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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...

Corbin loses a true community servant

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. I was sitting across from Bob Terrell one day at the old L&N Depot Building conducting an interview with him. I remember it like it was yesterday. He was Director of Economic Development for the city of Corbin at that time. He...

A copy of a column and letter Bob Terrell brought me tells a lot about the person he was

A few weeks ago Bob Terrell came to my office to give me an article I had written in 1995. He had saved it along with a copy of a letter he had written to me while he was living in Oklahoma City. The article I had written was about the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019

LETTER: Adequate and timely diagnosis of 22Q is critical for treatment

To the Editor: DiGeorge syndrome (DGS). Velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS). Shprintzen syndrome. These are outdated names used to describe the same genetic disorder: 22q11.2 Deletion syndrome, or 22q. One in every 2,000 to 4,000 children born and 1 in 68 children born with...