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BREAKING NEWS: Man accused of killing bystander during robbery captured in Michigan

UPDATE 2/8/2019: Phillip Lee Lewis III was captured by federal authorities in Flint, Michigan. In addition to the murder and robbery charges he’s wanted for in Knox County, he’s also wanted in Mississippi on a probation violation....
Posted On 08 Feb 2019

Jones convicted of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, dispensing drugs not for a legitimate medical purpose

A former Williamsburg pharmacist spent her first night behind bars Thursday evening after a federal court jury in London convicted her of multiple offenses listed in 2018 U.S. District Court indictment. The eight-day trial, which featured six days of testimony and two days of...
Posted On 08 Feb 2019

Maybe vaccination law is needed?

Gotta brag just a little this week. For the third straight year, the News Journal was named best newspaper, among large weekly publications in Kentucky, at the Kentucky Press Association annual convention last month. This is a big deal to those in our profession. Our category is...

Letter to the Editor: Never trust a ‘broken’ radio

To the Editor: In March 1951, I was serving with the Marine Security Guard detachment at the top secret U.S. Naval Air Missile Test Center at Point Mugu, Calif. My assignment was base patrol operator in a radio equipped jeep. Late one afternoon I was instructed to take three...
Posted On 08 Feb 2019
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The litter problem needs a higher priority

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. This morning I picked up some litter that had been thrown from passing motorists. While doing it a question passed through my mind. What priority does litter have on the list of government responsibilities? Read this story and...
Posted On 08 Feb 2019

Pulitzer Prize winner from 100 years ago still relevant today

Citizens mired in apathy. International money and foreign agents influencing domestic politics. Americans ensconced in a bubble of prosperity and isolationism, unconcerned about other nations. Greed and self-interest dividing us, damaging our reputation abroad and superseding a...
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Corbin Recycling Center Director wants public’s help to cut down on non-recyclables dropped off at center

About 30 percent of what is dropped off at the Corbin Recycling Center is garbage, says Roger Shelton, Director of the city’s recycling program. The numbers line up with other recycling centers nationwide, but Shelton would like to see that amount come down. “We get inundated...