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Whitley Judge-Executive talks to chamber about county’s bicentennial celebration; excited for the future

Whitley County has a rich, storied history, and the future doesn’t look so bad either. That was the message Tuesday from Pat White Jr., the county’s Judge-Executive, who was the featured speaker at the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce monthly membership luncheon. It was a...

Meeting focuses on branding project for southeast Kentucky

About 70 people gathered in downtown Corbin Monday afternoon to take part in a group meeting for a branding project to increase tourism and economic development in southern and eastern Kentucky. Greg Fuson, a Research Director with ChandlerThinks, a consulting firm based in...

Forcht Bank among Kentucky’s ‘Best Places to Work’ for 2018

Forcht Bank has been named one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Kentucky in the medium-sized employer category (those employing 150-499 employees) by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM). The winner rankings will be...
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Granddaughter yells Globetrotters to victory

Last week my wife and I went with our daughter Amber and her three children, ages 3,5 and 7, to see the Harlem Globetrotters. She lives in Henderson, Ky. which is just across the Ohio river from the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. Actually we didn’t go to see the Globetrotters....

Letter to the Editor: 30th year was magical for Empty Stocking Fund

To the Editor: On behalf of the members of The Rotary Club of Corbin, and our President Seth Reeves, I want to thank all the contributors and those community volunteers who participated in putting on the Southeast Kentucky Empty Stocking Fund Christmas party for the children in...

Note to readers: ‘Little League’ can only be used for baseball

Gary West is an author and News Journal columnist. I have been writing this column for well over a decade in multiple newspapers from Paducah to Corbin and towns in between, publishing it on a monthly basis. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a...
Posted On 26 Jan 2018

Andrew Taylor: What’s wrong with a little benefit of the doubt?

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. A few quick observations about the Andrew Taylor situation, … cause of much hyperventilating on ANTI-social media the last few days. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Legislative update from State Representative Regina Huff

On Tuesday, to mark the official kick-off of crafting Kentucky’s two year budget, Governor Matt Bevin presented his budget proposal to the Commonwealth and the General Assembly in a Joint Session. Kentuckians, along with members of the House and Senate, Cabinet Secretaries, and...
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Burke pleads guilty to stealing from school district, KASBO

Rather than stand trial, a former chief financial officer for the Whitley County Board of Education pleaded guilty Monday morning to stealing from the school district and the Kentucky Association of School Business Officials (KASBO). You need to login to view the rest of the...
Posted On 26 Jan 2018

Senator proposing sunset of school NTI days wants underperforming programs improved

A bill recently passed by the Kentucky Senate would end the state program that permits school districts to offer nontraditional instruction days as opposed to tacking on days to the end of the calendar, but local educators along with State Representative Regina Petrey Huff, argue...