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Letter to the Editor: Reader identifies with News Journal columnist

To the Editor: I just read Teresa Brook’s column in the May 15 News Journal paper, and it brought tears to my eyes. We had a similar experience when my grandson was born, and I (even as a grandma) can imagine exactly how that must’ve been for her. Thank God for her miracle (and...
Posted On 23 May 2019
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Letter to the Editor: Put speedbumps back on Sanderlin Drive

To the Editor: I have been a resident of Corbin for more than 40 years. I pay my city taxes. I have never asked the city for anything. However, my home is off Sanderlin Drive, so I must drive it several times almost every day. It is a dangerous road that connects Fifth Street to...
Posted On 23 May 2019
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Magnolia Trace/Jellico Towers under new management

Magnolia Terrace, formerly Jellico Towers in Jellico, Tennessee, is under new management. ALCO Management, Inc., a leader in property management for multifamily affordable-housing in the southeast, purchased the property last year. ALCO has future renovation plans for the site...
Posted On 10 May 2019
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Three high school graduation ceremonies now set at The Arena

If you are planning to go see a local high senior graduate this year, then chances are good that you will be heading to The Arena in Corbin, where graduation ceremonies for Corbin High School, Whitley County High School and Lynn Camp High School will be held in the coming weeks....
Posted On 08 May 2019
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Corbin Utilities Commission no longer buying power from Kentucky Utilities

At the stroke of midnight on May 1, a new electric power era began for eight communities that are members of the Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency (KYMEA). After decades of purchasing electricity from Kentucky Utilities Company, the Frankfort Plant Board and the municipal electric...
Posted On 02 May 2019
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McConnell announces bill to raise minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced plans at a press conference Thursday to introduce legislation in the U.S. Senate to raise the nationwide minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. The McConnell bill, which will be introduced in May, will cover...
Posted On 24 Apr 2019
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Corbin student hits perfect score on ACT

A Corbin High School student has achieved what very few students will ever do: achieve a perfect score on the ACT (American College Testing) exam. Sarah Pedersen, daughter of Dr. Paul and Anne Pedersen of Barbourville, scored a composite 36, which according to the ACT National...
Posted On 11 Apr 2019
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First Knox County ‘Dumpster Days’ set to kick off Saturday

Knox County Judge Executive Mike Mitchell sat down to talk trash last Friday. His purpose was to unveil a simple plan that he hopes will, “Clean up our community.” The name about says it all, as he explained, when Saturday, April 6th kicks off the first ever, “Dumpster Days” in...
Posted On 03 Apr 2019
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Forcht Broadcasting President Mike Tarter selected to serve on NAB Board of Directors

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) recently announced Forcht Broadcasting President/CEO Mike Tarter is the newest member of the NAB Board of Directors. Tarter joins the 19 member board as an official board member on June 1, 2019 and will serve a two year term. The NAB...
Posted On 03 Apr 2019
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Injecting perspective: Whitley County’s needle exchange

Last week, the News Journal reported the Whitley County Health Department has given out 90,481 “clean” (unused) needles since its needle exchange program began in January 2017. That’s 2.4 needles per man, woman and child living in Whitley County, or 9.9 per person over the age of...
Posted On 29 Mar 2019
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