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Central Baptist Church, the Kiwanis Club are celebrating their 100th anniversaries this week

You know you are getting very old when there are 100th anniversary celebrations and you can almost remember when they started. I am almost at that point but only at about 80 percent of them. This week both Central Baptist Church and the Kiwanis Club of Corbin are celebrating...
Posted On 21 Oct 2021

Corbin is Soarin’ with a SOAR Summit, Williamsburg hosts the Jeep Jamboree

We are Soarin’ in Corbin this week. Not the one at Disney World, but rather this is the 2021 SOAR Summit. SOAR is a regional nonpartisan nonprofit that champions local projects, programs, and advocacy for the 54 ARC-mandated counties in Eastern Kentucky. The mandate: To fill the...
Posted On 13 Oct 2021

National Newspaper Week, a time to be aware of the difference between the sources of information

Monday was national taco day. Hey, whatever happened to taco Tuesday? Seems like there is a day or week for every cause. This week is the 81st annual National Newspaper week! It is my opinion that National Newspaper Week is more important than taco Monday. Or as the kid said...
Posted On 10 Oct 2021

In January we thought things would be back to normal by October, oh were we wrong

I am on a committee at Central Baptist Church to plan the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the church. The church had its beginning in 1921. Our committee had its first meeting this past January. At that time we set the celebration for Saturday, Oct. 23rd and Sunday, Oct....
Posted On 28 Sep 2021

Life could return to normal if the anti-vaxers would accept the proven facts about Covid

Kentucky’s infection rate is 3rd in the nation. Perry Co. Kentucky is first and Whitley Co. is in the top 20 according to the Centers for Disease Control as reported in the New York Times. Only 35.8 percent of Whitley County’s population has received two vaccination shots while...
Posted On 21 Sep 2021

Send us your stories about where you were when the 9/11 tragedy struck

Our news reporters are working on stories for the 20th anniversary of 9/11. They will appear in next week’s edition of the News Journal. They are asking for your input. You can send information about where you were and how it affected you to: jperkins@corbinnewsjournal.com. To...
Posted On 02 Sep 2021

The unvaccinated rate in the tri-counties is below every state in the union

You will notice from the content of this page that we are very serious about the effects of Covid-19 and what everybody should be doing to protect us during this pandemic. Sen. Mitch McConnell said, “Let’s put the opinion business aside. 97% of the people in the hospital now are...
Posted On 27 Aug 2021

We are celebrating the 34th anniversary of Corbin! This Week

This week marks the 34th anniversary of the publication of Corbin! This Week. The first paper rolled off the presses on Aug. 12, 1987. I was 48 years old and we were starting a sister edition of the Whitley Republican aimed at a Corbin readership. It was a risky move in that the...
Posted On 13 Aug 2021

Delighted with the good news from Firestone, plus Nibroc and 70% vaccinated

We are delighted with the $51 million expansion in Williamsburg of Firestone Industrial Products that will add 250 jobs. Think of what 250 jobs will mean to the area. Obviously it will mean employment for that many people, but the effects of those being employed will mean...
Posted On 07 Aug 2021

The ‘unvaccinated pandemic’ has had an unwanted effect on us

You know that life could have been back to normal if everybody had been vaccinated against Covid-19. And you also know that coronavirus infections nationwide would not have quadrupled in July had everybody been vaccinated. And you are aware that had everybody been vaccinated we...
Posted On 02 Aug 2021