By Jeff Noble / Staff Writer
Friday’s veterans program at Hunter Hills Elementary School in Laurel County, and the First Annual Veterans’ Appreciation Dinner in Williamsburg, were just two events held in honor of Veterans Day this year. Here are some others scheduled for this weekend in the Tri County region.
—In honor of Veterans Day, the Daniel Boone National Forest is waving fees today through Monday at several recreation areas. The fee waivers apply to all forest visitors at designated locations, including the Laurel River Lake boat ramps in Laurel and Whitley counties. You can call 859-745-3107 if you need more information.
—A salute to veterans for their service will be held Sunday at The Arena in Corbin from 2:30 - 4 p.m. Retired Col. Mike Farley, an East Bernstadt native, Corbin resident and a veteran, will be the featured speaker. He’ll be joined by Corbin Mayor Willard McBurney, state Rep. Regina Bunch, the Color Guard from Corbin High School live music performances and door prizes for the veterans.
The Arena’s general manager, Connie Hunt, said Wednesday, “I’ve been wanting to do this for some time. I approached the mayor and city officials, and they were 100 percent behind us in putting this program together. It’s about coming together and showing those veterans that we appreciate their service to our country.”
More information is available by calling 258-2020.
—The East Barbourville Baptist Church will have a special Veterans Day Celebration at 11 a.m. Sunday, honoring those who have fallen as well as those who serve. To register, call Louise Disney at 546-4947.
—Harley-Davidson will host a free luncheon for veterans this Sunday in London from noon to 3 p.m. Live music will also be performed at the lunch, and more information is available by calling 862-5656.
—The Corbin Walmart will have a special Veterans Day program at 2 p.m. Monday, featuring the Whitley County and Corbin High Schools JROTC’s and guest speakers. Need more information? Call 523-1770.
—Golden Corral will offer a free meal to all veterans from 4-9 p.m. Monday in London. Call 864-7062.
Also, this reminder — because of Veterans Day, there will be no mail delivery Monday. In addition, the Times-Tribune will not publish on Monday.
Veterans Day services planned throughout area
By Jeff Noble / Staff Writer
Twin girls Brooklyn and Brandy Clontz sit on Santa’s lap at the Laurel County Public Library’s annual Holiday Kickoff.
Sharing the Spirit
The Laurel County Public Library held its Holiday Kickoff Thursday from 3:30-7 p.m. The celebration included children 10 and under getting pictures taken with Santa, refreshments and performances by pianist Earlene Vance and the Children’s Theatre of Cincinatti.
- Sharing the Spirit
- Local News
Letter discussed by airport board
Negotiations between the Williamsburg-Whitley County Airport Board and one of the airport’s private tenants appeared to be going along smoothly Thursday night — but a few sentences from the board’s vice-chairman and those negotiations came to a halt.
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- Local Sports
The Corbin Lady Redhounds returned to action in their second round match of the Cumberland Falls Invitational Tournament. Corbin entered the contest riding off an 86-point, hard-fought scoring effort in Wednesday's victory over Harlan.
There was really no question North Laurel would make short work of young Riverside Christian. The Jaguars picked up an 82-25 win Thursday with a running clock starting late in the first half.
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School-choice critics intimidate but won’t debate
Ken Wilber wrote: “Most of us are only willing to call 5% of our present information into question (at) any one point.” Then there is the closed-minded leadership of the Kentucky Education Association, Jefferson County Teachers Association, Kentucky School Boards Association and Kentucky Association of School Superintendents who, when it comes to school choice, won’t even question that much.
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Stacie Eichinger brings out her "Walk 4 Courage" buggy and beads she's selling outside the West Knox Volunteer Fire and Rescue station Wednesday, to pose with the crew. Those in the picture include Chief Darryl Baker and his son.
Raising money for ill children, Stacie sets foot at West Knox firehouse
Moments after Stacie Eichinger got to the West Knox Volunteer Fire and Rescue station on a warm Wednesday afternoon, priority one was to lose the shoes.
- Raising money for ill children, Stacie sets foot at West Knox firehouse
Ky. needs to enact smoke-free law
As president of the Kentucky Society for Respiratory Care and a board member of the Kentucky Rural Health Association, I urge state lawmakers to enact a smoke-free law, which would greatly benefit the health of Kentuckians.
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Authors Steve Vest (left) and James B. Goode (right) discuss the making of the holiday book, "Kentucky's Twelve Days of Christmas."
Season’s Readings: Christmas book tour stops in Corbin
For an hour Monday, voices filled with the written words of Christmases past filtered through the Corbin Public Library.
- Season’s Readings: Christmas book tour stops in Corbin