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Time for the hate on all sides to stop

A few weeks ago, I read a post that a friend of mine from college posted on his Facebook page about having “the talk” with his 10-year-old son. No, it wasn’t “that” talk…lol. This friend is black, and the talk he had with his son was what he should do if he encounters a police...
Posted On 30 Jun 2020

Historically Speaking: Domestic Military Action

(OpEd By Dr. James Finck, who is 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.) If you read this column,...
Posted On 29 Jun 2020
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For many folks, COVID-19 appears to already be a thing of the past

Let me preface this column by saying I am not a medical expert, and my intention here is not to give my “professional opinion” about anything concerning the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With that being said, it is clear to me that a large chunk of our population is simply no longer...
Posted On 29 Jun 2020
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OpEd: Agriculture Commissioner says coronavirus makes clear need for rural broadband

(OpEd By Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles. This piece originally appeared in the June 2020 issue of Kentucky Farm Bureau Magazine.) Across the nation, the coronavirus has highlighted issues in our food supply chain, our reliance on foreign countries for...
Posted On 28 Jun 2020
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Lessons learned from 2020 primaries

So, what lessons can we take away from Tuesday’s election? By far, the biggest is that giving voters additional means to cast their ballot other than on election day is an effective way to increase turnout. I’m still not a fan of mail in ballots, or at least returning ballots by...

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

Time for Gov. Beshear to fix unemployment insurance disaster

(OpEd by Kentucky State Senators Danny Carroll, Matt Castlen, Stephen Meredith and Robby Mills) Since the coronavirus pandemic came to Kentucky in early March, our state has been hit hard – more than most others. Due to Governor Andy Beshear’s executive orders, more than...
Posted On 15 Jun 2020
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