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Winchester serves as an example of a life well lived

Retired Whitley Circuit Judge Jerry Winchester was an old-fashioned country lawyer and judge, who knew that sometimes the best tools for addressing a situation were with humor and common sense. Back when circuit court was still in the old courthouse, there was a homicide trial...
Posted On 08 Nov 2017

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Five hours of watching baseball wasn’t enough

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. Don’t score Houston, don’t score! That is what I was saying to myself at1:30 in the morning during the 5th game of the World Series. I wanted this game, which I had been watching for over five hours, to continue. It was...
Posted On 02 Nov 2017

To me, 1955 World Series was the best ever

Johnny Podres celebrates with teammates following the Brooklyn Dodgers first-ever World Series in 1955. There are three sporting events that attract non-traditional sports fans annually. Without question the Super Bowl ranks number one, the NCAA basketball tournament probably...

Horse track plans key to Kentucky’s growth

When opportunity knocks, we should open the door. Over the years, Kentucky has made great progress in becoming a better place for business. So, when Churchill Downs and Keeneland announced they are joining forces to further invest in our state, the Kentucky Chamber was thrilled...
Posted On 02 Nov 2017
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Jake Mountjoy made the world a lot more interesting

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. Jake Mountjoy was an absolute hoot. Over the years I have gone to many Williamsburg Kiwanis Club meetings, and I always tried to sit at the same table as Jake when he was there for one simple reason. You need to login to view the rest of...
Posted On 18 Oct 2017

A little twist to this year’s Secret Phrase Game

Too much bad news lately. I simply can’t allow my mind to marinate for too long. So, let’s talk about some good things. • This week is the beginning of our third annual Secret Phrase Game contest, but there’s a twist this time around. Very quickly, the rules. Basically, there...

National Quartet Convention was very good, good and not so good

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. Last week in this column I touched on the National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This week I will share my experience of attending it. The convention was very good, good and not so good. The very good came with...
Posted On 05 Oct 2017

Creekwalk’s biggest supporter deserves to be honored for his effort

In government, there are disagreements. That’s natural. But at Monday’s work session meeting of the Corbin City Commission — perhaps the most productive and fun meeting I’ve been involved with yet as a commissioner — we ALL agreed on one thing. The Corbin Creekwalk should be...

On pension reform, don’t freak over the first proposals

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. In 2014, the Green Bay Packers started off the season losing two out of their first three games. The fans were starting to panic. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers famously had a simple answer for the panicking fans, “R-E-L-A-X. We’re going to be...
Posted On 05 Sep 2017