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Answering your questions about Kentucky’s upcoming caucus

Did you know we are having a presidential caucus in March? What is a presidential caucus? For some odd reason, I got these questions multiple times from multiple people Thursday. So, for those that don’t know, there is a presidential caucus next month and there are a few...
Posted On 04 Feb 2016

Blister beetles and Alfalfa: A potentially lethal mix

Blister beetles belong to a family of plant-feeding insects (Meloidae) that produce cantharidin, a toxic defensive chemical. Contact with it in the blood of live or dead beetles causes blistering of the skin or mucous membranes of sensitive mammals, especially horses. Cantharidin...
Posted On 03 Feb 2016
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Your Facebook pictures may not be as safe as you think

Back in January, Greg McKenna, using the name Lacey Noonan, received media attention for his novel featuring New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. The Patriots objected, but Amazon.com only pulled the self-published e-book off the market because of an Ohio couple’s...
Posted On 03 Feb 2016
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Letters to the Editor 1-27-16

Dear Corbin Community, According to the Old Testament, when Israel was saved from Egypt, they were saved for something: the Promised Land. Some 1500 years later, the apostle Paul reminds the Galatians that, like their forefathers, they have not just been saved; they have been...

Home Cooking, Kentucky Style

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Posted On 03 Feb 2016
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Bill to fix open records loophole should get support

I know it’s not always the most popular profession, but I can promise you that those of us in the news media are constantly fighting to keep people informed. A vital part of that is access to public records that tell us what our government is up to. Back in 2012, a sneaky...

Corbin Arena Manager shouldn’t be city’s highest paid employee

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A must-read for the ladies

When I received the following email from a friend, my first thought was RIGHT ON! It was voted number 1 email of the year and rightly so. So to my gentlemen readers I say forewarned is forearmed and you should read it at your own risk. The email goes on to say that a man was sick...

So you think you’ve had a bad day?

I don’t do alcohol or pills. I get the same effect standing up. — Anonymous Being old and ill puts you in an isolation that you never expected during your salad days. Your mind sends messages to your brain but your body refuses to respond. And the law of gravity is...