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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...

City officials taking low road on spending questions

There’s a very snide, contemptuous and secretive attitude of late regarding all things financial at Corbin City hall. This newspaper is having to climb mountains to get basic information. That usually means trouble. At the meeting where the city passed its budget this year, not a...

Some thoughts after a great 3-day weekend

Thoughts after a long Memorial Day weekend: • I want to lead off by encouraging anyone and everyone who is interested in the least in “events, trends, issues, ideas and journalism about health care and health in Kentucky” to check out the Kentucky Health News online blog at...

Annexation talk is rarely ever sane or rational

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. There is little reasonable or rational talk when it comes to annexation. There is only insanity. Rumors. Innuendo. Conspiracies. Hidden agendas. And a whole lot of misinformation. You need to login to view the rest of the content....