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When reporting the news, I promise we are not ‘out to get’ anyone

Every once in a while, a story in The News Journal about someone being arrested will draw outrage from family and friends, and even other members of the community, along with complaints that we have slandered or libeled the individual. Though there is a running joke in the...

Additional voting options for Kentuckians should be made permanent

In light of the response in the June primary election to the addition of early, in person voting and excuse–free absentee ballots, Democratic legislators have announced that they plan to introduce a number of bills to make those additions a permanent option when Kentucky voters....

With fireworks, please be mindful of your neighbors … and their pets

My dogs have become drug addicts. Over the last week, we have been forced to medicate our two Shih Tzus nightly because the area around our house has been inundated with fireworks. I would not be surprised if some of those neighbors took advantage of the closeout sales at the...

Lessons learned from 2020 primaries

So, what lessons can we take away from Tuesday’s election? By far, the biggest is that giving voters additional means to cast their ballot other than on election day is an effective way to increase turnout. I’m still not a fan of mail in ballots, or at least returning ballots by...

Corbin train display should include more information, history

I admit I’m a train person. While I can’t identify the various types of locomotives in use, or give details on the various railcars, trains fascinate me. I don’t mind being stuck at a crossing as a train goes by. I wish there was a platform where you could stand and watch cars...

Customers and clients, be considerate during re-opening process

With businesses across Kentucky preparing to open their doors once again, it may feel like black Friday at some as customers return to some of their favorite places for the first time since mid–March. Customers should take a deep breath and have some patience as the stores and...

First amendment rights should not be suppressed, even during pandemic

U.S. history is full of instances where people have taken a stand against what they perceive as excess, overreach, inaction, ineptness, or just plain evil on the part of local, state and/or federal government. The nation was founded by just such people, and they added provisions...

COVID–19 quarantine the perfect time to adopt a shelter pet

(Dean Manning is a reporter at the News Journal.) While COVID–19 has numerous people, including school children, stuck at home, it has provided the perfect opportunity for those considering adopting a pet. Yes, the Knox-Whitley Humane Association has closed to walk-in adoption....