Take control of weeds in the vegetable garden

Garrard CoffeyAgriculture and Natural Resources Home gardeners look forward to that first ripe tomato or ear of corn they pick from their carefully tended gardens.  But after some vigorous gardening on a hot, humid day, you may wonder if it is all worth it. Weeds compete with crops for water, nutrients and sunlight.  [...]

Pedestrian Safety

Matti DanielsFamily and Consumer Sciences Walking and running may seem like two of the simplest ways to get healthy, but it’s important to remember to stay alert when you exercise on sidewalks and along roadways. Whether you are a pedestrian or a driver, it’s vital for you to be cautious and courteous to [...]

Everybody has garbage, and an opinion about it

I think I know the key to getting people involved in city government. GARBAGE! It affects everybody and everybody has an opinion on how it should be handled. Judging from comments on Facebook and calls to this newspaper I believe we have enough information to build a camel. (I’m sure you’ve heard the story of [...]

The story behind east Kentucky’s herd of free-roaming horses

Free-roaming horses in eastern Kentucky interact with visitors who come to see them and often feed them.

For more than 30 years horses have been roaming the hills and mountains of eastern Kentucky. And it’s not just a few either.

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Take control of weeds in the vegetable garden

Garrard CoffeyAgriculture and Natural Resources Home gardeners look forward to that first ripe tomato or ear of corn they pick from their carefully tended gardens. But after some vigorous gardening on a hot, humid day, you may wonder if it is all worth it. Weeds compete with crops for water, nutrients and sunlight. [...]

Understanding, recognizing and stopping cyberbullying in teens

Matti DanielsFamily and Consumer Sciences In our growing technological world, Internet use has become a part of regular life for teenagers today. Practically all youth between the ages of 12 and 17 use the Internet, averaging about 17 hours per week on-line, with some spending more than 40 hours per week on-line. With [...]

Protect your livestock from heat stress

Garrard CoffeyAgriculture and Natural Resources With summer drawing near, it is a good time to start thinking about protecting livestock from inevitable heat stress conditions on the way. “The combination of hot, muggy weather conditions prompts some real concern for humans, as well as livestock and pets,” said Tom Priddy, meteorologist for the [...]

Inexpensive summer activities for children

Matti DanielsFamily and Consumer Sciences School is out, which means children are ready to get out and have fun with their free time. Although a full summer schedule can be lots of fun, it can also be very expensive. But do not worry, there are plenty of options so that kids and parents [...]

A humble Rodger Bird accepts the state’s highest athletic honor

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal.

The way Rodger Bird punished  opponents in football could lead one to believe that he would display that boastful rough guy image. Not so. As his wife Sally stated in the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame (KAHF) program, “He’s always been humble about his accomplishments.”

“I remember when our son Paul was a little boy, he came home from school and asked, “Did daddy use to play football?”

Yes he did, he really did in a way that made his family and those of us from Corbin proud.

Rodger loves to talk about football, but he does not boast or brag. I learned more about Rodger during the two years we recently lived in Henderson, Ky. where he and his wife, Sally, live.

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Economic reality forced shutdown of Corbin Trolley

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal.

A few thoughts and observations.

• As many of you know, I’m a commissioner for the city of Corbin.

The decision to end daily service of the Corbin Trolley was a necessary one. I know there are a few detractors who feel as though it should have continued. But consider, the trolley had between two and 10 riders a day. Many days, it didn’t have ANY at all! It was running 13 hours a day. Two full-time drivers were hired to keep it on the road.

It’s an expensive luxury that few used.

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