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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. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

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...

The story about the time I spent campaigning in South Carolina

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. 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...

It’s unfortunate that nasty election focused on silly things instead of real issues

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. I haven’t been a big fan of the nastiness of the election for U.S. President. Too much focus on silly stuff, next to no discussion of real issues. It’s the ultimate triumph of smoke and baloney over substance. You need to login to...

Is social media turning us into a nation of zealots?

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Is social media turning us into a nation of zealots? That’s the main crux of some reporting that’s coming out of legitimate journalistic publications here lately. The stories are based on a series of studies that are pointing to a...

If you know what a ‘Meeple’ is, then come join us Saturday!

I love tournaments and competition in general. Eight years ago, with the help of some others, I started a cornhole tournament for the NIBROC Festival. Four years ago, I looked around and noticed that NOBODY was planning 3-on-3 basketball tournaments anymore. I thought that was a...

Find the words, guess the phrase, win $500 cash!

Well, we did it again! We couldn’t help ourselves. The News Journal’s Secret Phrase game is back. People wanted it. So we’ve delivered. It’s pretty simple really. Go to page C-8 to see all the details. A list of the sponsors who make this contest possible are also displayed...

City living: Membership has its privileges

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. “Membership has its privileges.” That ubiquitous line became popular when credit card company American Express used it regularly on TV and elsewhere to sell their product. If you became an American Express “member,” you got some...

Pit Bull attack: Is anyone really surprised?

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Yet again, we are reporting this week about an unprovoked attack by a pit bull dog in our area. When will people ever learn? You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us