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Coronavirus changing the way we vote, some changes could be for the better

From graduations and church services to government meetings and eating out at restaurants, COVID-19 has certainly changed the way we do things, and next Tuesday’s primary election in Kentucky is no exception. Because of the coronavirus, the election is taking place in a quite a...
Posted On 22 Jun 2020

I know firsthand, running for a political office is no easy task

It is primary election time again. You have about a week left to cast your ballot. Voting has been rather easy this year with the changes that have been made. Many have already cast their ballots and you can vote now or on Tuesday. It is not a big election year, but it is an...
Posted On 22 Jun 2020

Corbin train display should include more information, history

I admit I’m a train person. While I can’t identify the various types of locomotives in use, or give details on the various railcars, trains fascinate me. I don’t mind being stuck at a crossing as a train goes by. I wish there was a platform where you could stand and watch cars...

Good cops and public works makes life better in a small town

Good cops, bad cops. Around here we only know those descriptions from watching television. As far as our local situation goes we only have good cops. The scenes we view on TV are very remote from what we experience locally. I really like living in an area of the country where we...
Posted On 16 Jun 2020

What’s Happening: Butcher’s Pub grand opening take two, and the return of the Cruise-In

I am very excited about my column this week. For the first time in a while I am actually able to look ahead on my calendar and talk about what WILL BE happening instead of what should have, would have or could have been happening. Rejoice!
Posted On 10 Jun 2020
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To wear a mask, or not to wear a mask

Wearing masks. It has become a hot button topic recently with several people proclaiming that they have a right not to wear a mask and that they simply aren’t going to do it. Here are the reasons why I try to wear a mask when I go out in public settings, particularly large or...
Posted On 09 Jun 2020

‘I was lucky to have known him,’ Remembering the great Rodger Bird

Rodger Bird stood in his own end zone waiting for the Virginia Tech kicker to get the 1963 University of Kentucky football season underway. He was a sophomore playing his first varsity game (freshman were ineligible back then) and a sold out Stoll Field in Lexington was waiting...
Posted On 08 Jun 2020

Get some exercise while helping a great cause

Last week I saw a Facebook post about a virtual run/walk/ride/swim event to help benefit hunger relief efforts in our region. The event is being presented by Together for Hope Appalachia. They are described on their website as a “rural development coalition which follows the...
Posted On 07 Jun 2020
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‘Murder for Hire,’ latest book from author Gary P. West

If you have ever read the book Bloody Harlan and thought it was rough, then wait until you read Gary West’ newest book, Murder on Youngers Creek Road. Murders, bombings, car thieves, gamblers, bootleggers and more are involved in a true story of a murder-for-hire gone wrong that...
Posted On 04 Jun 2020

Real world tips for recent graduates, job seekers

To our recent high school and college graduates, sorry your senior years got cut short, and some of you missed out on prom and a traditional graduation ceremony. It stinks. It really does. As you have probably already figured out though, life isn’t fair. Bad things happen outside...
Posted On 02 Jun 2020