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Saying a fond farewell to NIBROC 2018

NIBROC! It’s the best four-day stretch of the year, I think. I know some don’t agree. That’s fine. To me, it’s just one big celebration, right in our downtown. We close down the streets. We set the grind of reality aside for just a bit and all resolve to have a great time. We...

We must remember, we are all ambassadors for our communities

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Since we are a newspaper and we are located on Main Street in Corbin, it’s a relatively common thing for folks from out of town to stop in seeking directions to certain restaurants, or Cumberland Falls or whatever. You need to...

My one, fateful book review

My one and only book review for this newspaper may have gotten me blacklisted. Let me explain. A couple of years ago, I thought it would be a cool idea to add book reviews as a semi-regular part of what we offer in the News Journal. I didn’t just want them to be reviews of the...

Setting the record straight on annexation … again

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People in Corbin are paying taxes they don’t owe!

As a commissioner for the city of Corbin, there have been few issues more galling and aggravating for me than the occupational tax situation in the Knox County portion of the city. Much attention is given to the fact that the occupational tax rate on the wages of workers in that...

Doing our part to celebrate the Whitley County bicentennial

In case you didn’t know, Whitley County is 200 years old this year! That’s an amazing milestone. The city where this newspaper was founded in 1908 has gone to great effort to have a month-long celebration for the bicentennial in April. So, we decided to join in on the fun. This...

Yearning for real news

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. I often hear that “newspapers are a thing of the past.” A lady said to me recently that all the news she needs, she gets on Facebook. For free. So there! Never mind that a lot of the news she’s reading originates from newspapers....

All of us are cheated when restaurant taxes aren’t paid

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. I’ve heard quite a lot of feedback about the story that appeared in last week’s News Journal regarding a local circuit judge’s order that closed The Dixie Café for non-payment of restaurant taxes. You need to login to view the rest...

We were No. 1 … again!

I know it might be impolite to do so, but let me brag for just a bit. For the second year in a row, the News Journal was named the best large weekly newspaper in Kentucky. It may not mean much to some, but I can tell you it is no easy accomplishment. The competition is fierce....

Alcohol hearing changed my mind a bit on proposed licensing changes

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. There’s this snappy little quote I’ve had stuck in my head since college: “Minds are like parachutes; they work best when they’re open.” You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us