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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

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...