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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...

Ashley remembered as ‘ultimate encourager’

Characterized as the “ultimate encourager” and public servant, Corbin’s Don Ashley was eulogized Saturday afternoon at a filled-to-capacity First Baptist Church sanctuary in Corbin. Ashley died December 4 after a long battle with bone cancer. He was 61-years-old. Ashley was one...

Connecticut church group returns to area to spread Christmas cheer

A youth group from a Connecticut-based Catholic church returned to the tri-county area for the sixth straight year to spread a little Christmas joy to the area’s most needy. Twenty-four teens, and their adult chaperones, from St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, based in New...

Whitley County Health Dept. should open up on food workers diagnosed with Hep A

I think the Whitley County Health Department is doing the citizens of our county a disservice by not being more forthcoming regarding food service workers diagnosed with Hepatitis A. Kentucky has the nation’s worst outbreak of the disease. Among Kentucky counties, Whitley ranks...

Electronic Edition for 12-12-2018

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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...