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Timely tips – spring calving cows

• Stay alert!  The spring calving season should be in full swing now, top priority should be to get a live calf and keep cows in sufficient body condition to rebreed early. Calving areas should be accessible and as clean and as free of mud as possible. Pastures which have good...
Posted On 16 Mar 2016
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Does a dog mourn the loss of a loved one?

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Caucus was a learning experience

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. By the time the polls opened at 10 a.m. Saturday for the Republican Presidential Caucus at Whitley County High School, there were at least 100 people already in line waiting to cast their ballots. Mind you, there was no unanimous...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016

Trump, the caucus and more booze in The ‘Burg!

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. My perspective on a few events of the past week. DONALD TRUMP The soul searching and hand wringing going on surrounding the candidacy of Donald Trump is a little disingenuous. All the hyperventilating, breathless disapproval, and...

Write-offs or how to deduct an ostrich

Write-offs or how to deduct an ostrich When my husband was alive he always filled out our tax returns. But when he died, it was left up to me to file them. I approached the task with fear and trepidation and the sense that Big Brother was breathing down my back. I filled in each...

Financial tips for single parents

Managing finances as a single parent can be difficult. Single parents are faced all at once with the tasks of adjusting to one income, creating and maintaining a budget and planning for their financial future. As a result, single parents may often feel overwhelmed when it comes...
Posted On 07 Mar 2016
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Ag producers can work with Kentucky Division of Water to comply with regulations

The Kentucky Division of Water may contact you for a variety of reasons. The division’s mission is “to manage, protect and enhance the quality and quantity of the commonwealth’s water resources for present and future generations through voluntary, regulatory and educational...
Posted On 07 Mar 2016
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Let school districts lengthen days to accommodate tourism

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. Should Kentucky pass a law that bans school districts from starting classes in early August? This is currently a question that the Kentucky General Assembly is pondering after Sen. Chris Girdler, R-Somerset, introduced Senate Bill 50,...
Posted On 03 Mar 2016

Corbin getting much deserved attention for local restaurant scene

Recently I saw an article on Facebook written by Patty Cantrell of a Missouri-based consulting firm, Regional Food Solutions, for Good Food on Every Table, about the local restaurants in downtown Corbin. She wrote that Corbin “has revitalized its downtown through a local-food...

Tourism dollars shouldn’t dictate when we start school

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Should our local school calendars be influenced by Kentucky’s tourism industry? There’s a bill circulating right now in Frankfort to do just that. Essentially, it forbids the state’s school districts from starting the school year...