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Maybe vaccination law is needed?

Gotta brag just a little this week. For the third straight year, the News Journal was named best newspaper, among large weekly publications in Kentucky, at the Kentucky Press Association annual convention last month. This is a big deal to those in our profession. Our category is...

The litter problem needs a higher priority

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. This morning I picked up some litter that had been thrown from passing motorists. While doing it a question passed through my mind. What priority does litter have on the list of government responsibilities? You need to login to...
Posted On 08 Feb 2019

The subtle art of ‘homerism’

I know I’m probably in the minority when I say I prefer my coverage of local sports to be as free from bias as possible. Give it to me straight, no chaser. I like reading/hearing interviews with opposing players and coaches. I like honest analysis of in-game strategy rather than...

Horace Heidt for Lucky Strike came to town

While watching America’s Got Talent Monday night three men called the “Texas Tenors” brought the house down with their performance. They had the longest ovation of the night. I told my wife, “They are going to win one of the two spots to move forward in the show.” When the votes...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019

If you aren’t offended sometimes, what’s the point?

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. From time to time, I get complaints from readers about the content of the News Journal’s editorial page. A few surfaced regarding last week’s editorial cartoon commenting on the whole “build the wall” controversy. You need to login...

Walter Tevis: From pool rooms to literary prominence

Gary West is an author and News Journal columnist. Walter Tevis, in spite of an Ichabod Crane look and often wearing ill-fitting clothes, was popular in the Carlisle community. Shortly after coming to the school he met another new teacher, Jamie Griggs, a Home Economic...

The email inbox is wide open this week

I get a lot of interesting email. Over two decades in media with the same email address the entire time gets you put on a lot of people’s distribution lists. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

A few goals for 2019

Goodbye 2018. Hello 2019! As I write this, we are on the cusp of a new year. To me, that’s always a very exciting time. I don’t know what it is about the changing of the calendar. For some reason, it always feels like a fresh beginning for me. Time to reset, reevaluate and set...

A good year, and not so good; remembering Gary Edwards

A new year and hopefully a better one. However, this past year was a good one for me. My daughter and her three children moved to Corbin and that made it exceptionally good. There were some not so good things happening too. Nationally, climate change brought fire, floods, and...
Posted On 04 Jan 2019

Some 2018 stories that didn’t make the top 12

You just can’t fit all the news from a year into a top 12 list, like the one running on our front page in this week’s edition of the News Journal. Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. Sure, we get the big news events in there, but that doesn’t mean there still weren’t quite...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019