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Corbin native on team set to swim English Channel

David Arnold, standing, with his brother-in-law Nathan Dewhurst during recent open water training to prepare for the swim. Arnold said he's been swimming in cold water to acclimate his body to what he will face in the English Channel. A Corbin High School and University of the Cumberlands graduate is part of a [...]

Shoplifter ate evidence, police say

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies say a Corbin woman accused of shoplifting at Walmart Monday night ate some of the evidence. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said Deputy Larry Parrott arrested 28-year-old Vanessa Vaughn, who had been detained by Walmart loss prevention. Loss prevention had allegedly observed Vaughn concealing items in her purse [...]

Electronic Edition for 6-21-2017

Corbin Superintendent selected for Boy Scouts Visionary Award

Corbin School Superintendent Dave Cox has been selected for the 2017 Visionary Award. He will be presented the award and a special banquet at The Corbin Center June 29. Corbin Schools Superintendent David Cox will be honored later this month as the seventh recipient of the annual Daniel Boone “Visionary” Award, given to [...]

Electronic Edition for 6-14-2017

Economic reality forced shutdown of Corbin Trolley

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal.

A few thoughts and observations.

• As many of you know, I’m a commissioner for the city of Corbin.

The decision to end daily service of the Corbin Trolley was a necessary one. I know there are a few detractors who feel as though it should have continued. But consider, the trolley had between two and 10 riders a day. Many days, it didn’t have ANY at all! It was running 13 hours a day. Two full-time drivers were hired to keep it on the road.

It’s an expensive luxury that few used.

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Alternatives to traditional news sources worse

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal.

One of the more troubling developments — from the point of view of a journalist, anyway — has been the rather sudden ramping up of vitriolic hatred and distrust of “the media.”

Two newspaper-printing facilities relatively nearby received bomb threats over the weekend.

A journalist was body slammed by a Montana candidate for U.S. House of Representatives for asking a question about health care, of all things. The candidate won following the assault, and his behavior was explained away and excused by many.

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