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Both Gilbert and Brittain will be greatly missed

Whitley County lost a couple of very good men last week with the death of former Whitley County Judge-Executive Leroy Gilbert and assistant Whitley County Attorney Gary Brittain. I met both men early during my journalism career. My second job out of college was working at a...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017

Frost seeding

The frost seeding method allows seeds to be inter-seeded into undisturbed soils by scattering seed on top of the ground. The freezing and thawing action of the soil works the seeds into the soil where they can germinate. In Kentucky, the ideal time to frost seed is between...
Posted On 07 Feb 2017
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Make your next work meeting healthier

It seems like we see the typical donuts and pastries at every work meeting we attend. This can be trouble for individuals trying to maintain a healthy diet, considering a single donut or pastry could contain 300 calories or more. Next time, try serving some healthier food...
Posted On 07 Feb 2017
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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...

Appeals ruling shows scary way a grand jury can be led astray

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. A few observations: • Our front-page story today about the case against Keith Edward Mason, and the recent decision by the Kentucky Court of Appeals to dismiss his indictment altogether, is must-read stuff. Read this story and more...

Looking forward to the summer vegetable garden

Soon you’ll be receiving seed catalogs for the 2017 vegetable-growing season. While listening to the cold wind blow outside, what a comfort it is to think about spring and summer and planning your garden. To make the most of your garden, every aspiring gardener should follow...
Posted On 31 Jan 2017
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Holistic health practices

The World Health Organization defines good health as a “state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, rather than merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Having good health takes place on many levels. Holistic health is a concept that addresses all aspects of...
Posted On 31 Jan 2017
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Oh the games we used to play

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Posted On 25 Jan 2017
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Timely tips for herds

Spring Calving Cow Herd • Start cows on the high magnesium mineral supplement soon.  Consider protein supplementation if hay is less than 10% crude protein.  If cows are thin, begin energy (grain) supplementation now. • Consider vaccinating the cows to help prevent calf scours. •...
Posted On 25 Jan 2017
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Safety tips for heating your home

As winter gets into full swing, remember fire and carbon monoxide poisoning are real concerns that come with staying warm. According to the National Fire Protection Association, between 2009 and 2013, U.S. fire departments responded each year to an average of 56,000 home...
Posted On 25 Jan 2017
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