July 18, 2018 RSS feed / Opinions

Why is it okay to slur Appalachia?

Here’s today’s question: Why, in the year 2018, is it still OK to slur Appalachia and the people who live there?  This isn’t the first time we’ve had to ask this question and, sadly, it probably won’t be the last.&n More...

After living a Hollywood lie, Tab Hunter died with dignity

Tab Hunter died this month at 86. Blond and blue-eyed with a sweet smile, Hunter fit the 1950s bill for a Hollywood heartthrob. But he had no interest in the girls who swooned over him — or for girls in general. More...

‘Free libraries’ and locations are explained

To the Editor:   To answer questions about where Little Free Libraries are located, I started a Facebook group called Little Free Libraries of Letcher County, Kentucky.  I encourage people to give it a look. More...

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Letter: It wasn’t always so hard

Why are people homeless? I think I figured it out.  Several years ago I started building me a house and soon ran out of money. I went to the Neon bank and asked Loren Bentley for a $15,000 loan. He asked where I worked and if I had some land. More...

Let Kentuckians vote on issue of expanded gaming in casinos

For more than two decades a majority of Kentuckians have wanted the freedom to vote on expanded gaming, and during that same time the legislature has denied us that right while we have horse tracks, lottery, keno, bingo halls, and slots at horse raci More...