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Letter: Tri-County Conquer 5k race to be held Saturday to raise awareness of sexual assault and child abuse

To the Editor: April is Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness Month and this year s theme is “Your Voice Has Power.” How we talk about interpersonal violence matters. When we reflect on and change how we think and talk about the issue, we can create a culture of...

Letter: Lion’s Club annual auction to be held Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To the Editor: The Corbin Lions Club will hold our annual auction in support of sight conservation on Saturday, April 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We will broadcast live on Redhound Television channel 18 (Spectrum cable), Redhound Radio 95.3 FM, www.redhoundproductions.com....

Legislative Update: Negotiations on Kentucky budget continuing

President Abraham Lincoln was an expert at negotiating and winning. He was also a brilliant orator, known for putting the most complex matters in the simplest of terms. So when it came time for him to give advice about success, the 16th President’s response was brief but...

An open letter to Gov. Bevin regarding pension reform

Dear Gov. Matt Bevin, let me tell you a little something about my dad, who is a retired teacher. You’d like him if you knew him. My mother was a stay-at-home mom. My dad, Mike White, was definitely the breadwinner in our household. He was a high school social studies teacher,...
Posted On 28 Mar 2018

Yearning for real news

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. I often hear that “newspapers are a thing of the past.” A lady said to me recently that all the news she needs, she gets on Facebook. For free. So there! Never mind that a lot of the news she’s reading originates from newspapers....

Letter: Second Amendment works if we just leave it alone

To the Editor: “The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.” — Thomas Jefferson, letter to to John Cartwright,...

Letter: Former Jailer praises efforts of Corbin Police in investigation of recent murders

To the Editor: I am writing this letter in response to the recent quadruple murders in Whitley County. I want to personally commend the Corbin Police Department, Chief Rusty Hedrick, Lt. Coy Wilson and all the Corbin Police Department for an outstanding job of investigative...

Letter: Dole thanks supporters of Region 9 swimming championships

To the Editor: The KHSAA Region 9 High School Swimming and Diving Championship were held at the Stivers Wellness and Aquatic Center February 9-10. The prelims were held Friday the 9th with 285 swimmers and the Championship Finals were swum Saturday. The swimmers represented 18...

Celebrating the 200th anniversary, and saying farewell to Maggie J’s

Williamsburg, Whitley County and this newspaper all have big plans for celebrating the 200th anniversary of the county and the city in April. An impressive list of the many activities were listed in last week’s edition of the News Journal. More information will be published in...
Posted On 01 Mar 2018

Eye bill’s focus: Keep online examiners out

As House members struggle to unite on serious issues involving public-pension reform and budget cuts, they’ve had no problem coming together with shutter-speed agreement to pass legislation protecting the powerful optometric industry from online innovators. One reason – and it’s...
Posted On 01 Mar 2018