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Electric Co-ops name McConnell a ‘Distinguished Rural Kentuckian’

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was honored Monday morning as the “2019 Distinguished Rural Kentuckian” at the 73rd Annual Meeting of Kentucky Electric Cooperatives. The award is the highest honor given by the statewide association of Kentucky’s electric...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019
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Wanda Faye Thomas

Wanda Faye Thomas, age 79, of Highway 511, Rockholds, Kentucky, departed this life on Sunday, November 24, 2019, at her home. She was born on December 29, 1939 in Harlan, Kentucky, to the late Drexel and Virginia (Hairrell) Brock. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Karl...

Holcomb named ‘Community Star’ on Rural Health Day

On the third Thursday of November every year, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH), the member organization for each of the 50 State Offices of Rural Health (SORH), leads National Rural Health Day (NRHD), an annual day of recognition, shining a...

Conservatives need balanced perspective on election

Former University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino once complained about Wildcat fans who were “consumed by (the University of) Louisville,” meaning a loss to their rivals in November leaves a permanent asterisk next to an entirely otherwise successful 30-win season...

Corbin loses a true community servant

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. I was sitting across from Bob Terrell one day at the old L&N Depot Building conducting an interview with him. I remember it like it was yesterday. He was Director of Economic Development for the city of Corbin at that time. He...

A copy of a column and letter Bob Terrell brought me tells a lot about the person he was

A few weeks ago Bob Terrell came to my office to give me an article I had written in 1995. He had saved it along with a copy of a letter he had written to me while he was living in Oklahoma City. The article I had written was about the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019

LETTER: Adequate and timely diagnosis of 22Q is critical for treatment

To the Editor: DiGeorge syndrome (DGS). Velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS). Shprintzen syndrome. These are outdated names used to describe the same genetic disorder: 22q11.2 Deletion syndrome, or 22q. One in every 2,000 to 4,000 children born and 1 in 68 children born with...

Cheryl D. Sams McCracken

Cheryl D. Sams McCracken, age 52, of London, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019, in London, as the result of an automobile accident. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Clifford Sams and Donola “Dolie” Leisure Sams; and by her brother, Donald Wayne Sams....

Whitley County Grand Jury indicts two men in separate cases for incest

The Whitley County Grand Jury handed down three separate sexual related indictments Monday, including indictments charging two men with incest. The grand jury indicted Matthew Salyer, 31, address unknown, charging him with first-degree rape and first-degree incest. Both counts of...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019