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Out & About Kentucky Style: Postcard Collections

Coins and stamps are the two most collectible hobbies in the world. But do you know what is third? Postcards. “It usually starts with seeing one at a yard sale, or flea market that shows a hometown or place of interest, says Ray Buckberry, a Bowling Green collector. Buckberry,...
Posted On 14 Aug 2020

Several coaching changes have taken place recently in our coverage area

As many of you already know, I have served as the Sports Editor here at the News Journal since late 2013. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been much sports to be discussed lately thanks to COVID, but that should be changing soon. In the near future we are hoping to bring you a 2020...

Drive-in church provides safer alternative than in-person services

Every winter, Poplar Grove Baptist Church Pastor Bobby Joe Eaton tells the same story about a time many years ago when he was on the staff at Central Baptist Church in Corbin when it was a snowy, slick Sunday evening. Despite the weather, the church decided to still hold services...
Posted On 08 Aug 2020

When should we remove a statue honoring someone or a name from a building?

Across the country, statues of confederate leaders are being moved, removed or vandalized and torn down, including a statue of Jefferson Davis, which was recently removed from the Kentucky State Capitol. For those who don’t know, Davis was president of the Confederacy during the...
Posted On 04 Aug 2020

Community newspapers, like ours, are a vital public service

I just learned that this is “Support Your Local News Week.” For that matter, support everything local. If local businesses ever needed supporting, it is now. You may or may not have given it much thought, but it is important to recognize the value of local news as a vital public...
Posted On 04 Aug 2020

Congratulations to this year’s People’s Choice winners

Inside last week’s paper was a special insert containing the names of the people, places and things that you, the News Journal readers, voted as People’s Choice in Corbin and Williamsburg for 2020. Typically, we would announce these winners sometime in April/May, but due to...

While unfortunate, the elimination of Corbin’s downtown program was necessary

On Monday evening, the Corbin City Commission officially voted to abolish the position of Downtown Manager. Downtown Manager Aaron Sturgill was let go from the position a few weeks ago. The Downtown Manager’s position over the last several years when Andy Salmons was at the helm...
Posted On 28 Jul 2020

Corbin tourism commission revenue is 10th in the state

A data bulletin released last Thursday by the Auditor of Public Accounts, Mike Harmon, revealed the impact tourism has on Kentucky. In 2018 visitors are reported to have spent $7.6 billion in our state. In that report it listed the ten tourism commissions reporting the highest...
Posted On 27 Jul 2020

Out & About Kentucky Style… Steve Nally

I’ve been writing this column since 2002, and because of it I have been able to meet and even become personal friends with quite a few interesting people. One of those is Steve Nally. Bourbon master distiller Steve Nally is a big believer in the bottom to the top business...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020

It’s nice to attend meetings in person again

Here are some words that I never thought I would ever say. It was actually nice to physically attend a school board meeting Thursday. Perhaps the even sadder part is I am pretty sure there were other people there, who probably shared the same sentiment…LOL. Unless you are being...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020