the Cumberlands president Jim Taylor has weaved. He claims he is owed a lifetime retirement package worth $395,000 per year. Transferable to his wife if he dies first. Nice....