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Protect your livestock from heat stress

With summer drawing near, it is a good time to start thinking about protecting livestock from inevitable heat stress conditions on the way. “The combination of hot, muggy weather conditions prompts some real concern for humans, as well as livestock and pets,” said Tom Priddy,...

Inexpensive summer activities for children

School is out, which means children are ready to get out and have fun with their free time. Although a full summer schedule can be lots of fun, it can also be very expensive. But do not worry, there are plenty of options so that kids and parents can have a fun summer without...

A humble Rodger Bird accepts the state’s highest athletic honor

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. The way Rodger Bird punished  opponents in football could lead one to believe that he would display that boastful rough guy image. Not so. As his wife Sally stated in the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame (KAHF) program, “He’s...
Posted On 08 Jun 2017

Economic reality forced shutdown of Corbin Trolley

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. A few thoughts and observations. • As many of you know, I’m a commissioner for the city of Corbin. The decision to end daily service of the Corbin Trolley was a necessary one. I know there are a few detractors who feel as though it...

At the Farmers Market: Broccoli

With June comes the start of summer and an abundance of fresh produce available at the Whitley County Farmers Market. An in-season produce offering you may not necessarily associate with late spring and early summer is broccoli. Broccoli actually has two growing seasons in...

You can control flies on cattle

Warmer weather brings more pest problems. Horn flies and face flies are key pests of Kentucky cattle. Both species breed in fresh manure piles, but they present different threats and management problems. Fortunately, you have a variety of fly control options. Horn flies are blood...

Alternatives to traditional news sources worse

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. One of the more troubling developments — from the point of view of a journalist, anyway — has been the rather sudden ramping up of vitriolic hatred and distrust of “the media.” Two newspaper-printing facilities relatively nearby...

June is rebuild your life month

Times of great stress and rebuilding in our lives can be very difficult. That is why a month dedicated to the topic of rebuilding our lives is so important. In the world of golf, they call it a mulligan or a do-over. It is a chance to take stock and grow as people. Many things...

UK research reveals list of bee-friendly plants

A University of Kentucky entomology student has developed a list of bee-friendly trees and shrubs for the Ohio Valley region. The list can help homeowners, who have a desire to participate in bee conservation efforts, find the right plants for their yards. “This list allows the...

Celebrating 53 years of marriage, 30 years at this newspaper

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. This is a week of celebrations for me. This Thursday my wife Judy and I will celebrate our 53rd wedding anniversary. Also this Thursday I will celebrate the completion of 30 years at this newspaper. And finally, my wife and I...
Posted On 31 May 2017