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Natl. Newspaper Week: News Media are First, Most Effective Means for Exercising Five First Amendment Freedoms

Thank you for celebrating National Newspaper Week 2019 with us! If you have not read the other guest editorials posted over the past five days, they are still available for you now online.

Natl. Newspaper Week: Newspapers protect your First Amendment rights

With just 45 words the founders guaranteed five — no six — basic freedoms, fundamental American rights.
Posted On 10 Oct 2019
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Natl. Newspaper Week: Times may change, but the need to support a free press has not

The following guest editorial, written by Kathy Kiely, also appeared in the October 9, 2019 print edition of the News Journal…
Posted On 09 Oct 2019
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Natl. Newspaper Week: First Amendment binds all American freedoms

The following editorial was written by Mr. Jack Miles…
Posted On 08 Oct 2019
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The best basketball ever played was at Edwards Gym

The best basketball games I have ever seen were played in the old Edwards Gym in Corbin. When I was ten years old me and my friends would stand at the rear of the gym and wait until somebody would open the downstairs restroom door and we would sneek in to watch the Redhounds play...
Posted On 07 Oct 2019

Why baby steps? Time to take the leap on cannabis

I was watching the two main candidates for Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture debate on KET Monday night when the subject of “medical marijuana” came up. The challenger, Robert Conway, gave a full-throated endorsement to the idea that doctors should be able to prescribe...

Letter to the Editor: Former UC President and wife treated poorly by university

To the Editor: Jim and Dinah Taylor are two of the most special people I have ever had the honor to know. As I was struggling after the loss of my son I came across Dinah’s name while looking for help to survive this unthinkable tragedy in my life. Dinah reached out and...
Posted On 07 Oct 2019
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Letter to the Editor: Praise for students who wrote letters to Honor Flight veterans

To the Editor: On September 21, Saturday, I had the opportunity and the honor to escort two Vietnam Veterans on an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. This was the 9th year of sponsorship from Cumberland Valley Electric and East Kentucky Power. I personally think it is a marvelous...
Posted On 07 Oct 2019
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Natl. Newspaper Week: Power of the press is in being the Way to Know for news consumers

Note to the reader: This column was first made available in 2015, but remains thoroughly relevant in 2019.
Posted On 07 Oct 2019
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Netflix is too overwhelming to properly enjoy

I just broke up with Netflix. It was sudden and abrupt. We had a long relationship, but it just had to end. I didn’t “let her down easy,” so to speak. Didn’t even really call or text. Just did the deed swiftly with the click of a mouse button. Sorry Netflix. It wasn’t you, it was...