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Letter to the Editor: Thanks to Poker Run Sponsors

Dear Editor: This year has been one of unfathomable challenges and stresses to our Whitley County residents and businesses.  Yet through it all, some were able to find the resources to support the second annual Upper Cumberland Poker Run to the tune of $5,000.  This fund-raising...
Posted On 01 Sep 2020
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Letter to the Editor: ‘But he’s MY buffoon-in-chief’

(Editor’s Note: This letter is in response to a letter appearing in the August 5, 2020 edition that was critical of President Donald Trump.) Letter to the Editor By Jerry Whitus of Corbin I respect the right of anyone to express their point of view. Unlike the democrat lefties, I...
Posted On 24 Aug 2020
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Letter to the Editor: ‘Our buffoon-in-chief’

(Letter to the Editor by David O. Smith of Corbin) History always repeats itself unless we retain what we learn. I have been saying this since the individual everyone thought was a buffoon was elected President. In the 1930’s the world thought Hitler was a buffoon. No one thought...
Posted On 11 Aug 2020
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Letter to the Editor: ‘There is privilege throughout our society’

(Letter to the Editor by Jerry Whitus of Corbin) What is white privilege? Can it be measured? Is there a standard definition that is generally accepted? If you have it, is it a guarantee of success? If you do not have it, is that a guarantee of failure? Are there any other...
Posted On 08 Aug 2020
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‘Extortion by the mob and other matters’

(Letter to the Editor by Jerry Whitus) With extortion, a person or a group makes a threat, often physical or destructive, to obtain something or to force someone to do something. Examples: either defund the police or we will burn down the city. Either let us set up our own...
Posted On 28 Jul 2020
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CHS senior says Class of 2020 deserves more than what is being offered

(OpEd by Corbin High School Senior Alexandria Stewart) There is so much joy and memories that come along with senior year, from football games to trips. However, due to COVID-19 it’s different for the class of 2020. It seems as though we have been through it all. We were just...
Posted On 13 May 2020
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Letter to the Editor: Freedoms given up too easily

(Letter to the Editor by Brenda Bugg) In the month of May many will visit cemeteries to honor ancestors. When walking through the cemetery, take note of the soldiers’ graves. Most volunteered to defend this nation and our freedoms. If they knew how easily we have given up our...
Posted On 07 May 2020
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Letter to the Editor: Next COVID-19 relief bill needs to help small businesses

(Letter to the Editor by David O. Smith of Corbin) It’s clear the first COVID relief bill passed by Congress basically went to big business, except for the $600 benefits to individuals receiving unemployment in an attempt to equalize funds received in each state. Hopefully, the...
Posted On 06 May 2020
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Letter to the Editor: Pharmacists play key role in keeping communities healthy

(Letter to the Editor by Dr. Kimberly Sasser Croley, Clinical Pharmacist at Laurel Senior Living Communities) All Kentuckians have a part to play in “flattening the curve” of the coronavirus outbreak. Community pharmacists, like all healthcare workers, are first responders to the...
Posted On 05 May 2020
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Letter to the Editor: Dear Kentucky teachers, you’re doing a great job

(In honor of the 2020 National Teacher Appreciation Week May 4-8, Kentucky Teacher of the Year Erin Ball sends an open letter to all of the Commonwealth’s educators to thank them for their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic.) Dear Kentucky Teachers: Thank you for your...
Posted On 03 May 2020