Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. 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 [...]
Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. 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 [...]
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 should have continued. But consider, the trolley had between two and 10 riders a day. Many days, it didn’t have ANY at all! It was running 13 hours a day. Two full-time drivers were hired to keep it on the road.
It’s an expensive luxury that few used.
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 received bomb threats over the weekend.
A journalist was body slammed by a Montana candidate for U.S. House of Representatives for asking a question about health care, of all things. The candidate won following the assault, and his behavior was explained away and excused by many.
Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. It is with great pride that I can now say, “I’m a Lion!” Not the King of the Jungle type. Not an aggressive warrior either. No, instead the kind that wears the yellow vest … synonymous with peace and mercy and betterment of community. I’ve [...]
Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. When I filed to run for Corbin City Commission in January, I knew it was going to put the shackles on my ability to talk about city politics in this column for awhile. Election laws make it pretty well taboo to do so. So, I [...]
Although this is the first time I’ve ever actually been a candidate for public office, it’s not the first time I’ve gone out on the campaign trail.
Since I’m writing this on election night, I thought it would be fun to tell the story of how, inexplicably, I spent a week in South Carolina during Spring Break campaigning for an upstart Republican candidate for governor. It was totally an unplanned thing.