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New details, possible motive emerge in double homicide case

Paul Parsons is charged with two counts of murder and burglary in connection with an early morning shooting Wednesday. A Corbin man, who is charged with shooting and killing two people early Wednesday morning at a residence just outside the Corbin city limits, had been at the...
Posted On 08 Jun 2017

Geraldine Silcox Crabtree

Geraldine Silcox Crabtree, 77, of Lakeland, FL; formerly of Jellico, TN; went to be with the Lord on Friday June 2, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father and mother; Rev. Theodore and Violet Silcox, sister; Connie Jackson, brother Johnny Silcox. She is survived by her...

Laymon L. Mayne

Laymon L. Mayne, 85, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017 in St. Petersburg, FL. He was born on August 5, 1931 in Williamsburg, to the late Charles and Elva (Harp) Mayne. Laymon was a proud veteran serving our country with the U.S. Air Force as a Staff Sergeant during the Korean...

Police: Dead man found in funeral home parking lot committed suicide

Corbin Police were called to the parking lot at Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home Thursday morning in response to a suicide in the parking lot. Police say 72-year-old Johnie Kinman of Corbin was pronounced dead at the scene. Corbin Police Captain Coy Wilson, the department’s public...

A humble Rodger Bird accepts the state’s highest athletic honor

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. The way Rodger Bird punished  opponents in football could lead one to believe that he would display that boastful rough guy image. Not so. As his wife Sally stated in the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame (KAHF) program, “He’s...
Posted On 08 Jun 2017

Economic reality forced shutdown of Corbin Trolley

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. A few thoughts and observations. • As many of you know, I’m a commissioner for the city of Corbin. The decision to end daily service of the Corbin Trolley was a necessary one. I know there are a few detractors who feel as though it...