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AT&T President to speak at upcoming chamber of commerce luncheon

Hood Harris, President of AT&T Kentucky, will be the featured speaker next Tuesday at the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce monthly membership luncheon. The title of Harris’ keynote speech is: “Investing in the Future: Telecommunications Today and Tomorrow in Southern...
Posted On 05 Oct 2017
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A little twist to this year’s Secret Phrase Game

Too much bad news lately. I simply can’t allow my mind to marinate for too long. So, let’s talk about some good things. • This week is the beginning of our third annual Secret Phrase Game contest, but there’s a twist this time around. Very quickly, the rules. Basically, there...

National Quartet Convention was very good, good and not so good

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. Last week in this column I touched on the National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This week I will share my experience of attending it. The convention was very good, good and not so good. The very good came with...
Posted On 05 Oct 2017

Corbin tax increase should go toward maintenance of parks

To the Editor: The Corbin City Commission levied a four percent tax increase on real and personal property recently. The increase will generate approximately $68,000.00 in revenue. The commission did not specify what it is to be used for. It’s just a tax levy because they ca...

Letter: Moonbow Eggfest organizers thank everyone for successful event

To the Editor, On behalf of the Moonbow Eggfest Inc. Planning Committee, we would like to acknowledge both the sponsors and participants of the 2017 Moonbow Eggfest. On September 16, 2015 over 40 Eggheads from all over the Commonwealth and surrounding states gathered to light...

Local school district’s fare well in new accountability report

Officials at Whitley County’s three public school districts are generally pleased with progress on educational improvement, though the picture is a little murkier than in past years with big changes on the horizon in the accountability model for Kentucky schools. Gone are the...