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Letter to the Editor: Local high school student gives ideas on how to battle drug use

To the Editor: There’s an old saying that, “idle minds do the devil’s work.” In the current climate of things, this couldn’t apply more to the impending drug epidemic we are currently facing in the Appalachia, and right here at home. Why are so many people resorting to drugs? The...

Letter to the Editor: Corbin Lions Club needs support for Christmas Basket program

To the Editor: The members of the Corbin Lions Club is are conducting our 70th consecutive year of providing food baskets to local families during the Christmas season. Beginning with five baskets in 1949, we have delivered hundreds of baskets each year. Both Lions Club members...

Rejoice! The crossword puzzle is here to stay

A few years back, we started a games and puzzles page in the News Journal. I liked it. I thought it was a fun page that gave our readers something to do besides read the news. Printing it was predicated on the idea that we would have advertising sponsors for the page. We did for...

Shep’s Place wants to be destination for families, sports fans

There is likely no one locally whose image is more tightly woven into his business than successful restaurateur Mark Shepherd — the “Bubby” of Bubby’s BBQ, a popular stop in south Corbin. After building Bubby’s up from scratch into a popular dining destination, Shepherd is now...

Sears Hometown store in Corbin to close in January

Corbin’s Sears Hometown store is currently liquidating its inventory and will close for good in early January. Kyle Perkins, owner of the store, and part owner of the Forest Hills Shopping Center where it resides, said the decision to close the store became a necessity after...

Electronic Edition for 12-5-2018

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Some thoughts on the quest for 6

Before I write anything else, I want to wish the Corbin High School football team the best of luck Friday night in their quest to win a sixth state championship. They will be taking on Central High School (Louisville) at 7:00 p.m. The game will be played at Kroger Field in...

Corbin School Board approves calendar for 2019-20; school to start one week later

Students in the Corbin Independent School System will start school a week later in 2019 in order to allow more time for the opening of the heavily renovated old Corbin Middle School, to be known as Corbin Traditional School. The school district Board of Education voted to approve...

Lions Club seeks donations for 70th annual Christmas Basket Program; sign ups Thursday and Friday

For 70 consecutive years, the Corbin Lions Club has made the Christmas holiday just a little bit brighter for many in the area. The club is currently accepting donations to support its Christmas Basket Program. The goal with 2018 is $15,000. “Beginning with five baskets in 1949,...

Electronic Edition for 11-28-2018

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