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Operation Christmas Child was a success; Corbin donors vital

To the Editor: I am writing to thank Corbin residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in Corbin and across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse,...
Posted On 23 Jan 2020
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Sports betting would be a good gamble to take

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to allow betting on sporting events across the board in 2018, there’s been high interest in the idea. Initially relegated to Nevada, it’s now been approved by 20 states....

Governors need to avoid not only impropriety, but the appearance of it in pardons

It’s important not only to avoid impropriety, but also to avoid the appearance of it. These were the words that a couple of wise-old judges, the late Jerry Winchester and the late Paul Braden, used to tell me when they were asked to recuse themselves as the judge in a case. You...
Posted On 15 Jan 2020

A sure way to get in the spirit of Christmas

Now I have the Christmas spirit! After walking through the beautifully decorated rooms at Seasons Restaurant in Corbin you automatically get the spirit. I don’t usually use the word awesome, but the rooms adjacent to the restaurant area are truly awesome. Shea and Jason are...
Posted On 09 Dec 2019

Kay Schwartz will be missed as Whitley County Clerk

Over the last 12 years that Kay Schwartz has served as Whitley County Clerk, if you went into her office to pay your car taxes or any number of other things, you were just as likely to get waited on by Kay as you were one of her deputy clerks most days. I know. I speak from...
Posted On 06 Dec 2019

Count our blessings for freedom of the press

We go about our daily lives in the United States of America. We read newspapers in the US and via internet we have access to myriad newspapers around the world. But how often do we stop and consider press freedom? How often do we count our blessings when we peruse social media...

Being thankful is a state of mind

I was thinking this week (while in the midst of complaining about the frustrations of life), that being thankful is more of a state of mind than a celebration. I’m sure you will agree it’s truly a blessing to wake up each morning and not be in agony. When we swing our bodies over...
Posted On 27 Nov 2019
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Letter: KY Court of Appeals candidate thanks Whitley County voters

To the Editor: With thankfulness for the grace of God, and in humble appreciation for all of the voters of Whitley County, I want to express my thanks and gratitude for this opportunity to serve you as Judge on the Kentucky Court of Appeals. I will do my very best to always...
Posted On 27 Nov 2019
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Letter: ‘Boys from Corbin’ author sad to hear of passing of Bob Terrell

To the Editor: I am very sorry to hear of the passing of my friend Bob Terrell. While writing the book “Boys From Corbin,” Bob was a source of information, not only of Corbin’s history, but insight into his teammates athletic abilities. Maybe I could have written the book without...
Posted On 27 Nov 2019

Conservatives need balanced perspective on election

Former University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino once complained about Wildcat fans who were “consumed by (the University of) Louisville,” meaning a loss to their rivals in November leaves a permanent asterisk next to an entirely otherwise successful 30-win season...