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Letter: The amount of trash covering our beautiful lakes is awful

To the Editor: A few weeks ago, I launched my fishing boat at the Old Noe’s Dock in Lake Cumberland. For 80 years, I’ve enjoyed the beautiful sights and surroundings. Not this day. Immediately after taking the first turn, I saw garbage covering the water from one bank to the...
Posted On 23 Aug 2019
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Letter: Cash Express CEO reflects on 9/11; praises first responders

To the Editor: On some anniversaries we celebrate. On others we reflect. The 18th Anniversary of the attack on America and New York’s World Trade Center is one of the times for reflection. There is-truly nothing to celebrate in the extraordinary tragedy of 9/11. As much as I...
Posted On 23 Aug 2019
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Federal bailout of state pension systems would be unfair, unjust

It’s just as legitimate for congressmen in the Capitol to consider the precedent proposed policies would establish in regard to future lawmaking as it for justices at the Supreme Court to contemplate how their decisions in current legal challenges will affect the way future cases...

Letter to the Editor: Project will highlight African-American voices in SE Kentucky

To the Editor: My name is Zoe Dennhardt and I will be working with Grace Moses on our periodic letters to the editor. These letters will update the community about racial justice work in the area. While Grace is focused on the broad mission and function of the Corbin Racial...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019
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I thought I was going to drown at the Town House motel pool

Twice in my life I have had the fear of drowning. The first was when I was a teenager and I was learning to water ski on Norris Lake. I was up and moving along at a good rate of speed when all of a sudden I fell face forward and splat, my face hit the water and for a moment I...

There are just some people who can’t be replaced

About a week and a half before his tragic, untimely death, I sat right next to Bill Hoover. We were both visiting a friend who has had some health struggles of late. He was there before I arrived. When I walked in, I wasn’t really sure he’d remember who I was. I felt that way...

Letter to the Editor: ‘Concentration camp’ is the right term for detention facilities at the border

To the Editor: Concentration camp is the proper term to describe the separation of children from their parents, the detention of children in cages, the detention of adults behind wire fences or in overcrowded, unsanitary detention centers, especially since children are dying in...
Posted On 17 Jul 2019
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The Corbin Center is a crown jewel, needs to remain a community center

For several years now, the Corbin Independent School System has managed The Corbin Center for Technology and Community Activities — which they renamed, for sake of simplicity, THE CORBIN CENTER. For those who aren’t familiar, it’s the building right below the arena next to...

Legislative update: Public pensions remain a topic of discussion

I know that everyone has heard significant discussion about the pensions systems of our state employees, teachers, state workers, and other public servants. These systems affect taxpayers and public employees alike. Thousands of Kentuckians receive or will receive retirement...
Posted On 10 Jul 2019

Things that make you not want to fly on United Airlines

Recently, I got up at 5 a.m. on a Wednesday so I could catch a flight to Salt Lake City, Utah. I got there about 7 p.m. our time the next day. Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. When it comes to air travel, it seems like nothing is ever easy, and this was one of “those”...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019