Time to control crabgrass

Garrard CoffeyAgriculture and Natural Resources While the winter may have wreaked havoc on many desirable plants, it did little to affect crabgrass, the most common weed in Kentucky lawns. “Crabgrass is an annual weed that outcompetes desirable grasses and then dies in the fall, leaving bare spots in yards for winter weeds to [...]

More flavor, fewer calories

Matti DanielsFamily and Consumer Sciences Most of us are looking for ways to make fewer calories deliver more nutrition, and you should look for recipes that help you trim energy intake. Sometimes, you may need to use a little of the real thing to get the flavor you crave. Here are some tips [...]

Truth or Consequences

Bena Mae Seivers From the movie A Few Good Men, Jack Nicholson’s rant from the witness stand, “The truth? You can’t handle the truth!” was voted the twenty-ninth greatest American movie quote of all time and is near the top of the poll of one of the most memorable quotes in filmdom. It [...]

Who has the best burger? Who is the best barber? Your votes will decide

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal.

OK, here’s your chance.

Voting begins this week in the News Journal’s annual People’s Choice readers’ poll. This is always a popular contest and we get many votes every year.

I think it’s a lot of fun.

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Praise for the litter pickup; mourning for the Redhounds

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. First, praises to the individuals who are responsible for picking up the litter along the highway on both the Whitley and Laurel County sides of the 312 bridge north of Corbin. This is a heavily traveled scenic area that will benefit from your efforts. [...]

Timely tips – Get ready for calving season this month

Garrard CoffeyAgriculture and Natural Resources Spring-calving Herd • Replacement heifers should be gaining adequately to reach target breeding weights by May 1. Be sure that their feeding program is adequate for early breeding. • Overall condition of the cow herd should be evaluated. Cows losing weight now are more likely to have weak [...]

Self-care tips for busy parents

Matti DanielsFamily and Consumer Sciences Many parents in today’s world feel like they barely have enough time to take care of everyone else. There never seems to be any time left to care for themselves. Parents may even feel guilty about taking care of themselves. It is critical to remember that taking care [...]

The unlikely scoring machine from Phelps High School

Ervin Stepp from little Phelps High School in Pike County holds the national prep two-year scoring record with a 50.3 average. In 1979 he averaged 53 points per game.

March in Kentucky means its basketball frenzy time. Even for those who don’t eat and breathe the sport, there’s no escaping it. For hoops it’s not a matter of choice.

When it comes to high school hoops, most are familiar with legends King Kelly Coleman and Richie Farmer from the mountains of eastern Kentucky, but there’s another legend who for some reason hasn’t attained the status he probably deserves.

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Working together, we can make lemonade

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. The year was 2002. A committee consisting of about 40 volunteers were meeting at City Hall to plan for the 50th anniversary celebration of Corbin’s Nibroc Festival. Everybody was excited, wanting the festival to be the best ever. The committee wanted the festival for [...]

Frost Seeding Clover: JUST DO IT!

Garrard CoffeyAgriculture and Natural Resources Everyone is familiar with Nike’s ad campaign that encourages people to “JUST DO IT”. I am officially adopting this slogan for my 2017 Frost Seeding Campaign. Legumes are an essential part of a strong and healthy nitrogen cycle in grasslands. In many cases they come by themselves when [...]