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A thank you to our advertisers, readers for COVID-19 support

Simply put, the era of COVID-19 is not a good time to be in the newspaper industry. (Although for that matter, it also isn’t a good time to be in radio, the restaurant industry or pretty much any business or profession that isn’t selling Clorox or Lysol products…lol.) Numerous...
Posted On 14 Jul 2020

Historically Speaking: Historical Forgiveness

(OpEd By Dr. James Finck, a professor of history at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and Chair of the Oklahoma Civil War Symposium. For daily history posts Follow Historically Speaking at or on Facebook.) I study history because I think...
Posted On 13 Jul 2020
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Times-Tribune has had an office in Corbin for 128 years

As a young boy I delivered the Corbin Daily Tribune to customers in the downtown Corbin area. I have been in many of the buildings which housed apartments at that time. I climbed many steps on my route. After graduating from college I worked at WCTT radio station, which was...
Posted On 12 Jul 2020

With fireworks, please be mindful of your neighbors … and their pets

My dogs have become drug addicts. Over the last week, we have been forced to medicate our two Shih Tzus nightly because the area around our house has been inundated with fireworks. I would not be surprised if some of those neighbors took advantage of the closeout sales at the...

Remembering the worst summer of my life, until now

COVID-19 is far from being over. Although the United States has only 4 percent of the world’s population, it has 25 percent of coronavirus cases. As Americans, we pride ourselves at being number one. Well, we’re well on our way to being there with this virus. While most countries...
Posted On 07 Jul 2020

NIBROC cancellation is a punch to the gut

I knew it was coming, but still, it didn’t make it any easier to hear the news last Wednesday that this year’s NIBROC festival has been officially called off. Over the past eight years or so I have really grown to love downtown Corbin’s annual festival. As an employee of the News...
Posted On 06 Jul 2020
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OpEd: Gov. Andy Beshear’s unemployment scandal is a national embarrassment

(OpEd By Kentucky State Senators Rick Girdler, Paul Hornback, Damon Thayer and Max Wise) As a direct result of Gov. Andy Beshear’s shutdown orders, nearly half of Kentucky’s workforce has filed for unemployment insurance since March. As we reach the end of June, tens of thousands...
Posted On 05 Jul 2020
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OpEd: On this Independence Day, recalling the Founders’ views of a free press

(OpEd By Dean Ridings, CEO, America’s Newspapers) America’s Founders regarded a free press as so vital to the new nation that they took care to include that right in the First Amendment to the Constitution. Founders spoke glowingly about the press as a pillar of democracy...
Posted On 04 Jul 2020
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Posted On 02 Jul 2020

Despite COVID–19, options still remain to celebrate the Fourth of July

With the possible exception of those, who own stock in Clorox or Lysol, I think that we can all pretty much agree on one thing. COVID-19 stinks. First there were the business shutdowns, then the layoffs. Now we have the cancelation of events, such as NIBROC, Old Fashioned Trading...
Posted On 02 Jul 2020