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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...

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...

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

Bill Hoover smiled on the world

He always greeted me with a smile. Bill Hoover was one of the nicest and kindest persons I have ever known. Sadly, Bill passed away this past weekend. I didn’t see Bill often but when I did it was uplifting. I would see him from time to time at a public event or at a ball game...

U.S. Court of Appeals upholds Kentucky’s ethics law; sends strong signal to other states and Congress

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently put its stamp of approval on Kentucky’s legislative ethics law, sending a clear signal for strong public ethics laws across the nation. Kentucky’s ethics law was challenged in a lawsuit filed by John Schickel, a state...
Posted On 28 Jun 2019
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Jay Atkerson: Memories of a UK championship

No matter where you live in Kentucky or what month it is, Kentuckians are ready to talk a little basketball. With summer all-star games, college recruitment and NBA playoffs in the news, it seems fitting to tell a basketball story that has been lost to the ages. If you will step...
Posted On 24 Jun 2019

Cryptocurrency: How I turned $3 into just 43 cents overnight!

The whole cryptocurrency thing … I just don’t get it. I consider myself a reasonably savvy guy when it comes to technology and its use in our culture. I pay attention to trends and listen to tech news regularly. But I have yet to get my mind around this stuff, no matter how much...

Say goodbye to Obama’s power plant rule and hello to energy independence

It looks like it’s finally time to say goodbye to President Obama’s power plant rule – and hello to energy independence. I am thrilled to join Kentuckians this week in celebrating our latest victory in our ongoing fight to end the War on Coal, with the Trump administration...
Posted On 21 Jun 2019

You shouldn’t expect to get all of your news for free

Nobody goes to the grocery store expecting to be given free food. No one goes to the doctor for an infection, and isn’t expecting to be charged. Nobody runs their air-conditioner and charges their cell phone without expecting to get an electric bill. No one goes to the movie...
Posted On 13 Jun 2019