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Historically Speaking: Political Celebrities

(OpEd by Dr. James Finck, who is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha. He is Chair of the Oklahoma Civil War Symposium. Follow Historically Speaking at www.Historicallyspeaking.blog.) Now that the national conventions...
Posted On 14 Sep 2020
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Communities without local newspapers pay higher taxes

Believe it or not, but this newspaper may be saving you tax money. Andrew Johnson, Immediate past president of the National Newspaper Association, has written about a study that was done by researchers from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Illinois, which...
Posted On 14 Sep 2020

Where we were, where we’ve gone since 9/11

Where were you on September 11, 2001? Those of us alive at that time will likely never forget where we were or what we were doing when we heard the first news reports. I recall turning on the television to witness the aftermath of what I thought was a terrible accident after the...
Posted On 12 Sep 2020

Private broadband investment key to sturdy long game

The pandemic cursing our globe also reveals the fruit of tremendous blessings produced by the private sector’s $1.7 trillion investment in the nation’s broadband networks over the last 20 years, which US Telecom dramatically asserts has brought most Americans access to high-speed...
Posted On 12 Sep 2020

OP-ED: Bipartisan election agreement puts Kentuckians’ health first

(OpEd By Democratic Governor Andy Beshear and Republican Secretary of State Michael Adams) In the midst of a global health pandemic caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19), as a Democratic Governor and a Republican Secretary of State we have proven that we can put partisanship aside...
Posted On 08 Sep 2020
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RIP Cpl. Billie Hash, Corbin splash pad almost ready to open, more

Rest in peace Cpl. Billie Joe Hash, who was killed during the Korean War, and finally got to come home to Corbin last week after 70 years. Hash was laid to rest Saturday at Worley Cemetery, which is close to where his family used to live. It was an honor to be on hand Friday and...
Posted On 08 Sep 2020

Dr. Michael Watts and Charles Phillips, we’ll miss you both!

I am alive today because of good doctors. One of those responsible for saving my life, Dr. Michael Watts, is leaving his practice in Corbin this week for a position in Louisville. Not only will I miss him, many others in our area are also sad to see him go. As a family practice...
Posted On 07 Sep 2020

OpEd: Older men need regular PSA screening

(OpEd By Steve Ranson, who is editor emeritus of the Lahontan Valley News in Fallon, Nev., home of the U.S. Navy’s Top Gun aviation training program. He is a former president of the Nevada Press Association Board and the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors.)...
Posted On 07 Sep 2020
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How shall they know without accurate financials?

The updated federal law governing K-12 education policy signed by President Obama in 2015 included a requirement that reformers hoped would reveal how much bang taxpayers get for the $700 billion spent each year on the nation’s public schools. The law gave states until the...
Posted On 05 Sep 2020

Against all odds, it’s time to play ball in KY

We have been on quite the journey since the coronavirus came along and changed all of our lives this past March. For student-athletes, the up-and-down roller coaster of emotions has been nearly unbearable to watch, but we are now finally about to get back to sports in the...