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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 support 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...

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...

Who has the best burger? Who is the best barber? Your votes will decide

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. OK, here’s your chance. Voting begins this week in the News Journal’s annual People’s Choice readers’ poll. This is always a popular contest and we get many votes every year. I think it’s a lot of fun. You need to login to view the...

Appeals ruling shows scary way a grand jury can be led astray

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. A few observations: • Our front-page story today about the case against Keith Edward Mason, and the recent decision by the Kentucky Court of Appeals to dismiss his indictment altogether, is must-read stuff. You need to login to...

Some reason for concern about Corbin Library Board stuff, but it’s not a scandal

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Who knew a beautiful, nice little quiet hometown library could have so much drama boiling below the surface? Mercy! You need to login to view the rest of the content. Did you know you can simply buy a $1 day pass if you want to see...

I became a Lion because there’s no better time to start volunteering than right now

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 attended meetings of all Corbin’s social...

Running for office in Corbin was truly a great experience

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 kept quiet. Now, all bets are off. The voters have...