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Take a stand against trash

Driving around, I see trash strewn from one end of town to the other. It’s sad and reminds me of movies of less developed countries or those depicting the future, close to or after an environmental collapse. Looking at the trash, I can’t help but be reminded of the commercial of...

Senator Stivers files bill that could be the answer to the north Corbin annexation problem

For decades the territory we call north Corbin has been a source of controversy because state laws prevented the City of Corbin from annexing in that area. Recently the City of London has taken action to try to make the area a part of its city by incorporating property along...
Posted On 05 Mar 2021

Who can you trust?

Receiving mail used to be a fun thing. It’s like when you first get married or move away from home and you have an actual address and mailbox of your own. To walk out to the mailbox and check the mail every day, it was exciting, right? You never knew what you were getting and you...

Our recent winter storms brought out best in people

While I have definitely gotten a lot more jaded and cynical after decades of writing about crime and destruction, I still like to believe that there are a lot more good people than there are bad people in the world. Disasters and emergencies, like our recent ice and snow storms,...
Posted On 28 Feb 2021

There are so many people to thank who support us with the necessities of life

Ok, I had planned all weekend to write a column about the brave souls who go to bat for us in critical times like the ice storms last week that knocked power out in some places. Then I open this page on my computer and Mark White had already written a column about this subject....
Posted On 27 Feb 2021

Let the people decide the fate of slot machines

The time has come for the Kentucky General Assembly to let the people decide the fate of slot machines and “historical wagering” in the commonwealth as the state’s founding fathers intended. As many of you know, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled late last year that mo...
Posted On 23 Feb 2021

Out & About Kentucky Style … the Prestonsburg bus crash

The day had begun with so much hope. Spring was just around the corner as the yellow school bus picked up its last student and was headed to the Prestonsburg Elementary and High School three miles away. It was 8:10 a.m., and US 23 had its usual amount of traffic. Gary West is an...
Posted On 22 Feb 2021

The ice storms, coupled with COVID are too much to deal with

It can’t get much worse. First it was COVID and now added to it are ice storms. In my 34 years at this newspaper we have had only three ice storms that has affected our newspaper production. That is not counting snow storms that has caused us difficulties. This recent one has...
Posted On 18 Feb 2021

Let’s have a grub crawl

During my college days at Eastern Kentucky University, I remember an interesting project that our staff at The Eastern Progress did one Saturday afternoon for a lifestyle page feature. Several of the staff members and a few significant others, set out on a quest to determine...
Posted On 16 Feb 2021

Snipe Hunting

A young person asked me the other day about snipe hunting. I snickered as my mind went back to when I was a young girl, and I remembered hearing of a young teenager who visited from the city and was taken out snipe hunting. I was curious about it. I later found out what it was,...