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Ky. reached largest one-day total of new COVID-19 cases Sunday; Bell County reports four new cases

Gov. Andy Beshear reported Sunday afternoon that 979 newly reported cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed statewide, including three new deaths. This was the largest single-day total of new COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth. “We typically have limited reporting on Sunday which...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020

Website maintenance alert for Monday and Tuesday

Dear News Journal readers, Please know that the News Journal’s website will be undergoing some technical improvements Monday, July 27, and Tuesday, July 28. Don’t worry. I have checked with the experts and you, our readers, shouldn’t experience any difficulty in...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020

Out & About Kentucky Style… Steve Nally

I’ve been writing this column since 2002, and because of it I have been able to meet and even become personal friends with quite a few interesting people. One of those is Steve Nally. Bourbon master distiller Steve Nally is a big believer in the bottom to the top business...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020

Knox County readies for major road projects

During a weekly sit-down interview with Knox County Judge-Executive Mike Mitchell, several projects both completed and ongoing were discussed. Among the many projects proposed one stood out that will correct a major issue affecting motorists in regard to the tunnel at Manchester...

Central Christian Academy opening in Gray in the fall

(Story by Jeff Ledington) Central Christian Academy gets its name for its central location to Knox, Whitley, and Laurel counties. Founded with the idea of offering Christian education “that feels like a normal school,” the school is non-denominational and not affiliated with any...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020
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It’s nice to attend meetings in person again

Here are some words that I never thought I would ever say. It was actually nice to physically attend a school board meeting Thursday. Perhaps the even sadder part is I am pretty sure there were other people there, who probably shared the same sentiment…LOL. Unless you are being...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020

Construction at Corbin KFC should be complete this fall

Folks driving by the original Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Corbin will notice that renovations are still very much underway. As previously reported, a major remodel is in the works that will transform the birthplace of KFC into a one-of-a-kind destination where visitors...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020
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