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The glory days of following football with Archie

Radio was King when I started my career in 1961 working at radio station WCTT in Corbin. We didn’t have satellite TV, as a matter of fact most of us only received a television signal from a large antenna on top of our houses. We got three channels, WLOS in Ashville and WBIR and...
Posted On 18 Jan 2021

Being old gets me at the head of the COVID vaccination list

By being over 70 years of age I am classified 1b according the Gov. Beshear’s recommendations for a vaccination shot for COVID-19. The planned vaccination phases are: Phase 1a: Long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, health care personnel Phase 1b: First...
Posted On 11 Jan 2021

I still have the child in me at Christmas

Merry Christmas! This greeting is from the News Journal and all the businesses that have chosen to send you their special greeting in this issue of our newspaper. Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. I revert to my childhood. It was then when it was so special to...
Posted On 23 Dec 2020

The new signage and orginal home of KFC is looking great

I am anxious to see the inside of the renovated home of Kentucky Fried Chicken in north Corbin. The outside looks great. Of course because of COVID-19 it could be a while before a grand opening happens. Nothing has been announced yet. I have taken enough trips on tour buses to...
Posted On 22 Dec 2020

Could Corbin finally be in line for getting a new post office?

Your opinion is being solicited by the United States Postal Service. On a notice posted at the Corbin post office it reads,”The US Postal Service is proposing to relocate the Corbin, Kentucky Main Post Office at 301 Roy Kidd Avenue.” They point out that the existing location is...
Posted On 15 Dec 2020

Stringing Christmas lights on a house is something for younger folks to do

It probably has happened to you like it did to me this weekend. You string up several sets of Christmas lights only to find out that half of them are not burning. After putting lights and greenery on the columns outside our house and covering several bushes with net lighting...
Posted On 08 Dec 2020

Remembering Brenda and Buddy

It has been a tough year and when we think of things to be thankful for we pause because of the more than 260,000 people who have died from the coronavirus and the difficulties that it has caused. It became even more difficult last week when my niece Brenda Rains and friend Henry...
Posted On 26 Nov 2020

Capitalizing on the Colonel’s popularity

Years ago before age caught up with me I was active in the tourism commission activities in Corbin. One of the things I favored was to capitalize more on the celebrity status of Col. Harland Sanders. Corbin Mayor Suzie Razmus led the way in developing Sanders Park in the downtown...
Posted On 20 Nov 2020

Candidate Zoom forum very effective

Three candidates, Lisa Garrison, Brandon Shepherd and Trent Knuckles, out of the seven running for City Commission in Corbin, showed up for the “Meet the Candidates” forum sponsored by the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Monday evening. This is opposed to all eight...
Posted On 30 Oct 2020

More local candidates will appear via Internet Monday

A little bit of history was made this past Monday evening through the efforts of the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Director Bruce Carpenter with an Internet version of “Meet the Candidates” for Williamsburg City Council when it was aired on Facebook. I watched it on my...
Posted On 24 Oct 2020