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Don’t leave Jamaica on Saturday

Every other year, my family takes a vacation. This is more often than my parents took me on vacation when I was a kid, but is apparently bordering on child abuse and spousal neglect in modern times. Anyway, I’ve learned a few things about traveling that I want to share. Don’t go...

Getting to know my city, one street at a time

You learn so much when you ditch the car and get on a bike and simply walk your town. In a city like Corbin, it’s actually doable to see about every street on your own two legs, given a reasonable amount of time and dedication. It’s actually a fun and enlightening thing to do. In...

McBurney has been a true servant for Corbin

I think one of the most significant things about next Tuesday’s General Election, at least for those of us who live in Corbin, will be who’s NOT on the ballot for the first time in over a decade. When the votes are counted, the clock will begin counting down on the final days in...

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....