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Everybody gets excited when your hometown team goes to state

You may have not attended a football game this year. You may not know the team’s record. But you do know when your hometown team is playing for a state championship. That is when everybody gets excited. Corbin will be playing for the state 3-A championship against Boyle Co. this...
Posted On 30 Nov 2017

Hometown Teams exhibit to open in Corbin Nov. 18

Make plans now to visit the Corbin Center, located below the Arena, between Nov. 18 to Dec. 30 to view the Smithsonian Museum’s traveling exhibit, “Hometown Teams.” I first heard about this event a few months ago from Gary West, our friend, author, and columnist for this...
Posted On 15 Nov 2017

Five hours of watching baseball wasn’t enough

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. Don’t score Houston, don’t score! That is what I was saying to myself at1:30 in the morning during the 5th game of the World Series. I wanted this game, which I had been watching for over five hours, to continue. It was...
Posted On 02 Nov 2017

National Quartet Convention was very good, good and not so good

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. Last week in this column I touched on the National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This week I will share my experience of attending it. The convention was very good, good and not so good. The very good came with...
Posted On 05 Oct 2017

Everybody has garbage, and an opinion about it

I think I know the key to getting people involved in city government. GARBAGE! It affects everybody and everybody has an opinion on how it should be handled. Judging from comments on Facebook and calls to this newspaper I believe we have enough information to build a camel. (I’m...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017

A humble Rodger Bird accepts the state’s highest athletic honor

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. The way Rodger Bird punished  opponents in football could lead one to believe that he would display that boastful rough guy image. Not so. As his wife Sally stated in the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame (KAHF) program, “He’s...
Posted On 08 Jun 2017

Celebrating 53 years of marriage, 30 years at this newspaper

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. This is a week of celebrations for me. This Thursday my wife Judy and I will celebrate our 53rd wedding anniversary. Also this Thursday I will celebrate the completion of 30 years at this newspaper. And finally, my wife and I...
Posted On 31 May 2017

Praise for the litter pickup; mourning for the Redhounds

First, praises to the individuals who are responsible for picking up the litter along the highway on both the Whitley and Laurel County sides of the 312 bridge north of Corbin. This is a heavily traveled scenic area that will benefit from your efforts. About three weeks ago I...

Working together, we can make lemonade

The year was 2002. A committee consisting of about 40 volunteers were meeting at City Hall to plan for the 50th anniversary celebration of Corbin’s Nibroc Festival. Everybody was excited, wanting the festival to be the best ever. The committee wanted the festival for the first...
Posted On 02 Mar 2017

Please Mr. Steely, let me broadcast

Last week in this space I commented on a 1935 football program that was found under a desk at Corbin High School and shown to me by Athletic Director Andrew Roark. One reader commented, “I sure wish it had been a 1936 program.” The reason for his comment was explained by Coach...