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Bonnie Maxine Silvers Medlin

Bonnie Maxine Silvers Medlin, 82, of Gray passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at her daughter’s home. The funeral was held Friday at Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home. Pastors Sean Disney and Mark Sarver officiated the service. Burial was at the Cox Cemetery at Gray.

Lois Jean Stevens

Lois Jean Stevens, 82, of Corbin passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016. Funeral was held Thursday at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home with burial following at Corinth Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Ruby Watkins Parker Craig

Ruby Watkins Parker Craig, 97, of Corbin, passed away on Tuesday August 23, 2016 at her home. She was born on October 9, 1918 in Fariston, KY to the late Jake and Samantha Edwards Watkins. Ruby was a retired teacher from Laurel County Schools, a member of First Baptist Church in...

Brenda Elaine Mosley

Brenda Elaine Mosley, 74, of Corbin passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at Continue Care Hospital. She was a member of Central Baptist Church. One of her most enjoyable hobbies was quilting. Born December 25, 1941, in Corbin, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Bertha...

Thelma S. Brewer

Thelma S. Brewer, 83, of Corbin passed away on Monday August 22, 2016. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Dennis Doyle Brewer on June 5, 2016. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Topolsky; parents, Robert...

Cynthia “Cindy” Croley Evans

Cynthia F. “Cindy” Croley Evans, 86, of West Chester, OH, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away on Tuesday August 23, 2016 in West Chester, OH. She was the beloved wife of Tom J. Evans for 64 years, loving mother of Danny K. (Patty) Evans, dear grandmother of Amanda (Billy)...

KY House leaders double down on pension secrecy

Legislation during this year’s General Assembly requiring disclosure of public retirement benefits for all current and former lawmakers, “including their name, status, and projected or actual retirement benefit payments,” passed the Republican-run state Senate with unanimous,...
Posted On 26 Aug 2016

Advertising in newspapers a much better option than billboards

The Highway Beautification Act signed in 1965 is being challenged and Lady Bird Johnson would be highly offended if she were alive. As I was entering I-75 at the south Corbin interchange recently on my way south for a vacation I remarked to my wife about the condition of some of...
Posted On 26 Aug 2016

Future plans for Corbin Library are very exciting

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. I really like the way the Board of Directors of the Corbin Public Library is handling plans to nearly double the library’s size by expanding into an adjacent building. During a public meeting last Monday, initial plans for the...

Whitley, Knox make progress toward ‘work readiness’ certification

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner announced August 18, 2016 that Knox and Whitley Counties have been certified as a Kentucky Work Ready Community in Progress. The Kentucky Work Ready Community certification program from the Kentucky...
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