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Virginia Lee Scribner

Virginia Lee Scribner, 64, of Corbin, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at her residence. Family and friends will meet at 1 P.M. on Monday, May 9, at the Chappell Cemetery in Keavy for a graveside service. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests...

Bravo! for Bevin’s veto

Gov. Matt Bevin’s decision to veto legislation guaranteeing any Kentucky student a free ride to community college is one of his best for several reasons: · The commonwealth cannot afford such handouts. Even if it was a sound idea, how can Frankfort make a worthy case for...
Posted On 05 May 2016

Reader saddened youth of today will never know America of yesteryear

To the Editor: Oh, how sad that our grandchildren will never know the America many of us remember. How after walking to school and going into a good warm school room we read the bible, we prayed and recited the Pledge of Allegiance. How proud we were of our nation’s leaders and...

Selfishness and greed by Corbin’s neighbors hindering progress

To the Editor: An important role of business and government leaders is to remove roadblocks that hinder quality and performance. Leaders are responsible for doing what’s best for the people they lead and serve. We have leaders in Laurel and Knox County including Senator Stivers...

Scholarship fund created at EKU to honor Corbin native Karl Bays

A scholarship fund has been created for a Corbin High School and Eastern Kentucky University graduate who went on to serve in the U.S. Marines and became a successful businessman in the medical supply industry before his untimely death in 1989. The creation of the Karl Bays...

Derby Day is amazing, and I’m lucky to have been there

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of the News Journal. Most every Kentuckian, when discussing the Kentucky Derby, who hasn’t attended has said, “I would like to go just one time to see what it is like.” I was in that category for many years until my boss, Terry Forcht, made it...

Tour bus potential for Corbin is very big

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Prosecute it, or make it legal, one of the two

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. One of the sillier things in life, I think, is when something is common knowledge, but everyone goes around acting as though they are oblivious. That’s the situation that came up this past week regarding an “investigation” by...

Tax fight budget bomb deserves to be vetoed

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers was slated to be one of the keynote speakers at the Lincoln Day Banquet in Corbin over the weekend. He was a no-show. No reason was given at the time. But now we know why. You need to login...

Whitley man dies in ATV accident

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department confirms that a fatal ATV accident occurred on May 3, 2016. Around 8 p.m. Deputy Joe Prewitt responded to Black Oak Road after a 911 call reported that a man had wrecked his four wheeler. Tracy Davenport, 43, was pronounced dead at...
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