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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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Old-time canning recipes

Many old-time recipes are family favorites, handed down through the years and enjoyed by everyone. But for safe home canning, only current, research-based recipes should be used. Old or untested recipes from the internet, cookbooks or grandma’s recipe stash should not be canned....
Posted On 11 Jul 2016
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The story of the summer I sold watermelons

Now that we have had our fill of hot dogs, hamburgers and watermelon during the July 4th holiday weekend, it brings to mind a time when I could never get enough watermelon. They seemed to taste better back then. I argue with my wife that those seedless melons she brings ho...
Posted On 07 Jul 2016

City officials taking low road on spending questions

There’s a very snide, contemptuous and secretive attitude of late regarding all things financial at Corbin City hall. This newspaper is having to climb mountains to get basic information. That usually means trouble. At the meeting where the city passed its budget this year, not a...

When the walls came tumbling down: My story – Part 1 of 2

When the walls came tumbling down My story – Part 1 of 2 This is a story within a larger story. But it is my story. It covers several years of the most chaotic, disturbing time of my life. I may ramble at times, but the facts are so discombobulated that they lend themselves...
Posted On 06 Jul 2016
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Arena is a good spot for Corbin fireworks

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. This year I did something a little different to celebrate Independence Day. For the first time in about a decade, instead of heading to Williamsburg to watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July, I instead went to Corbin’s...
Posted On 06 Jul 2016

Tourism Commission deserves voice in what happens at The Arena

Years ago, when I was Chairman of the Corbin Tourism Commission, I signed a letter that was sent to Mayor Amos Miller telling him that the Commission had voted to give 75 percent of its restaurant tax money to the city for the purpose of reducing the debt on the new Arena....
Posted On 30 Jun 2016

Stacked Corbin payroll tax is unfair to little guys

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. Let’s put Corbin’s recent decision to stack an additional 1 percent payroll tax onto its residents in the Knox County side of town, but not onto the net profits of businesses there into some perspective. You need to login to...
Posted On 29 Jun 2016