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The underappreciated and lost legacy of Blanton Collier

Gary West is an author and News Journal columnist. Who would have thought when the Cleveland Browns won the NFL title back in 1964 that it would be another 52 years before the city would claim another major professional sports championship? Though it might have seemed like 100...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016

Bena Mae had the gifts of a truly great storyteller

All of us here at the News Journal are truly saddened this week by the passing of Bena Mae Seivers. During all of my two decades working for this newspaper, Bena Mae has been an extremely popular fixture in our pages. Her column, “Bena Mae’s Kitchen,” was about so much more than...

All it took was one show to hook me on the Fine Arts

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. It was about nine years ago that Gibson’s Music owner Betty Comer implored me to take time out of a busy Tuesday to watch Tommy Emmanuel play guitar. Emmanuel, an Australian-born guitar wonder of the world, was playing a show at...

Internship at WHAS-TV was a great experience

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. The Kentucky Press Association makes available student interns during the summer to its members. We have had several interns at the News Journal. This year we are fortunate to have Candice Garcia from Corbin. She is a student...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016

Now, which one are you?

Now, which one are you?   Growing up in a large family had its advantages and disadvantages. One of the disadvantages was that it was hard to establish an identity among so many siblings. I spent my entire life answering, “Now, which one are you?” to people who only knew me...
Posted On 27 Jul 2016
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Some ideas on converting from year-round calving to a controlled breeding season

Maintaining a controlled breeding and calving season can be one of the most important management tools for cow-calf producers. A uniform, heavier and more valuable calf crop is one key reason for keeping the breeding season short. Plus, more efficient cow supplementation and cow...
Posted On 19 Jul 2016
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Proper safety barriers for residential swimming pools

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, at least 382 children younger than age 15 drown each year in pools or spas. Of those, 290 (76 percent) are younger than age five. These drownings represent only those reported to CPSC, so the numbers are minimums. More...
Posted On 19 Jul 2016
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In Memory of Bena Mae Seivers

In Memory of Bena Mae Seivers April 30, 1927 – July 14, 2016 For the last 25 years, Bena Mae wrote a column in this space called “Simple Pleasures”. She will be sadly missed by the staff at the News Journal
Posted On 19 Jul 2016
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Sweet vindication

Life goes on, as the saying goes. It was hard for me to believe that I had been caught up in a drama not unlike what I had seen in the movies or read about in crime novels. Even in high school I was fascinated with Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes mystery novels, graduating to...
Posted On 12 Jul 2016
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Harvesting blueberries and blackberries

Summer months are the harvest season for blueberries and blackberries, both of which have the potential to grow very well in Kentucky. Harvest time for blueberries, which are native to North America, is from early June through early August. Blackberry harvest is from mid-June to...
Posted On 11 Jul 2016
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