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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...

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. 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...