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Rossini’s Cinderella to be performed by Peach State Opera in Corbin Saturday

An opera version of Cinderella will be playing Saturday night at Corbin High School, but it isn’t filled with singing mice and fairy godmothers. “It’s based on an old French fairy tale that was published in 1697. Rossini wrote this about 200 years ago and there were far fewer...

All of us are cheated when restaurant taxes aren’t paid

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. I’ve heard quite a lot of feedback about the story that appeared in last week’s News Journal regarding a local circuit judge’s order that closed The Dixie Café for non-payment of restaurant taxes. You need to login to view the rest...

Wes Strader was an enormous radio talent … and my friend

Wes Strader doing what he loved best; broadcasting for Western Kentucky University. Wes Strader may not have been a household name throughout Kentucky, but for any fan of Western Kentucky University basketball, or anyone who has listened to or attended the Boys High School...

Transportation Cabinet engineer talks about road projects near Corbin

A high-level Transportation Cabinet official gave an update Tuesday on numerous plans for road improvements near Corbin. Sherri Chappell, Transportation Engineering Supervisor with the KYTC District 11 office in Manchester was the featured speaker Tuesday at the Southern Kentucky...

Electronic Edition for 2-14-2018

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KYTC Design Section Supervisor to speak to chamber about local road projects next Tuesday

Sherri Chappell, Design Section Supervisor with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 11 office, will be the featured speaker next Tuesday at the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s monthly membership luncheon. Chappell will be discussing plans for major upcoming...

We were No. 1 … again!

I know it might be impolite to do so, but let me brag for just a bit. For the second year in a row, the News Journal was named the best large weekly newspaper in Kentucky. It may not mean much to some, but I can tell you it is no easy accomplishment. The competition is fierce....

Electronic Edition for 2-7-2018

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Alcohol hearing changed my mind a bit on proposed licensing changes

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. There’s this snappy little quote I’ve had stuck in my head since college: “Minds are like parachutes; they work best when they’re open.” You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

The McBurneys and Vermillions have made a big impression here

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. Is it the end of an era? Maybe and maybe not! When Corbin’s Mayor Willard McBurney chose not to seek re-election it will limit his term in office to 12 years. That will make him the longest serving mayor in Corbin’s history....