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Through it all, Rodger Bird was always all about his hometown of Corbin

Rodger Bird loved Corbin. He loved it as much as anybody I have ever known. About six years ago, when my wife Judy and I moved to Henderson, Ky. to be with our daughter and grandchildren, on the day we moved in there was a knock on the door. It was Rodger Bird. From that day...
Posted On 20 May 2020

Show off your graduate with a picture in the News Journal

Graduates, even though you are being denied the ceremonies that all of us have enjoyed in the past, the News Journal is making possible a special page for all of you, from kindergarten through college. View the ad on page A-3 for details on how you can be recognized. I sa...
Posted On 15 May 2020

‘Start Right. End Right,’ a new book just released about Terry Forcht

It was in the late 1960s that my wife and I decided that we wanted to have our first Will written. So, we started looking for a lawyer and stopped at the office of Terry Forcht on Kentucky St. in Corbin. That was the first time I had ever met him, but not the last. About 20 years...
Posted On 01 May 2020

News Journal readers wouldn’t have noticed, but I still want you to know

Thirty three years ago when I became publisher of the Whitley Republican the owner, Terry Forcht, supported the idea that we could start a Corbin edition of the newspaper called Corbin! This Week. It was the first of June, and our first time to publish the Whitley Republican on...
Posted On 27 Apr 2020

Community Guide is informative and helpful

I especially like the cover photo of our 2020 edition of the Community Guide magazine. It features Constable Ron “Bubba” Bowling and Judge Executive Pat White dressed in their garb for the Kayaking for Kids. The cover is comical, but inside the magazine is valuable information....
Posted On 18 Apr 2020

Changing the Game,’ a book about Jim Host

I have just finished reading a recently published book written by Eric Moyen about Jim Host called, “Changing the Game.” Many of you know who Jim Host is and some of the things he has done. I know Jim from our college days at the University of Kentucky back in the late 1950s....
Posted On 14 Apr 2020

WHEN YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN, WE ARE THERE WITH YOU.

The News Journal, in both digital and print, is here to keep you informed on everything affecting our local communities about COVID-19. First of all we want you to know that the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that the receipt of newspapers carries no real risk of...
Posted On 01 Apr 2020

Tomorrow, Tomorrow the sun’ll come out

Tomorrow, a song from the musical Annie, has these lyrics; The sun’ll come out Tomorow, Bet your bottom dollar that Tomorrow There’ll be sun! For a lot of us that is hard to believe right now, especially businesses. Many are shut down because of the Coronavirus. But we have to...
Posted On 31 Mar 2020

Common sense goes a long way

In 1933 the United States faced perilous times. A professor from Columbia University had written the inaugural speech for president Franklin D. Roosevelt. A newspaperman read over the speech and insisted that the phrase,”There is nothing to fear but fear itself,” be included. How...
Posted On 19 Mar 2020

Legislators’ theme: “The less you know”

NBC has a theme on Saturdays intended for children which says, “The More You Know.” Some of our legislators in Frankfort apparently also have a theme too. It is,“The Less You Know.” I’m referring to legislation over the past several years by the Kentucky General Assembly that has...
Posted On 11 Mar 2020