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Andy Beshear’s Lawsuit Threatens Future of Kentucky Teachers’ Pensions

Attorney General Andy Beshear is getting plenty of practice for his next campaign as he travels across the Commonwealth to spread fear and misinformation about the new pension reform bill (SB 151), designed to save Kentucky’s public pension system. His most dangerous lies are...
Posted On 14 Jun 2018
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Setting the record straight on annexation … again

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My 25 years in journalism have been a wild, crazy ride

Last week marked an interesting milestone for me professionally speaking. I have now been working as a professional journalist for 25 consecutive years. It has been a wild and crazy ride. To say the least, it has not been an ordinary life. I have met and interviewed every...
Posted On 13 Jun 2018

People in Corbin are paying taxes they don’t owe!

As a commissioner for the city of Corbin, there have been few issues more galling and aggravating for me than the occupational tax situation in the Knox County portion of the city. Much attention is given to the fact that the occupational tax rate on the wages of workers in that...

Williamsburg planned bicentennial events well

After a historical marker dedication, an ice cream social, a tour of historic homes, a parade and concerts among other events, Williamsburg’s month long bicentennial celebration is over. Whitley County was founded in January 1818, and Williamsburg was selected as the county seat...
Posted On 02 May 2018

Doing our part to celebrate the Whitley County bicentennial

In case you didn’t know, Whitley County is 200 years old this year! That’s an amazing milestone. The city where this newspaper was founded in 1908 has gone to great effort to have a month-long celebration for the bicentennial in April. So, we decided to join in on the fun. This...

Imagine life without cell phones, TV 200 years ago

We are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Whitley County. Kentucky had been ratified as the 15th state just 26 years earlier. The western most part of Kentucky, west of the Tennessee River, was sold to the United States the same year, 1818, that our county...

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...

Letter: Lion’s Club annual auction to be held Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To the Editor: The Corbin Lions Club will hold our annual auction in support of sight conservation on Saturday, April 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We will broadcast live on Redhound Television channel 18 (Spectrum cable), Redhound Radio 95.3 FM,