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The News Journal, in both digital and print, is here to keep you informed on everything affecting our local communities about COVID-19. First of all we want you to know that the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that the receipt of newspapers carries no real risk of...
Posted On 01 Apr 2020

Tomorrow, Tomorrow the sun’ll come out

Tomorrow, a song from the musical Annie, has these lyrics; The sun’ll come out Tomorow, Bet your bottom dollar that Tomorrow There’ll be sun! For a lot of us that is hard to believe right now, especially businesses. Many are shut down because of the Coronavirus. But we have to...
Posted On 31 Mar 2020

Common sense goes a long way

In 1933 the United States faced perilous times. A professor from Columbia University had written the inaugural speech for president Franklin D. Roosevelt. A newspaperman read over the speech and insisted that the phrase,”There is nothing to fear but fear itself,” be included. How...
Posted On 19 Mar 2020

Remembering Dallas Jones

Back in the saddle again. After five years of mostly consulting and doing light duties at the News Journal, I am now back as the publisher of this newspaper. I spent 28 years previously in this role. It is not like it was in 1987 when I started here. It was a building job that...
Posted On 06 Mar 2020

Surprisingly little action in college football game

A referee cost me the crown. A Pac-Ten official made an incorrect call on a Clemson touchdown that cost me the championship of our pickum’ college bowl playoffs. He called offensive interference on a Clemson score when the replay showed it was defensive interference. I jumped for...
Posted On 15 Jan 2020

A sure way to get in the spirit of Christmas

Now I have the Christmas spirit! After walking through the beautifully decorated rooms at Seasons Restaurant in Corbin you automatically get the spirit. I don’t usually use the word awesome, but the rooms adjacent to the restaurant area are truly awesome. Shea and Jason are...
Posted On 09 Dec 2019

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

Moving the line right was wrong on Ky. Street

As I turned the sharp corner at Gordon and Kentucky Streets in Corbin, sharp because the center line had been moved to the right, I said to my wife, “Oh good it looks like they are getting ready to repave Kentucky Street.” I assumed that because the center line on the street had...
Posted On 25 Oct 2019

Few Americans can name our First Amendment rights

Have Americans always been so ignorant of their First Amendment rights or is this just a modern day phenomenon? In a recent survey sent to us by the Kentucky Press Association only 14 percent of Americans were able to name Freedom of the Press as one of the freedoms guaranteed by...
Posted On 25 Oct 2019

The best basketball ever played was at Edwards Gym

The best basketball games I have ever seen were played in the old Edwards Gym in Corbin. When I was ten years old me and my friends would stand at the rear of the gym and wait until somebody would open the downstairs restroom door and we would sneek in to watch the Redhounds play...
Posted On 07 Oct 2019