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A few goals for 2019

Goodbye 2018. Hello 2019! As I write this, we are on the cusp of a new year. To me, that’s always a very exciting time. I don’t know what it is about the changing of the calendar. For some reason, it always feels like a fresh beginning for me. Time to reset, reevaluate and set...

News Journal’s top 5 business stories of 2018

W.D. Bryant and Son celebrated 90 years in business in 2018. Instead of a celebratory ribbon cutting, a log was sawed to mark the anniversary at the Corbin location. 2018 was an interesting and varied year for business and industry in Corbin and Williamsburg. One of the area’s...

Corbin vocalist Gary Edwards dies at age 77; graveside service planned Jan. 5

A popular vocalist who performed at Las Vegas casinos, on cruise ships, in Japan, and even performed on the main stage at the 50th anniversary of the NIBROC Festival, died last Wednesday at the age of 77. Corbin native Gary Edwards grew up on Mitchell Street across from the...

Survivors, secret phrases and info on legendary records

OK, this is a little weird. They say in the magazine industry, it is pretty common to be working on things that will be printed three to six months in the future. Normally, I write this column the day before it is published. But because of the necessities of the holiday printing...

Electronic Edition for 12-26-2018

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Former CHS football standout wins 2018 Secret Phrase Game

A 22-year-old former Corbin High School football star is the winner of the News Journal’s fourth annual Secret Phrase Game contest. Corey Taylor, a 2015 graduate of CHS, and currently an Education major at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, received the $500 cash prize that...

Electronic edition for 12-19-2018

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BREAKING NEWS: Corbin High School put on ‘soft lockdown’

Corbin High School was placed on “soft lockdown” Friday morning after a man was reportedly seen near the campus with a shotgun. According to Corbin Independent Schools Superintendent Dave Cox, a student looked out of a school building window and noticed a man walking...