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Mistletoe: From tree thief to holiday tradition

Once autumn leaves have fallen, mistletoe becomes highly visible on large trees throughout Kentucky. Phoradendron, the scientific name for Kentucky’s most common variety of this parasitic plant, means tree thief. These small leafy plants are commonly found on twigs and branches...
Posted On 29 Nov 2016
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I became a Lion because there’s no better time to start volunteering than right now

It is with great pride that I can now say, “I’m a Lion!” Not the King of the Jungle type. Not an aggressive warrior either. No, instead the kind that wears the yellow vest … synonymous with peace and mercy and betterment of community. I’ve attended meetings of all Corbin’s social...

A life remembered

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Running for office in Corbin was truly a great experience

When I filed to run for Corbin City Commission in January, I knew it was going to put the shackles on my ability to talk about city politics in this column for awhile. Election laws make it pretty well taboo to do so. So, I kept quiet. Now, all bets are off. The voters have...

Going to the Hippodrome (pt. one)

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Let’s talk turkey safety

It is nearly Thanksgiving; and soon delicious, juicy turkeys will take center stage at many of our holiday meals. It is so important that these birds are properly cooked and prepared because we do not want anyone to get sick from a food-borne illness. It does not matter whether...
Posted On 14 Nov 2016
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Turkey talk

It is that time of year when talk turns to turkeys. Technically, there is only one breed of turkey with several varieties, although many people incorrectly refer to these varieties as breeds. Turkeys are raised only for meat. They are not raised for egg production, as with...
Posted On 14 Nov 2016
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The story about the time I spent campaigning in South Carolina

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Although this is the first time I’ve ever actually been a candidate for public office, it’s not the first time I’ve gone out on the campaign trail. Since I’m writing this on election night, I thought it would be fun to tell the...

It’s unfortunate that nasty election focused on silly things instead of real issues

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. I haven’t been a big fan of the nastiness of the election for U.S. President. Too much focus on silly stuff, next to no discussion of real issues. It’s the ultimate triumph of smoke and baloney over substance. You need to login to...

Is social media turning us into a nation of zealots?

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Is social media turning us into a nation of zealots? That’s the main crux of some reporting that’s coming out of legitimate journalistic publications here lately. The stories are based on a series of studies that are pointing to a...