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I think drawbacks of the Internet outweigh the benefits

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. I think we would be better off without the Internet. Grant you, I have not made any study of this, it is just an opinion based on several factors. To start with the Internet is a cesspool for social interaction. Certainly there...
Posted On 14 Oct 2016

City living: Membership has its privileges

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. “Membership has its privileges.” That ubiquitous line became popular when credit card company American Express used it regularly on TV and elsewhere to sell their product. If you became an American Express “member,” you got some...

The front porch of the general store

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A reminder that your driver’s license may have expired

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. Do you know that your driver’s license has expired? My answer was “no” to the clerk at city hall. I may have read that they no longer send out cards reminding you that it is time to renew your license, but if I did I forgot...

Pit Bull attack: Is anyone really surprised?

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Yet again, we are reporting this week about an unprovoked attack by a pit bull dog in our area. When will people ever learn? Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to...

There is lots to do this weekend in Williamsburg

Looking for something to do this weekend? Well, you have a couple of good options Saturday right here in Williamsburg. The Whitley County Historical & Genealogical Society will be holding its annual Heritage Day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday at the old L&N Railroad...
Posted On 28 Sep 2016

Can you break out in one hour? Well, we did it!

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Years ago, I watched the movie “The Game” with Michael Douglas, and I really didn’t know what to expect. I think movies, books … experiences in general are oftentimes best that way. No preconceived notions or prior knowledge to...

I like the city’s new approach to booking talent at The Arena

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. In the classic 1989 movie “Field of Dreams”, Kevin Costner’s character, Ray, is working in his cornfield when he hears a voice in his head that tells him, “If you build it, he will come.” Read this story and more for just $.99 cents...
Posted On 23 Sep 2016

The art of storytelling and prevaricating

The art of storytelling and prevaricating What with the passing of neighborhood general stores and benches around courthouses, there’s no place for folks of the male gender with time on their hands to hang around and whittle and chaw and jaw anymore. In danger of becoming extinct...

Think twice before leaving your hometown

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. A word of advice to those who have lived their entire life in their hometown and plan to move after retirement. It can be difficult as well as rewarding. I know because my wife and I moved from Corbin to Henderson, Ky. two...
Posted On 15 Sep 2016