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Broadcasting in a condemned press box

Because Corbin was playing in the state championship football game Friday I had an idea that some people on Facebook may enjoy hearing a portion of a broadcast from another finals’ game. Thus, I started digging through boxes of cassette tapes that I have saved for over 50 years....
Posted On 06 Dec 2018

Rejoice! The crossword puzzle is here to stay

A few years back, we started a games and puzzles page in the News Journal. I liked it. I thought it was a fun page that gave our readers something to do besides read the news. Printing it was predicated on the idea that we would have advertising sponsors for the page. We did for...

Some thoughts on the quest for 6

Before I write anything else, I want to wish the Corbin High School football team the best of luck Friday night in their quest to win a sixth state championship. They will be taking on Central High School (Louisville) at 7:00 p.m. The game will be played at Kroger Field in...

The redemptive power of the pardon

Last week’s lead story, in this newspaper, made for fascinating reading. I wanted to know even more. It was about a Corbin woman who received, rather unexpectedly, a pardon for her past crimes from Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin. She’d prayed and hoped, but was never sure it would...

Thankful for the big snowstorm

My granddaughter, who is in the third grade, brought home a list from school asking her to write about being thankful. On the list was, “Why should old people be thankful?” Her answer was “that they are still alive!” I got a chuckle out of that, but in reality I am thankful to...

Land lines are going the way of the dinosaur

As I was taking the wrapper off of a copy of The Real Yellow Pages that was on my desk this morning I couldn’t help from noticing how thin it was. Telephone land lines are diminishing fast. Businesses still need land lines, but so many individuals have dropped them in favor of...

Don’t leave Jamaica on Saturday

Every other year, my family takes a vacation. This is more often than my parents took me on vacation when I was a kid, but is apparently bordering on child abuse and spousal neglect in modern times. Anyway, I’ve learned a few things about traveling that I want to share. Don’t go...

Getting to know my city, one street at a time

You learn so much when you ditch the car and get on a bike and simply walk your town. In a city like Corbin, it’s actually doable to see about every street on your own two legs, given a reasonable amount of time and dedication. It’s actually a fun and enlightening thing to do. In...

Millions are spent on political ads that are ignored

In this edition of the News Journal we have given the candidates for the upcoming election an opportunity to tell you why you should vote for them. It is our way of keeping you better informed. No doubt the best way for a candidate to gain your favor is by knocking on your door...
Posted On 31 Oct 2018

McBurney has been a true servant for Corbin

I think one of the most significant things about next Tuesday’s General Election, at least for those of us who live in Corbin, will be who’s NOT on the ballot for the first time in over a decade. When the votes are counted, the clock will begin counting down on the final days in...