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Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Since the Corbin City Commission banned the NIBROC Festival from Main Street several years ago, you may have noticed it’s a little smaller than it used to be. Fewer vendors. Less room for the carnival. You need to login to view the...

A story about a truck and no insurance

To the Editor: My story comes about when my son was in an auto wreck. Our Dodge truck was demolished. I had insurance on me and my son and have had it for a number of years. Well, I decided to drop the insurance because I don’t want to pay insurance on a truck we can’t drive. A...

Family thankful for emergency response team that saved their dog

To The Editor: A few weeks ago our family got to realize just how much the Emergency Response Team in Whitley County would mean to us. Our dog was trapped for 2 days in the storm drain in our front yard that goes under the street and into our neighbor’s yard. She was stuck 30ft....
Posted On 28 Jul 2016
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Readers saddened by the loss of columnist Bena Mae Seivers

To the Editor: When I pulled my newspaper out of the mailbox I read with sadness the death of Bena Mae. Although I live in Bowling Green, I feel connected to Corbin and this newspaper through a book I wrote a few years ago about “The Boys From Corbin.” My wife and I always looked...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016
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Runaway inmate turns himself in

A Corbin teenager, who escaped from guards following a court hearing on July 26 in Whitley District Court in Corbin, is back behind bars. Trevor Earl Blevins, 19, turned himself in to the Whitley County Detention Center about 2:30 a.m. on July 27. Jailer Brian Lawson said the...

Coal truck driver dies during Ky. 92E crash

Emergency officials think a medical emergency may be the reason for a fatal coal truck accident late Thursday morning on Ky. 92E near Mossy Gap. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley pronounced James Gambrel, 59, of Woolum, dead at the scene about noon. Croley said that Gambrel was...

Opposition to Corbin’s annexation plan was irrational

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. I have never understood why people get so worked up and emotional when the word annexation is brought up. They have more reaction than a bull does to a red cape or a Republican being asked to vote for Hillary. Some people get...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016

The underappreciated and lost legacy of Blanton Collier

Gary West is an author and News Journal columnist. Who would have thought when the Cleveland Browns won the NFL title back in 1964 that it would be another 52 years before the city would claim another major professional sports championship? Though it might have seemed like 100...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016

Reader ‘appalled’ by treatment of Taylors by University of the Cumberlands

To the Editor: I am appalled by news of the unfair treatment and accusations that have been thrust upon Dr. and Mrs. James Taylor by those at their beloved University of the Cumberlands. It is a travesty that these pillars of the community would be threatened financially when a...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016
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Bena Mae had the gifts of a truly great storyteller

All of us here at the News Journal are truly saddened this week by the passing of Bena Mae Seivers. During all of my two decades working for this newspaper, Bena Mae has been an extremely popular fixture in our pages. Her column, “Bena Mae’s Kitchen,” was about so much more than...
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