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Looking for a good way to attract tourists, how about investing in a permanent stage

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. A Railroad Museum at the Depot would be part of an attraction that could attract visitors to downtown Corbin. However, spending upwards of $500,000 is a lot of money to gamble on it happening in a railroad museum. You need to...
Posted On 22 Feb 2019

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

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

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

Broadcasting in a condemned press box

Because Corbin was playing in the state championship football game Friday I had an idea that some people on Facebook may enjoy hearing a portion of a broadcast from another finals’ game. Thus, I started digging through boxes of cassette tapes that I have saved for over 50 years....
Posted On 06 Dec 2018

Thankful for the big snowstorm

My granddaughter, who is in the third grade, brought home a list from school asking her to write about being thankful. On the list was, “Why should old people be thankful?” Her answer was “that they are still alive!” I got a chuckle out of that, but in reality I am thankful to...

Land lines are going the way of the dinosaur

As I was taking the wrapper off of a copy of The Real Yellow Pages that was on my desk this morning I couldn’t help from noticing how thin it was. Telephone land lines are diminishing fast. Businesses still need land lines, but so many individuals have dropped them in favor of...

Millions are spent on political ads that are ignored

In this edition of the News Journal we have given the candidates for the upcoming election an opportunity to tell you why you should vote for them. It is our way of keeping you better informed. No doubt the best way for a candidate to gain your favor is by knocking on your door...
Posted On 31 Oct 2018

Repair work on Gordon Hill in Corbin is needed

At one time Gordon Hill in Corbin was paved with brick. My guess is that it made for better traction up the winding hill. The brick made for a bumpy ride. Things haven’t changed much today. There are places on the hill that still make it a bumpy ride. For months there has been a...

More areas of attention suggested for road repairs

Roads! I wrote about the condition of Highway 312 out of Corbin last week and I have been reminded that there are other situations that need attention. One of those is the Cumberland Gap Parkway between Exit 29 and U.S. 25 that runs by Lowes and Walmart. The highway department...
Posted On 23 Aug 2018