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More areas of attention suggested for road repairs

Roads! I wrote about the condition of Highway 312 out of Corbin last week and I have been reminded that there are other situations that need attention. One of those is the Cumberland Gap Parkway between Exit 29 and U.S. 25 that runs by Lowes and Walmart. The highway department...
Posted On 23 Aug 2018

State highway workers were quick to respond

A salute to the men who work for the Kentucky Department of Highways. Monday, during a massive thunderstorm, they arrived just minutes after a tree fell on the road near the 770 bridge that leads to Cracker Barrel restaurant in north Corbin. My daughter Amber, who was heading...
Posted On 28 Jun 2018

Some deserved recognition for two local volunteers

My wife and I chose to dine at Seasons Restaurant on Main Street in Corbin to celebrate our 54th wedding anniversary. A great choice! I had one of the best steaks I have ever eaten. Not only was the steak delicious, all the sides were excellent. But that is what I have always...
Posted On 14 Jun 2018

Celebrating the 200th anniversary, and saying farewell to Maggie J’s

Williamsburg, Whitley County and this newspaper all have big plans for celebrating the 200th anniversary of the county and the city in April. An impressive list of the many activities were listed in last week’s edition of the News Journal. More information will be published in...
Posted On 01 Mar 2018

Can’t wait until warm spring weather arrives

With global warming I thought the deal was that we would have warmer winters and blasting hot summers. Not so. This winter has been miserably cold. So that’s how much I know about science. I liked the winters when I was a kid. Today I looked at a picture taken in the 60’s of a...
Posted On 08 Feb 2018

Tom Dowling was a leader in every aspect of life

Tom Dowling was a leader in every aspect of life. He was a leader as a coach and as commissioner of the Mid-South Conference. But I remember him most as a great leader at Central Baptist Church where I was a member of his Sunday School class for several years. Tom died after a...
Posted On 10 Jan 2018

Everybody gets excited when your hometown team goes to state

You may have not attended a football game this year. You may not know the team’s record. But you do know when your hometown team is playing for a state championship. That is when everybody gets excited. Corbin will be playing for the state 3-A championship against Boyle Co. this...
Posted On 30 Nov 2017

Hometown Teams exhibit to open in Corbin Nov. 18

Make plans now to visit the Corbin Center, located below the Arena, between Nov. 18 to Dec. 30 to view the Smithsonian Museum’s traveling exhibit, “Hometown Teams.” I first heard about this event a few months ago from Gary West, our friend, author, and columnist for this...
Posted On 15 Nov 2017

Five hours of watching baseball wasn’t enough

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. Don’t score Houston, don’t score! That is what I was saying to myself at1:30 in the morning during the 5th game of the World Series. I wanted this game, which I had been watching for over five hours, to continue. It was...
Posted On 02 Nov 2017

National Quartet Convention was very good, good and not so good

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. Last week in this column I touched on the National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This week I will share my experience of attending it. The convention was very good, good and not so good. The very good came with...
Posted On 05 Oct 2017