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Donor says Taylors shouldn’t have to file lawsuit to get lifetime benefits

To the Editor: This letter is to show my wholehearted support of Jim and Dinah Taylor with respect to the lawsuit they have been forced to file against the University of the Cumberlands. My family has a long history with UC going back to when my father and grandfather attended...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016
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Former UofC President and wife put college on the map; deserve pay

Editor’s note: The original version of this letter inaccurately referred to Cumberland University  in the first sentenced instead of University of the Cumberlands. Cumberland University is an entirely different institution located in Lebanon, Tenn. To the Editor: All the...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016
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All it took was one show to hook me on the Fine Arts

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. It was about nine years ago that Gibson’s Music owner Betty Comer implored me to take time out of a busy Tuesday to watch Tommy Emmanuel play guitar. Emmanuel, an Australian-born guitar wonder of the world, was playing a show at...

Internship at WHAS-TV was a great experience

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. The Kentucky Press Association makes available student interns during the summer to its members. We have had several interns at the News Journal. This year we are fortunate to have Candice Garcia from Corbin. She is a student...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016

Gym floor renovation at WCMS hits snag

The renovation of the original gym floor at Whitley County Middle School is costing a little more than originally planned. During a special meeting last week, the Whitley County Board of Education approved an additional payment of $48,916.25 for replacement of the gym floor due...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016

Lisa Oliver Gray, Blind Ricky slated to play NIBROC 2016

In-demand, veteran Nashville vocalist Lisa Oliver Gray has signed on to play this year’s NIBROC Festival along with Country/Bluegrass six-piece Blind Ricky, who will be taking the main stage for the third time. Gray, who has harmonized with the likes of Emmylou Harris, Lee Roy...

Burke offering to repay KASBO $25,800

A former Whitley County school district finance officer, who was fired last month amid allegations of misappropriation of school funds, is apparently willing to repay over $25,000 to a statewide organization that she allegedly forged checks from. So far her effort to repay the...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016

Gray woman allegedly on drugs while fighting woman, threatening deputies

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies say a Gray woman was under the influence of drugs when she allegedly got into a fight with another woman and then threatened to kill deputies and their families after they arrested her Tuesday night. According to Sheriff John Root, deputies...

Man wanted on felony sex charged apprehended

A 60 year-old Rockholds man didn’t get very far when he attempted to evade police by running out of the back door of his home on Tuesday afternoon. Edward E. Herren of Old Corbin Road was wanted on an indictment warrant for felony sex charges, including third-degree rape, two...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016