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Can you break out in one hour? Well, we did it!

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Years ago, I watched the movie “The Game” with Michael Douglas, and I really didn’t know what to expect. I think movies, books … experiences in general are oftentimes best that way. No preconceived notions or prior knowledge to...

Decision to publish controversial pictures was the right call

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. So you’ve probably heard about the police officer in Ohio who photographed a couple literally dying of heroin overdose while their young child sat in the back of the vehicle strapped in a car seat. It’s very sad. You need to login...

To me, Shelton’s legacy more than just ball fields and sidewalks

Two weeks ago, Corbin City Commissioner Joe Shelton announced he wouldn’t seek re-election to a seventh term. He was very gracious and complimentary about his time on the commission as he announced his impending departure. I read with great interest our story about some of the...

Future plans for Corbin Library are very exciting

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. I really like the way the Board of Directors of the Corbin Public Library is handling plans to nearly double the library’s size by expanding into an adjacent building. During a public meeting last Monday, initial plans for the...

Some thoughts after this year’s NIBROC Festival

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Some post-NIBROC thoughts: • I had a great time at the festival. I saw a lot of other people having fun too — playing volleyball, socializing in the beer garden, enjoying the free music, cruising through the vendors, riding rides...

NIBROC through the eyes of a nine-year-old

It’s NIBROC week! I know there’s some negative Nellies out there who complain incessantly about it, but not me! I love NIBROC! I get so immersed in it these days that by the time Sunday rolls around I’m totally exhausted. It takes me a week to recover. There’s just so much to do....

To heck with nostalgia! TV today is better than it’s ever been

Just the other day, I heard someone actually say the following: “There is absolutely nothing good on TV anymore.” Then, they started to wax nostalgic about the days of “Hee Haw,” “Love Boat,” “Dallas” “The Waltons” and of course, the ultimate, hands down, best go-to show in...

You are the key to making NIBROC better

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Since the Corbin City Commission banned the NIBROC Festival from Main Street several years ago, you may have noticed it’s a little smaller than it used to be. Fewer vendors. Less room for the carnival. You need to login to view the...

Bena Mae had the gifts of a truly great storyteller

All of us here at the News Journal are truly saddened this week by the passing of Bena Mae Seivers. During all of my two decades working for this newspaper, Bena Mae has been an extremely popular fixture in our pages. Her column, “Bena Mae’s Kitchen,” was about so much more than...

All it took was one show to hook me on the Fine Arts

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. It was about nine years ago that Gibson’s Music owner Betty Comer implored me to take time out of a busy Tuesday to watch Tommy Emmanuel play guitar. Emmanuel, an Australian-born guitar wonder of the world, was playing a show at...