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Where do our local football teams stand in the district, state?

As we move into week five of the high school football season where do our local teams stand even though no official standings have been released by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. At 4-0, Corbin is rolling along in class 4A. The Redhounds have outscored their...

My generation is still waiting for its ‘the world stood still moment’

Every generation has their moment, or moments, when the world seems to stand still.  For my great grandparents, it was the attack on Pearl Harbor. For my grandparents, it was the John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinations. For my parents, it was the Space Shuttle...

9/11 forever took away our sense of peace in the U.S.

Peace. If I had to name the biggest difference in life before 9/11 and life after 9/11, then I would have to say that it is peace, or at least the sense we had of peace before the attacks and the lack of a sense of peace we have had after it. Most generations have one or two epic...
Posted On 10 Sep 2021

Friday night at Campbell Field showed what makes high school football great

While the Corbin Redhounds Football team was very impressive in Friday night’s 27-7 win over Franklin County, the entire atmosphere at Campbell Field was even more so because it is exactly what high school football should be under the Friday night lights. The Corbin faithful were...

Please learn from these tragedies, don’t drive drunk

One of the most tragic homicides that I have ever covered happened 20 years ago. Please, please learn from the mistakes that lead to it. On Aug. 20, 2001, Lisa Rains was a 28-year-old Oak Grove Elementary School teacher, who had recently found out that she was pregnant. It should...
Posted On 03 Sep 2021

Some area teams are making noise while others are at a make-or-break point

Though it is still early in their respective seasons, a number of local high school teams are already making some noise, while others have reached the make-or-break point. Coach Tom Greer’s Corbin Redhounds can look in the mirror in a lot of ways to prepare for Friday’s game...

Send us your stories about where you were when the 9/11 tragedy struck

Our news reporters are working on stories for the 20th anniversary of 9/11. They will appear in next week’s edition of the News Journal. They are asking for your input. You can send information about where you were and how it affected you to: jperkins@corbinnewsjournal.com. To...
Posted On 02 Sep 2021

Despite concerns about the vaccine, I still got vaccinated

A couple of friends of mine got COVID-19 recently. One of whom had to go to the hospital not once, but twice on two consecutive days. This was largely because there were no available beds when she went the first day in order for her to be admitted. She had to return the second...
Posted On 31 Aug 2021

Adventures with Lola, the GPS

Anyone who knows me, knows I am directionally challenged. My family jokes that my sister got all of the navigational genes in the family. So much so, that we joke that she is Sacagawea and I am Lewis and Clark.  My lack of navigational skills is the reason I hate driving.  I am...

The unvaccinated rate in the tri-counties is below every state in the union

You will notice from the content of this page that we are very serious about the effects of Covid-19 and what everybody should be doing to protect us during this pandemic. Sen. Mitch McConnell said, “Let’s put the opinion business aside. 97% of the people in the hospital now are...
Posted On 27 Aug 2021