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Candidate Zoom forum very effective

Three candidates, Lisa Garrison, Brandon Shepherd and Trent Knuckles, out of the seven running for City Commission in Corbin, showed up for the “Meet the Candidates” forum sponsored by the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Monday evening. This is opposed to all eight...
Posted On 30 Oct 2020

More local candidates will appear via Internet Monday

A little bit of history was made this past Monday evening through the efforts of the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Director Bruce Carpenter with an Internet version of “Meet the Candidates” for Williamsburg City Council when it was aired on Facebook. I watched it on my...
Posted On 24 Oct 2020

They say being negative is effective

I want to be as negative as I can in this column. The “experts” tell candidates for public office that negative ads are very effective. So I’ll be negative. I hate your negative advertisements. If you believe the lies, slander and images that are misleading in political...
Posted On 19 Oct 2020

Going down memory lane with Roy Bullock

Many of you know Roy Bullock. He ran Bullock’s Cycle Shop on the Fifth Street Road just out of Corbin for many years. I have known him for many years also, but what I didn’t know about was the “Bullock All-Star” basketball team he ran back in the late 50’s and early 60’s. Roy...
Posted On 12 Oct 2020

Communities without local newspapers pay higher taxes

Believe it or not, but this newspaper may be saving you tax money. Andrew Johnson, Immediate past president of the National Newspaper Association, has written about a study that was done by researchers from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Illinois, which...
Posted On 14 Sep 2020

Dr. Michael Watts and Charles Phillips, we’ll miss you both!

I am alive today because of good doctors. One of those responsible for saving my life, Dr. Michael Watts, is leaving his practice in Corbin this week for a position in Louisville. Not only will I miss him, many others in our area are also sad to see him go. As a family practice...
Posted On 07 Sep 2020

Annexing 13 miles away is as ridiculous as it sounds

Here is my prediction for the outcome of London’s attempt to extend its city limits to the area in north Corbin at Interstate Exit 29. The lawyers win, the taxpayers lose and it will be tied up in court battles for years. This is a shame, because the property in that area has...
Posted On 24 Aug 2020

What I will miss most about Nibroc this year

This would have been the week for the Nibroc Festival had COVID-19 not happened. On the News Journal Facebook page we have posted the question, “What will you miss the most about not having Nibroc?” This would have been the 68th year of the festival. Since 1952, when Nibroc was...
Posted On 13 Aug 2020

Community newspapers, like ours, are a vital public service

I just learned that this is “Support Your Local News Week.” For that matter, support everything local. If local businesses ever needed supporting, it is now. You may or may not have given it much thought, but it is important to recognize the value of local news as a vital public...
Posted On 04 Aug 2020

Corbin tourism commission revenue is 10th in the state

A data bulletin released last Thursday by the Auditor of Public Accounts, Mike Harmon, revealed the impact tourism has on Kentucky. In 2018 visitors are reported to have spent $7.6 billion in our state. In that report it listed the ten tourism commissions reporting the highest...
Posted On 27 Jul 2020