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London-Corbin Airport open house set for Saturday

This year’s annual open house at the London-Corbin Airport is lining up to the best one yet, as young and old alike have a chance to experience the thrill of flight and get up close and personal with planes and helicopters on Saturday, June 22. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4...
Posted On 20 Jun 2019
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Kentucky ranks 34th in overall well-being of children, says new report

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News The 30th annual Kids Count Data Book on children’s well-being, released Monday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Kentucky Youth Advocates, ranks Kentucky 34th in the overall well-being of its children, where it has hovered since...
Posted On 18 Jun 2019
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New fishing and hunting regulations proposed

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed new steps to make it more convenient for people to obtain their hunter education certification, set elk permit quotas for the 2020-21 season and adopted fishing regulations for newly introduced cutthroat trout at its June 7...
Posted On 18 Jun 2019
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KY among top 3 states for vaping

When you apply for health insurance, there is always a question about tobacco use. Insurance companies use your status as a tobacco user as one of the primary determining factors to set the cost of your health insurance premium. But what if you’re an e-cigarette user? Do you say...
Posted On 17 Jun 2019
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Poll: Where do Kentuckians stand on needle exchange programs?

About half of Kentucky adults favor programs that allow people who use intravenous drugs to exchange used needles for sterile ones, while about 40 percent oppose such programs, according to the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) report. Generally, the more familiar...
Posted On 14 Jun 2019
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Study shows children in central and eastern KY more likely to face hunger than overall population in USA

God’s Pantry Food Bank announced the release of Map the Meal Gap 2019, the latest report by Feeding America® on food insecurity and the cost of food at both the county and congressional district level. It is the only study that provides food insecurity data at the local level....
Posted On 14 Jun 2019
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Kentuckians lose more years of life to drug abuse than almost anywhere else in the US, reveals study.

The United States has suffered with an opioid epidemic for over two decades, resulting in shocking statistics that are exacerbated with each passing year – there seems to be no end in sight, despite the DEA’s best efforts to fight drug abuse. The World Health Organization...
Posted On 14 Jun 2019
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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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