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Letter to the Editor: ‘The Bottom Line’

(Letter to the Editor By David O. Smith, Corbin) I read with great interest the reply to a recent Letter to the Editor that I had submitted. I believe it is important to have well-written replies, and to hear the other side of the narrative. I still maintain my original opinion,...
Posted On 10 Nov 2020
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Letter to the Editor: ‘Lions Club thanks community, food basket applications now available’

(Letter to the Editor By Corbin Lion’s Club President Mike Pawula) The Corbin Lions Club is now accepting applications for Christmas food baskets. To receive a food basket, a family must live within eight miles of Corbin City Hall for pick-up and within four miles of Corbin...
Posted On 09 Nov 2020
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Letter to the Editor: ‘In the fight against COVID-19, remember the power of prayer’

(Letter to the Editor By Anne Hoskins, Corbin, KY) To say that COVID-19 is an inconvenience is quite an understatement, but I’ve had this feeling that perhaps this is a wake-up call. We’ve all become accustomed to doing what we want, when we want. I wish there was a community or...
Posted On 01 Nov 2020
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Letter to the Editor: Responding to criticism of ‘self-serving behavior on the city commission’

(Editor’s Note: This letter by Corbin City Commissioner Brandon Shepherd is in response to the “Concerns about self-serving behavior on the city commission” letter to the editor that appeared in the October 7, 2020 edition.) I am responding to a letter in regards to my record as...
Posted On 27 Oct 2020
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Letter to the Editor: ‘Double Taxation & Annexation,’ and a ‘Convicted Felon in KY Gen. Assembly’

(Letter to the Editor by David O. Smith, Corbin) Two non-COVID major issues confront the citizens and businesses in Corbin. First, the double occupational tax our citizens pay on the Knox County side of Corbin. Second, the annexation of the lands around Exit 29 in North Corbin,...
Posted On 20 Oct 2020
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Letter to the Editor: Southeast Kentucky Alzheimer’s Walk thanks sponsors for support

(Letter to the Editor by Paul Matney, Southeast KY Alzheimer’s Walk) The Southeast Kentucky Alzheimer’s Walk would like to thank the following sponsors and donors for their support in the fight against Alzheimer’s: Corbin Health and Rehabilitation Center, Williamsburg Health and...
Posted On 19 Oct 2020
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Letter to the Editor: Concerns about ‘self-serving’ behavior on city commission

It appears that one of the main concerns of Brandon Shepherd to serve on the Corbin City Council is to assist the restaurant/bar business in which he is involved. You will recall he was instrumental in having the City halt the alcohol/restaurant tax for a period of time earlier...
Posted On 13 Oct 2020
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Letter to the Editor: Pregnant ladies, please check out a local assistance center

Psalm 139:13-14 – God, you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works. Jeremiah 1:5 – Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. As single, separated or...
Posted On 12 Oct 2020
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Experience Matters: The Case for Passage of Constitutional Amendment 2

Letter to the Editor: On November 3rd, voters will have an opportunity to raise the bar on Kentucky’s judiciary by requiring candidates for District Court Judge to have more experience. Surprisingly, candidates for District Court Judge must only have a law license for two years....
Posted On 29 Sep 2020
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‘The Power of Words’

(Letter to the Editor by Jack Sellars of Corbin) “The tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness… setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by Hell.” – James 3:6 In Proverbs we are snared by the words of our mouth, and death and life are in the...
Posted On 20 Sep 2020
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