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Lessons from the quarantine: Aren’t you glad 2020 is over?

By Albert Earley After Christmas I heard countless people ask, “Aren’t you glad 2020 is over?” The appropriate response is to nod your head in ... Read more

Canceling student debt: Point/counterpoint

Point: Canceling student debt by presidential decree is wrong on many levels By Neal McCluskey If you lent someone money to start a business that ... Read more

An investment worth making

Since the arrival of COVID-19, the world has become a different place. Public events have been canceled, restaurants and other businesses have seen changes to ... Read more

Proposed solutions to the current student loan conundrum raise interesting issues

President-Elect Biden and other Democrats have proposed a number of changes to the student loan program as well as funding for college tuition. Perhaps the ... Read more

What a friend we have in Jesus!

In 1844 a young Irishman, Joseph Scriven, had completed his college education and returned home to marry his sweetheart. As he was traveling to meet ... Read more

Halloween, Thanksgiving, and a “Thankful Pumpkin”

By BILL BAKER   As we close out October and look ahead to a new month, the traditions of the past are mixed with the ... Read more

An organ donor truly gave my family the gift of life

My family celebrated my dad’s birthday last weekend. In most ways, it was a typical birthday celebration. In other ways, it was very special. This ... Read more

Reader supports Home Rule Charter

Most of us woke this past Saturday morning and found a mailer from Citizens Against the Charter in our mailbox. No names were mentioned as ... Read more

Opinion: Memorial Day

Memorial Day Memorial Day should be a special holiday for us all. The last Monday of May is in danger of becoming just an ordinary ... Read more

Black History Month and memories from Middlesboro’s past

By Dr. William H. Baker

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