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Trump, the caucus and more booze in The ‘Burg!

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. My perspective on a few events of the past week. DONALD TRUMP The soul searching and hand wringing going on surrounding the candidacy of Donald Trump is a little disingenuous. All the hyperventilating, breathless disapproval, and...

Tourism dollars shouldn’t dictate when we start school

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Should our local school calendars be influenced by Kentucky’s tourism industry? There’s a bill circulating right now in Frankfort to do just that. Essentially, it forbids the state’s school districts from starting the school year...

Handling of Hall cases deserves greater scrutiny

There needs to be a investigation of the way our local justice system handled the cases against Tristan Hall. If you read the News Journal at all, you’ve no doubt seen our reporting on Hall. He’s the local man that was accused of making a posting on the forums of the Internet...

Newspapers press on in the face of adversity

I love the newspaper business, but being a publisher these days takes a stout heart. Here in just the last few months, newspapers have come under attack from all sides in what almost feels like a concerted effort to sign our death warrant. The rules are constantly being...

Why is seeing people fall so funny?

Why do so many people seem to think it’s the funniest thing in the world to witness another person fall? First, allow me to fill you in a on a little personal history. There are moments in your life that, while they may seem inconsequential to some, shape your attitude about...

Bill to fix open records loophole should get support

I know it’s not always the most popular profession, but I can promise you that those of us in the news media are constantly fighting to keep people informed. A vital part of that is access to public records that tell us what our government is up to. Back in 2012, a sneaky...

Corbin Arena Manager shouldn’t be city’s highest paid employee

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