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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

Andrew Taylor: What’s wrong with a little benefit of the doubt?

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. A few quick observations about the Andrew Taylor situation, … cause of much hyperventilating on ANTI-social media the last few days. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Moving Kentucky elections is an idea I support

With pensions and tax reform and a super-tight budget cycle, among other concerns, there’s one proposal before the Kentucky General Assembly this year that may not be the most exciting thing on the agenda, but I think it’s one of the most important. In her excellent legislative...

I’ve seen lots of positive change in the last 21 years

It’s pretty common that I will hear someone say they feel our area is stagnant. There is no growth or new jobs. Nothing ever changes. There is nothing to do. We are stuck in the mud. I disagree. There have been a lot of significant developments, physical improvements, and...

Hiking, pensions, and Halloween

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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...

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...

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...