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Officer-involved shootings take a personal toll on officers

Monday morning, a Whitley County Grand Jury cleared Corbin Police Sgt. Stephen Meadors of any wrongdoing in connection with the Feb. 14 off-duty fatal shooting of Phillip N. Davenport, 20, of Corbin. About 3:30 a.m., a neighbor contacted Meadors about a prowler. Meadors went to...
Posted On 22 Oct 2021

Central Baptist Church, the Kiwanis Club are celebrating their 100th anniversaries this week

You know you are getting very old when there are 100th anniversary celebrations and you can almost remember when they started. I am almost at that point but only at about 80 percent of them. This week both Central Baptist Church and the Kiwanis Club of Corbin are celebrating...
Posted On 21 Oct 2021

Competitive high school football games are welcome change

Though our local coaches may not agree, I have to say, it was a great to see our local football teams in the midst of competitive games. Pineville came to Finley Legion Field in Williamsburg Friday night and gave the Jackets all they wanted in the Jackets’ 21-13 win. The Mountain...

The hills of Appalachia or the Highlands of Scotland?

Have you ever been in the passenger seat of a car listening to music and watching out the window when all of a sudden you feel like you have experienced the exact same scenario before? Have you had that particular déjà vu experience? My most vivid memory of experiencing déjà vu...

Confirmation bias is real problem with misinformation

“The survey found that 79 percent of Republicans and 73 percent of Democrats believe social media companies are responsible for the spread of misinformation,” states an article from the Associated Press, published by LEX18 on Oct. 8. The data reportedly came from a poll from The...

Much respect owed to the athletes that won’t quit on a bad season

Late November will mark one year since I took over as sports editor at the News Journal. With the focus on high school sports, you begin to notice certain athletes in each sport for the way they play, plays they make or seeing their names in the stats sheets time after time....

Corbin is Soarin’ with a SOAR Summit, Williamsburg hosts the Jeep Jamboree

We are Soarin’ in Corbin this week. Not the one at Disney World, but rather this is the 2021 SOAR Summit. SOAR is a regional nonpartisan nonprofit that champions local projects, programs, and advocacy for the 54 ARC-mandated counties in Eastern Kentucky. The mandate: To fill the...
Posted On 13 Oct 2021

Pinball museum visit brings back arcade memories

A few weeks ago, my wonderful wife, Cecelia, (who frequently asks each week if I have written about how wonderful she is my column…LOL), was out of town for the weekend, and I had gotten everything that I had really needed to get done at the office finished that Saturday in the...
Posted On 11 Oct 2021

National Newspaper Week, a time to be aware of the difference between the sources of information

Monday was national taco day. Hey, whatever happened to taco Tuesday? Seems like there is a day or week for every cause. This week is the 81st annual National Newspaper week! It is my opinion that National Newspaper Week is more important than taco Monday. Or as the kid said...
Posted On 10 Oct 2021

Out & About Ky. Style: Baseball Tragedy

The baseball slowly rolled back towards the pitching mound where New York Yankees pitcher Carl Mays fielded it and tossed to first baseman Wally Pipp. Both thought it was the first out of the inning in a game between the Cleveland Indians and Yankees. Laying on the ground over...
Posted On 05 Oct 2021